PARENT / GUARDIAN DECLARATION AND CONTRACT OF ENROLMENT
The rights and obligations contained in this Contract are binding on every person who signs this Contract and must be carried out in order for the child to be successfully enrolled and retained at the college.
1.1. "Child" means the child or children (of any age) admitted by the College to be educated;
1.2. "Contract" means this document, including all its annexures as well as any Policies;
1.3. "Enrolment Fee" means the fee paid by the Parent/s to cover all the administrative costs involved in registering a child at the College and which may include an initial contribution to the development and capital costs of the College;
1.4. "Fee" means any amounts owing to the College for a child's enrolment, education and related activities at the College. Such Fees shall be clearly communicated to you in advance;
1.5. "Head" means the person appointed by the board of governors of the College to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the College, including anyone to whom such duties have been delegated;
1.6. "Parent" or "you" means each person who has signed this Contract as the parent or legal guardian of a Child;
1.7. "Parties" means the Parent/s and the College;
1.8. "Policies" means the rules and principles adopted by the College, as published by the College from time to time, which are used to regulate the day-to-day running of the College.
1.9. "College" or "we" means Taal-Net Training Institute;
1.10. "College Fees" or "school fees" means the money payable by the Parent/s to the College in connection with a child's education, excluding any Enrolment Fee or Deposit;
1.11. "College Rules" means the rules of the College, a copy of which is provided to each child on entry and is sent to Parents with the letter offering a place at the college, as those rules may be amended from time to time for legal, safety or other reasons or in order to assist the proper administration of the College;
1.12. "Magistrate's Court Act" means the Magistrates' Courts Act No 32 of 1944;
2. OBLIGATIONS OF THE COLLEGE
2.1. The enrolment of students to the College is at the discretion of the Head who may refuse a student's enrolment to the College without giving reasons therefor.
2.2. We undertake to exercise reasonable skill and care in respect your child's education and welfare. This obligation will apply during school time and at other times when your child is permitted to be on College premises or is participating in College related activities.
2.3 Your child's progress will be monitored. We will advise you if your child's progress is concerning to the College.
3.1. The College does not accept liability for theft or loss of, or damage or destruction to any property of whatever nature brought on to the College premises by your child;
3.2. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, you consent to your child participating, under proper supervision in sports and other activities which may entail some risk of physical injury;
3.3. The College will make every effort to provide a safe and secure environment, however it is specifically recorded that the college does not accept liability for accidents, injuries or disability caused to your child while in transit to and from the College;
3.4. The College does not warrant that the latest software title release will be selected for training purposes. The width of the user base and the degree of error-free execution of the software will be considered in making a final decision.
3.5. Malicious damage to property and/or property of the College will be regarded in a most severe light and may result in claims for
damages and/or expulsion of the student responsible for the damage. Interest will be charged on damages as provided in the Prescribed Rate of Interest Act 55 of 1975.
4. PARENT'S GENERAL OBLIGATIONS
4.1. You shall inform the College of any special educational needs of your child known to you.
4.2. You are required to encourage your child in his or her studies, give appropriate support at home; keep the College informed of matters which affect your child; maintain a courteous and constructive relationship with College staff; and attend meetings and otherwise keep in touch with the College where your child’s interests require you to do so.
4.3. The Head may, at his/her discretion, require you to remove or may suspend or expel your child from the College, if he/she considers that your child’s attendance, progress or behaviour is unacceptable and in the reasonable opinion of the Head the child's removal is in the College’s best interests or those of your child, other children or the College in general.
5. POLICIES OF THE COLLEGE
5.1. You undertake to comply with all the rules and regulations of the College and acknowledge that it is your responsibility to make yourself familiar with the policies.
5.2. You are responsible for your child.
5.3. You will ensure that your child observes all college rules and policies.
6. ACCEPTANCE AND DEPOSIT/ENROLMENT FEE
6.1. Admission of your child is subject to you signing this contract and paying the enrolment fee.
6.2. Failure by your child to attend school for any reason whatsoever (save for by reason of death or long term hospitalisation) will not reduce your liability for school fees. The application fee and enrolment fee will be kept by the College as a reasonable cancellation fee for your child's withdrawal.
7. PAYMENT OF FEES
7.1. It is your responsibility to pay the fees applicable to your child to attend the College. School Fees are payable on the 3rd day of each month in advance. Monthly school fees must be made by way of debit order. Any Fee or other moneys owing by you to the College not paid within 7 days of it becoming due will bear interest at a rate of 2.5% per month. In addition to interest the College will be entitled to recover from you default administration costs and collection costs, as contemplated in the NCA, including legal costs on the attorney and client scale and collection commission to the extent permitted by the NCA.
7.2. A certificate signed by the Head showing the outstanding amount due by you to the College shall be prima facie proof that the amount is due, outstanding and payable.
7.3. If any instalment on account of a fee which is payable is not paid on the due date; the entire balance of the fee outstanding will immediately become due and payable by you. No indulgence or grant of time by the College will constitute a waiver of its rights under this contract or otherwise.
7.4. You are entitled to elect whether to pay college fees annually, termly or monthly. In the event that you elect to pay the year's school fees before March you will be receive a rebate of 10% on the school fees.
7.5. The College fees will be reviewed from time to time and may be increased by an amount which the College considers reasonable. We will endeavour to give you at least two calendar months’ notice of any increase in the fees due for a particular term.
8. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
8.1. By entering into this contract, and unless you at any time instruct the College expressly and in writing to the contrary, your consent is given for the College to:
8.1.1. Contact, request and obtain information from any credit provider or registered credit bureau relevant to an assessment of your behaviour, profile, payment patterns, indebtedness, whereabouts, and creditworthiness;
8.1.2. Furnish information concerning your behaviour, profile, payment patterns, indebtedness, whereabouts, and creditworthiness to any registered credit bureau or to any credit provider (or potential credit provider) seeking a reference regarding the account conduct; and
8.1.3. include photographs, with or without name, of your child in College publications, or in press releases to
celebrate the College's or your child's activities, achievements or successes.
8.2 The College may not distribute or otherwise publish any of your personal information in its possession, unless you give your consent, in writing, to the College that it may do so. Should this be the case, the College may only distribute or otherwise publish the information specified in your consent to the people and for the purpose stated in your written consent.
9. TERMINATION AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
9.1. This contract will terminate when your child completes the College’s curriculum and any exit examination we offer at the end of your child's schooling, unless otherwise terminated on the terms of this contract. This contract therefore has an indefinite term.
9.2. You have the right to cancel this contract at any time, for any reason, provided that you give the College a full term’s notice, in writing, of this intention before the withdrawal of the child from the College. Alternatively, a full term’s fees is payable to the College in lieu of notice. Such amount is due and payable on the first day of the term which would have been the final term if the appropriate notice had been given. In the event that any fees have been paid in advance, those fees will be credited in proportion to the terms remaining, less any amount payable in lieu of appropriate notice.
9.3. The College also has the right to cancel this contract at any time, for any reason, provided that it gives you a full term’s notice, in writing, of its decision to terminate this contract.
9.4. The College's alternative remedies remain reserved, the college may cancel this contract immediately and has no obligation to return any deposit or pre-paid fees in the event of material breach and have not (in the case of a breach which is capable of remedy) remedied the material breach within twenty (20) business days of a notice from the College requiring you to do so. The college may claim payment of all moneys then owing and damages equal to one term’s fees.
10.1 For the purpose of this agreement the parties choose as their domicilium citandi et executandi the addresses stated on the registration form.
10.2 A party may at any time change its domicilium address by notice in writing, provided that the new domicilium address is in the Republic of South Africa and consists of, or includes, a physical address at which process can be served.
10.3 All the particulars that you may furnish or that you have furnished to the College on this contract or otherwise from time to time are or will be, to the best of your knowledge and belief, full, true and accurate.
11. JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW
The contract is governed by South African law. In terms of section 45 of the Magistrate's Court Act, you agree that the College may sue in a Magistrate's Court, even if the amount of its claim is greater than would otherwise be allowed.
We reserve the right to change or add to these terms and conditions from time to time. The College will give you at least a term’s notice of any such modifications.
This contract supersedes and replaces all prior contracts, agreements, commitments, undertakings or representations, whether oral or written, between the Parties in respect of the subject matter hereof. This contract constitutes the whole agreement between the Parties and no warranties between the Parties other than those set out herein, or incorporated by reference herein, are binding on the parties.