The Admissions Process

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION: PROCEDURES

Our mission is to prepare boys to meet the challenges of a dynamic and changing world. The school builds on its heritage, diversity, values, developing potential and strengths of each young man. It engages with the needs and interests of society, as well as with the challenges of higher education with the evolving workspace.

Glenwood offers a well-rounded educational programme from Grade 8 – 12 (Form II – VI) in an attractive and vibrant learning environment. Below you will find a brief overview of the admission process with pertinent dates.

The Application Form must be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Copy of your son’s latest school report.
  2. Copy of your son’s unabridged birth certificate.
  3. Passport size photograph of your son (write name on the back).

PROOF OF RESIDENCE:

Proof of Residence must be provided by submitting the following documents which shows the parent’s name and residential address. (An affidavit is not sufficient proof and will not be accepted).

  1. Copy of your latest Bank Statement (for confirmation of Residential Address only).
  2. Copy of Electricity / Telephone Account.
  3. Copy of Identity Documents of both Parents and Legal Guardians.

Prospective pupils will be contacted for an interview. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. All applicants will be notified by post of the status of their application.

NOTE:

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and Culture Circular 30 of 1998 states: “If a parent gained admission for his/her child to a school by making a false statement regarding his/her place of residence, the School is entitled to revoke the agreement which allowed the child concerned admission to such school”. The school reserves the right to take legal action in this regard. The Application Form will not be dealt with until all the relevant documents have been submitted. Please note that applications for 2019 close on 30 September 2018.

The School reserves the right to institute legal action against parents who may well submit fraudulent information on, or with, this application.

APPLICATION REVIEW:

Each application is reviewed by a committee that is led by the Headmaster and comprised of staff and administrators. Committees begin each evaluation by asking the overarching question, “Does the applicant have the potential to thrive and be happy in this environment?” They consider school records, teacher recommendations, relevant testing data, personal and family interviews, visit day observations, and other aspects of the applicant’s learning profile to determine:

  • Is the applicant ready for us, and are we ready for him?
  • Is he capable of being successful in our learning environment; can we challenge and support him, recognising his needs as an individual learner?
  • Does the applicant demonstrate strong character and the potential for leadership?
  • Will the family partner with the school in supporting the needs of the student?

ENROLMENT PROCESS:

A completed enrolment agreement and deposit are received by the school for successful applicants.

The payment options for fees are as follows:

School Fees:

  1. Full payment of Annual School fees on or before the last day of February (Cash = 7.5% discount, Credit card = 5% discount)
  2. Per term: Before the start of each term, total fees divided into 4 equal payments.
  3. Per Month: Payable over 11 months by Debit order, EFT or Cash payments from January to November in 11 equal payments. Discounts only apply to full fee paying pupils and do not apply to scholarship, bursary or fee remission pupils or to the Capital Development Levy. The Capital Development Levy is payable by all students. Bursary and fee remission students are not exempt from paying the Capital Development Levy.

Gibson House:

  1. Full payment of Annual boarding fees on or before the last day of February (Cash = 7.5% discount, Credit card = 5% discount)
  2. Per Term: Before the start of each term, total fees divided into 4 equal payments.
  3. Per Month: Payable over 11 months by Debit order, EFT or Cash payments from January to November in 11 equal payments.

COFFEE MEETINGS AND / OR SCHOOL TOURS:

Our beautiful campus makes a lasting impression on everyone who visits. Even more impressive, and perhaps the best representation of the school, are the interactions with students and School that take place during a personal visit. If you live outside the local community, we can set up a virtual tour through Skype or Facetime.
Please contact the Head of Public Relations, Hannelie Erasmus on (031) 2055241 x 210 or erasmush@glenwoodhighschool.co.za to connect with us in person or online. TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF VMS.

A DAY AT GLENWOOD (VISIT DAY):

Participating in a classroom discussion and meeting our inspiring boys will help equip a family to make what could be the most important academic decision of a boy’s life. Likewise, this visit day is critical in helping a boy feel comfortable with becoming a part of a new school community. During the visit, prospective boys will spend the day with their current grade paired with a boy who will help them get from class to class, take them to lunch, and help the boy feel comfortable and welcome, a trademark of the Glenwood Family. If you have any questions, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to call our team.

Marketing / Public Relations
Mrs Hannelie Erasmus
(031) 2055241 x 210
marketing@glenwoodhighschool.co.za

Marketing, Recruitment and Scholarships
Mr Jono Piek
(031) 2055241 x 234
piek.j@glenwoodhighschool.co.za

Admissions Secretary
Mrs Charlene Munro
(031) 2055241 x 103
admissions@glenwoodhighschool.co.za