ADMISSIONS

Grade 8 Applications 2024: Administered entirely by the GDE. Please read the information below.

GRADE 8 DAY BOY APPLICATION PROCESS 2024

This process is run entirely by the Department of Education and parents are required to apply directly through them on www.gdeadmissoins.gov.za

The Department of Education usually commences their application process between June/July/August each year. (Please monitor our website for updates as we receive updates from the Department of Education)

Please scan the following documents individually, save them, so that they are ready to upload onto the GDE online system when it opens.

(1) Latest school report

(2) SA Unabridged birth certificate of learner OR Passport of learner (if non-SA citizen)

(3) A scan of both the Mother’s and Father’s or Guardian’s IDs on one page OR Passport (if non-SA citizen)

(4) Latest water and lights account or full lease agreement (NO RATES ACCOUNTS, STORE ACCOUNTS OR BANK STATEMENTS ARE  ACCEPTED)

(5) Proof of employment if applying based on your work address

The GDE use the following criteria when placing students at schools:

·         List 1 – Living within the schools feeder zone

·         List 2 – Siblings

·         List 3 – Working within the schools feeder zone

·         List 4 – Living within 30km from school

·         List 5 – Living outside 30km from school

PLEASE NOTE: Placements are not guaranteed, as all students on List 1 are placed before moving onto any of the other lists. PBHS only has 200 available places to fill, therefore placement depends on how many families live within our feeder zone. Sometimes this even means that not everyone on list 1 gets placed, as there are often over 500 applications for List 1).

The outcome of the GDE application is issued by the Department of Education. The outcome can only be retrieved on the GDE online system where you applied, and not by the school.

GRADE 9-11 DAY BOY/BOARDER APPLICATION PROCESS DURING 2023 SCHOOL YEAR

This application process is currently open and parents must complete the above Grade 9-11 Application. This electronic application creates a waiting list in the back end of our programme which we refer to should a student leave.

Documents you will be required to upload to the application:

(1) Latest school report

(2) Reference letter from current school

(3) SA Unabridged birth certificate OR Passport (if non-SA citizen)

(4) Mother/Guardian ID or Passport (if non-SA citizen)

(5) Father/Guardian ID or Passport (if non-SA citizen)

(6) Current pay slips if applying as a boarder

(7) Proof of residence

PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably placement is not guaranteed as we require students to leave in order to create a space.

When we undertake placement, we apply our Admission Policy (see on website) which will consider the following criteria:

·         Academic performance

·         Sport achievements

·         Cultural achievements

·         Behaviour

·         Leadership qualities

·         Affordability

·         Proximity to school (for day boys) Students must live within Pretoria to apply as a day boy.

Please note: 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 South African Law), including a commitment to pay school fees, must accompany the application. The applicant must permanently reside at that address.

Applicants will only be contacted if their application is successful.

 

GRADE 9-11 DAY BOY/BOARDER APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2024

This process commences on 1 August 2023. The application will go live on our website www.boyshigh.com from 1 August 2023. Parents will be required to complete the Grade 9-11 Application for 2024. This electronic application creates a waiting list in the back end of our programme which we refer to should a student leave.

Documents you will be required to upload to the application:

(1) Latest school report

(2) Reference letter from current school

(3) SA Unabridged birth certificate OR Passport (if non-SA citizen)

(4) Mother/Guardian ID or Passport (if non-SA citizen)

(5) Father/Guardian ID or Passport (if non-SA citizen)

(6) Current pay slips if applying as a boarder

(7) Proof of residence

PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably placement is not guaranteed as we require students to leave in order to create a space.

When we undertake placement, we apply our Admission Policy (see on website) which will consider the following criteria:

·         Academic performance

·         Sport achievements

·         Cultural achievements

·         Behaviour

·         Leadership qualities

·         Affordability

·         Proximity to school (for day boys) Students must live within Pretoria to  apply as a day boy.

 

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 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.

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GRADE 8 BOARDING APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR 2024

The Boarding Application Process for 2024 will commence on 1 February 2023. Please click the Grade 8 2024 Boarding button above to apply:

The boarding placement process is run entirely by the school in accordance with the admission policy below.

Please follow the following steps when applying:

Step1. Obtain a reference letter/testimonial from your son’s current school

Step 2. Save the following documentation to your PC before starting the application:

  • Reference letter/Testimonial from current school (This is compulsory) We use this letter from the school to get to know your son better
  • Copy of your son’s latest school report
  • Copy of your son’s unabridged birth certificate OR Passport (if non-SA citizen)
  • Copy of Mother’s ID OR Passport (if non-SA citizen)
  • Copy of Father’s ID OR Passport (if non-SA citizen)
  • Copy of Mother’s/Guardian pay slip (or letter from accountants stating monthly income from your business)
  • Copy of Father’s/Guardian pay slip (or letter from accountants stating monthly income from your business)

Step 3. Complete the electronic application

Only applications that are shortlisted are invited for an interview (similar to a job interview). Based on the interview, acceptances are made. As result, placement can therefore not be guaranteed.

SHORTLISTING CRITERIA:

  • Marks
  • Involvement at school/sports/cultural
  • Leadership qualities
  • Behaviour
  • Affordability

Please note: Based on the above criteria, placement can therefore not be guaranteed

Only the accepted boarder applicants will be required to apply on the GDE online system (this is only a technicality to finalise the overall PBHS intake on the GDE system). This process usually opens round about June/July/August. We post information regarding the GDE online process on our website as soon as we  receive the information from the Department of Education.

Final feedback will be provided via email by August 2023

GRADE 8 DAY BOY / BOARDER APPLICATION PROCESS DURING THE YEAR FOR 2023

This process commences on 1 February 2023 as then the process is that of the school’s again. Parents can complete the Grade 8 Application for 2023 that will go live 1 February 2023. This electronic application creates a waiting list in the back end of our programme which we refer to should a student leave.

Documents you will be required to upload to the application:

·         Latest school report

·         Reference letter from current school

·         SA Unabridged birth certificate OR Passport (if non-SA citizen)

·         Mom/Guardian ID or Passport (if non-SA citizen)

·         Dad/Guardian ID or Passport (if non-SA citizen)

·         Payslips if applying as a boarder

·         Proof of residence

PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably space is not guaranteed as we require students to leave in order to create a space

When doing placement we apply our admission policy (see on website) which considers the following criteria:

·         Academic performance

·         Sport achievements

·         Cultural achievements

·         Behaviour

·         Leadership qualities

·         Affordability

·         Proximity to school (for day boys) Students must live within Pretoria to apply as a day boy.

BOARDER ADMISSION POLICY

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 most suitable 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.

 

BOARDER 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 Forms for Grades 8 to 11 must be printed from the link above and completed in full and signed by both parents or legal guardians.  All supporting documents must be submitted together with the application form.

Application forms for dayboys for Grade 9-11 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. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

ENQUIRY

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

Telephone:012 460 224
Email: admissions@boyshigh.com