Policy, Rules and Dates
is to support "gifted children" in need
to visit a High School and to
matriculate with Bachelors Pass plus at least 2 distinctions
be well prepared for further tertiary education.
2. A ‘GIFTED CHILD'
a good attitude, be well behaved,
must be academically talented, and be able to obtain good results
in most major subjects
which should be preferably atteined in grade 9 or
its first application will be presented.
A ‘CHILD IN NEED’
financially in need, must come from a disadvantaged background,
has no, or very little, financial
support for education
from their family or others.
4a. Sponsorship Applications must
be e-mailed by
the Principal of a High School. to
The Spierings Foundation
for up to 5 talented
"Application Form" and enclose
the learner's photo, if
Successful applicants will be named "Cape Einsteins"
and will also be members of the
"Club Cape Einsteins" once identified by Foundation's
Talent Committee (TC) members
4c. Sponsorship will be
granted for one school year
which the sponsorship needs to be reapplied for.
4d. Reapplications are possible
by e-mailing the "PPR" to the Foundation (www.giveachildafuture.com)
before 31.1. each year.
Principals must nominate GUARDIANS for each
supported learner, preferably a school teacher (computer
literate), who is best for supporting child's success.
5a. Funds cannot be used for school fees,
school books and school
Funds may only be used for additional academicals
to support the awarded learner to better
exceptional cases, funds (up to 30%) can be used
for extra mural studies (Art, Music, Sport) but only if it is
necessary for the success of the learner’s future career path.
Funds can also be used for
(max. R 25 per month)
to reimburse guardian's
paid for supporting Cape Einsteins (SMS,
-R 3 per km)
be used wisely
divided fairly amongst awarded
learners in accordance with their individual needs, enabling
them to finish high school with best possible results. Principal
makes final decisions in a team with guardian, Foundation's TCM
and the awarded learner.
Funds, not needed in this period, can be transferred
into next period.
Avoid "budget thinking"!
5g. Funds will be paid into a school-account
exclusively in favor of the awarded learners:
50% March+ 50% August, after receiving "PPR".
Principal's Progress Reports, which includes the
Financial Report, must be e-mailed before 15.7. and 31.1.
7. Members of the "Support Team"
are Foundation's Talent
Committee Members (TCM), Principals and Guardians of
participating High Schools and others who are volunteering to
support the Cape Einsteins.