Hostel/Koshuis - Laerskool Bekker Primary

Laerskool Bekker Primary
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The decision to attend boarding school is not an easy one. Young children find it difficult to be away from their family. Moving away from the familiar in to the unknown is not a decision to be taken lightly. For some parents this may be the only option.

There are a number of positive things to consider when making this decision:  The setting at the bottom of the picturesque Magaliesburg Mountains allows the child to learn in a tranquil environment. Our learners are encouraged to stand on their own two feet and self-discipline is encouraged. A hostel is a place where strong, positive friendships are formed for life. Our learners become part of the Bekker family and are loyal to each other. Our learners make friends with children from all echelons of society and this stands them in good stead as they become well rounded young adults. Hostel also teaches them to take responsibility for their actions.
At Bekker we endeavour to give the learners a ‘home away from home’ environment while still maintaining a structured disciplined environment. The learners are encouraged to speak up for themselves, and to take part in the extramural activities that are offered after school. We encourage our learners to be honest and above reproach.

The hostel caters for learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7.  Boys and girls are housed separately. The grade 1- 3 learners are accommodated in the ‘Cradle" and are supervised by kind, motherly matrons and teachers, who go over and above the call of duty. The Grade 4 – 7 learners share pleasant four- bedroomed dormitories.

Rules and regulations ensure that the hostel is well run. The warm, cozy dining room has a fully equipped kitchen that supplies the learners with three nutritious meals a day.
At Bekker the child is the focal point and we strive to make their stay at the hostel a happy, fun filled one where memories are made and friends are kept forever.


New applications can be completed here:
Re-admission applications can be completed here:

How soon should you apply?
Applications may be submitted from January to November. Applications close at the end of November. Interviews will be held with all applicants.

Admission procedure

The School Governing Body has resolved that the School Management Team will administer and decide on admission.

All Application Forms must be complete in full and accompanied by:
•Copies of both biological parents’ ID documents.
•A copy of the applicant’s unabridged birth certificate.
•A copy of applicant’s most recent school report.

Al boarding applicants will be contacted by the admissions secretary to arrange for an interview. A student who has been accepted into boarding is automatically accepted into the school.

The hostel re-admission form for the following year must be completed and submitted
before 30 September of the current year.

ATTENTION:  If you do not return this letter, your child will not have space in the hostel next year.

Mr A Opperman - Senior Koshuisvader
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