• Getting Started
  • Learner's information
  • Parent's Information
  • Consideration
  • Payment Contract

INTRODUCTORY LETTER

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for expressing an interest in our school. We hope that the information in the next few pages will answer some of the questions that you have regarding the school, however, please feel free to contact the school on 087 158 3700 or email admin@empoweracademy.co.za at any stage should you have further questions.

We recognise that training up a child is essentially a parental responsibility and we are here to assist you in this responsibility. It is our vision to see children grow up in the plans and purposes that God has for them, to have an intrinsic desire for education to enable them to become all that God has purposed for them to be and to love, honour and respect Christ and others. We endeavour to provide a thoroughly Christian environment with suitably qualified teachers who are passionate about God, children and their education.

Please complete all pages of this Application Form in order for us to process your application without delay.

Photograph of your child

Child's Birth Certificate or updated Passport & Study permit

Child's lastest report

Proof of Payment for Administration Fee of R450

Father's Identity Document or updated Passport & Work permit

Mother's Identity Document or updated Passport & Work permit

Proof of Residence

Proof of guardian or caregiver's custody (if applicable)

Any Professional or Medical report

Letter of commendation from your pastor or church leader

Signed Indemnity form & media consent

NB: Incomplete application forms will not be processed.

Conditions of Acceptance at Our School

Christian Obligation of Conduct:

At least one parent of the child must be a committed, born again Christian, supported by a letter of commendation from their pastor / church leader. Both parents will be required to come for an interview with the school principal. The child will be required to undergo an assessment by a class teacher.

Age

OWING TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES AVAILABLE, THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR CHILD A PLACE AT THE SCHOOL AND THE FINAL DECISION IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

Once the application has been considered, you will be notified accordingly.

May God give you wisdom in selecting a suitable school for your child.

General Information

Pupil's Name

Grade Required

Year Required

Father's Consent

Mother's Consent

Date child will start (Should they be accepted and space be available):

All information provided in this document will be treated as confidential.

Details of the Pupil

Surname

First Names

Preferred Name

Gender

(Name used on class lists, etc.)

Pupil’s position in the family (e.g. Eldest)

Home Language

ID Number

Birth Date

Race

Nationality

(Required by IEB/GDE)

Current Grade

Year(s) in Grade

Will your child attend aftercare (Primary School only)

Does the learner have any learning disabilities?

Name and Grade of any siblings attending ECA

First registration of learner in Gauteng?

Learner attended school last year?

Province where learner attended school last year?

Previous School Information

Last school attended

City/ Town and Province

Telephone Number

Email Address

Reason for leaving school previous school

Medical Information

Learner's Doctor's Name

Doctor’s Telephone Number

Medical Aid

Medical Aid Number

Dependent Code

Main Member / Initials and Surname

Does your child have any of the following (a ticked box would represent a YES)?

If you have answered YES to any of the above, kindly give full details

The above information is all true and correct:

Father’s Signature/ Guardian

Mother’s Signature/ Guardian

Details of the Father/Guardian

First Name

Surname

Title

Preferred Name

ID Number

Date of Birth

Home Address

Postal Address

Home Telephone Number

Work Telephone Number

Cellphone Number

Email Address

Occupation

Employer

Marital Status

Church Denomination

Pastor's Name

Pastor's Telephone Number

Born Again Christian

School Account Payer

Does the child live with you?

Any important information we should take note of:

Details of the Mother/Guardian

Title

Surname

First Name

Preferred Name

ID Number

Date of Birth

Home Address

Postal Address

Home Telephone Number

Work Telephone Number

Cellphone Number

Email Address

Occupation

Employer

Marital Status

Church Denomination

Pastor's Name

Pastor's Telephone Number

Born Again Christian

School Account Payer

Does the child live with you?

Any important information we should take note of:

Emergency Contact Details

NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS OF FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS WHO CAN BE CONTACTED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY: (In the event of parents/ guardian not being available)

Emergency Contact Person 1

Name

Relationship

Work Telephone Number

Cell Number

Emergency Contact Person 2 (if applicable)

Name

Relationship

Work Telephone Number

Cell Number

Consideration of Affordability

AVERAGE MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD INCOME (in Rands):

AVERAGE MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES (in Rands):

(Please complete the Itemized Affordability Assessment schedule at the end of this document to support these figures. Careful consideration of the financial commitment to your child’s education is essential.)

Itemized Affordability Assessment

Deductions

Tax

UIF

Medical Aid

Pension

Family Expenses

Bond / Rental

Rates / Levies

Electricity and Water

Home and Garden Maintenance

Insurance Policies (Car and House / Household)

Groceries

Fuel / Travel Costs

Car Repayment

Car Maintenance

Clothing

Education of other children (not at ECA)

Phones and Internet

TV / Entertainment

Security / Alarm

Domestic Help / Wages

Gifts / donations

Others

Nett effect

(Gross income less all deductions and expenses) We confirm affordability of anticipated ECA school fees.

Payment Contract

In applying for admission to Empower Christian Academy, I agree to the following: My child will be taught according to the faith promulgated by the Empower Church. A Statement of Faith of Empower Church is attached to this document. Adherence in lifestyle to this Statement of Faith is an inherent requirement of enrolment. I also take note of the fact that the first additional language offered at ECA is Afrikaans and the second additional language is Setswana.

In order for ECA to administer the finances of the school effectively the SCHOOL FEE POLICY is as follows:

PROMPT PAYMENT of school fees is essential for efficient administration of the school and assists us in keeping the fees as low as possible.

It is required that school fees be paid no later than the 1st of the month. School fees are payable in advance. Overdue amounts will result in the termination of your child’s enrolment at the school. Statements are sent out on the 15th of each month for the next month. It is advisable that fees are to be paid via EFT as this not only eliminates the risk of having large amounts of money in the office, but also cuts out a lot of administration.

Please email proof of payment to finance@hnca.co.za or contact the school office for any queries.

Fees for 2019 are as follows:

a) Preschool R 2180.00 p/month (Toddlers to Grade 00 – this includes aftercare).

b) Junior Primary School R 2760.00 p/month (from Grade R to Grade 3).

c) Senior Primary School R 2850.00 p/month (Grade 4 to Grade 5).

d) Primary School Aftercare R 700.00 p/month.

Payments need to be made into the school account and proof of payment provided to the school:

Bank Name: ABSA Pretoria North Account Name: ECA Education Account No: 930 754 5552 Reference: Child’s Initials and Surname The school will provide you with your family reference number, once your child is admitted.

The annual school fee amount is spread over 12 months for your convenience, therefore, please pay promptly during the holiday periods as well.

A once-off R450.00 non-refundable administrative fee per pupil is payable with this application.

Parents sign re-enrolment forms towards the end of the year, each year indicating their commitment to the school for the following year. Together with this, an amount of R 800.00 if your child is in the Primary School and R 500.00 if the child in the Preschool becomes due. This amount is payable at the latest by the 31 August each year. This is then offset against fees in the February of the following year if re-enrolment takes place.

ECA aftercare does not function during school holidays; alternative arrangements need to be made for your child.

If any school fees, and penalties are outstanding as at 1 December in any year, then:

a) The child’s enrolment at the school for the following year will be terminated; and

b) The school may withhold any reports or transfer documents until the outstanding school fees have been paid.

If you wish to remove your child from the school for any reason, please note that a ONE CALENDAR MONTH NOTICE IS REQUIRED IN WRITING. (Telephonic arrangements will not be considered). The written notice must be submitted by the last day of a month and school fees for the notice month following would be payable in full, even if the child does not complete the month in the school. School records will not be forwarded to the new school until payments of the outstanding accounts are finalized.

All learners will be given a probation period of three (3) months in the school. Should their behaviour, academic or finances not be compitable with the standard of ECA, unfortunately their space in the school will be terminated.

I have read and understood the School Fee Policy and agree to pay my account as specified one month in advance.