Expenses not met by the Government are paid by the School Development Fund. This includes appointments of additional teachers and other staff members, general repair of the inventory, fees for photocopying, fax machine, auditing, the purchasing of teaching aids and materials, expenses incurred for the maintenance of the school garden, general office expenses and more.
It is therefore expected of all parents to contribute towards the School Development Fund.
Contributions are payable in advance, either annually, per trimester, monthly or by stop order. Stop order forms (for ten months from January to October) are available at your bank.
All payments to the school should be made at the Secretary’s office. Please insist on an official receipt for each and every payment made.
It is essential that these fees be paid timorously, otherwise the school is not able to offer learners the choice or standard of subject material that Namib High School believes each learner is entitled to.
Parents who have financial problems may wish to apply for reduction or exemption from payment of contributions to the School Development Fund. The policy is as follows:
- Parents may apply for reduction or exemption from payment of contributions to the School Development Fund on a prescribed form drawn up in accordance with Sections 25 (10) and 25 (9) (b) of the Act and Section 11 (page 10) of the Regulations. Proof of Income of both parents must be attached.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Full exemption from payment of fees will be granted in all welfare cases – a letter from the local welfare office must accompany the application. The reduction of fees, at the discretion of the School Board, may be granted according to the following criteria:
2.1 fees for a second and/or third child may be reduced or cancelled
2.2 a certain percentage of the total fees may be cancelled
2.3 income, life style and/or possessions will be taken into consideration
2.4 only in very special circumstances will fees be reduced to less than N$ 500,00 per learner per year
- School Board members may phone applicants to discuss their applications.
- In cases where learners have been exempted from paying fees or where fees have been reduced, parents must be willing to pay in kind, i.e. help with cleaning, painting, building, supervision of classes, gardening, etc.
- Applications for the reduction, or the exemption from payment, of school fees will be granted for one school year only. If the parents’ financial situation has not improved within the year, such parents may submit another application to the School Board the following year.
- Applications are to be submitted to the School Board not later than 30 March of each year. Late applications will be considered under special circumstances only.