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Northern Cape Schools now accepting late applications

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Northern Cape Schools now accepting late applications

Northern Cape Schools now accepting late applications. The Northern Cape Department of Education is providing a second opportunity for parents and guardians to secure school admission for the 2024 academic year through late applications.

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Application Period

Late applications for admissions for the 2024 school year are open from Monday, 08 January 2024 (09:00) until Tuesday, 16 January 2024 (23:59).

How to Apply Northern Cape Schools

Parents and guardians can apply through the Northern Cape Department of Education’s school admissions website. The application process involves user registration, login, and submission of necessary documents.

Required Documents

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Certified copy of the official birth certificate/ID
  • Most recent school report card of the child
  • Proof of the child’s immunization against specified diseases
  • Transfer card
  • Parent/guardian’s ID
  • Proof of child’s residence
  • Proof of home address

Application Confirmation

Upon successful submission of the application and relevant documents, the system will automatically send an SMS to confirm the application.

School Selection

If a parent desires a specific school not appearing on the list, it indicates that the school has no available space.

2024 School Calendar

In a notable change, the Basic Education Department has synchronized the start and end dates of all public schools across the country. The academic year for all schools will follow the same schedule:

  • First Term: 17 January – 20 March
  • Second Term: 3 April – 14 June
  • Third Term: 9 July – 20 September
  • Fourth Term: 1 October – 13 December

All schools will commence the academic year on 17 January and conclude on 13 December.

Conclusion

The late application opportunity by the Northern Cape Department of Education provides a chance for parents to secure admission for their children in 2024, emphasizing a synchronized school calendar nationwide.

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open. Thousands of parents have already submitted admission applications for Western Cape schools for the 2025 academic year. However, many learners are still in need of placements.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received a record number of applications for Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2025 academic year. Despite the official application period closing on Friday, 12 April 2024, parents who missed the deadline can still submit a late application.

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Late Applications Information

  • Late Application Period: Open now and will close on 12 May 2024.
  • Late Applications Processing: Late applications will only be processed after on-time applications.
  • Assistance: Parents requiring 2025 placement for their children after the completion of the late application period are encouraged to contact district education offices for assistance.

Other Grades and Application Process

For Grade R admissions and transfer requests for Grades 2-7 and 9-11, the application window will be open from August 1, 2024, to August 16, 2024. The WCED provides a straightforward online application process:

WCED Application Process

Registration (if a new user)

  • Visit the WCED online admissions website.
  • Click on “Parent Register”.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete the registration form and verify via SMS.

Applying For Admission

  • Login with your ID number and password.
  • Create a Parent/Guardian Profile.
  • Complete the Learner Application (Grades 1 & 8 Only), providing accurate contact information and learner details.
  • Select Schools, rank them in order of preference, and upload required documents.
  • Submit the application and track the status using the learner’s CEMIS number.

The WCED emphasizes the importance of applying early to avoid last-minute complications. Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who missed the deadline for any reason should contact their district office promptly for assistance. For further information, visit the WCED online admissions website.

Contact Information

  • For Assistance: Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who did not apply earlier for any reason must contact their district office as soon as possible for assistance.

Conclusion

The WCED encourages parents to apply early to avoid any last-minute complications. For more information and to apply, visit the WCED online admissions website. Ensure all required documents are submitted for a smooth application process.

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