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1 GRADE 7 PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING The Settlers High School

2 100% Matric Pass Rate 81% Bachelor Passes Recipient of R1, 425 million from Epoch and Optima Trust (2007 & 2008) for Mathematics Development ACHIEVEMENTS 2008

3 100% Matric Pass Rate 85% Bachelor Passes Recipient of R from Epoch and Optima Trust ACHIEVEMENTS 2009

4 99,1% Matric Pass rate 76% Bachelor Passes Recipient of R from Epoch and Optima Trust ACHIEVEMENTS 2010

5 14 th in Province (Matric Results) for Academic Achievement 100% Matric Pass Rate Provincial Award: Achieved Excellence in English 2 nd in South Africa for Allan Gray Schools of Excellence (out of 100 schools nationally) Recipient of R from Epoch and Optima Trust ACHIEVEMENTS 2011

6 13 th in Province (Matric Results) for Academic Achievement 99% Matric Pass Rate 86% Bachelor Passes Provincial Award: Greatest increase in numbers passing for bachelors study Provincial Award: WCED Language and Mathematics Systemic Tests: Improvement in performance District Award: Best English Results in District 1 st in South Africa for Allan Gray Schools of Excellence Recipient of R from Epoch and Optima Trust ACHIEVEMENTS 2012

7 Recipient of R from Epoch and Optima Trust 100% Matric Pass Rate 86% Bachelor Passes 19 th in Province (Matric Results) for Academic Achievement Top results for Afrikaans Home and 1 st Additional Language in the district (Matric Results) 74% of all subjects written in matric had pupils scoring above 60% Afrikaans 1 st Additional had 106 subject distinctions out of 202 candidates Afritwin Exchange continues with UK schools. Our pupils travel to the UK as part of exchange ACHIEVEMENTS 2013

8 3 Matrics received R bursaries 1 Matric received a R bursary 1 Matric won a R DALRO Bursary (6 awarded nationally) 1 Matric won an Allan Gray Fellowship award (Substantial financial support) 1 st in Country as part of Schools of Excellence (Allan Gray) 8 th in Province for Best Average in Maths and English in the Grade 9 Systemic Testing (R award). Best school in the Northern Areas Development of a prayer facility for our Muslim pupils ACHIEVEMENTS 2013

9 98,6% Matric Pass 27 th in Province (Matric Results) for Academic Achievement 85% Bachelor Passes Recipient of R from Epoch and Optima Trust The building of an Astro turf for hockey (R7 million) Upgrading of Consumer Studies Kitchen (R ) Building of new entrance with enhanced security (R ) 1 st in Country as part of Schools of Excellence (Allan Gray) second year in a row Development of our own indigenous fynbos garden Our 4 th exchange with our partner school in Germany takes place ACHIEVEMENTS 2014

10 Recipient of R from Epoch and Optima Trust (R3,5 million over 8 years) The school celebrates its 50 th Birthday We will publish the history of the school in a coffee table book format Our Head Prefect, Keenan Jacobs, represents the Western Cape in New York at the United Nations next month 3 pupils have received a fully paid scholarship to spend a year at a school in the USA Our 1 st rugby team travels to France on tour ACHIEVEMENTS 2015

11 PASS % (above 50%) SETTLERS WESTERN CAPE SYSTEMIC ASSESSMENT 2014 All Western Cape schools are assessed in terms of Mathematics and English. Tests are independently set and assessed. MATHEMATICS

12 PASS % (above 50%) SETTLERS WESTERN CAPE SYSTEMIC ASSESSMENT 2014 ENGLISH

13 Complete applications fully, note that certified copies are needed for some documentation. The Finance Sections (Financial Assistance and Method of Payment) (Last two pages) must be completed. All applications once received will be receipted. (Keep as your proof) The school will not photocopy any documents for you. Do not hand in originals You must complete an application form even if you intend applying for the scholarship exam. APPLICATIONS FOR 2016

14 Friday 6 March: Scholarship applications Friday 13 March: Scholarship Exam Wednesday 1 April: 13:00 Applications for 2016 (1 st Phase) Friday 12 June: 13:00 Applications for 2016 (2 nd Phase) If space available End of June: Notification of outcome of applications DEADLINES/DUE DATES

15 The Settlers High School is a Dinaledi Maths and Science focus school and all applications will be considered with abilities in Maths and Science being a critical criterion in the selection even if The Settlers High School is your closest school. The school only offers Mathematics. Mathematical Literacy is not offered at all. DINALEDI

16 The Admission Policy is applied to all candidates. The order of preference is: Nearest school with above average results Not nearest school with above average results Siblings of existing pupils if applications received by 1 st deadline SELECTION PROCESS

17 Applicants who are selected will be called in for an administrative interview in the second termApplicants who are selected will be called in for an administrative interview in the second term We will call you for an interviewWe will call you for an interview All applicants will receive a letter before the end of June indicating whether they had been selected or not.All applicants will receive a letter before the end of June indicating whether they had been selected or not. If successful, follow the instructions provided.If successful, follow the instructions provided. I select more than there are spaces available and may offer places at a later stage to those not accepted if they still meet our admission criterion but had not met the original cut off point.I select more than there are spaces available and may offer places at a later stage to those not accepted if they still meet our admission criterion but had not met the original cut off point. There is no waiting list.There is no waiting list. SELECTION PROCESS

18 We offer Afrikaans Home Language as well as 1 st Additional Language. Home language has usually one class with 28 pupils. Afrikaans should be above 85%. SUBJECT OPTIONS

19 Creative Arts: There are four pathways Music, Drama, Art and General. The first three have specialist teachers ensuring that those pupils are adequately prepared for Music/Dramatic Arts and Visual Arts in Grade 10.Creative Arts: There are four pathways Music, Drama, Art and General. The first three have specialist teachers ensuring that those pupils are adequately prepared for Music/Dramatic Arts and Visual Arts in Grade 10. The General option is for those pupils who do not intend to specialize or have an interest in any specific one of the main art forms offered at the school.The General option is for those pupils who do not intend to specialize or have an interest in any specific one of the main art forms offered at the school. SUBJECT OPTIONS

20 All students do the Creative Arts main pathway but will also do a second creative art pathway as part of the Creative Arts curriculumAll students do the Creative Arts main pathway but will also do a second creative art pathway as part of the Creative Arts curriculum Music: Please collect an information document which must be read so that you can make an informed decision if you select Music.Music: Please collect an information document which must be read so that you can make an informed decision if you select Music. SUBJECT OPTIONS

21 The school believes in a balanced approach to education and all pupils are expected to be involved in academics, sport and culture.The school believes in a balanced approach to education and all pupils are expected to be involved in academics, sport and culture. There are functions that go on into the late afternoon, evening as well as Saturday commitments.There are functions that go on into the late afternoon, evening as well as Saturday commitments. Inability to get your child to the school is no excuse not to attend functions or sports.Inability to get your child to the school is no excuse not to attend functions or sports. We have some compulsory functions that occur on Saturdays as well as some eveningsWe have some compulsory functions that occur on Saturdays as well as some evenings TRANSPORT

22 If you are not successful, you are welcome to ask us to look at your application again. This can be done via /letter. You will receive a confirmation that we have received your correspondence and will only consider these once there are any withdrawals.If you are not successful, you are welcome to ask us to look at your application again. This can be done via /letter. You will receive a confirmation that we have received your correspondence and will only consider these once there are any withdrawals. Such withdrawals are usually in August and then later in early November.Such withdrawals are usually in August and then later in early November. Do not contact us for updates.Do not contact us for updates. I do not see/talk telephonically with any person with regard to an application. If I did, I would need to see every one to be fair to all who applied and were not successful.I do not see/talk telephonically with any person with regard to an application. If I did, I would need to see every one to be fair to all who applied and were not successful. YOU ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING PLACEMENT.

23 The demand for The Settlers High School is tremendous and there will always be disappointed families.The demand for The Settlers High School is tremendous and there will always be disappointed families. Above average academic ability is well over 70% in all subjects.Above average academic ability is well over 70% in all subjects. The main focus will be on the core subjects: Languages/Mathematics/Natural Sciences and Social SciencesThe main focus will be on the core subjects: Languages/Mathematics/Natural Sciences and Social Sciences CONCLUSION

24 The selection is only made on the November Grade 6 results. Any improvement in Grade 7 cannot be considered as it should then have to be applied to all.The selection is only made on the November Grade 6 results. Any improvement in Grade 7 cannot be considered as it should then have to be applied to all. Pupils can be accepted from any locality and staying near The Settlers is no guarantee of placement. There are no feeder schools.Pupils can be accepted from any locality and staying near The Settlers is no guarantee of placement. There are no feeder schools. Academics are one of the primary criteria in selection.Academics are one of the primary criteria in selection. CONCLUSION

25 I would like thank you all for attending this meeting and wish each and everyone well as they choose a school for 2016.

26 Contact details HEADMASTER Tel: Fax:


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