Collegia Trust

Collegiate is a beautiful school that offers a world-class education and is regularly ranked in the top 10 government-funded schools in the country.

This standard of excellence is one we strive to maintain by keeping our facilities and grounds in pristine condition; developing specialised academic, performing arts and sports facilities; providing bursaries and scholarships to talented and deserving girls who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend Collegiate; and ensuring that our teachers are of the best. All of this requires funding far in excess of what the government is able to provide in a country with great educational infrastructure challenges.

The Department of Education funds only 21 of the 88 academic, administrative and maintenance staff at Collegiate and contributes approximately R117 000 per annum towards the running costs of the school. This is hopelessly inadequate and the school has to rely on school fees to fund the remainder of its annual budget, which is in excess of R30 million. However, any increase in school fees beyond the inflation rate would place an unrealistic financial burden on many parents and would cause defaulters to grow.

The Collegia Trust exists to secure additional revenue and investments to help fund projects that will ensure that Collegiate continues to provide excellent educational opportunities for future generations.

Collegia Trust is a registered charitable trust, a public benefit organisation (PBO) Reg. No. 930054469. Donors can claim as a deduction from their taxable income amounts donated to the trust, up to a value of 10% of their taxable income, in accordance with Section 18A of the Income Tax Act. A Section 18A tax certificate will be issued on request to South African donors.

Trustees: Mrs Louise Erasmus, Jacqueline van Bochove, Pat Bransby.

The Legacy Project was launched in the 140th year (2014) and aims to have sufficient funds contributing to all the five pillars of ACADEMIC, FACILITIES, SPORT, PERFORMING ARTS and COMMUNITY (bursaries) by 2024.

One of the first projects, the restructuring of the library into a modern-day resource centre, has been completed and the facility opened in February 2017. The funding came from Gill Gray neé de Wet (Class of 1957) and the Allan Gray Charitable Trust, of which she is a founder.

The five pillars were simplified to three in 2019, with facilities and community (bursaries) being contained in all three:

  • Academic development 
  • Performing arts development 
  • Sports development 

A major project is the proposed Music Centre designed by Millennia Architects, which will be situated behind the Gym Hall, between the tennis and squash courts.

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