A number of parents choose to pay their school fees in advance. If fees are paid in advance for the whole year, a 5% rebate will be allowed. You will continue to receive monthly statements and the rebate will be shown on your final December statement.
The Board of Governors has decided to make it mandatory for all fees to be paid via the debit order system unless fees are paid in advance for the year.
Special permission may be obtained from the Bursar, for cash payments or direct transfers to the school’s bank account. However, please take note of the following:
- A handling fee of R200.00 per month will be charged.
- Cash payments must be banked at ABSA into Harriston’s bank account on or before the 25th of the preceding month. Lump sum cash payments should not be brought to the school. You will be liable for cash deposit fees as charged by the bank for cash payments.
- Late payments will result in additional administration costs.
A Sibling discount of 5% per child is allowed for 2 children, 7.5% is allowed for 3 children and 10% for 4 or more children. Please note that discounts will not be allowed on accounts that fall into arrears.
All pupils from Grade 1 upwards are required to pay the equivalent of one term’s school fees (3 months) as a pre-paid once off deposit. For your convenience your account will be debited during the 3 months prior to starting Grade 1.
The Deposit will be held until your child leaves Harriston and will be transferred back to your account during the final term provided that sufficient notice (see below) has been given in writing.
Please note that written notice is required should your child be leaving Harriston. The notice must reach the Head of School before the beginning of the month. The period of notice required for both school and boarding is 3 calendar months.
Uniforms may be purchased from the Uniform shop. Payment should be made at the secretary’s office where a receipt will be issued. Please sign the invoice and make sure you keep a copy for your own records. Any uniform invoice, that is not paid at the time, will automatically be debited to your account and will come off the following Debit Order.
Pupils taking Art as a subject for Grades 10 – 12 will be charged R150.00 per month to cover the cost of Art materials.