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Linpark High School

Tel. (033) 3441544 / 3441545

Fax (033) 3442219

info@linparkadmin.co.za  

P.O. Box 21477

Mayors Walk

3208

27 March 2018

 

Parents Letter No. 1

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

It is difficult to believe that the 1st term of 2018 has nearly reached an end already!  Please take note of some important issues noted below:

 

1. Uniform: From Term 2 learners will wear winter uniform.  Term 1 and 4 are summer uniform and Term 2 and 3 will be winter uniform.  Please ensure the correct School beanies, scarves and gloves are worn. If these are not worn correctly they will be confiscated until the end of term. ANY non-school-approved uniform items will be confiscated and donated to an Orphanage here in Pietermaritzburg. Suede shoes and slip-on shoes are NOT part of the Linpark uniform. Learners are to return to school on the first day of next term, shaven and hairstyles are to be acceptable as per the school’s dress code. No exotic hairstyles are allowed, and no “skinny” pants to be worn.

2. School closes for the Easter holiday on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 12:30. The 2nd term starts at 08:00 on Tuesday, 10 April 2018, Day 2.

3. Our Sports co-ordinator, Mr. N.R Ngubane, has a busy time planned ahead for all our sporting teams!  Our sports and extra-curricular activities offerear).

4. Parents’ Evening and Collection of Reports for Grade 8-12 will take place on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 at 17:30. Please take advantage of this time to meet with your child’s teachers and discuss any issues that you may have.  PLEASE NOTE: Reports will no longer be given out to learners.  Reports will only be given out to parents or guardians.

5. Staff Changes: Sadly we have to say good bye to our Principal, Mr Schreuder as he embarks on his retirement. We would like to thank Mr Schreuder for his dedication to Linpark throughout the years and for the positive changes he has brought to our school. We wish him all the best on his retirement.  

Mr Buys (Deputy Principal) will be acting as Principal. We wish him all the best in this new

position.

We also say good bye to Mrs. Frankson who has been with us for 8 years. We wish her all the best in her new endeavours.

Congratulations to Mrs. Reddy (Maistry) on the birth of her baby boy! Miss D Shelver will be taking her classes while she is on maternity leave.

6. School Governing Body: We would like to thank all the parents who came out to vote at the recent SGB elections. We congratulate all members elected to the Governing Body.

Mrs CA Jonkers- Chairperson , Mr S Zondi – Vice Chairperson, Treasurer  - Mrs T Chetty and secretary – Miss N Mdlalose.

7. Name Tags: Grade 8 learners have received their name tags. We expect all learners (Grade 8-12) to wear their name tags. If lost, a replacement will cost R65.

8. Homework Diaries: Learners were issued with a homework diary at the start of the term. Please check diaries for important dates and the school’s code of conduct.

9. Hostel weekend –term 2 is from Fri 27 April – 01 May 2018. (Monday 30 April is a school holiday).

10. Grade HODs are:
Grade 8: Mr Bisschoff
Grade 9: Mrs Naidoo
Grade 10: Mr. Ndlovu
Grade 11: Mr. Chetty
Grade 12: Mr. Buys

11. Learners should not be on school premises after 3:30pm if not participating in sport.

12. We would like to ask parents to please update important information; this includes new cell phone numbers and addresses. It is of utmost importance that we have your contact information especially should an emergency arise concerning you child.

13. LONG WEEKEND – At the end of April. 27 April – 01 May, as Monday 30 April is a school holiday.

14. Parents please pay school fees over the holiday period directly in to the School’s bank account:

LINPARK HIGH SCHOOL
NEDBANK
CASCADES BRANCH CODE: 134325
ACCOUNT No: 134-304-844-3.
REFERENCE: USE CHILD’S FULL NAME & SURNAME AND ADMIN NUMBER!!
FAX PROOF OF DEPOSIT TO: 0865168972

The staff at Linpark High School wishes you and your families a blessed and peaceful Easter.  
 

Yours faithfully

_____________________

MR N. SCHREUDER

Principal

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Updated cell phone numbers will ensure you receive important messages from the School, and will also aid us in case of any emergency your child may experience while here at School.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Please make use of your child’s ADMIN No. in all correspondence with the School.  This makes for accurate record-keeping!

12 June 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian

 

SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY BY ELECTION 2018

 

Please find on page 2 the Notice of Nomination and Election meeting which will be held on Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 18:00 in the school hall.

 

There are two parent member positions available. The vacant parent member positions became vacant due to the resignation of Mr and Mrs de Jager.

 

Parents/guardians whose names appear on the school’s Admissions Register will be eligible to participate in the School Governing Body By-election.

 

Candidates (who must be parents/guardians of learners at the school and who are not employed at the school) may be nominated to stand for election by submitting a nomination form duly completed and signed by the candidate and his/her proposer and seconder. Nomination forms will be available from Mrs Bellars in the school’s front office.

 

The completed nomination form must be returned to the school at least one day before the elections are conducted, Tuesday 17 July 2018. Further nominations can be made at the meeting on Wednesday 18 July. However, the nominated person must be present at the meeting.

 

Should a quorum not be reached at this meeting; the next meeting will be held on Thursday 26 July 2018. An election will take place on this day regardless of whether there is a quorum.

 

We appreciate your attendance at this meeting and look forward to a successful election.

 

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

_________________        _______________________

MR H BUYS                      MRS D DOWNARD

Acting Principal           Assistant Electoral Officer

 

 

Click here to download Hostel Letter 2019 No.1

2019Hostel Letter 1.pdf

 

Click here to download Letter to Parents re AGM & Resolution

2019Letter to parents re AGM and Resolution.pdf

9 November 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians

 

 

Our AGM was held on 27 November 2018 where a resolution was adopted for compulsory school fees for the 2019 year.

 

1. RESOLUTION:  Please find attached our Resolution adopted at the AGM, kindly read and make yourself familiar with the school fee procedures. Should anything in the document be unclear, please contact the

Financial Department for clarification.

 

2. PAY OF SCHOOL FEES: Please find attached the Agreement to pay School fees that needs to be completed by both biological parents and return back to the Finance Department before 31 January 2019.

 

3. EXEMPTION: Application forms need to be collected from the Financial

Department.  

 

Application opens on 9 January 2019 and closes on 28 February 2019.

 

For all school fee enquiries please contact Mrs Wood or Miss Mcmillan.

 

 

Yours faithfully

 

Act. H Buys

PRINCIPAL

 

Mrs S Wood

Financial Department

(  033- 344 1544/5

7  086 516 8972

- wood@linparkadmin.co.za

 

6 November 2018

 

 

Dear Parents

 

ESTERHUIZEN HOUSE – 2019

 

Welcome to the Esterhuizen House family.

 

We would hereby like to inform you that the fees for 2019 will be as follows:

 

- R6 500 per term, or R26 000 per annum

- R750 maintenance fee, payable once off per annum with the 1st terms fees.

 

1st term fees will be R7 250 payable by 7 January 2019, this includes the maintenance fee.

2nd term fees will be R6 500, payable by 30 March 2019.

 

3rd term fees will be R6 500, payable by 7 July 2019.

 

4th term fee will be R6 500, payable by 28 September 2019.

 

These payments must reflect in our bank account before learners return to hostel.  If the payment does not reflect in our bank account, learners will NOT be allowed entrance into the hostel and will have to return home.  NO PAYMENT, NO ENTRANCE!

 

Our banking details are as follows:

Name of Account: Linpark High School

Name of Bank: Nedbank Cascades

Account Number: 1343048443

Branch Code:  134325

Reference No.  BE    followed by the child’s admin number.

 

Proof of payment must be either faxed to 0866129779 or emailed to nikki@linparkadmin.co.za  and a copy needs to be handed to the hostel superintendent on arrival.

 

We would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe festive season and a prosperous new year.

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

 

MR HS BUYS                  MR V NDLOVU

ACTING PRINCIPAL      HOSTEL SUPERINTENDENT

 

2019New Resolution - English.pdf

 

Click here to download Resolution for 2019

RESOLUTION IN TERMS SECTION 39(1) AND SECTION 39(2) OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS ACT 84 OF 1996, AS AMENDED (“SASA”) FOR THE 2019 SCHOOL YEAR

 

It is resolved by the majority of the parents in attendance:

 

1. NOTICE OF BUDGET MEETING

 

1.1 That notice of the budget meeting was given to parents of the School on 9 October 2018 and that a period of at least 30 days has lapsed since notice was given as is required by Section 38(2) of SASA.

1.2 That the notice of the budget meeting informed the parents of the School that the budget would be available for inspection at least 14 days prior to the budget meeting as is required by Section 38(3) of SASA.

1.3 That the budget was available for inspection at least 14 days prior to the budget meeting.

 

2. ACCEPTANCE OF BUDGET

 

That the budget as presented, and which reflects the estimated cumulative effect of the established trends of non-payment of school fees and the total, partial or conditional exemptions granted to a parent/parents at Linpark High School (“School”), is approved and accepted.

 

3. SCHOOL FEES

 

3.1 That school fees may be determined and charged at the School.

3.2 That the school fees for 2019 will be R16 450.00 per learner, per annum.

3.3 That school fees will be payable in full and in advance on or before 28 February 2019, but that the Governing Body of the School may accept payment of school fees in instalments, provided that the prescribed agreement to pay school fees has been collected from the School, completed and returned to the School on or before 28 February 2019.

3.4 That should the parents fail to return the prescribed agreement to pay school fees to the School on or before 28 February 2019, that payment of the full school fees due must be made on or before 28 February 2019.

 

4. APPLICATIONS FOR EXEMPTION FROM OR REDUCTION IN SCHOOL FEES

 

4.1 That the following procedure shall apply for exemption from and reduction in school fees:

4.1.1 That all applications for exemption from or reduction in school fees must be submitted to the School Fee Secretary/Bursar of the School on the prescribed form on or before 28 February 2019, or within 60 days of change of circumstances.

4.1.2 That single parents/custodian parents may apply for exemption from or reduction in school fees, without the consent of the other biological parent/non-custodian parent, subject to the following conditions:

4.1.2.1 That the single parent/custodian so applying, must complete and sign the prescribed affidavit setting out the grounds why application is made without the consent of the other biological parent/non-custodian parent.

4.1.2.2 The full contact details of the other biological parent/non-custodian parent must be provided in the prescribed affidavit and a copy of the child/children’s unabridged birth certificate(s) must be submitted with the prescribed affidavit.

4.1.2.3 That the duly completed and signed prescribed affidavit must be submitted to the School Fee Secretary/Bursar before an application for exemption from or reduction in school fees may be submitted.

4.1.2.4 That a single parent/custodian parent may not apply for exemption from or reduction in school fees until the prescribed affidavit has been submitted to the School.

4.1.2.5 That both the prescribed affidavit and applications for exemption from or reduction in school fees must be submitted to the School Fee Secretary/Bursar of the School on or before 28 February 2019, or within 60 days of change of circumstances.

4.1.3 That interviews may be conducted to verify information given by a parent/parents in respect of any aspect of the application for exemption or reduction in school fees and prescribed affidavit before an exemption is granted.

4.1.4 That parents may appeal to the Head of Department of the Department of Education against the decision of the Governing Body of the School regarding exemption from or reduction in school fees.

4.1.5 That, subject to paragraph 4.1.2 above, the Governing Body of the School must consider the combined gross income of the parents as defined in the Regulations for Exemption of Parents from Payment of School Fees (as per Government Gazette R1052 published on 18 October 2006), when processing all application for exemption from or reduction in school fees.

4.1.6 That the Governing Body may delegate the handling of all applications for exemption from or reduction in school fees to the School Fee Secretary/Bursar.

4.1.7 That should no application for exemption from and reduction in school fees on the prescribed form be received on or before 28 February 2019, or within 60 days of change of circumstances, a parent/parents shall be ipso facto barred from them later applying for an exemption from or reduction in school fees.

 

 

5. PAYMENTS IN TERMS OF SECTION 38A

 

5.1 That the Governing Body of the School may make application in terms of Sections 38A(1) and 38A(2) of SASA to the Head of Department of the Department of Education for additional payments to State paid employees working at School for the 2019 school year.

5.2 That the said application must be made in writing and comply with Section 38A(3) of SASA.

5.3 That the payments contemplated in this Section of SASA has been reflected in the school budget.

5.4 That the Governing Body of the School may appeal to the Member of the Executive Council against—

5.4.1 the refusal by the Head of Department of the Department of Education of the application; or

5.4.2 the failure Head of Department of the Department of Education to provide a decision on an application within three months after the lodging of the application in the office of the Head of Department of the Department of Education.

 

6. IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION

 

This resolution as adopted and passed by the majority of parents in attendance must be implemented by the Governing Body of the School.