Admissions

Become a Learner at CCPS & CCC

If you are applying for a place at Christ Church Prep School & College, before you complete and return the application form, You need not hand your application in personally. Please scan and email it to secretary@christchurchprep.co.za or fax it to 086 555 2250, along with ALL supporting documentation under “general” on the application form (forms above).
Ensure that you include proof of payment of the application fee of R500 (or R300 for a sibling) with your application.

Banking details for payment of the application fee are:
Standard Bank              Midrand Branch
Account number:          202 490 130
Branch code:                00 11 55
Reference:                    APP FEE + Surname

Conditions of Acceptance

Christian Obligation of Conduct

1. At least one parent of the child must be a committed, practising Protestant based Christian, supported by a letter of commendation from their church minister.  As the school policy requires parents to be committed practising Christians, all parents are required to show evidence of an ongoing Christian commitment and lifestyle.  Failure to continue in this commitment will result in the child’s registration being reviewed by the Board.

2. Both parents will be required to come for an interview which will be conducted by a member(s) of the Board of Governors. The child will be required to undergo an assessment by the class teacher for entrance into Grade R to Grade 10.

Age

1. Pre-School (Gr 000) the child needs to be at least 3 turning 4, in the year in which they want to attend CCPS. As this is an English medium school, if English is not the child’s home language, then he/she must be able to converse and understand English so as to enter the school.

2. Pre-School (Gr 00) the child needs to be at least 4 turning 5 in the year in which they want to attend CCPS.
Grade 0 – must be at least 5 turning 6 in the year in which they want to attend CCPS.
Grade 1, the child needs to be at least 6, turning 7 in the year in which they want to attend CCPS.

Academic Criteria

No child shall be admitted to any level unless they have successfully completed the entrance tests or evaluation appropriate to that level. The school is an English medium school. Two First Additional Languages are offered, namely Afrikaans and isiZulu.

A pupil must be seen to be benefiting from the teaching of the school. If progress is not satisfactory, alternative or supplementary education will be required.

Discipline

A disciplined environment is essential for effective learning to take place. Serious misdemeanours or persistent infringement of school rules will require the parent to make alternative plans for their child’s education. Discipline is what is done FOR a student, not what is done TO him/her.

If your child comes home complaining about a policy or discipline, please follow the following procedure:

  • Give the staff the benefit of the doubt in front of your child before checking up with the staff member concerned.  We’re sure you don’t want a disagreement to be used to divide parent and teacher.
  • Realise that your child’s reporting may be emotionally biased and may not include all the information.
  • Realise that the school has reasons for all rules and that they are enforced without partiality.
  • Support the school and call the teacher for all the facts.

The discipline will be firm, consistent, fair and tempered with love. Our staff maintains standards of behaviour in the classroom through kindness, love and genuine regard for the students.  However, when disciplinary action becomes necessary it will be firmly carried out tempered by good judgement and understanding.  God’s Word is very clear:

“Obey them that rule over you, and submit yourselves”
Hebrews 13:17

“Children obey your parents in all things for this is pleasing to the Lord.”
Colossians 3:20

NB Please remember that the attitude and actions which you adopt with regard to regulations and discipline will send a very strong signal to your child.  If you are perceived by the child to be “side-stepping” inconvenient regulations, they will assume that they too may do this, and our ability to run an ordered community will be seriously undermined.

General

All pupils admitted to the school will be on probation for two terms. Parent involvement with the school is a pre-requisite for the school to function effectively. Parents are required to attend school functions, Parent/Teachers meetings and Parents’ Evenings. Whilst pupils are in the care of the school, the Headmaster/Mistress is in Loco Parentis (including consent to medical treatment, operations and anaesthetics); who will consult the parents where, in his opinion, this is possible.

Parents undertake to give the school one calendar term written notice or, in lieu thereof, to pay a full term’s fee before removing the pupil from the school, irrespective of the reasons for removal. Parents undertake to absolve Christ Church Preparatory School, the Board of Governors and the staff for any loss or damage to property or any injury whatsoever to pupils whilst in the care of the school.

The Board of Governors shall be entitled to review or amend conditions of enrolment upon one term’s written notice. Parents agree that upon receipt of such written notice such amended conditions shall be binding as if incorporated herein. The decision of the Board of Governors is final.

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford