Placement of Gauteng pupils underway

The placement of pupils in Grade 1 and Grade 8, who applied for 2019 admissions with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), is now underway.
In a statement recently, the department confirmed that as of 3 August 2018, it started placing pupils in school.
“This means all parents who applied for the 2019 admissions for Grade 1 and Grade 8 during the application period (16 April 2018 to 28 May 2018) will receive offers of placement via SMS.
“Parents must visit our website to accept or reject the offer of placement within seven working days,” said the GDE.
In the event of lost login credentials, such as username and password, the department urged parents to contact its call centre on 0800 000 789 or visit the nearest district office.
“Failure to respond to the offer of placement will result in the forfeiture of the offer to the next applicant on the waiting list. Parents with pending status on the system are requested to be patient as offers will be issued throughout the placement period,” said the department.
Parents who failed to submit the required documents to the schools during the allocated timeframe of 16 April 2018 to 5 June 2018 have been given another chance to submit their applications.
“Parents are requested to submit documents at District Offices from Monday, 10 September to Friday, 14 September 2018. These applicants and all those who could not be placed by schools due to capacity will be placed by districts,” said the GDE.
According to the department, it plans to place all Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2019 academic year by 31 October 2018.

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