Terms of use

These terms of use set out the terms on which you may make use of our website http://www.schoolguide.co.za (referred herein as Our Site or Schoolguide). Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

Information about us
Our site is operated Embrace Education Pty Ltd ("We"). We are registered in South Africa under company number xxx and have our registered office at Postnet Suite 46, Private Bag X16, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, 7200.

Changes to our site
We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Using our site
Our site is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site and you may only use our site for lawful purposes. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Accounts and passwords
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, please notify us at contact@schoolguide.co.za

Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Accuracy of information
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Our liability
Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by South African law. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms, which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

Links to and use of other websites
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

As a condition of use of the website, you agree to indemnify Schoolguide and its affiliates, partners, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, agents, and parents from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys' fees) and damages arising out of any and all claims resulting from your use of the website and the materials (including software) thereon, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms of Use. This indemnity shall include, without limitation, any claim of inaccuracy or defamation based on materials that you submit for use on the site.

Third-Party Sites
The website may contain links to third-party websites. Schoolguide provides these links solely to assist users in locating other Internet resources that may be of interest to them and you assume sole responsibility and risk for your use of links to third-party websites. Schoolguide does not operate or control in any respect any information, content, products or services on such third-party websites. Schoolguide does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on these third-party websites. No reference or link to a third party or a third-party site shall constitute an endorsement of such third party or such third-party site.

Editorial and Advertising Policy
Schoolguide has a strict policy of separation between editorial and advertising content. We do not allow advertisers to influence our editorial content. We believe you should always know the source of the information you're reading, and we will not accept advertisements that we think are misleading. All advertising is either clearly separated from editorial content or clearly labeled "advertisement" or "from our sponsors." We reserve the right to reject an ad based on its appropriateness to our parent audience.

Interactive features
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload or post content to our site or to make contact with other users of our site, such as our commenting or noticeboard features, you must comply with the following requirements.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in the South Africa and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

You warrant that any contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty. Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out above. We may also take any other action we deem appropriate.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

Posting Your Comments Online
Checking the box to give Schoolguide permission to post your comments online indicates that you agree to the following terms and conditions. By posting your comments on Schoolguide, you give us a fully paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, worldwide right and license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute the content from your post and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content, in any manner and medium. You further agree that (1) you will not submit any content that is protected by copyright or otherwise proprietary information of a third party, unless you have the right to do so; (2) any comment or other information you submit may be modified for brevity or for any other reason prior to posting at the sole discretion of Schoolguide; (3) if you submit your email address, it may be used internally by Schoolguide and in co-marketing or co-branded email communications Schoolguide may send you; (4) the Schoolguide website and its contents are provided "as is" without any warranty, to the maximum extent permitted by law; (5) any information you submit will be true and correct; and (6) you will indemnify and hold Schoolguide harmless to the extent that Schoolguide is subject to claims arising from any information that you submit.

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software. You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site
You may link to our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Schoolguide shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to make improvements and/or changes in any aspect of the website at any time and does not accept any responsibility for the effects these alterations may have. Schoolguide also reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time without notice. You agree to review this Agreement periodically since such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and your subsequent use after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.

This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers, and other terms contained in this website; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with South African law without regard to any conflict of law principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Schoolguide, including any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in courts located in South Africa, and you agree to the exclusive and personal jurisdiction of these courts. If any provision is deemed to be unlawful or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Copyright Information
Except where noted otherwise, all website contents Copyright © 2014 Schoolguide.co.za All rights reserved under South African and foreign law. No part of the materials on the website, including but not limited to the text, graphics and html code, may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means without Schoolguides’ written permission.
Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Contact us
To contact us, please email contact@schoolguide.co.za Thank you for visiting Schoolguide.

Privacy Policy

Posted in For Parents

Updated 18 December 2014

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.schoolguide.co.za, a website owned and operated by Embrace Education Pty Ltd If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, you should contact our management team by emailing contact@schoolguide.co.za.

Information Collection and Use
Schoolguide collects information from our users at several different points on our website. Schoolguide is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways other than as disclosed in this statement.

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and sponsors. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

We use third-party vendors to provide services on the website, such as sending email messages to subscribers. The information that a user submits on the site will be provided to our vendor so that we may send Schoolguide communications to users who have 'opted in' to receive them. We may share your email address with our partners to offer you programs and services we are jointly promoting. You may opt-out of these communications at any time. Please note, however, if such communications include a link to a vendor's website or a co-branded partner page and you submit personal information to such vendor's website or a co-branded partner page, then the privacy policies and practices of such vendor's website or a co-branded partner page governs the use of your personal information.

We may release information provided by a user if a subpoena, order, or demand from a governmental agency or court requires disclosure. We may also release information provided by a user if Schoolguide in its sole discretion determines that release may assist in protecting the health, safety, or welfare of another. However, Schoolguide has no obligation to exercise such discretion.

Schoolguide deposits cookies on users' hard drives. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. By setting a cookie on our site, a user does not have to log in a password more than once and saves time while on our site. Users who reject the cookie may still use greatschools.org, but they may be limited in some areas of our site.

Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience. Some of the information about how our users experience our site, such as page views and specific pages visited, is logged by a third-party marketing company on our behalf, using cookies.

Schoolguide also works with third-party media measurement services that enable advertisers, publishers and agencies to view audience reports for websites. They use certain data, including your IP address and information from cookies they place on your computer, to aggregate Internet activity to produce these reports and analyses.

Schoolguide works with third-party companies to serve ads when you visit www.schoolguide.co.za. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to www.schoolguide.co.za in order to provide advertisements on www.schoolguide.co.za, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Schoolguide is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter or other email services, we may ask for contact information such as name and email address. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as child's grade level or province) but encouraged so that we can provide more personalized service.

From time to time, Schoolguide may email our newsletter subscribers a request to complete user surveys and/or events that we believe are of interest. This may include promotions from a related third-party sponsor.

Choice/Opt Out
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters or other communications can unsubscribe using the tools provided in every email message we send or from your profile page on Schoolguide.co.za.

User Surveys
From time to time, we request information from users and newsletter subscribers via surveys. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, phone number, and address), and demographic information (such as province and child's grade level). Contact information may be used to notify winners and award prizes.

Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. The information you provide in response to survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate or anonymously, with advertisers and partners, unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.

Email Referral Service
If users elect to use our email referral service ("Tell a Friend"), for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. Schoolguide will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Schoolguide stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Schoolguide has implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. When users submit sensitive information via the website, Schoolguide uses commercially reasonable efforts to protect their information both online and offline. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Thus, you acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

If and when our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and)), that information will be encrypted and protected with encryption software called SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect personal user information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) will be granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. The servers that are used to store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Compromise of Security
In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Schoolguide will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Statement, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us.

Notification of Changes
As we continue to develop our website, this privacy policy likely will change. We will post all changes to this policy on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's effective date. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. You agree to review this policy periodically since such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and your subsequent use after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.

Login Security
When you choose a password, either as a school administrator for your School Profile or as a parent to join a Schoolguide community, the password is stored on the password-protected Schoolguide server. However, because Internet communications are generally not secure, you should be aware that when you send your password across the Internet to us, there is a possibility that an experienced hacker could intercept your password. However, we have no evidence to date that password information presents a serious security threat to warrant using a secure shell for this transaction.

A Notice About Our Advertisers
Schoolguide allows advertising by third parties. Schoolguide does not control linking practices of advertisers or sponsors and does not monitor or claim responsibility for any content or privacy practices of such website. Once you

ave clicked on an advertisement and have left the Schoolguide site, you must read the privacy policy of the advertiser or sponsor to see how your personal information will be handled.
Schoolguide may offer contests and promotions that are sponsored by third-party advertisers or sponsors. These third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the activity. Schoolguide does not control the third parties' use of information.

Schoolguide may use an advertising server developed by a third party to display ads on our site. Some of these ads may contain cookies that are set by third parties (advertisers, sponsors). In addition, we may allow third parties to place cookies or related tools on our site to collect data that may be used to serve advertisements elsewhere (i.e. on other websites). We do not have access to these c

okies or other tools or any information that they contain. The Schoolguide privacy policy does not cover any use of information that a third-party may have collected from you.
We present some interest-based ads to you directly and sometimes we work with partners to present the ads. These interest-based ads may be for the products and services of our advertising clients or for our own products or services.

Information from Other Sources
We have partnered with Facebook to provide a more personalized experience on Schoolguide for members of Facebook. When you visit Schoolguide, you will see an option to sign in with Facebook. If you sign in with Facebook, we will show you which of your Facebook friends have connections to schools you may be considering based on their "likes" and education history (i.e. we utilize Facebook's Open Graph to power our social search feature). We also use Facebook's social sharing functions to make it easy for you to share schools and school reviews with your Facebook friends, and to comment on Schoolguide articles. In order to provide you with this personalized experience, Facebook provides us with information that you have chosen to make available pursuant to your Facebook privacy settings. That information may include your basic information, email address, name, profile picture, your likes, location, schools you've attended (education history), friends list, and any other information you have chosen to make available. We also ask for your friends' likes and their education histories. We do not share this information with any third party.

If, at any time, you would like to turn off personalization on Schoolguide, you can do so by logging out of Facebook. You can also disable the Schoolguide app in the Your Apps section of the Facebook App Center. Please note that, if you have Facebook friends who are using Schoolguide, they may also have shared information about you with us through Facebook. If you wish to prevent that sharing, you can do so by editing your Facebook privacy settings.

A Notice About External Links
You will find links from Schoolguide to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed website whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors. Additionally you'll see links from advertisers, sponsors and other partners that may use Schoolguide logo as part of a co-branding agreement.

In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. We don't control the content of these links. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. While we identify sponsor and advertiser areas of our websites, we do not control these cookies or the content of these third parties.

Schoolguide has partnered with other companies to provide certain services. In some cases, you may see Schoolguides’ logo on another company's site. Schoolguide does not share any of your personally identifiable information with these partners and they do not share any information with us.

Once you leave our servers (you can generally tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from that site's home page, you should contact the site directly for more information.

We specifically recommend that parents or teachers monitor any new sites before children connect to them.

Public Forums
Schoolguide makes it possible for our users to share information through options such as school reviews, article feedback and message boards. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Consequently, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Schoolguide does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information through the website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the website at any time or in any manner. If Schoolguide learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected through the website without verified parental consent, then Schoolguide will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Notification Procedures
It is the policy of Schoolguide to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to our customers or website users, via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website page, www.schoolguide.co.za, as determined by Schoolguide in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Schoolguide reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our customers or website users.

Updated 18 December 2014

Message to Parents

Posted in For Parents

Finding the right school for your children can be a daunting experience. With so many choices, how do you find the right fit for your kids? How do you make the most important decision to secure your kids future?

Added to this, each child has different learning styles, personalities stregnths and weaknesses. This makes finding an environment that helps them to grow into sucessful adults even more challenging.

Over the last +16 years SchoolGuide has been improving data, technology and content to assist parents in making your life – EASIER.

SchoolGuide will guide you through your childs schooling career.

Read through a huge selection of articles and blogs. You’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted to know about education in South Africa. From Choosing a Pre-Primary school to Balancing University Life, and EVERYTHING between! - all in one place.

Keep up-to-date with the South African curriculum and educational news. Trusted South African teachers, principals, psychologists, and other specialists have contributed advice and tips to help you make important decisions.

Find what you need, when you need it.

So know tat you have all the tips and tools covered.
how do you find The right school?

We’ve simplified our school search so you can find the area, type, level and more filters. Narrow your search, to hone in on your specific requirements.

  • Public and Private schools
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You can view similar schools that you didn’t know about.

You can limit your time by COMPARING schools quickly and easily. And saving them in one place - your SHORTLIST.

From there it is up to you to contact the schools to find out more information. Asking the right questions,is there a waiting list, requesting applications. Simply click on the schools email or web address.

So if this is your first time looking for a school for your child or you are re-locating SchoolGuide helps to make this as painless as possible for you.