Finance / Finansies
Under the provisions of Section 40 of the South African School Act 1996, a parent is liable to pay school fees as determined by a resolution adopted by the majority of parents at our general meeting. Under provisions of 30 (3) of the Act, the Governing Body must implement this resolution.
Under the provisions of section 41 of the Act, The Governing Body may, by process of law, enforce the payment of fees by parents who are liable to pay. In accordance with the act, a parent’s meeting with the Governing Body is held annually for approval of the budget and school fees for the following year.
A parent/ guardian is liable to pay the school fees determined in terms of section 39 unless or to the extent that he or she has been exempted from payment in terms of the Act. It is charged monthly and the account will be mailed or e-mailed. You are obliged to make sure that you receive your statement. If for some reason, you did not receive it, it does not mean that the fees are not owed.
The budget for 2021, as a table, which reflects the estimated cumulative effect of established trends of non-payment and the total, partial or conditional exemption likely to be granted to parents in terms of the Regulations, is approved
A discount (discount on school fees) applies if you use one of the following two options:
It is resolved that School fees of R30 240 be paid:
- In full by 15 March 2021, in which case a discount of R2 320 will be granted.
- One-month discount (R2130) if you swipe your debit card on the AEDO system before 31 January 2021
- Any monies received (i.e. tour money) from a parent/learner will first be allocated to school fees
- In the case of the matric farewell, learners’ school fees must be paid, or an arrangement must be made with the Finance office before a learner may attend. This is in addition to the requirement that matric farewell fees are not part of the school fees.
- In terms of family law, parents are jointly and separately liable for the payment of school fees, the marital status has no influence on it.
- In the event of non-payment of school fees, the school will take legal action against both parents regardless of any maintenance or court order that may exist between parents.
- In terms of Section 39 of the SA Schools Act, the parents are responsible for the payment of the compulsory school fee.
- In terms of Sections 40 and 41 of the SA Schools Act, the school may enforce the payment of compulsory school fees.
- Note that in terms of Section 41(5)(a) of the Schools Act, fees must be paid within 3 (three) months after receipt of a letter of claim.
If you pay on or before 15 March 2021 (cash or credit card):
Total school fees for 2021 R30 240
First payment due on 30 November 2020 is R 2 950
Balance payable before 28 February 2021 – R24 970
Minus discount R 2 320
TOTAL R27 920
Payment via AEDO-debit order:
First payment due on 30 November 2020 – R 2 950
Minus discount R 2 130
Monthly fixed debit order over 11 months January to November 2021 R 2 287
Total – R28 110
School fees if you do not use option 1 or 2
First payment (already payable on 30 November 2020) R 2 950
Amount over 12 months per month R 2 274
Sub Total for 12 months R27 290
Total school fees R30 240
A monthly amount of R2 274 payable if you use one of the following methods:
- Electronic Bank Transfer, Cash, Credit Card or Debit
- Using one of the discount options will bring you significant savings.
- Our parent community is encouraged to take advantage of the above discount.
- If a student who enrolled in 2020 does not show up for school in 2021, the parents can apply in writing for the reimbursement of the first payment made.
- Debit orders will be affected monthly on the day requested by parents.
It is resolved that
The criteria for the total, partial or conditional exemption of parents, who are unable to pay compulsory school fees, be determined by the criteria set out in The Exemption of Parents from School Fees Regulations (as amended in Government Gazette 39392 of 17 November 2006)
It is resolved that the following procedures will apply e.g.:
- A parent who wishes to be exempted from the payment of school fees for a child at Marais Viljoen High School shall apply annually in writing by completing the relevant forms provided by the school and returning the forms on or before 28 February 2021.
- The parent shall attend an interview with the Manager Finance.
- The Chairperson and the Treasurer will evaluate each application by applying the relevant legislation and regulations before granting or declining an application.
Applicants will be informed, in writing, by the SGB of the outcome within 30 days of the parent lodging the application, provided that all relevant documentation was submitted with the application.
- The exemption amount is calculated on both parents’ gross income, profits on investments and business transactions.
- Foster parents are automatically exempted and only need to submit the necessary supporting documents but can make a voluntary contribution.
Re-application must be made annually.
- Divorced parents or single parents (i.e. widow, widower) who apply must submit the divorce certificate or death certificate of the other parent responsible for the funds.
- It is resolved that: The SGB be authorized to make payments to state-employed members of staff in terms of Section 38A of SASA. That the sum of R2 457 616 allocated towards Section 38A payments as reflected in the budget as tabled, be approved.
It is resolved that the following schedules, which are attached as addenda to the budget, be accepted:
- The Schedule of official activities of the school as per the schedule titled “Pursuits which are part of the School Programme” (see attached list)
- The list of items/actions which fall outside of the school program. (see attached list)
- The financial office’s hours for 2021 during school terms:-
Monday – Thursday 07:00-15:00
Marais Viljoen High School / Technical High School
Cheque Account 210510990
Alberton Branch 631142
Reference: Surname, name/action (i.e. school fees, netball…)
The following items and activities which are not part of the school programme, and for which parents / pupils are responsible, or for which charges will be levies over and above school fees:
Die volgende items en aktiwiteite wat nie deel van die skoolprogram is nie, en waarvoor ouers / leerlinge verantwoordelik is, of vir watter heffings gehef sal word bo en behalwe skoolgeld:
- Matric Breakfast, Matric and other dances/socials i.e. matric farewell and the like.
- Voluntary excursions, plays, tours, festivals, competitions, etc. Specialist physical activities, gym etc
- Awards/achievers teas, dinners or braais, RCL/Leadership Camps;
- All Sports and other tours to any event or to other provinces or countries;
- Any activities which require out-of-home sleepover (other than curricular excursions/camps.);
- Entry for Olympiads, Eisteddfods, Orators etc (individual entries), Game or similar exercises on finance and economics and the like;
- Personal needs for expensive-equipment-based clubs or societies: e.g. archery, equestrian;
- All personal items of uniform and sports kit: e.g. rugby jersey, hockey or netball shirt and/or skirt, boots or running shoes, archery equipment, gymnastics or equestrian related needs;
- All personal items of LTSM not provided by the education dept: e.g. own pen, texts, stationery, dictionary, atlas, flash drive and extra text books;
- Transport to any extra mural activities i.e. sport events, culture activities and academic events, camps tours;
- School clothes as well as sport clothes;
- Any extra classes, extra coaching of any sport event;
- All activities (e.g. Sport, cultural or academic) offered by the school is for the parents own account.
- Any special capital projects;
Academic pursuits which are part of the school programme:
Akademiese strewes wat deel is van die skoolprogram
- Afrikaans Huis- en Eerste Additionele Taal;
- English Home and Additional Language
- Mathematical Literacy;
- Advanced Programme Mathematics (Optional and for own account).
- Technical Mathermatics
- Computer Application and Technology.
- Life Orientation
Physical, Natural and Life Sciences:
- Physical Sciences;
- Natural Sciences;
- Life Sciences;
- Technical Sciences.
- Business Studies.
- Social Sciences;
- Religious Studies;
- Arts and Culture.
- Visual Art (Optional and for own account)
- Engineering Graphics and Design;
- Civil Technology;
- Mechanical Technology;
- Electrical Technology.
Extra-curricular pursuits which are part of the school programme:
Buitekurrikulêre uitkomste wat deel is van die skoolprogram
Athletics, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Tennis
Academic enrichment societies (e.g. orators)
Debating (only offered in Afrikaans), Revue, Choir, Orators, Outreach and Community Service
All activities (e.g. Sport, Cultural or Academic) offered by the school is for the parents own account.
Hoekom Marais Viljoen?
Leaders in Comprehensive Education
Hoërskool Marais Viljoen rus op drie pilare:
Akademie, Sport en Kultuur.
Al drie aktiwiteite is vir ons ewe belangrik en word ook so hanteer.
Daarom voel ons dat elke leerder, onafhanklik van sy/haar talente, by ons gelukkig sal wees. Ondersteuning van ons sport- en kultuurspanne, is vir ons net so belangrik soos prestasie.