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Gauteng Online Applications for 2019 now open for Grade 1 and 8

 

Online admissions for 2019 will open on 16 April 2018 and close on 16 May 2018.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the online system should be able to handle the demand for schools when the application process begins on Monday.

Lesufi said on Thursday that the education department was working with Vodacom to provide the platform.

He said that parents should start applying as early as possible to avoid problems at the beginning of the new academic year.

A parent can apply for a maximum of five schools per pupil using the options home‚ work‚ sibling and school of choice for Grade 1.

For Grade 8‚ the parent can apply using the options of home‚ work‚ sibling‚ previous school‚ school of choice and school of focused learning or specialisation.

Parents with children wanting special needs specialisation must apply directly to those schools as their applications also use medical records.

An application using home address‚ work address or sibling at the school will be placed on priority list A or WA. The rationale for this is to prioritise applications of learners closer to the school. However‚ when using the school of choice‚ the applicant will be placed on waiting list B or WB.

The language that the child is speaking at home will have no bearing on the prospects of the child’s application to a particular school.

Parents should note that while they can apply to any of the schools with a focus on specialised talent‚ the learner may be required to write an aptitude test or be subjected to other pre-selection tests.

Once an application is successful‚ the parent will receive an SMS. Parents are then required to submit the following documents within seven days to each of the schools.

This include‚ for Grade 1‚ ID‚ pupil’s birth certificate‚ proof of home or work address‚ immunisation card.

For Grade 8‚ the parent has to submit parents’ ID‚ pupil’s birth certificate‚ proof of home or work address and a report card.

Parents that have a Grade R pupil must apply online for Grade 1 even if their choice is the same school where the child is attending Grade R.

For all other grades (Grade 2 to 7 and Grade 9 to 11) parents should apply at the school. The online application is only for Grade 1 and Grade 8.

Applications close on 28 May 2018. Placement starts on the July 18 and closes on October 31.

Parents must decline or accept placement offers within seven days.

“Parents or guardians applying from an internet café or any other public space‚ must ensure that they provide their personal reliable mobile phone number‚” Lesufi said.

He added that the system was able to handle 35,000 users in one second.

In the past, most children would be placed before the beginning of the new academic year but then thousands are left stranded without schools come January. Lesufi admits that this is a persistent problem and is difficult to plan for.


https://www.gdeadmissions.gov.za/


ADMISSIONS ONLINE USER GUIDE FOR PARENTS:

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  1. First time user will be required to click the “Register ” button to register parent information before making an application
  2. The pop-up screen will then request the parent to “Select the Registration Type” for South African or non-South African Citizen
  3. On selection of the South African Citizen/ non-South African Citizen, a pop-up screen for “ID Number /Passport” will request the parent to enter the ID/Passport Number
  4. The parent will then complete the required parent information to register and create login credentials

LOGIN PROCESS

Use the created login credentials to log-in to access the main application page:

 

  • Parents who created login credentials in 2015 use the same credentials
  • Parents who may have forgotten login credentials click the reset password to create new login credentials
  • On this page a parent can:
  • View or edit details by clicking on the “My Details” link
  • Register learner information by clicking on the “Register Learner” link (Application cannot be made unless a learner is registered)
  • Apply by clicking the link “Apply For 2019

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. General Application
  2. Select a learner
  3. Select the grade applying for in 2019
  4. Select the address (home or work) for the system to pop-up the three closest schools to the address
  5. Click ” Apply” to submit your application

 

An automated SMS will be sent to the parent’s cell phone number to confirm the submission of the online application

  • Application for a learner with a sibling at a school
  • Select a learner
  • Select the grade applying for in 2019
  • Tick the checkbox to select the sibling’s school
  • If the sibling’s school is not found click the “Add Sibling Details” to register sibling information first, then select the sibling’s school
  • Select the address (home or work) for the system to pop-up the two closest schools to the address
  • Click “Apply” to submit your application

 

An automated SMS will be sent to the parent’s cell phone number to confirm the submission of the online application

  1. Application to a school of choice
  2. Select a learner
  3. Select the grade applying for in 2018
  4. Select “school of choice” option on the address drop-down to select a school
  5. Select an address (home or work) on the second address drop-down for the system to pop-up the two closest schools to the address
  6. Click “Apply” to submit your application

 

An automated SMS will be sent to the parent’s cell phone number to confirm the submission of the online application

PLACEMENT OF LEARNERS BY SCHOOLS:

The placement of learners will commence from 02 May until 12 May 2017. During this period, schools will process learner placement online. Parents will receive an automated SMS indicating an offer of placement. Letters will also be sent to parents informing them of successful and unsuccessful applications. Parents will be given a period of 7 days to accept or reject placement offers

https://www.gdeadmissions.gov.za/.

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