Online Registration Grade 8

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) online application system, or Online Registration Grade 8 2025, is now open to all learners wanting admission for Grade 8 by next year. Parents can now apply to secure space for their child’s admission from Thursday, 11 July, at 8h00 and will close on Monday, 12 August 2024, at midnight.

As students embark on Grade 8 and transition to high school, it’s an exciting time. In this article, I’ll explain how to secure admission for your scholar. Remember that the GDE online system now requires parents to apply, even in schools combining both Primary and High school.

How to: Online Registration Grade 8

  1. If your child is currently in Grade R and will be moving to Grade 1 next year, you must still apply through the GDE online system, even if both grades are at the same school your child is currently in.
  2. If your child is currently in a combined school Grade 7 and will be moving to Grade 8 next year within the same combined school, you must still apply through the GDE online system, even if both grades are at the same school your child is currently in.
  3. SMS will be your hero, use a phone number that is reliable, accessible and reachable.
  4. To increase your chance of placement, choose up to 5 schools within your feeder zone.
  5. Only ONE application is enough, multiple applications by same profile on behalf of ONE learner might not go through, if so: the application will be regarded as spam.
  6. Some schools might go further to verify residential addresses on top of submitted proof of residential documents uploaded.
  7. All documents required must be uploaded within 7 days, if not, the system will prioritise application in good standing, while sifting your application down to the bottom.

Simple Instructions for an effective GDE Admissions

All public schools under the jurisdiction of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) are to be registered for, using GDE Admission website.

For those who prefer to physically register their learners or apply in person, we have compiled a list of GDE Admission Walk-in Centres. Parents and guardians can visit these centres to receive safe assistance in applying for their children if they are unable to do so from their home, office or on-line.

Total time 10 minutes

1. Visit GDE website

GDE-addmission-https-www.gdeadmissions.gov_.za

Go to the GDE website and click on the “Login” link at the top-right of the page.

2. Create account

GDE Admission

If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account by providing your name, email address, and password. If you already have an account, simply log in.

3. Select Grade

Choose the grade level for the learner you are registering. Keep in mind that you need to select the grade corresponding to the learner’s anticipated level for the upcoming academic year. Only parents applying for Grade 1 and 8 learners may apply to a maximum of 5 schools per child.

4. Provide personal and educational information

Please complete the necessary fields with personal and educational information about the learner, including their name, age, gender, and contact details.

5. Select a school

Select your preferred school as your first option, then you can choose up to four schools in order of preference to make a total of 5 selection.

6. Upload supporting documents

You will need to upload supporting documents such as:
​i. Parents/ legal guardian Identity Document
ii. Proof of home/ work address
iii. Child birth certificate
iv. Clinic card for Grade 1 applications
v. Current school academic report card for Grade 8 applications​

Other medical informations like allergies, medication times and other, will have to be given to the school after a successful admission.

7. Click Submit

Once you have completed all the required fields and uploaded the necessary documents, submit your application by clicking “submit” button. We advice that all your documents be in PDF format.

8. Check Application Status

You can check the status of your application on the GDE online admissions website. The GDE will notify you via email or SMS if your application is successful or if further documentation is required.

9. Accept Placement

If your application is successful and your child is allocated a place at a school, you will need to accept the placement within the given timeframe.

10. Appeal the decision (if necessary)

If your child is not allocated a place at your preferred school or any of your preferences, you can appeal the decision by following the instructions on the GDE online admissions website.

Overall, the GDE online registration system is an important tool that helps to ensure a fair and transparent admissions process for learners in public schools in Gauteng, South Africa.

GDE Admissions FAQ

What Is Needed For Grade 1 Application

For GDE admissions in South Africa, you’ll need the following documents:
Parent/Guardian ID or Passport: Proof of your identity.
Child ID or South African Birth Certificate or Passport: To verify your child’s identity and citizenship.
Refugee Permit or Asylum Seeker Permit or Permanent Residence Permit or Study Permit: Depending on your child’s status.
Proof of Home Address: To determine your local area.
Proof of Work Address (optional, for those applying near their workplace).
Latest School Report and Clinic Card/Immunisation Report (Grade 1 only).

When Can I Register For Grade 1 

Parents can now apply to secure space for their child’s admission from Thursday, 11 July, at 8h00 and will close on Monday, 12 August 2024, at midnight.

When Do Grade 1 Applications Open For 2025

Parents with Grade 1 learners can now apply to secure space for their child’s admission from 11 July 2024 Thursday, Time: 8h00 and will close on Monday, 12 August 2024, at midnight.

When Do Grade 8 Applications Open For Gauteng 2025

Grade 8 online application will open on the 11th July 2024 from 8h00 in the morning.

When Does Grade 8 Applications Open For 2025

Grade 8 online application will open on the 11th July 2024 from 8h00 in the morning.

Shama Nathoo

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