Admissions & Fees

Cooperation in freedom

The Michael Mount Prospectus

Admissions procedures & requirements

1. Prospective parents must attend an Introductory Talk and complete a Preliminary Application.

2. If no places are available, prospective parents will be notified in the week following the Introductory Talk attended by the parent/s. Children’s     names may be placed on the school’s waiting list.

3. If a place is available an interview will be arranged and, if appropriate, an academic assessment will be conducted.

4. The prospective parent will be required to complete a financial information form. A consumer profile and bank code enquiry will be conducted, as required by the National Credit Act.

5. Following the Bursar’s approval of the financial information and acceptance by the Class Teacher / Guardian, the registrar will issue a registration pack.

6. Age and other requirements:

a. Playgroup

  • The child must have turned two by 31 December of the year prior to enrolment.

b. Nursery School

  • The child must have turned four by 31 December of the year prior to enrolment.

c. Class 1 to 2

  • The child must have turned six by mid-October to enter Class 1 in mid-January of the following year.
  • Relevant prior reports and assessments are required.

d. Class 3 to 7

  • Past reports and previous assessments are required.
  • An academic assessment will be conducted.
  • Acceptance is determined by the outcome of the academic assessment and an interview with the Class Teacher.

e. Class 8 to 10

  • As for Class 3 to 7, except that acceptance is determined by the outcome of the academic assessment and an interview with the Class Guardian – not the Class Teacher.

f. Class 11 and 12

  • We do not encourage admittance of new students in Class 11 and invariably do not accept new students into Class 12. Exceptions, such as moves from other Waldorf schools, are considered with care.

7. Language Requirements

The language of instruction at Michael Mount is English. All students are required to study one additional language. The school offers Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional languages.

8. Enrolment fees

  • When a student is accepted into the school, a non-refundable enrolment fee is payable within four weeks.
  • This enrolment fee must be paid in full to secure the place that has been offered. See Fees & financial matters

Date of last update of this policy: June 2016

Questions?

Should you have any questions regarding these procedures and requirements, please Contact Us and let us know.

Fees:

CLASSFEES PER MONTH
Payable over 11 months
(January - November) on the 2nd of each month by debit order only
FEES PER TERM
Debit order only:
Paid in 4 instalments: 2 January, 2 April, 2 July, 2 October
FEES PER TERM
Non debit order: cash, eft, credit card
FEES PER ANNUM
If paid in advance before 16 January 2017 by EFT ONLY
FEES PER ANNUMFEES FOR 4TH CHILD OR MORE IN A FAMILY
AFTERCARE

Includes lunch

Half day: 12h20 – 15h00 or 14h10 – 17h30

Full day: 12h20 – 17h30
----Half day:
3585

Full day:
4998
--------No rebate----
PLAY GROUP442211673121594377248642No rebate
NURSERY SCHOOL465012275127874603251150No rebate
CLASS 1490312942134824853553933Less 5%
CLASS 2530614006145905252358366Less 5%
CLASS 3583415401160435775464174Less 5%
CLASS 4583415401160435775464174Less 5%
CLASS 5656617333180556499772226Less 5%
CLASS 6656617333180556499772226Less 5%
CLASS 7712518811195947053878375Less 5%
CLASS 8712518811195947053878375Less 5%
CLASSES 9 - 12844822303232328363492928Less 5%
BABY CARER4300 per month over 12 months, January to December inclusive----

Notes: 

1.   Aftercare is also available on a casual basis: Half day @ R118 including lunch. Full day @ R150 including lunch.

      Aftercare remains open during school holidays except for 3 weeks over December and January.

2.   All fees are payable in advance.

  • Baby Care is offered to babies between the ages of 4 months and 2 years. R4300 per month over 12 months January to December inclusive. By debit order only.
  • Annual fees must be paid in advance by 16 January 2017 via eft.
  • Termly fees paid in advance by debit order are paid in 4 instalments: 2 January, 2 April, 2 July, 2 October.
  • Parents who have arranged to pay school fees by eft, cash or credit card should check the fee schedule for costs.

3.   Sundry charges will appear on individual accounts for the following:

  • Pupil Insurance: R160 (payable annually)
  • Annual Class Fund:
    • R100 for Baby Care
    • R150 for Play Group and Nursery School
    • R350 for Classes 1 to 7
    • R550 for Classes 8 – 12
  • Relevant IEB examination fees for classes 9 to 12

4.  Sports and infrastructure levy: R850 per child per annum payable in January 2017.

 5.   Other expenses: outings, camps, photographs, text books. (Not charged to school account, payable by EFT or cash.)

6.   Enrolment and registration fees:

  • A once-off non-refundable, registration fee of R550 per child is payable.
  • A once-off non-refundable enrolment fee of R12 000 per child for 2017 is payable on acceptance of registration. (Enrolment fee R14 000 per child wef 2018)
  • Pupils are accepted into the school when:
  • Parents have attended an Introductory Talk
  • Parents and prospective pupil have had an interview with the Class Teacher
  • Parents have provided the requested financial documentation for consideration by the Finance Mandate
  • Parents have paid the registration fee, enrolment fee and pupil insurance premium in full and a debit order form has been completed and submitted.

Financial Matters

Enrollment Fees

Policy:                Enrolment fees with effect from 2017

  • When a student is accepted into the school a non-refundable enrolment fee is payable within six (6) weeks.
  • This enrolment fee must be paid in full to secure the place that has been offered.
  • The student may join the class once the enrolment fee has been paid.
  • Enrolment fees are allocated to the Capital Development Fund and used to enhance and upgrade school facilities.

Play Group, Nursery School and Classes 1 – 12*

Enrolment Fee :               R 12 000.00

Important note:

  • No enrolment fee is charged for Baby Care. However, when the child moves up to Play Group the enrolment fee becomes due and payable.

Pupil Insurance

Pupil Insurance Cover – 2016

In case of a medical emergency involving your child, you would insist that the school authorities act decisively and immediately.  In order for us to do this, we have again arranged compulsory insurance facilities for our pupils for 2016.

The cover comprises the following:

SECTION 1 – MEDICAL EXPENSES, ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND PERMANENT DISABILITY COVER

SECTION 1.1             MEDICAL EXPENSES COVER (LIMIT – R20 000)

All our pupils will be covered up to a maximum of R20 000 against medical expenses incurred in school-related incidents due to violent, physical, external and accidental bodily injury whilst:-

  • At school
  • Travelling to/from school
  • Partaking in school organized events during term time, including educational, cultural or sporting tours and activities.

This gives us, as the school authority, peace of mind that in case of any emergency we can act without hesitation and our pupils can be attended to whether or not they are covered by medical aid and without the need to reach you to confirm medical aid cover.

A benefit to you, our parents/guardians, is that funds thus saved and accumulated in your medical savings account can be preserved for other members of your family.

SOME IMPORTANT POINTS                               

  1. The benefit will be paid to the school (in cases where the school has settled the account) or to the parent/guardian. NO BENEFIT WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO ANY SERVICE PROVIDER.   Please note that there is an excess of R650 on any non-sport related claim. There is an excess of R750 for any sport related claim.
  2. Notification of a claim must be made within thirty (30) days from date of injury.
  3. Cover for medical expenses is limited to costs incurred within one calendar year of the date of initial injury but limited to R20 000.
  4. Exclusions applicable to this insurance are summarized further on in this letter.

PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED IN CASE OF A CLAIM

  1. It is essential that the school office ( waldorf@michaelmount.co.za ) be informed immediately in writing of the nature and extent of any injury or accident befalling a pupil at Michael Mount.
  2. A claim form must be obtained from the school.
  3. Detailed accounts/tax invoices to be obtained from the service provider.
  4. The attending doctor to complete the relevant section of the claim form.
  5. The school to complete their relevant section.
  6. The completed claim form and accounts to be submitted to insurers by the school.
  7. The claim will be processed and paid to the school who will then forward the payment to the parents/guardian concerned.

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SECTION 1.2            ACCIDENTAL DEATH COVER LIMITS

  • Learners, 6 years and under R10 000
  • Learners 7 years to 14 years R30 000
  • Learners over 14 years of age R40 000

Accidental death cover is provided for our pupils with limits per pupil as stated above, whilst:

  • At school
  • Travelling to/from school
  • Partaking in school organized events during term time, including educational, cultural or sporting tours and activities.

In case of death, the benefit will be paid to you, the parent/guardian, upon submission of the required documentation.   Exclusions applicable to this insurance are summarized below.

SECTION 1.3            PERMANENT DISABILITY COVER LIMITS

  • Learners 6 years and under – such percentage of R10 000 as specified for the particular disability.
  • Learners 7 years to 14 years – such percentage of R30 000 as specified for the particular disability.
  • Learners over 14 years – such percentage of R40 000 as specified for the particular disability.

Cover is also provided for your child against permanent disability sustained whilst:

  • At school
  • Travelling to/from school
  • Partaking in school organized events during term time, including educational, cultural or sporting tours and activities.

The sum insured will be paid following the loss of one or more limbs, complete loss of sight or hearing or permanent and total loss of speech.   Where a lesser injury occurs, but nevertheless of a permanent and serious nature (for example, a permanent limp or facial disfigurement), insurers will pay a lesser percentage which reflects the severity of the disability.  Exclusions applicable to this insurance are summarized below.

EXCLUSIONS

Standard exclusions include war, civil war, invasion, military service and operations or whilst participating in any riot, strike or civil commotion, winter sports involving snow or ice, motor cycling, hunting, riding or driving in any kind of race, hang-gliding, micro lighting, parachuting and scuba diving.   Also excluded is air travel (except as a passenger on a licensed airline), suicide, attempted suicide, intentional self-injury, deliberate exposure to exceptional danger, injury sustained in a state of insanity or from a pupil’s own criminal act, disease or natural causes or injury whilst under the influence of drugs or narcotics unless such drugs or narcotics were unknowingly taken or administered or prescribed by a member of the medical professional (other than by the insured person or any family member). In addition, medical or surgical treatment, except for treatment necessitated through accidental bodily injury within the scope of this insurance is excluded as is bodily injury directly caused by any pre-existing physical defect, condition or infirmity.  Pupils insured must not be older than 21 years.

This cover is compulsory.  The annual cost is R160,00 per pupil

and this has been included in your school account.

We trust that you will agree that the cover negotiated is valuable and necessary to protect our pupils.

Payment of School Fees

POLICY: PAYMENT OF SCHOOL FEES

Dear Parents

In terms of the STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES, which has been accepted, fees are payable in advance.  In order to facilitate the smooth administration of school fees the following options for payment are offered:-

All payment options, regardless of method of payment must be accompanied by a completed debit order form.  This is to cover the school in the event of default on payment.

The following payment options should be read in conjunction with the 2017 Fee Schedule:

 1. Annually in advance

The only acceptable form of payment under this option will be by either electronic transfer (full 10% discount) or credit card (no discount given).  Fees must reflect on the school’s bank statement on or before the first day of the term 1.  Only if payment is reflected in the school’s account by this date will the 10% discount be given.  No exceptions will be made.

2. Term in advance

The only acceptable form of payment to receive the 4% term fee discount will be via debit order. Debit order forms must be in possession of the school by the end of November.

3. Monthly

The only acceptable form of payment under this option will be by debit order.   Debit order forms must be in the possession of the school on or before the first day of term.

4. Admission of learner

Once the interviews have been completed payment arrangements need to be made with the Registrar including the payment of the non-refundable enrolment fee.  Learners will only be accepted into the school once the enrolment, registration fees and levy have been paid in full.

5. Withdrawal of a learner from Michael Mount

Should a child withdraw from Michael Mount for any reason whatsoever, the parent has undertaken to give one (1) full term’s notice of such a withdrawal in writing to the school office or, alternatively, to pay one term’s fees in lieu of notice.  If the parent is not certain regarding withdrawal of child due to a transfer etc., please give the school a provisional letter of notice on the first day of the relevant term.  This enables the school to plan the intake of new pupils.

6. Responsibility of parent/s

The onus is on the parent to monitor her/his accounts. If the parent is unable to honour payments for whatever reason it is the responsibility of the parent to contact the Bursar so that the situation can be reviewed.

Summary of Expenses

Summary of Expenses excluding school fees

1.Enrolment and registration fees:

A once-off non-refundable, registration fee of R550 per child is payable.

A once-off non-refundable enrolment fee of R12 000 per child is payable on acceptance of registration.

2. Sundry charges will appear on individual accounts for the following:

Pupil Insurance: R160 (payable annually)

Annual Class Fund:

R100 for Baby Care

R150 for Play Group and Nursery School

R350 for Classes 1 to 7

R550 for Classes 8 – 12

Relevant IEB examination fees for classes 9 to 12

3. Other expenses: outings, camps, photographs, text books. (Not charged to school account, payable by eft or cash.)

4. Sports and Infrastructure Levy: R850 per child per annum payable in January 2017.

 

Please note: these items are attached as “Notes” to the fee schedule.

School Term Dates 2017

School Term Dates 2017
Please note that only Public Holidays falling during term time are shown on this calendar.
Term 1
StartMonday, 16 January
Start for Nursery School and PlaygroupTuesday, 17 January
CloseThursday, 6 April
Public HolidaysMonday, 20 March (School holiday)
Tuesday, 21 March (Human Rights Day)
Term 2
StartTuesday, 2 May
CloseFriday, 30 June
Public HolidaysFriday, 16 June (Youth Day)
Term 3
StartMonday, 24 July
CloseFriday, 22 September
Public HolidaysWednesday, 9 August (Women’s Day)
Term 4
StartMonday, 9 October
Close Friday, 8 December
Close for Nursery School and PlaygroupWednesday, 6 December and Thursday, 7 December
Public HolidaysNo public holidays