The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has extended the 2022 school administration process to April 1, 2021. The decision was made after the WCED noted an upsurge in website activity on the online application system.
The increase in activity on the website over the past few days has indicated that some parents have left this process to the last minute, with 16 000 applications being submitted on Tuesday (March 23), 19 000 on Wednesday (March 24), and 22 000 applications on Thursday, (March 25).
At this stage, 344 305 applications have been recorded by 104 038 registered users.
“We would like to thank the parents who have applied timeously, and appeal to those that are still to apply, to do so immediately. It is recommended that they do not leave it until the last minute,” WCED said in a statement.
For those who still need to submit an application, this can be done either online or through a paper-based application process should a parent not have access to technology. Parents will be required to ask the relevant school for the appropriate application form.
During the application process, parents will be asked to submit the following supporting documents:
- The last official school Report Card
- ID, Birth certificate, passport of the learner; or
- A study permit (foreign learners); or
- Proof of application (study permit) or a police affidavit
- Immunisation card (Road to Health Chart) [Primary Schools Only]
- Proof of Residence (Rates account, Lease agreement, an affidavit confirming residence).
Parents are also urged to apply to at least 3 schools, including the ones closest to their home.
To help make the process as simple as possible, the WCED has created two video tutorials to assist parents to navigate both the registration and application process online. Links to the tutorials are below:
Watch the tutorial on “How to register on the website”:
The tutorial on: “How to apply online”: