Admissions

All the information you need to prepare yourself and child for enrollment.

Entrance Procedure

Parents who wish to enrol their children at Hamilton Preparatory School should complete the application form and return the completed form to Hamilton.

The application form should be accompanied by the following:
A non-refundable application fee of R500-00;

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate, immunisation card, previous school reports (if applicable) and an ID photo, and
    Copies of both parents’ identity documents and a municipal account as proof of residence.
    Foreign students must please furnish a copy of their study permit.

APPLICATION FORM FOR ENROLMENT

Parents should note that completion of an application form does not guarantee acceptance to Hamilton Preparatory School. Applicants will be requested to attend an entrance test and admission of an applicant remains at the discretion of the Principal of Hamilton Preparatory School.
Once your application is successful, you will be required to pay the first months fees in order to secure your child’s place in the class.

School Hours

The school gates are open by 7h00. The Pre-Primary day ends at 12h15. In the Primary School the day begins at 7h20 with morning line-up followed by the first lesson at 7h30. The Foundation Phase end at 12h30 and the Intermediate Phase end at 12h45 from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays school ends at 12h30.

AFTER-CARE
After-school Care facilities are provided for children in all Grades. The facilities are available on school days from the close of the school day until 3pm. The After-school Care programme will be available from the After-Care upon registration. See the schedule of fees on the d6 Communicator
for the costs involved.

d6 Communication

All communication with parents is done through the on-line d6 Communicator which can be loaded onto a laptop, cell phone and PC. Parents receive information in the form of a weekly newsletter, The Tartan Tattler, as well as a letter from the Head. Both will be loaded onto d6 on Fridays.

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Name of School: Hamilton Preparatory School

Registered Name: Nambithi

Independent School Reg No: 2005/032673/08
(Association incorporated under Section 21)

Physical Address: 75 Willis Street
Ladysmith
3370
Postal Address: P.O. Box 1533
Ladysmith
3370
Telephone: 036 – 6354246
Fax: 036 – 6354246
E-Mail: info@hamiltonprep.co.za

Mr Vishnu Moodley (Chairman)

Mr Ralf Dedekind

Ms Magda Cullen (Treasurer)

Mrs Bridget Painter (ex-officio)

Mr Lionel McKay

Principal
Mrs Painter

Secretary
Mrs Roshni Riga

Accounts
Mrs Tanya Wilby

Busy Bees
Mrs Rosanne Jeary / Ms May Cindi

Grade RRR (Squirrels)
Mrs Chantel Estran / Ms Connie Mhlanga

Grade RR (Bunnies)
Mrs Phili Mhlanga

Grade R (Hedgehogs)
Mrs Elzette Zietsman

Grade 1
Mrs Karien Schoeman

Grade 2
Miss Alta Opperman

Grade 3
Mrs Lyn Naylor

Grade 4
Mrs Tracey Howard

Grade 5
Mrs Kim Elworthy

Grade 6
Mrs Shannyn Botha

Grade 7
Mrs Rachel Colyn

Art
Mrs Gill Hoffman

Music
Mrs Joyce Richmond

Support Staff
Mr Nathi Khumalo / Patience Mbele

Fees are billed monthly over 11 months and payable in advance before the 7th of the month commencement of the new term. Parents are also requested to settle any accounts before the school closes by the end of each term. Further, any parent who wishes to give notice of their intention to take the child out of the school must provide one full term’s written notice before the child is removed from the school. Should the parent fail to give the required notice period they will be charged in lieu of notice.
The school runs on a four term system that follows the same dates as the government calendar. Parents are able to access an updated calendar on the d6 Communicator.

Curriculum

The academic curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. It is implemented and extended using carefully selected learning programmes and teaching aids.The curriculum will include Literacy/English , Numeracy/Maths, Life Skills, Computers, Art, Class Music and Physical Education (Ball Skills). In the higher grades, the curriculum will include Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Life Orientation and Technology. Education at Hamilton is focused on the whole child. Assessment standards are in place to assess all stages of development.
Regular contact with parents is essential and it is imperative that parents keep up with their child(ren)s progress. PAT (parent and teacher ) Chats are held in Terms 1 and 3. Full reports are given in Terms 2 and 4.

Religion

The Christian Faith forms the basis of Hamilton Preparatory School’s ethos and will be the foundation for school assemblies. At Hamilton we celebrate religious events such as Easter and Christmas. In addition, our end-of year concert may be based on a religious theme.
However, we welcome and respect pupils of all denominations and religions and value the variety of languages and cultures that will be represented throughout our school. Children are not forced to participate in Christian religious celebrations.