Pretoria Boys High School Application 2020

By | June 4, 2019

To apply for Grade 8 2020 as a dayboy, please ensure you make your application on the GDE’s website, www.gdeadmissions.gov.za.Grade 8 2020 Application slideshowGrade 8 2020 Form Grade 9 – 11 Forms (available from September 2019)

ADMISSION PROCEDURE – DAYBOYS

GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR GRADE 8 2020:

Following communication from the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), we can confirm that online applications for Grade 8 2020 learneradmission will open on Monday 20th May 2019 @ 8am and close on Monday 15th July 2019 @ midnight. The application process will be as follows:

  1. From 8:00am on Monday 20th May 2019, go to the GDE Admissions website (www.gdeadmissions.gov.za) register as a parent AND select the closest school to where you live as this will be the ONLY option available to you at this point in the process.
  2. Thereafter you repeat this process 4 more times by clicking “Apply again”. NB!! Living within the zoning of a school will be given preference thereafter sibling and lastly work within the area.
  3. You will receive a waiting list number on completion of your successful application/s based on the criteria above.
  4. Download the “Supplementary Application Form” from our (www.boyshigh.com) website after you have successfully applied on the GDE online system
  5. Complete and submit this form with all supporting documents to all the schools that you have applied at, as soon as possible but before the specified closing date. The following documents are required:
    • The completed Supplementary Application Form.
    • Copies of both biological parents’ ID documents (death certificate if a parent is deceased).
    • A copy of your son’s UNABRIDGED (full) birth certificate which reflects both biological parents details on it. (This may take 6-8 weeks from Home Affairs – please apply timeously. You may submit the receipt along with the application as well as his current birth certificate).
    • A copy of your son’s final Grade 6 report and/or Term 1 Grade 7 report.
    • Proof of permanent residential address which shall be in the form of a recent Water & lights account or your lease agreement (valid for a minimum period of 12 months) in the name of the parent or legal guardian of the applicant.
    • Immigrants must also submit copies of official proof of resident status as well as study permit documents; diplomats to submit copies of passports and diplomatic identities.

The application processes closes on 15th July 2019. Thereafter you will receive offers made to you by the GDE at schools where your application was successful (SMS’s will be sent out by the GDE from 27th August 2019). Parents are required to accept or reject offers online from 27th August 2019 until 5 September 2019. If you have not received an offer from the GDE then your application was not successful at that particular school.

This is an external GDE system, therefore all queries must be directed to the GDE Helpline 0800 000 789, and NOT to the school.

This is the information we have been provided by the GDE. Should anything change, we will update this website accordingly.

ADMISSION POLICY – DAYBOYS

Based inter alia on the number of educators, the school’s facilities and the choice of subjects offered at the school, the school shall admit no more than 1550 students at any time. Grade 8 classes shall be no bigger than 30 students per class.

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The language of instruction at the school shall be English with the obvious exception of other languages offered as additional languages. It is in the best interests of the pupil that they are able to cope in an English medium environment.

Priority will be given to pupils whose parents/legal guardians (as recognised by SA law):

  • comply in full with the Admission Procedure, submitting all documentation on time, and
  • who permanently reside in the area for which the School is the nearest suitable school.

If space permits, following the application of these criteria, preference will be given to pupils who:

  • have specialised skills or talents that the school has the potential to develop, or
  • who have strong academic ability to be able to cope with the high standards expected at the school, or
  • are able to cope in a traditional boys school environment.

Preference will also be given to those who:

  • have siblings who are either at the school or who are Old Boys of the school, or
  • have a father who is an Old Boy of the school.

ENQUIRY

These are to be directed to the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Cathy Cameron

Telephone: 012 460 2246
Email: admissions@boyshigh.com

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmaster will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.

The Application Information Form must be completed in full and signed.

All Application Information Forms for dayboys for Grade 8 must be collected from the school and submitted along with required attaching documents within 7 working days of applying online.

Applications for other Grades shall reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of the third school term of each year (for admission to the School for the following year). Admission to Grades 9 – 11 shall only be considered should there be available space and if the applicant fulfils the requirements of the Admissions Policy which has been approved by the School Governing Body.

Residential address should be that of the parent or legal guardian. If the guardian is not the biological parent, proof of legal guardianship (as recognised by SA law), including a commitment to pay school fees, must accompany the application. The applicant must permanently reside at that address.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATION DOCUMENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE AND CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

Boarder applicants: documentation may, on request to the Admissions Secretary, be obtained via email to admissions@boyshigh.com.

Day scholar applicants: documentation may be collected from the reception room in main building between 08h00 and 15h00, Monday to Friday during school terms.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE – BOARDERS

The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmaster will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.

All Application Forms must be completed in full, signed and accompanied by:

  • Copies of both biological parents’ ID documents
  • A copy of the applicant’s unabridged Birth Certificate
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school report
  • Copies of both biological parents’ salary slips (not more than three months old)
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All applications for Boarding for Grade 8 can be handed in from the start of the year but must reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of April of the year preceding the year of application. Applications are not processed prior to this time.

Applications for other Grades shall reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of the third school term of each year (for admission to the School for the following year). Admission to Grades 9 – 12 shall only be considered should there be available space in the school and boarding and if the applicant fulfils the requirements of the Admissions Policy which has been approved by the School Governing Body.

If the guardian is not the biological parent, proof of legal guardianship (as recognised by SA law), including a commitment to pay school fees, must accompany the application.

All Boarding applicants will be contacted, in writing, by the end of the second school term, as to whether their application for the following year has been successful or not.

ADMISSION POLICY – BOARDERS

Based inter alia on the number of Educators, the School’s facilities and the choice of subjects offered at the school, the School shall admit no more than 1550 students at any time. Grade 8 classes shall be no bigger than 30 students per class.

The School shall further admit a maximum of 69 Boarders in each Grade to its Boarding Establishments. A student who has been accepted into Boarding is automatically accepted into the School and forms part of the total number of students mentioned above.

The Language of Instruction at the School is English with the obvious exception of other languages offered as Additional Languages. It is in the best interests of the student that they are able to cope in an English medium environment.

Not all boarding applicants will be interviewed. Only those applicants who are being considered, based on their application form, will be interviewed by the Headmaster or his designate. Not all applicants who are interviewed will be accepted and we will accept the best sixty-nine candidates based on the criteria below.

Priority will be given to students whose parents/legal guardians (as recognised by SA law) comply in full with the Admission Procedure, submitting all documentation on time.

Preference will be given to students who:

  • have specialised skills or talents that the School has the potential to develop, or
  • who have strong academic ability to be able to cope with the high standards expected at the School, or
  • are able to cope in a traditional boys boarding school environment, as identified in the interview.

Preference will also be given to those who:

  • have siblings who are either at the School or who are Old Boys of the School, or
  • have a father who is an Old Boy of the school.