Boys and girls residing with their parents and legal guardians in the Newlands East area and whose closest secondary school is Hillview Secondary School, will qualify for admission on the grounds of place of residence. Appropriate proof of residence will be required, e.g. electricity, water, rates or telephone accounts, Deed of Sale, etc. Pupils in Grade 7 in the three ‘feeder’ schools, viz. Barracuda, Roseland and Ferndale Primary Schools, who meet the above criteria will be given preference for admission into Grade 8.
Legal guardians who are not biological parents of an applicant will need to provide a court order as proof of guardianship.
Admission of learners residing outside the demarcated zone
Children of employees of the school will qualify for admission to the school.
Learners and their parents who reside out the area may be required to attend an interview with the Principal or a designated member of the School Management Team for purposes of admission. It is expected that there will be a limited number of spaces for out-of-area learners. Such applications will be considered by the Admissions Committee comprising of the Principal and designated staff members. Acceptance will generally be based on academic results, potential for overall contribution to extra-curricular and co-curricular programmes (sporting, cultural and those linked with academic learning areas), proximity of residence to Hillview Secondary, and regularity of attendance at previous school.
Additional preference will be given to applicants who have siblings at Hillview Secondary School, as well as children of past learners
Admission into grades 10 and 11 will also be based on the suitable availability of subject packages being offered in the year of application.
Maximum Age Requirements
Grade 8: Admission in the calendar year in which the learner turns 14-15 years of age .
Grade 9: Admission in the calendar year in which the learner turns 15-16 years of age
Grade 10: Admission in the calendar year in which the learner turns 16-17 years of age
Grade 11: Admission in the calendar year in which the learner turns 17-18 years of age
Grade 12: Admission into Grade 12 is not recommended and will be considered only under exceptional circumstances.