Terms & Conditions

 Student Legal

  1. Unless inconsistent with or otherwise indicated by the context, an expression which denotes any gender shall include the other genders, a natural person shall include an artificial person and vice versa and the singular shall include the plural and vice versa. Clause headings are included for reference purposes only and shall not be taken into account when interpreting the agreement.
  2. For the purpose of this agreement “Ivy Academy” shall mean Ivy Academy (Pty) Ltd.
  3. For the purpose of this agreement “the Signatory” shall mean, joint and severally, the Student, the Parents/Guardian, the Surety, the Sponsor and the Account Payer.

Registration

  1. Ivy Academy reserves the right to not accept the application for registration unless it is accompanied by the registration fee and the first installment.
  2. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  3. Registration with the Gauteng Department of Education (‘GDE”) can only be completed once the application form and fees have been paid and/or method of payment has been outlined.

Timetable and Examinations

  1. Dates of Examinations are nationally set and cannot be changed.
  2. Application forms for special concessions (extra time or writing examinations at an alternative venue, for example,) must accompany the application form.
  3. Timetables, assignment and testing dates may be altered at the discretion of Ivy Academy.
  4. Examination fees for matric students cannot be transferred to another sitting.
  5. Students who are not permanent residents of South Africa must obtain a study permit or residence permit before registering at Ivy Academy. Registration fees in respect of Students who do not comply with the above are not transferable or refundable.
  6. The Student will not be permitted to write examinations unless all fees are paid timeously.
  7. Unless otherwise stated all examination papers, DVDs and tuition material will remain the property of Ivy Academy.
  8. Ivy Academy reserves the right to close the school at any time.
  9. Should Ivy Academy be unable at any time to provide tuition as contemplated in this agreement, regardless of the cause of such inability, and regardless of whether Ivy Academy could have done anything to prevent such an inability to provide tuition or not, Ivy Academy will give the Student notice of such inability at the earliest opportunity. Ivy Academy shall in such event use its best endeavors to ensure that tuition recommences as soon as possible, and may to this end amend the timetable or reschedule classes.
  10. The Signatory hereby confers the right on Ivy Academy to view and obtain any results from external examining bodies.
  11. No results will be made available nor will a qualification or certificate be issued until the full balance due to Ivy Academy has been paid.  Students may be suspended from school if there is a breach of any part of this agreement. In the event of suspension from school, the Signatory will still be liable for the full remaining balance of monies due. Ivy Academy may permit the Student to resume learning, once fees are up-to-date, provided the academic year has not ended.
  12. All rules in the Student Code of Conduct are an integral part of this agreement and the Student hereby binds himself to them.

The Student

  1. The Student hereby agrees to observe the Ivy Academy Code of Conduct and discipline and should he/she interfere with other Students or disturb the smooth running of the school he/she may be expelled from campus, forfeiting all monies paid and be liable for monies payable as at the date of expulsion.
  2. Ivy Academy may periodically make rules it considers advisable relating to class attendance, student conduct and other matters.
  3. Violations of academic honesty or of academic integrity including cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action and may result in expulsion.
  4. No alcohol, weapons and/or drugs are allowed on campus. Students in whose possession alcohol, weapons and drugs are found may be expelled.
  5. Ivy Academy may use images (photographs etc.) taken of the student, in its advertising and marketing without restriction.
  6. Ivy Academy will not be liable for injury or death of any student, nor loss or damage to personal effects and possessions whilst the student is on campus or anywhere else in connection with his/her education. The Signatory hereby indemnifies Ivy Academy in this regard.
  7. A term’s notice is needed if students are to leave Ivy Academy. In the event that the student leaves without providing a term’s notice, he/she will be charged for the following term in addition to the term to be completed.

Breach

  1. Should the Signatory breach this agreement in any manner whatsoever and without derogating from the generality thereof, the events detailed below shall be deemed to be a breach hereof, then, notwithstanding anything contained herein, the full amount of the principal debt outstanding together with interest up to the date of breach shall immediately become due and payable. For the purposes of this paragraph the following shall be deemed to be a breach by the Signatory:
  2.  failing to pay any installment on due date;
    1.  a provisional or final order of sequestration being granted against the Signatory;
    2. the Signatory failing to have any judgment given against him/her rescinded within 21 days from the date that the judgment was handed down against him/her;
  3. In the event of a breach by the Signatory of the terms of this agreement, the Signatory agrees to be liable to Ivy Academy and/or its agents for the payment of:
    1. interest of the maximum permissible rate under the Act on all outstanding amounts.
    2. all costs and expenses of whatever nature incurred by Ivy Academy as a direct or indirect consequence of the Signatory's breach, including legal costs on an Attorney and Client scale and tracing fees.
    3. any Penalties, which may be debited as a result of late payments, Service Fees on payments, return debit orders and/or dishonoured cheques.
  4. The Signatory may be registered with one or more credit bureaus if there is any default on any payment.

General

  1. None of the terms and conditions of this agreement is capable of being cancelled, waived, amended, added to or deleted, unless such cancellation, waiver, amendment, addition or deletion is reduced to writing and is signed by the parties hereto.
  2. No indulgence on the part of Ivy Academy shall constitute a waiver, variation or novation of any such right in terms hereof.
  3. The provisions of this agreement shall, as far as is permitted by law, be binding upon the parties' executors, trustees, curators, legatees, heirs and other successors in title.
  4. Ivy Academy shall be entitled, without notice, to cede all or any of its rights in terms hereof. The Signatory may not cede his rights in terms of this agreement.
  5. Each clause of this Agreement is severable, the one from the other, and if any clause is found to be defective or unenforceable for any reason by any competent court, then the remaining clauses shall be of full force and effect and continue to be of full force and effect.
  6. The Local Magistrates Court shall have jurisdiction for all or any disputes which arise between the parties flowing from this Agreement or the interpretation thereof.
  7. In the event of the Signatory completing the form incorrectly and the details herein not being correct, this agreement shall be deemed to be amended so as to correctly reflect the details.
  8. All parties to this agreement hereby agree that progress reports may be sent to the Account Payer, Student, Parent, and/or Guardian at Ivy Academy’s discretion.
  9. The Student hereby consents to Ivy Academy communicating with them by any form of communication including SMS, email and chat forums.  In the event that the Student no longer wishes to be contacted they must submit a letter to Ivy Academy, addressed to the Head of Ivy Academy, stating their wish.

 

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