Admissions

Message from the Headmaster

Thank you for considering Northwood for your son’s high school education. Northwood is an academic institution first and foremost, but it is so much more as well. From the very beginning of the founder schools over sixty-seven years ago, the school has looked to develop and educate the boys in its care in the fullest sense, and the thousands of old boys who have taken their place in society after they left school bear testimony to the value of the all-round education they received in their formative years. We have inherited a wonderful legacy and excellent facilities, and it is up to the boys and the parents of today and tomorrow to build on them and to develop our future citizens and leaders.

While Northwood has had its fair share of high achievers, it has also had thousands of boys who have participated at a lower level, but no doubt enjoyed the experience just the same. That is the way it should be. We come in all shapes and sizes, and Northwood certainly does not have a “one size fits all” approach to the education of the boys in its care. When boys come in for interviews, they invariably express their willingness and indeed eagerness to get involved in the whole Northwood, and we strongly encourage them and their parents to do so, or it will be the boys themselves who are missing out.

Northwood has much to offer, but we also expect much from our students. If a boy views school merely as a vehicle for obtaining a matric, then Northwood will be wasted on him. We seek learners and parents who will become involved, be supportive, and honour the ethos, traditions and rules of the school. If this is the type of education that you value, we invite you to contact us for a tour of the school and its excellent facilities.

Thank you

Mr P McAvoy
Headmaster

Admissions Department

Admissions Secretary: Mrs Jane Dalais jdalais@nwood.co.za
Marketing Manager: Mrs Van Niekerk jvniekerk@nwood.co.za
Deputy Headmaster (Sport): Mr Le Roux gleroux@nwood.co.za

Procedures and Costs

Admissions for 2019

Application Forms are available for collection directly from the school, with the required supporting documents listed on the form.

Our Admissions Secretary is available to assist parents with the admissions procedure during office hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Please submit the Application Forms as soon as possible, noting the following dates:

Closing Dates for Scholarship Applications: 23 February 2018
Scholarship Examination: 2  March 2018
School Applications Close: 23 March 2018

CURRENT SCHOOL AND BOARDING FEES

Please click on the link below for school and boarding fees for 2018:

Fees Letter 2018

School Shuttle Service

Northwood offers a transport service to and from the Ballito area every day. We have recently purchased an additional 26 seater bus to further facilitate transportation to and from school related events.

ROUTE

PAYMENT

The cost is R900 per month and payment can be made directly to the school either via EFT or cheque. Should you require the service for a shorter period, arrangements can be made with Mr Gow on (031) 563-6501 ext 410 or email bgow@nwood.co.za or for any further information regarding the bus service.

Please note: Boys that are not involved in extra-murals are encouraged to utilise our Homework centre until departure time.