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Christel House SA Admissions Process

  1. When are your opening and closing dates for applications?

Please check our website here for the most up to date information:

https://sa.christelhouse.org/our-programs/student-applications/

  1. Only applicants who meet all our non-negotiable qualifying criteria mentioned below will be considered:

  • Age requirement for Grade RR: The applicant must be turning 5 in the year they start Grade RR. (This means that for Grade RR 2023, they must be born in 2018)
  • Results requirement for Grade 2 - 12 (last 2 reports with a code 6 or 7 OR 70%+ in English, Mathematics & 1st Additional Language)
  • Financial Need: Your average household income must be R1500 or less per person per month. To calculate: Count the total income (salaries, social grants & stipends) your household receives per month (e.g., R5000 in total). Divide this number by the number of people staying in your house (e.g., 5 people) to get the average income per person. For example: R5000 divided by 5 people = R1000 per person per month.
  • Location: Child must currently & permanently live in one of the areas listed below at the time of application.

Hanover Park; Manenberg; Tambo Square; Jim se Bos; Philippi Browns Farm (as far as Stock Road, no further); Philippi Farms; Smallville; Springfield; Phumlani; Lotus River; Strandfontein; Pelican Park; Lansdowne; Parkwood; Langa; Athlone: Kewtown, Bridgetown, Silvertown, Belgravia, Parktown, Pook Se Bos, Statishights, Bokmakierie; Ottery; Freedom Park; Mitchell’s Plain (Eastridge, Beacon Valley & Lentegeur only)

*Disclaimer: High School applicants who live close and around the above-listed areas will be considered. Considerations will be made based on space availability on our buses. Christel House Admissions Criteria applies.

Please note: If you do not meet ALL of our non-negotiable qualifying criteria listed above, your application will not be processed.

  1. I submitted all my documents, had a home visit and my child has come for observation. Does this mean that my child is being accepted?

No. We have limited spaces available. At the time of application, your placement is not guaranteed.  Please ensure that you apply to and accept placements from other schools for your child. If your child is accepted into Christel House, a staff member will inform you telephonically. 

  1. My child lives in Bonteheuwel/Khayelitsha/Samora /Tafelsig etc., why can’t I apply?

Christel House SA only processes applications from learners that live within our catchments areas as we follow a specific bus route when picking up and dropping learners off every day. High School applicants who live close and around the above-listed areas will be considered. Christel House Admissions Criteria applies.

  1. Please explain your income requirement:

Your average household income must be R1500 or less per person per month. To calculate: Count the total income (salaries, social grants & stipends) your household receives per month (e.g., R5000 in total). Divide this number by the number of people staying in your house (e.g., 5 people) to get the average income per person. For example: R5000 divided by 5 people = R1000 per person per month.

  1. I applied for my child, but I have not yet received the outcome of my child’s application. When can I expect to hear from you?

If you haven’t heard from us by 30 September 2022, you may consider your child’s application unsuccessful. We will however send an SMS to inform you of the outcome of your application.

  1. Where can I apply?

Applications are online ONLY

Visit our website: https://sa.christelhouse.org/our-programs/student-applications/

OR

Send us a WhatsApp message to 067 035 6608

OR

Email us on admissions@sa.christelhouse.org 

OR

call 021 704 9429