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our school | school fee structures

what are your children's school fees used for?

Fees cover the day to day running of the school. Most of our expenses (75%) are for salaries and wages. At present, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education employs and provides a salary for one teacher. All fees must be paid in advance. Parents may agree to pay annually or monthly.


An exciting and enjoyable year has flashed by at Settlers’ Park Pre-Primary School! There have been some wonderful highlights, including the Family Fun Day, the Rocking Productions show, the Comrades Walk and the International Evening. These great events would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the staff, parent volunteers and fantastic support on the day from the school community. It is a privilege to be a part of such a vibrant school. Thanks and congratulations must go to Ellen Borain and her dedicated team, all of whom have worked tirelessly to make Settlers’ Park Pre-Primary School a wonderful place for our children to be educated.

Strict financial controls are applied in order to keep the running costs of the School at a sustainable level. This is increasingly challenging in the current financial climate, and innovative solutions have been sought to combat these increases.

The Approved Fee structure for 2017 is as follows:

The annual school fees for 2017 will be R20, 780.00 (2016: R19, 420.00). Payments of R2, 078.00 per month are payable over a 10 month period, with the first payment due by 3 February 2017 and the final payment due by 3 November 2017. The school fees include a once off annual fee to cover Marsh Personal Accident insurance of R208.00 per child, plus Netcare 911 Scholar Insurance of R36.00 per child, which is compulsory for all children attending the school.

Development Levy:

The management team at Settlers’ Park continually seeks to improve and upgrade the school facilities through the use of targeted fundraising, as well as utilising the available resources as efficiently as possible. To this end, a Development Levy of R45.00 per child per month, payable over 10 months, will be charged. This amount is over and above the school fees and the levy will be used in conjunction with fundraising activities to continue to upgrade the school facilities. Fundraising is a time consuming and labour intensive process, which at times draws the focus of teachers and support staff away from their core roles. This levy therefore seeks to spread the load over the year for parents and staff alike.

Early Settlement Discount (School Fees only):

Parents who provide proof of payment of the annual school fees IN FULL before the 3rd February 2017 will be entitled to a discount of 4% on the annual fee. A sibling discount on school fees is also available to parents with more than one child attending the school simultaneously. This discount is 2%. Aftercare fees have also been increased by 7% from January 2017.

Aftercare fees for 2017 will be as follows:

Number Of Days Per Week Annual Fees (R) Monthly Fee (R)
5 Days 5880 588
4 Days 4710 471
3 Days 3530 353
2 Days 2350 235
1 Day 1180 118
Casual daily rate R48

Note: If your child will always be fetched before 13:00, you will be charged 1/3 of the full fee. If the child will always be fetched by 14:30, the full rate will be halved.

We have made every effort to ensure that the above fees are as affordable as possible for all parents of our school. Should you have any queries or concerns relating to the above fees, please feel free to contact Ellen or myself and we will be more than happy to address your concerns.

The Governing Body would like to thank the parent body for the continued support in creating a very warm and happy environment in which our children endeavor to learn and grow. We look forward to an exciting 2017.

Yours faithfully
Jethro Morrison

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