Grade 8 Admissions

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Grade 8 Admissions

To complete an application, please read through the important information below detailing the application process.

Application Process

The following information must be submitted together with the application (both online or downloaded):

  • proof of payment of the non-refundable registration fee of R350
      Bank Name: First National Bank
      Branch: Plumstead
      Branch Code: 201109
      Account Name: Herschel Association
      Account Number: 62047919800
      Reference: (Surname of student/Family Account Code + Grade)
  • the applicant’s unabridged/abridged birth certificate accompanied by both parents’ ID copies
  • applicant’s latest school report – end of Grade 6 report
  • a valid study permit or proof of application thereof, in the case of non-South African citizens
  • proof of legal guardianship (where applicable).

Application Download Process

  • Download the Admissions Application
  • Completed applications must be emailed to the Senior School Admissions Manager:
    • Senior School – Hillary Morusi: [email protected] or dropped off in person at the Senior School reception.

Grade 8 Scholarship Applications

The awards offered at Herschel Girls School are awarded to Grade 7 students who have demonstrated a strong record of excellence or outstanding potential in one of the following areas: Academics, Sports, Music and Culture. Applications open from January to February of each year when applicants are in Grade 7.
Students who are considered for Academic scholarships have outstanding academic achievements, have taken the Scholarship Assessments and came out in the Top 5 and were then shortlisted for an interview at Herschel.

The value of the award can range between 20% to 70% of tuition fees and typically does not cover boarding fees.

Application Requirements:

  • A completed admissions application form and proof of application fee.
  • A copy of your daughter’s Birth Certificate, or Study Permit in case of non-SA citizens.
  • Supporting financial documents as requested in the application
  • A copy of your daughter’s latest school report (i.e. Grade 6, Term 4.)
  • A ONE-page letter hand-written by the student outlining their expectations of a Herschel education and providing their reasons for wanting to attend Herschel. i.e. what they expect from Herschel as an educational institution and why they wish to come to Herschel.

Only this information is required unless the Admissions office requests additional information. 

School Song

We are assembled here in love,
We are united, we care for one another.
The greatest lesson of all is the one
That teaches us to live together, together.

Everyone’s a spark and in the night
Together we make a light, a fire burning bright
Ad Dei Gloriam; Inkosi mayibongwe:
To the glory of our God: this is what we believe.

In times of trouble we support
Our fellows; we are taught to be there for our friends.
And all around us, there will be
That special unity, that binds us all together.

If we come back after many years,
We will think fondly of the things that we remember,
And the friends that we made then,
These will be friends forever, forever.

By Thandi Siebert, Head Girl 1993