SCHOOL FEES 2021
Instructions for payment of fees:
A booking fee of R250.00 is charged for applications. The money is not refundable and goes towards administrative costs.
Fees are to be paid before starting the first day at the school. Thereafter fees to be paid on the first Monday of each month. Cash to be placed in a sealed envelope and paid directly to the School office. *Should you do a cash deposit at the ATM you will need to include an extra R20 for bank charges.
Half-day: 8.00 am — 12.30 pm (school terms)
– Annual commitment of R19 800 – over 11 months @ R 1 800 per month
– Pro-rata for starting later in the year – worked out from February and will include a December payment.
* Casual care for half-day learners (early morning and holiday care):
Fees on request. Fees to be paid daily/weekly or as arranged with the Principal.
Full day: 7.00 am — 5.30 pm
– Annual commitment of R36 000 – over 12 months @ R 3 000 per month
– Pro-rata for starting later in the year – will include a December payment
Annual additional costs:
The account for January/starting month will include an additional once-off fee which includes the following:
- R30.00 for compulsory Scholars Accident Insurance cover
- R220.00 Annual Stationery Levy.
- R80.00 for a school T-shirt (Bucket hat available at R150)
If your child is attending St Luke’s Educare for Full Day, you will also be charged:
- R50 for the use of a mattress, mattress cover, and blanket.
Proof of payment and Referencing:
YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND SURNAME are required for all transactions.
Our preferred method of payment: internet transfer – EFT (you may also set-up a stop order/debit order on your account. )
CASH – Cash to be placed in a sealed envelope and handed directly to the school office, a receipt will be sent home in your child’s message book.
ATM DEPOSIT: Should you do a cash deposit at the ATM you will need to include an additional R20 for bank charges.
Fee arrears: Please contact the school office immediately if you have any problems with the payment of fees. Fees arrears are dealt with promptly and you will be required to keep your child at home until payment is made.
Fee increases: Fees are adjusted annually and fee increases come into effect each January.
Notice Period: You are required to give a minimum of 1 month’s written notice if you intend to remove your child from the school before the end of the Grade R year. If we do not receive this notification, you will be liable for an additional month’s fees.
Switching from Full-day to half-day is permitted provided one month’s written notice is given or you will be liable for Full-day fees for another month. The notice must be given by the first Monday of the month.
Fines: R30 per 5 minutes for children collected late.
1 pm half-day and 5.30 pm for full-day is the final cut-off point.
Rules and Regulations
1. Children must be dropped off & collected from the school campus by an
adult – that the staff knows or that has been previously arranged.
You are required to notify the school should someone other than a parent be collecting your child. An ID book/card may be asked for in order to verify the person collecting your child.
2. Our school is open throughout the year, except on Public Holidays and for
± 10 working days over Christmas/New Year. Although the school is closed over the Christmas period full fees must be paid in December & January for all children in full-day.
3. Times: 7.00am – 5.30pm. Heavy fines for late collection!
Breakfast: Please note breakfast is only served to children in full daycare who arrive before 8 am.
Half-day – during school terms: 8 am – 12.30 pm. Children may arrive from 8 am onwards. Casual afternoon care is possible if a prior arrangement is made with the school. (Rates on request)
A fee is charged for children left at school before 8.00 am. Lunch for half-day children can be arranged ( Rates on request. )
If your child is ill, please keep him/her at home. Children with a contagious illness, cough or heavy cold, or temperature should be kept at home. Please inform us of any infectious diseases.
4. Personal hygiene and hair care
Nails should be kept short. Hair should be washed regularly and checked for head lice and nits. Contrary to popular belief, head lice are attracted to clean hair and are not eradicated by normal shampoos. In the case of infestation, a suitable shampoo may be obtained from your pharmacy. Follow the instructions carefully. Bedding and clothing should be washed and ironed with a hot iron. Inform the school so that a general hair check can be carried out.
If your child requires Chronic medication during school hours please speak to the office and we can ensure the medicine is handed to a staff member clearly marked with a name. Write instructions for dosage. Medication has to be kept in a safe place out of the reach of other children and it is the parents’ responsibility to collect it at the end of the day.
If your child is on Medication for a temporary cold/flu or an antibiotic for any reason please keep your child home till the course is complete as we will not be administering this medication. The health of all pupils is of paramount importance and your child should be cared for at home should they fall ill -as per point 3 above.
6. Clothes – Please name each article clearly.
∙ An art apron is required every day for creative activities. This should bear the child’s name and be of a design the child can put on without help.
∙ As accidents occur, please arrange for a spare change of clothing to be kept in your child’s suitcase.
∙ Please do not dress girls in tights as they cannot join in with music and movement.
∙ A fabric sunhat is required for summer terms.
7. Shoes – For safety please do not send your child in backless shoes (No slip-on shoes, especially “flip flops”). Ensure the shoes cover toes for running and playing on the tar. In rainy weather please send shoes or slippers to wear indoors in place of rain boots.
8. Toiletries: At the beginning of each school term, you will be asked to supply some of the following: Sanitizer, toilet rolls, paper towel, tissues, soap, toothbrush. Full Day essentials: A toothbrush and hairbrush for children with long hair.. Hairbrush to be kept in a school bag. A small face cloth clearly marked and with a loop attached.
9. Mattress cover (full day)
Each child is given his/her own mattress & cover (both numbered). An annual charge of R50.00 is made for this. Mattress covers and blankets are sent home when necessary for washing and folding. Please return to school the following Monday. In the case of “accidents” during sleep time, covers are sent home immediately and should be returned to school as soon as possible. If covers are not returned parents will be liable for the cost of replacement.
10. Juice and sandwiches
Each child must bring his/her own sandwiches/fruit and water/ juice in a screw-top bottle for snacktime. Clearly marked, please! Children in full daycare should pack in extra fruit or sandwiches.
*Healthy snacks only please – no luxuries!
11. Avoid sending Toys, sweets, chips, teddies and other luxuries must not be brought to school, please!.
When discipline is necessary our policy is to use positive affirmation and to first speak to children. If the behavior persists, children are isolated from the group in a timeout space for a short period. In the case of persistent anti-social or aggressive behavior, parents will be called in to discuss the problem.
13. Correspondence, Please supply an A5 hard-covered book for messages. The book must be kept in your child’s bag and given to the teacher every morning. We hope to turn our correspondence into to digital platform to replace receipts on paper and messages in the book from school. Check the book or WhatsApp messages daily for any communication.
14. Market Day (when possible)
We hold a Market Day on Fridays. Parents are asked to provide cupcakes, muffins, oat crunchies or other shop-bought treats on request (usually twice per year). All children required to pay R3 to buy an item.
15. Menu (full day) We have a menu that runs on a 4-week rotation. On display on the website.
16. Parent/Teacher meetings. We organise these during the year and parents are expected to attend.
17. School Committee /Fund Raising Committee
Each year we invite nominations for the above committee. We depend on the support of parents to run the school effectively and ask you to consider serving on the committee.