Starting from today, Gauteng parents will be able to enrol their children online for the 2017 school year. This is after the Gauteng Department of Education launched the online school applications website where you can now apply online rather than waiting in a long queue.

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Visiting www.gdeadmissions.gov.za will take you to an online application process where learners entering Grade 1 and Grade 8 in 2017, can apply online for applications into schools. Re-enrolments for learners who are in Grade 1 to 6 and Grade 8 to 11 will be processed by schools from 11 to 29 April 2016.

Use of this system requires that parents register and verify their own and the learner’s details from 11 April 2016. The actual application period will begin on 19 April 2016, and close on 1 June 2016. Placement of learners will then take place between 24 June and will run until 7 September 2016. The Department of Education has stated that this process will not apply to anyone in-between the grades unless they plan on relocating in 2017.

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