Northern Cape School Admissions for 2025 open April 2024

Ensuring your child’s enrollment in advance is crucial for a smooth transition into the upcoming school year. Here’s a comprehensive guide on applying for a spot in a Northern Cape school for 2025.

Application Process Overview

The online application portal for school admissions in the Northern Cape will open on 15 April 2024 and will remain accessible for 30 days, closing on 15 May 2024. Parents are encouraged to complete their applications within this timeframe to secure their child’s placement.

Eligibility and Application Details

  • Who Can Apply: This application process is specifically for learners entering Grade R, Grade 1, or Grade 8 at a public school in the Northern Cape in 2025.
  • How to Apply: Applications will be accepted exclusively online through the Northern Cape’s designated admissions portal. The website address will be provided closer to the opening date.

Required Documents

Ensure you have the following documents ready before commencing the application process:

  • Parent/Legal Guardian ID (or affidavit if unavailable)
  • Proof of Home Address (Municipal account or lease agreement)
  • Child’s Birth certificate (or affidavit/sworn statement)
  • Clinic Card/Immunization proof (Grade R & 1 only)
  • Grade 7 report card (Grade 8 only)

Non-South African Citizens

Non-South African citizens must provide a valid study permit, asylum seeker permit, refugee permit, or temporary/permanent residence permit from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for both the learner and parent/guardian (if applicable).

Important Considerations

  • Submitting false information may lead to rejection of your application.
  • After submitting your application, expect to receive an SMS confirmation containing a username, password, application reference number, and reminders regarding document submission and school placement.
  • Keep the phone number provided during registration accessible, as crucial information will be communicated through SMS.

2025 School Calendar

The school year for 2025 is scheduled to run from 15 January to 10 December, encompassing a total of 199 school days.

Term Dates

  • Term 1: 15 January – 28 March
  • Term 2: 8 April – 27 June
  • Term 3: 22 July – 3 October
  • Term 4: 13 October – 10 December

For the 2025 academic year, both inland and coastal schools will commence the first term on the same date (15 January 2025) and conclude it 52 school days later (28 March 2025), aligning their schedules across the country.Northern Cape School Admissions for 2025

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