INTRODUCTION

Posh Minions Montessori School is a privately owned company. Our Montessori approach to education provides children with enduring intellectual capabilities, achieved through the framework of social and emotional learning.

   We have drafted this admission policy following section 29 of the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 and the National Education Policy Act No. 27 of 1996.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

As demonstrated during the admissions process, admission depends on a family’s commitment to the Montessori program and the learner’s readiness.

   We compose our classes carefully, and this is in keeping with Montessori philosophy. A relatively balanced distribution of boys, girls, and ages is a critical component to the success of each three-year developmental cycle.

   Learners who are not admitted during the current academic year may elect to keep their applications active for one year. Then, if unexpected openings arise, we will draw from our pool of active applications.

AGE CRITERIA

ACADEMIC CRITERIA

BARRIERS CRITERIA

Posh Minions Montessori School seeks to reflect the demographics of the community it serves. Hence, we include a LIMITED number of learners who experience barriers to learning. While we endeavour to provide support to facilitate access and participation, we acknowledge that we cannot offer the specialized support, which “special” schools offer. For this reason, we admit a limited number of learners who experience barriers to learning.

ROLE OF THE PARENT

FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

PLACEMENT OF LEARNERS

We give preference to learners who are registered with the school. Other cases are considered at the school’s discretion, which reserves the right to look at the merits of each case. Classes are then filled with learners on a first-come, first-served basis. But, again, acceptance is at the discretion of the school.

ADMISSION OF NON-CITIZENS

We admit non-citizens, provided that the child’s parents have a temporary or permanent residence permit and a study permit for the scholar. In addition, the parent must submit a certified copy of the original permit with the application.