Learner registration for 2018 underway

Free State Education MEC, Tate Makgoe

Free State Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, urges parents to enroll their children in time for the 2018 academic year to avoid being declined due to space constraints.
The aim of early registration is to ensure a smooth and successful school year in 2018. “Early registration enables effective teaching and learning to commence from the very first day of the school year,” says Makgoe.
By heeding this call, learners will be rightly placed in their respective classrooms in time, especially those entering school for the first time, those starting high school and those changing schools.
Parents can complete school access forms and return them on or before 31 July 2017.
Parents should bring along the following documents: Proof of parents’ identity and citizenship, documentation supporting parents’ legal relationship with the learner, copy of child’s birth certificate, proof of child’s residence and immunisation card.
Schools are encouraged to give preference to learners who meet the following requirements:
Age: Grade R; children aged 4 and turning 5 by 30 June in the year of admission.
Grade 1; children aged 5 and turning 6 by 30 June in the year of admission.
Proximity: Parents need to ensure that schools are either in close proximity to their home or workplace.
Sibling/s: If a learner has a sibling already attending at the school.
Learners currently enrolled at schools will need to be re-registered and the admissions register updated. Parents will be informed in writing of the outcome of their applications and they will need to confirm acceptance within 7 days.