Bursary Reward Plan for Grade 8 Students at Pretoria Chinese School

The bursary will include provision for Leadership Bursaries for students attending JEC from Pretoria Chinese School. These bursaries will be awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills in their academic work and extracurricular activities. The number and value of the bursaries will be determined by the school administration.

Introduction:
Pretoria Chinese School is dedicated to promoting academic excellence and leadership by providing opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals.

As part of this commitment, we offer academic bursaries to Grade 7 students who are applying to study for Grade 8 at our school.

Bursary Types:
The following academic bursaries are available for Grade 8 students at Pretoria Chinese School:
Academic Bursaries
o Full Colours Bursary: This bursary covers R20 000 of the tuition fees for Grade 8.
o Half Colours Bursary: This bursary covers R10 000 of the tuition fees for Grade 8.
Leadership Bursaries
o Leadership Chair Bursary: This bursary covers R7 000 of the tuition for Grade 8.
o Leadership Committee Bursary: This Bursary covers R3 500 of the tuition for Grade 8.

Bursary Eligibility:
Academic Bursaries are subject to the following criteria:
1) No subject mark is to be below 70%
2) All subjects will contribute towards the determination of the Academic awards, except Life Orientation.
3) These are based on the Promotion Mark in the following subject areas:
o English
o Afrikaans
o Mandarin (Home and Second Additional Language)
o Mathematics
o Economic Management Sciences
o Natural Science
o Information Technology (Computers)
o Social Sciences *(History & Geography)
o Arts & Culture *(Visual Arts & Music)
*(Container subjects count as 1 subject)

Full Colours Bursary
To be eligible for the full colours academic bursary, Grade 7 students must meet the following criteria:
1) 8 subjects above 80% (Level 7)
2) 1 subject above 70% (Level 6)
3) Score at least 80% in the school's entrance examination for Grade 8 admission.
4) Demonstrate good character and conduct.

Half Colours Bursary
To be eligible for the half colours academic bursary, Grade 7 students must meet the following criteria:
1) 7 subjects above 80% (Level 7)
2) 2 subjects above 70% (Level 6)
3) Score at least 75% in the school's entrance examination for Grade 8 admission.
4) Demonstrate good character and conduct.

Leadership Chair Bursary
To be eligible for the leadership chair bursary, Grade 7 students must meet the following criteria:
1) Be a current student of PCS.
2) Hold the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson position on the Junior Executive Council.
3) Minimum score of 60% in all subjects.
4) Demonstrate good character and conduct.

Leadership Committee Bursary
To be eligible for the leadership chair bursary, Grade 7 students must meet the following criteria:
1) Be a current student of PCS.
2) Hold a position on the Junior Executive Council.
3) Minimum score of 60% in all subjects.
4) Demonstrate good character and conduct.

Bursary Application Process:
To apply for an academic bursary, Grade 7 students must complete the following steps:

Step One

Download the Bursary Application Form
Complete and sign the form with your personal information

Provide all required supporting documentation, such as academic transcripts and a personal statement.

Step Two

eMail your completed Bursary Application Form:
Submit a completed bursary application form (email to info@pretoriachineseschool.com) to the Pretoria Chinese School Bursary Committee by the published deadline.

Bursary Selection Process:
The Pretoria Chinese School Bursary Committee will review all bursary applications and select the recipients based on the eligibility criteria and the selection criteria specified for each bursary.
Bursary Award Period:
Bursaries are valid for the specified academic year and cannot be carried forward into another academic year.
Bursary Disbursement:
Academic bursary funds will be disbursed directly to the student's account at Pretoria Chinese School.

Policy Review:
The Academic Bursary Reward Plan for Grade 8 Students at Pretoria Chinese School will be reviewed annually to ensure that it remains in alignment with the goals and values of the institution.

Withdrawal during the Academic Year and Liability for the Bursary:
If a scholarship recipient withdraws from the program during the academic year, they will be liable for the bursary for that year. The scholarship recipient will be required to repay any bursary funds they have received up to the point of withdrawal. The school administration reserves the right to determine the reason for withdrawal and the amount of the bursary that must be repaid.

Clause on Conditions for Bursary Withdrawal:
Failure to maintain grades during the terms:
1) If a scholarship recipient fails to maintain the required grades during the terms, they will receive a warning at the end of term 1 or 2. If the scholarship recipient does not improve their grades after the warning, the bursary may be withdrawn.
2) Cheating (Academic Dishonesty):
If a scholarship recipient is found guilty of cheating or academic dishonesty, the bursary will be immediately withdrawn. The scholarship recipient may also face disciplinary action according to the school's academic policies.
3) Failure to uphold school ethos (Behaviour):
If a scholarship recipient fails to uphold the school ethos in terms of behaviour, the bursary may be withdrawn.
The scholarship recipient will be given a warning and an opportunity to correct their behaviour. If the scholarship recipient does not improve their behaviour, the bursary may be withdrawn.

Multiple Awards
As a policy maker at this school, we believe in providing equal opportunities for all students to excel in their academic pursuits. Therefore, we would like to clarify that bursary recipients may not be awarded more than one bursary for each academic year. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and equal distribution of resources among all eligible students. We encourage all students to apply for the available bursaries, and we will continue to support them in their academic journey.

Conclusion:
Pretoria Chinese School is committed to supporting academic excellence and providing opportunities for students to achieve their educational goals. Our academic bursary program is one way we demonstrate this commitment and support our students' success.

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