'We are placing learners by the hour' - Western Cape Education Department, ahead of school openings rush

2020-01-14 17:16

The Western Cape Education department is helping parents place their children at schools ahead of the first day of school on Wednesday, but says it remains a challenge because of various factors.

5 tips to build your kid's resilience (Spoiler: Cheating on school admissions doesn't help)

2019-03-22 12:45

Bubble-wrapping children doesn’t work. They need to experience mild adversity to know how to overcome it when they inevitably face it in life. Here are five tips to promote resilience in your kids.

Gauteng parents, you can now apply to any school regardless of your location

2019-03-08 10:36

MEC for Education in Gauteng, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, recently announced that, as of now, parents can apply to any school for their children, regardless of the location of said school.

OPINION: Building inclusive schools: the power is in our hands

2018-12-04 21:13

Together we can bring inclusivity to schools.

Insider tips to get into some of SA’s top schools

2018-09-06 11:00

We spoke to the principals and staff of a few of SA's top schools to find out how you can go about the admissions process and get your kids in without any fuss.

Education problems: Are Afrikaans schools to blame?

2018-01-18 07:52

The recent court struggle over Overvaal High School and the EFF’s protest at the school yesterday have placed the spotlight squarely on language issues and admission of learners in public schools, writes Paul Colditz.

Deadline: enrol your child now for 2018!

2017-02-07 09:58

Western Cape parents are told not to wait.

SA's most expensive schools for 2018

2016-01-04 11:50

We take a look at the most expensive high schools in South Africa.

School gate moms are the worst!

2015-08-24 13:30

A look at some of the different moms and their characters at the school-gate.

Explaining school admission policies

2015-08-06 11:54

Which criteria do South African schools use to sort through applicants, and what does the law say?


An expert shares the legal steps you can take if your child gets turned down by schools

2019-07-04 13:19

If you're a parent and you don't quite know where to find help after your child's been turned down by the schools you applied to, this article's for you. We spoke to an expert for legal advice.

School enrolment dates for 2020: Province by province

2019-03-19 12:11

If your child is going to Grade R (primary school) or Grade 8 (high school) next year, check this page for details on how and when to send your school application, province by province.

Tips for school-focused house hunting

2019-01-15 11:54

Soon we'll be applying for schools if our kids are going to Grade R or Gr 8 in 2020. Got your heart set on a particular school for your little one? Moving closer to the feeder zone of the school of your choice ups the chances.

How parents can help schools become more inclusive, according to Nabeel Allie from 'A School Where I Belong'

2018-09-18 17:30

A School Where I Belong, recently published by Dylan Wray, Roy Hellenberg and Johnathan Jansen, shows a way forward in creating transformed and inclusive South African schools.

“Where do I turn to for help?”: Parents unable to place their children in school share their stories

2018-01-25 14:57

For some parents the school year has already turned sour with many reporting that they have been unable to find placement, despite applying early.

Don't miss the 2020 Gauteng school application deadline

2017-05-30 13:28

Applications for Gauteng schools close on 22 July.

School admission nightmare? Here’s what to do

2016-01-12 15:00

If you haven’t yet managed to get your child into a school for 2020, you urgently need to make a plan. Here's what to do.

Want kids? Save now

2015-10-14 11:34

With so many things on your to-do list during pregnancy, how important is it to start planning for your child's future now?

School admissions: How far would you go?

2015-08-06 11:54

Some parents go to great lengths to get their kids into the right schools... where do you draw the line?

Single-sex schools: good or bad?

2015-03-10 13:21

Janine Dunlop investigates the pros and cons of girls’ and boys’ schools.

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