• We offer the following options for payment of fees:


Monthly payment over 10 months by debit order only. A fee of R200 will be charged for each debit order which is not honoured by the bank.


Termly fees are due and payable at the start of each term.


Annual payment before 31 January attracts a 5% discount. Levies and Extras must be settled termly.

  • Bank charges for cash deposits, ZAPPER and out-of-country payments will be charged to your school fee account.
  • Interest on overdue accounts is charged at 2% above the prime overdraft rate.
  • A term’s written notice in advance, or the payment of one term’s fees in lieu thereof, is required before the withdrawal of a child from the school.
  • An Application Fee of R350 is payable on registration and a non-refundable Enrolment Fee of R3000 is required to secure a place at the school upon acceptance. 


Aftercare is available for children of working parents from Grade RRR to Grade 3, until 5pm, at no additional charge.  A charge for children collected after 5pm will be levied. 

Transport Service

These costs will be reviewed termly according to demand and the petrol price.  To book transport for your child contact Reception on 033 343 3261 or email admin@cowanhouse.co.za


Morning and afternoon.

Children who use the bus to Howick and Merrivale will be charged R695 per term. Casual trips on the Howick bus will be charged at R26.50 per ride.


Morning only.

The charge is R695 per term or R26.50 per ride.

Athlone, Pietermatitzburg

Morning only.

The charge is R345 per term or R20.00 per ride.

Garlington, Hilton

Morning only.

The charge is R345 per term or R20.00 per ride.

Sibling Rebate

Where two or more siblings attend the school at the same time, a rebate of 5% for the 2nd child, 20% for the 3rd child and 30% for the 4th child will be offered.  Should you have been extended financial assistance, this rebate will fall away.   


Day Scholar Lunches

R999 Per term

Private Tuition

Extra mural lessons are available for Tennis, Horse-riding, Karate, Modern and Tap Dancing, Ballet, Piano, Guitar and other musical instruments. The fee for these lessons are set by the teacher / coach concerned and a term’s notice is required when withdrawing from these.

Out of Country Deposit

A refundable deposit of one term’s fees payable in advance is charged for pupils form outside South Africa.

Casual Boarding

A daily rate of R300 will be charged for day scholar children staying in boarding for short periods. A daily rate of R185 will be charged for pupils who stay overnight for school functions such as a play rehearsal.

Linen Fee

A fee of R300 is charged on a boarder’s first account.

Pocket Money

All boarders must have a minimum of R500 pocket money per term, which includes tuck shop purchases and most weekend outings. All pocket money must be handed in to the House Mother or the Head of Boarding, in a sealed and clearly marked envelope.

Accident Insurance and Emergency Evacuation

Included in fees with a maximum cover of R60 000 for medical expenses.

We would love for you to visit us.

Let us know what day and time would best suit you.
Cowan House

11 Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton, 3245, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

033 343 3261