Bergvliet High School Application 2020

By | June 6, 2019

The school was built in 1955-56 as a High School to serve the population of Bergvliet (an ex-servicemen’s township) and the newly developed township of Meadowridge. The Bergvliet Primary School had already been built.

2020 Admissions Letter & Form
Dear Parents who applied for 2020, The WCED has made available a letter and form with instructions for you to help with either accept your child’s offer of placement or to help you with the next steps if your application was unsuccesful.

You can download the letter & form here

Bergvliet High School Admissions Process

APPLICATION PROCESS GRADE 08

Applications for Grade 7 learners for Grade 8 2018 at Bergvliet High School will only be made available at our Grade 8 Open Days annually or may be collected from the school anytime thereafter. We urge that you and your child attend one of our Open Days on Tuesday 21 February 2017 or Wednesday 22 February 2017 from 15:45 to 19:00. There will be Information Presentations at 16:00 and 17:30 daily. You are not required to book for these presentations you just need to choose the one that is most suited to you. Please be seated 10 minutes before the presentation and all learners must please wear their current school uniform. These Open Days are a wonderful opportunity for you to learn and experience what we at Bergvliet High School have to offer. Application forms for Academic, Sport or Music scholarships will be available on the day.

APPLICATION PROCESS GRADES 09 – 11

Applications for Grades 9 to 11 2018 are made available on request as the possibility of a space becoming available can only be established during Term 4. Parents will be notified towards the end of Term 4 whether they have been successful.

Applications for the current year are subject to available space in the Grade required.

OTHER INFO

Applicants from outside the Cape Town Metropole – Only if you are applying from afar may you request an electronic version of the application form from us on admissions@bhs.org.za, Please note: We do require the original application and certified documentation to be mailed or couriered to us by the closing date in order for the application to be processed. Once processed, a receipt number will be issued to you.

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Applicants within the Cape Town Metropole – You are required to collect your application form and submit it in person as we do not send or accept faxed or e-mailed application forms and are required to issue you a receipt.

Please note: Applications will not be processed without provision of all of the requested documentation and in the case of a divorce, irrespective of the divorce agreement both natural parents will be held responsible for the fees in terms of the S.A. Schools Act. Therefore, the application form must be signed by both natural parents or legal guardians and the person responsible for payment of school fees if not a natural parent/legal guardian.

Bergvliet High School Admission Criteria

Bergvliet High School sees itself as a community school, situated within a residential area and interacting with its community on many levels and in many ways. Those for whom this is the nearest high school to their home have a reasonable expectation that their children will be accepted, and the Education Department has endorsed this criterion in practice. In the first instance, therefore, preference will be given to applicants in this category.

Bergvliet High School consistently receives far more applications for admission to Grade 8 than the school can accommodate. The total capacity of the school has been established at 1000. We believe that the demand for places is motivated to a very significant degree by the high standards that are achieved by our students in many spheres of activity but particularly in their academic results. This school is committed not only to maintaining high standards in education but also to improving those standards and striving for excellence. While all students are encouraged to realise their potential, the achievers are the ones who affirm the standards of excellence. At the level of the second criterion, therefore, if any vacancies remain after applicants fulfilling the first criterion have been accepted, merit will be an important consideration. At this level, furthermore, a proved aptitude for Music or Art will be favourably considered, as these specialities at Bergvliet High need to be nurtured.

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No primary school is an automatic “feeder” to Bergvliet High School. Any applicant has to qualify in terms of the criteria of this admission policy. Given the history of our country, however, it is appropriate to give special consideration at the levels of the second and third criteria to applicants from previously disadvantaged communities. No pupil will be refused admission to Bergvliet High School on grounds of race, religious belief or financial circumstances.

A condition of acceptance is that both parents and learners must read and sign an acknowledgment that they have understood and agree to support and abide by the school’s Code of Conduct as approved by the Governing Body and as amended from time to time.

First criterion: NEAREST HIGH SCHOOL TO HOME

Applicants for whom this is the nearest ordinary high school to their actual place of residence. That means the shortest distance by public road from the applicant’s home to the nearest entrance to the school grounds, and this distance should be shorter than the corresponding distance to any other ordinary high school.

Second criterion: NICHE MARKET PUPILS

Applicants for whom this is not the nearest ordinary high school to their home but who qualify for niche market acceptance, e.g. with proven aptitude for one or more of Music/Art/general academic excellence/sporting excellence.

Third criterion: WHOLEHEARTED PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Applicants for whom this is not the nearest high school. Preference will be given to applicants whose primary school record shows sound academic ability and strong participation in other school activities or wholesome outside activities, and whose continued participation during the high school years would be to the mutual benefit of the student and the rich fabric of school life at Bergvliet.