Parents who applied to schools for admission in grade 1 and 8 next year will be informed by the Gauteng education department from Monday via SMS about the placement of their children.
The SMS notifications for the 2023 online admissions placement periods for the two grades which will begin on October 3 and end on November 30- will be sent to the contact numbers provided by parents when applying.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lisufi addressed the media at Hoerskool Menlopark in Pretoria on Sunday regarding the placement process of the pupils.
The department urged parents not to panic if they don’t receive an SMS on the first day of placement- adding that they should expect an SMS anytime between Monday the 3rd of October and the 30th of next month.
Lesufi said there will be no need for a parent to access the system to accept an offer because the child would be placed at the mentioned school.
“Tomorrow, we are releasing what we call ‘happy SMS’s. A happy SMS means as a parent you are going to get an SMS that says amongst the 764 000 people that have applied for spaces in our schools you were fortunate to be placed so tomorrow, we are releasing those SMS’s to all parents.”
In the event of an SMS indicating a child had been placed at a certain school, this would be regarded as a successful placement at the school. There would be no need for the parent or guardian to access the online system and accept an offer because the child would be placed at the school.
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