The Free State Head of Education has, in terms of section 5 (paragraph 7 and 8), of the South African Schools’ Act, 1996 (Act 84 of 1996 as amended) delegated his powers to admit learners to public schools and to give reasons of refusal to admit learners, to the principals of schools.
It should therefore be noted that the admission of learners at St Michael’s School is the responsibility of the principal.
In terms of section 5(5) of the South African Schools Act (84) of 1996 the Governing Body of a school determines the admission policy. In determining this policy, St Michael’s Governing Body has attempted in every way to comply with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the South African Schools Act 1996 and applicable provincial legislation.
In terms of Government Gazette 10067 in which norms and standards are prescribed, the school takes cognisance of the fact that the ratio of 1m2 area per learner has been and is being exceeded. In the interest of the school budget and the shortage of available spaces in the province, the status quo will be maintained. The number of learners admitted to the school will only be re-considered if the Department of Education constructs additional classrooms on the premises. Please familiarize yourself with the school’s code of conduct.