Hostel

A word from the Superintendent:

“There are just two values that we need to instil in our children in order for them to have a good future:  one is the roots of responsibility and the other, the wings of independence.”

Everyone, from the kitchen staff who feed us to the staff who has to provide for every physical, emotional and intellectual need, contributes to make these words true.

May each learner who leaves Nerina at the end of his / her school career be a responsible, independent young adult.

 

HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

 

Our well-equipped hostel with all the necessary modern amenities and relaxation facilities can house 180 learners.

Application:  Application for acceptance must be made in July of the previous year.  Application forms are available at school.

Boarding fees:  Fees are determined each year according to running costs.  Fees are payable strictly in advance.

When accepted, parents are informed about necessities and the hostel rules.

 

NERINA HOUSE:  GENERAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

(A complete set of rules are provided when boarders arrive.)

  1. NECESSITIES FOR THE HOSTEL
  • Clothes must be marked
  • Washing bag (marked)
  • Coat hangers
  • Plastic bucket, floor rag, washing powder, Handy Andy, floor polish and a broom.
  • Swimming costume
  • Coffee mug and cutlery (for use in rooms)
  • 3 locks and keys for the cupboards
  • Own bedding
  • Own towels
  • Own rubbish bin

 

Please note:

Learners are responsible for cleaning their rooms and keeping them neat.  Hostel workers are not allowed in the rooms.

 

  1. BOARDING FEES

 

Fees are determined each year according to running costs.  Fees are payable strictly in ADVANCE.  No boarder will be allowed into the hostel without proof of payment.

 

  1. DOCUMENTATION NEEDED WITH ADMISSION

 

3.1       Copy of the learner’s ID of birth certificate.

3.2       Medical Aid card

3.3       Form containing personal information

 

  1. VALUABLE ARTICLES

 

4.1       Cupboards must be locked and marked duplicate keys handed in at the office.

4.2       No responsibility is accepted for any money or valuable articles which may get lost.

 

  1. SICK BOARDERS

 

5.1       Doctors’ appointments are made by the hostel matron, unless otherwise arranged.

5.2       Very important: a copy of the medical card and details.

 

  1. WASHING

 

6.1       Each item of clothing must be marked.

6.2       Washing must be taken to the laundry in a washing bag.

 

  1. SIGNING OUT

 

7.1       When leaving the premises a boarder has to sign out.

7.2       Notice has to be given on THURSDAY, BEFORE 21:00 if a boarder is leaving the hostel for the weekend.  Parents have to send a fax to the hostel for permission.

7.3       The person taking the boarder for the day or the weekend has to sign the boarder out.

7.4       Permission for a boarder to accompany someone for the weekend must be written by the parents themselves.  This is handed to the duty staff member for control.

 

  1. WEEKEND LEAVE AND DAY VISITS

 

8.1       TWO compulsory exeat weekends per term.  Everyone has to vacate the hostel.

8.2       Boarders are allowed to go home every weekend.

8.3       The morning after the weekend, exeat weekend or day out boarders who are

in the hostel have to attend breakfast.

8.4       Day-out visits (Saturdays, Sundays, Public holidays)

8.4.1   Boarders are only excused after breakfast.

8.4.2   Only parents or approved persons may sign boarders out.

8.4.3   Boarders must return before 17:00.

8.5       Parents have to given written permission for anyone other than parents to  take a boarder out.  Permission must be written by the parent.

8.6       Boarders may only invite a friend to accompany him / her if both parents have written and handed in permission letters.

8.7       Leave for weekends or a day out must be completed on THURSDAY in order to sign out.

8.8       Supper is not served on the day of return.

8.9       Boarders are only allowed to sleep out during the week if the parents fetch him / her themselves.

 

  1. TOWN VISITS

 

*           Wednesdays:            14:00 to 17:00

*           Fridays:                     14:00 to 17:00

*           Saturdays:                 09:00 to 12:00

 

  1. VISITORS

 

10.1    Boarders are NOT allowed to visit others outside the premises or in cars.

10.2    Visitors are NOT allowed to go to boarders’ rooms.

10.3    Female boarders MAY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES visit the boys’ hostel or vice versa.

 

  1. SUNDAYS

 

11.1    All boarders are compelled to attend Sunday school and church services.

11.2    Ministers of church groups must arrange their congregants’ activities with the superintendent.

 

  1. TELEPHONE

 

12.1    Numbers where girls can be reached:  053-8313902 / 813903 / 8313904

12.2    Numbers where boys can be reached: 053-8313908

12.3    Superintendent:  053-8318003

Fax:  053-8328476 or 053-8322176

12.4    During school hours the superintendent may be reached at 053-8324377 or 053-8323314.

12.5    NO calls may be made or accepted during meals or study times.