Gauteng online school applications for 2019: All you need to know

12 Apr 2018


The Gauteng Department of Education officially opens the 2019 Online Application System for Grade 1 and 8 admissions on Monday, 16 April 2018 at 08:00 am, and close at midnight, 28 May 2018.

Parents must visit to apply. (Parents are urged to use Google Chrome to access the online website, as is it faster than other search engines).

Parents lacking access to the internet

Any parent who lacks access to the internet or require face-to-face assistance should visit one of the decentralised application centres or a community library. The Department will operate 65 admissions centres across the 15 education districts.

Alternatively, parents can contact the Department at the following telephone or email address:

Call Centre on (011) 355 0000;

Toll free number 0800 000 789; or


A parent can apply for a maximum of 5 schools per learner using the following options for Grade 1:

  1. Home Address
  2. Work Address
  3. Sibling
  4. School of Choice

For Grade 8, a parent can apply using the following options:

  1. Home Address
  2. Work Address
  3. Sibling at school (the sibling should not be in Grade 7 or Grade 12 in the current academic year)
  4. Previous school
  5. School of Choice
  6. Schools of Focussed Learning/School of Specialisation.

A parent applying for Grade 8 can also indicate the current school that the child is attending. This will identify high schools closest to the current primary school that the learner is attending.

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 living closer to the school.

However, using the school of choice option, the applicant will be placed on waiting list B or WB. This means the applicant lives or works outside of the feeder zone.

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

Steps to follow

Once the parent has logged onto the online system, they must follow these steps:

Step 1: fill in details of the parent.

Step 2: fill in the learner details.

Step 3: choose a school using any of the options listed above.

Parents and Guardians who will be applying from an internet café or public computer must ensure that they provide THEIR OWN accurate, reliable mobile phone number.

Once an application is successful, the parent will receive an SMS. Parents are then required to submit the following documents within seven days (7) to each of the schools.

For Grade 1, the following documents should be submitted to all the schools where applications were made:

  • Parents ID document or Legal Guardian ID
  • Learner Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Home Address or Proof of Work Address
  • Clinic/Immunisation Card

For Grade 8, the following documents should be submitted:

  • Parents ID Document or Legal Guardian ID
  • Learner Birth Certificate
  • Proof of home address or Proof of work Address
  • Report Card

Upon submission of documents, parents must sign a register to indicate that documents were submitted and receive a confirmation of submission of documents received.

2019 Gauteng online school application system: Step-by-step guide

9 Responses

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    may I please be assisted with an online application for next year for my son. the website is not responding well.


  3. Queen jas

    I’m staying in North West and I’ve got 3children to register in joburg this year my problem I don’t have any documents like joburg home address,as I’ll be transferred by work in joburg.
    Grades,1,5and 8 please help me by giving me the information

  4. Roseline

    I have been trying the Toll free number for assistants to reset password but no response. I did send in an email and still no response. I need to know which school for my son

  5. Zandile Ntuli

    Can you please help me i have been trying to call the toll free number but no response ,i even sent an email still nothing.i need to register my Grade 1 son.please help

  6. florence khumalo

    good day i have been calling the call centre and no answer. I want to register my child for grade 8

    please help.

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