Non-refundable Enrolment Fee
An offer of a place for a Child at the School is accepted by you signing this contract and paying non-refundable enrolment fee. The non-refundable enrolment fee is as follows:
- Gr R - 3: R 15 000
- Gr 4
- 7: R 12 500
- Gr 8 - 12: R 10 000
The non-refundable enrolment fee will form part of the general funds of the School.
Parents who enrolled their son at the School prior to 2017, will have paid a deposit. The School will be entitled to treat the interest generated from such deposit as income. The deposit will be refunded to parents, without interest, on their Child leaving or, at the School's discretion, credited to the Parent, without interest,
for the final payment of the fees or other sums lawfully due by the Parent to the School, on the Child leaving.
We will continue to offer Family Discounts for brothers at St Benedict's and sisters at Holy Rosary School and Assumption Convent.
- One child: Full fees
- Two children: 5% discount on total fees
- Three children: 10% discount on total fees
The discount applies to tuition fees only and is not applicable to scholarship candidates (20% and above) or candidates on bursaries.
IEB Examination Fees
Gr 12 ‘s will be billed separately for the external IEB examination fees. 2017 IEB Fees are R5650 per candidate.
School Tours and Excursions
Additional charges are levied in respect of School Tours and excursions. This includes the costs of all sports tours and sports training camps. No charge is made, however, for the conveyance of pupils to or from normal sports activities.
Raven’s Sports Centre
No charge is levied in respect of boys making use of the Raven's Sports Centre. Boys must however be 14 years or older before being allowed use of this facility.
The After-School Centre operates from the close of school each day until 17:30, catering for pupils up to G7. A light lunch is provided. A schedule of fees and charges is available from Reception. Charges are payable to the Accounts Office only. Aftercare fee for 2017 is R1 300 per month (billed over 10 months) or R13 000 annually. The Aftercare Centre will continue to operate during midterms and April school holidays at no additional costs. It will, however, be closed for the August and December holidays. A holiday club will operate during the August holidays and the first two weeks of December at an additional cost.
Charges are levied in respect of boys electing to join the St Benedict's Rowing Section, the St Benedict’s Pipe Band and the St Benedict’s Cub and Scout Groups.
Text books are issued on loan to pupils from Grade R to Grade 3. Pupils from G4 to G12 are required to purchase their own books.
All G4 to G12 pupils are required to provide their own stationery and equipment as per the list supplied by the school. In GR to G3 parents purchase stationery packs prepared by the school.
As has always been the case at St Benedict's, the Board of Governors makes financial provision to grant bursaries to assist parents experiencing temporary financial difficulties. Such bursaries are never awarded at the point of initial enrolment and are also not considered when an account is in arrears. Parents applying for such assistance will be required to prove their need by submitting financial proof thereof, this includes payslips and SARS Income Tax Returns. The said bursaries are designed as an interim relief measure and should not be viewed as a permanent reduction in fees. Bursaries are awarded on an annual basis and parents are required to re-apply for assistance each year.
In terms of the agreement signed by parents/guardians at the time of their son's enrolment, a full term's notice in writing is required if it is their intention to remove their son from the school or boarding house. (Alternatively a full term's fees and levy in lieu of notice is required.) Adequate notice is appreciated as it allows for timeous arrangements to be made for the reallocation of places at the school and boarding house.