Victoria Park High School Application Form 2023-2024
Victoria Park High School Application Form – Victoria Park High School has opened its admission for 2023-2024 academic year intake… see details below to apply.
An advertisement (Grade 8 only) will appear in the Herald and on the school’s web page stating the availability of the forms. The forms may be collected from the Admissions Secretary at the school. These forms will be made available between 07:30 and 15:00 Monday to Thursday and on Friday between 07:30 and 14:00.
AVAILABILITY OF FORMS
Application forms may be downloaded from our web page, but the completed original application form (hard copy) and necessary documentation must be delivered to the secretary’s office.
Application forms will be delivered to schools named below for distribution to Grade 7 learners.
The forms will be available on the 2nd Monday of February with a return date for the completed forms by no later than the 2nd Friday of March of the same year.
Grades 9 –10
Application forms are available from the 2nd Monday of June with a return date for the completed application to be no later than the last day in July.
Grade 9-11 Applications will only be considered if and when a vacancy occurs in the relevant grade.
Grade 11 Application forms are only available at the Principal’s discretion.
Grade 12 Application forms are not available for this grade.
The age requirements for admission have been published in General Notice 2433 (Government Gazette 19377) of 19 October 1998.
The Governing Body of VICTORIA PARK HIGH SCHOOL will adhere to these requirements when considering a learner’s application.
As a guideline, the appropriate age for the admission of a learner is:
13 -14 years
A learner who is 16 years of age or older who has never attended a formal high school and who are seeking admission for the first time or has not made sufficient progress within his or her peer group, must be advised to enrol at an Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Centre.
In principle, learners should progress with their peer groups. The norm for repetition is one year per school phase where necessary. Multiple repetitions in one grade are not permissible.
The Governing Body of Victoria Park High School does not apply to the zone, but due consideration is given to learners who live within the area.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
The Governing Body and the Principal of Victoria Park High are bound by the constitution of the country to ensure that all applications will be treated fairly. However, it must be appreciated that by virtue of the number of applications received, not all applicants will be accepted and some fair process of selection is inevitable.
The selection criteria are as follows:
1. Learners with siblings who are attending VPHS
2. Learners to whom VPHS is the closest school (criteria for admission is at the discretion of the SGB and the Principal)
3. Learners who have shown sound behavioural qualities and academic effort
4. Learners who participate in extra-mural activities (sporting & cultural activities)
5. Learners who are age appropriate for the grade
6. Learners who reside permanently with their parents/legal guardian/s
APPLICATIONS RETURNED FOR CONSIDERATION
Upon receipt of the completed admission form, the form will be checked for accuracy.
The Admissions Secretary at Victoria Park High School has been appointed by the Principal to liaise with the parents of prospective new applicants.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATION FORMS- WILL NOT BE PROCESSED
1. Copies (not the originals) of the documents, as per the list below, must accompany this application.
2. NB. The application must be signed by both parent/s, guardian or sponsor (where applicable).
Documents required: NB. Photostat copies will not be made at the school office
I.D. Photograph of Learner
Certified Copy of the birth certificate of the learner
Latest school report
Copies of BOTH PARENTS’ identity documents
In the case of a Legal Guardian,
a copy of the Guardian’s identity document
a copy of the legal court appointment document
Proof of address where Learner resides (only the utility bill or a bank statement will be accepted)
Death certificate of deceased parent (where applicable)
Copies of the SCHOOL FEE ACCOUNT PAYER’S I.D. document, if not the parent
Valid residence permit Valid study permit Valid passport (where applicable)
The SGB will make use of various avenues to authenticate the information provided. This information will be used when the decision is made regarding the acceptance of the applicant.
GRADE 9, 10 & 11 LEARNERS ONLY- ONCE THE LEARNER IS ACCEPTED.
The following documents will be required on the first day of attendance
Portfolio of work
The current school, where the learner is a pupil, will be contacted to ascertain academic achievement, sporting achievements, behaviour and family conduct.
Once all the above issues have been considered and the applicant is successful, the Principal will telephonically contact the parents of the applicant and confirm the applicant’s acceptance as a learner at Victoria Park High School.
Confirmation of this acceptance and all the necessary paperwork will be sent via email.
REGISTER OF ADMISSION (Waiting list)
All correctly completed application forms are filed and are kept on a waiting list for the current year.
No fee will be charged for the collection of the application form.
Once the learner has been accepted, a non-refundable payment is required in order to secure the placement of the learner at VPHS. This deposit is payable within two weeks of receiving notification of acceptance. (This fee will be revised each year in accordance with current trends).
This payment can be made at our Bursar’s office, swipe card facilities are available, or via EFT payment. Our banking details are;
05 04 17 00 (Rink Street)
080 34 0024
Learner’s surname and initials 2019
Victoria Park High School is a Proudly Fee Paying School.
In terms of Section 39 of the South African Schools Act, the parties to the application form are liable to pay compulsory school fees as adopted and ratified by the majority of parents at an annual general meeting held at Victoria Park High School.
According to this Act, both parents are jointly and severally responsible for the payment of school fees irrespective of any divorce or maintenance agreement in place. Further, in terms of Sections 40 and 41 of the same act, the Governing Body may enforce the payment of these compulsory school fees.
In the event of the school fees being the subject of a non-payment issue, the SGB reserves the right to conduct an enquiry and or credit search with a credit information bureau. Parents who fail to meet their school fee obligations will be listed with the credit information bureau.
NOTICE PERIOD (IN THE EVENT OF A LEARNER LEAVING VPHS)
A month’s written notice is required in the event of a learner leaving VPHS. Should write notice not be given, a month’s school fees in lieu of notice will apply.
On acceptance, the learner will be required to abide by the code of conduct as determined by the Principal and the Governing Body.
RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF PARENTS
The Principal and Governing Body must inform all parents regarding their rights and obligations.
Parents have a right to be informed of;
∙The governance and affairs of the school
∙The process of deciding the school budget
∙Any decisions of a parent meeting relating to school fees
∙To receive all notifications relating to school matters
Parents have an obligation;
To support their children in upholding the Code of Conduct
To support the Principal and the staff in upholding the Code of Conduct
To make sure the learner attends school regularly.
To make every effort to pay their school fees diligently and in so doing, their child will benefit from the services offered by the school. VPHS is a PROUDLY fee-paying school
Attend any meetings as requested by the Principal/Teachers/SGB.
Approximately 1100 students attend Grades 8 to 12 and enjoy a high level of participation in academic activities, sports and the arts. To maintain a favourable pupil-teacher ratio, the Governing Body employs twenty extra teachers. During 2009, eight new classrooms were added and as a result, our Grade 8 and 9 classes average no more than 29 pupils.
Learners seeking admission to Victoria Park must be competent in English, the medium of instruction, and be in the correct age range for their grade. Learners must be able to cope with and benefit from, the rigorous curriculum offered.
We generally consider applications during the months of February and March, for the following year’s Grade 8 intake.
PLEASE NOTE THAT GRADE 8 APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 CLOSED ON THE 3RD OF MARCH 2023