Gauteng Department of Education commenced its 2020 Online Academic Applications for Grade 1 and 8 on 20 May 2019 and will end on 22 July 2020.
This follows after the application opening day, which was on 13 May 2019 and postponed to 20 May 2019 until 22 July 2019.
Department of Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the School Governing Body Associations and interested parties requested the department to postpone the applications. He added that the department was concerned, addressed and resolved the concerns raised.
“Online Admission Application System has always been aligned to Amended Admissions and Feeder Zone Regulations. A meeting was convened with FEDSAS and good functionality of the system was demonstrated. Open and transparent engagement was reached. We availed the system for testing by stakeholders and interested parties to allay fears”, he said.
Lesufi said the admission is 3-phases process and the first one is registration and application.
“During this period, parents can apply to maximum of 5 schools. After making applications, they can submit required documents to the schools applied to within 7 school days. Learners will be placed on 31 August 2019 to 30 September 2019. Parents will receive offers of placement from schools based on Admissions Criteria and availability of space and resources”, said Lesufi.
He added that the admission to schools would occur after the offer of placement is accepted and confirmed. The Feeder Zone is an area from which a schools accepts its core intake.
“There are Regulations Application Options from the parent and learner which include home address, sibling, work address, school within 30 kilimetre radius and school of focus learning. Parents are assisted with applications at all Public Ordinary Schools, District Offices, Head Office and identified Community Centres and Public Libraries. There are also prepared walk-in centres to assist parents with applications from 8:00 am to 16:00 during school days”, he added.
Lesufi said for queries parents should contact Department of Education at Call Centre: 011 355 0000, toll free: 0800 000 789 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org