Department of Education

FACT PAGE FOR THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS FOR THE 2017 LEARNER INTAKE


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GDE Admissions Website

First time applicants for Grade 1 and 8 2017 learner intake must apply on-line.
No transfers - No Re-enrolment – No applications for the in between grades must be processed on line unless the parents have or will be relocating to Gauteng in 2017

Re-enrolments are processed by schools from 11 – 18 April 2016 for learners in Grade 2 to 6 in primary schools and Grade 8 to 11 in Secondary schools. Parents who would like to apply for these grades (Grades 2 to 7 and Grades 8 to 11) must consult with the school to verify availability of spaces.

Spaces will be confirmed pending the current learner
enrolment, learner retentions in each grade and in line with the capacity of the school. Parents are urged not to ask for transfer cards from the current schools. Similarly school are also asked not to provide transfer cards should parent not provide confirmation from the receiving school. 

Admissions Processes - 2017

The Admission Period for 2017 commences on 11 April 2016 and ends on 7 September 2016 by which date all applicants should be placed.

Parents should verify their details and learner details from 11 April 2016. The application period commences on 19 April 2016 at 8H00 in the morning and will close midnight on 1 June 2016.

NB: Need parents and learner Identity numbers or Passport number to complete the Online Application

 


ONLINE WEBSITE FOR REGISTRATIONS

REGISTER / VERIFY INFORMATION: FROM 11 APRIL 2016

Parent access the web address: http//:www.gdeadmissions.gov.za to be on the “Welcome to Admissions Online Application for 2017” page

Welcome page: Parents are required to read all hyperlinks with Terms and Conditions, Education Pillars. The navigation bar at the top of the Welcome page has a support link that provides the Story board, and manual.

First time user will be required to click the “Register “ button to register parent information before making an application.

The pop-up screen will then request the parent to “Select the Registration Type” for South African or non-South African Citizen. This will be followed by the pop-up screen for “ID Number for South African Citizen and Passport Number for non-South African Citizens.

Parents who registered in 2015 and those who have learners in school currently must verify information by clicking the verification tab. The verification will require parents to enter the ID/Passport Number.

CREATE LOGIN CREDENTIALS

Once a parent has registered both parent and learner information they must click the created login credentials tab to log-in to access the main application page:

Parents who created login credentials in 2015/2016 use the same credentials
Parents who may have forgotten login credentials click the reset password to create new login credentials
Login credentials must have a username and a password

On this page a parent can:

APPLICATION PROCESS – FROM 19 APRIL TO 01 JUNE 2016

The application based on the criteria as outlined in the Regulations will
be allocated Waiting List A:

The application provides for additional options should the Waiting List A
criteria not suit the applicant. Applications outside the criteria of
working, living in the area or having a sibling at the school will be on
Waiting List B

(a) General Application

(b) Application for a learner with a sibling at a school
Not applicable if the sibling is in Grade 7 and 12.

(c) Application to a school of choice(Waiting List B)

After clicking the APPLY button and receiving a SMS message , it is important to submit all documents needed at the school. Documents needed:

THIS APPLICATION CANNOT BE USED TO APPLY FOR GRADE R AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS. For both apply at the school. Remember that Special School learners are allocated a special number used for placement at a school.

Grade R applications are a responsibility of the School Governing Body. School are encouraged to use the same criteria for Grade R to facilitate placement at the same school.

For more information contact:

The GDE Help Desk

Gauteng Dept of Education
111 Commssioner Street
Johannesburg
2001

Postal Address
P.0.Box 7710
Johannesburg
2000

Switchboard: (011) 355 0000
Call Centre: (011) 355 0966/0559/0198/0600
Toll Free number: 0800 000 789
E-mail: gdeinfo@gauteng.gov.za

All members of society are encouraged to support the Department in its drive to achieve the TMR vision as outlined in the Medium Term Strategic Framework and the NDP.


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