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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will remain close

11 July 2024

Following a meeting with Provincial Disaster Risk Management, a decision has been made to continue the closure of schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg districts on Friday, 12 July 2024. Read More

School closures on 11 July 2024

10 July 2024

In the interests of learner and teacher safety, and after extensive consultation with the Provincial Disaster Risk Management Centre and the South African Weather Service (SAWS), a decision has been taken to close schools in certain districts in the... Read More

Update on weather conditions and its effect on schools in the Western Cape

9 July 2024

The Western Cape Education Department welcomes its learners, staff and teachers back to school today. Read More

Two high school learners to embark on a voyage on board the SA Agulhas II

17 June 2024

Two Western Cape high school learners have been selected for the SEAmester programme and will be participating in an exciting research voyage on board the SA Agulhas II for 10 days during the June school holidays. Read More

Congratulations to Christel House

13 June 2024

The Western Cape Education Department would like to congratulate Christel House, an independent school in the Western Cape, for being named as a Top 10 shortlist for the World’s Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity. Read More

Don’t Wait! Auto confirmations to take place on Friday

12 June 2024

On Saturday morning, the next phase of the 2025 admissions process will be implemented. The WCED online admissions system will begin to automatically confirm placement for the highest-ranked choice of school in terms of successful applications for... Read More

Don’t Wait! Confirm your choice of school today

30 May 2024

Starting today, parents who applied during the on-time admissions period (11 March 2024 – 12 April 2024) will be able to view the outcome of their applications for a place for their child in a school for 2025 on the online admissions system. Read More

Don’t wait! Outcomes of admissions applications available from 30 May 2024

27 May 2024

Parents who applied for a place in Grade 1 or 8 for their child for the 2025 school year during the on-time admissions window will start seeing the outcomes of their applications from 30 May 2024. Read More

Don’t wait! Late online admissions applications for Gr. 1 & 8 are closing soon

9 May 2024

The online window for late applications for Grade 1 and 8 in 2025 closes on 12 May 2024, and we urge parents to ensure that they apply as soon as possible. Read More

Nominations for the 2024 National Teaching Awards are open!

1 May 2024

As we celebrate Workers’ Day today, we encourage all of our teachers to participate in the 2024 National Teaching Awards! The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2024. Read More

Don’t wait! Late Grade 1 and 8 admissions applications open until 12 May 2024

29 April 2024

Since the on-time admissions window for parents applying for a place for their child in Grade 1 or 8 in 2025 closed on 12 April 2024, we have received late applications for an additional 8 092 learners. Read More

World Book Day: winners of 2023 school library competition announced

23 April 2024

As we celebrate World Book Day today, we are excited to announce the winners of our 2023 school library competition! Read More

Record number of Grade 1 and 8 admissions applications received for 2025

17 April 2024

By the time the 2025 admissions window closed at 23h59 on Friday, 12 April 2024, we had received applications for a record 102 680 Grade 1 and 8 learners. Read More

Schools in all education districts will be open on Wednesday, 10 April 2024

9 April 2024

Schools in all education districts will be open on Wednesday, 10 April 2024. This means that schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will also reopen on Wednesday. Read More

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will remain close

8 April 2024

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts will remain closed on Tuesday, 9 April 2024. Read More

Cape Winelands, Overberg and Helderberg schools closed on Monday, 8 April 2024

7 April 2024

Schools in the Cape Winelands and Overberg education districts, as well as the Helderberg basin area, will be closed on Monday, 8 April 2024, as a result of the severe storm warnings for these areas. Read More

We are doing everything we can to protect our schools from budget cuts

5 April 2024

What is causing panic and confusion is the twisting of facts about the cost containment measures being implemented as a result of massive budget cuts imposed by national government in the Western Cape. Read More

We are doing everything to support our schools following major budget cuts

4 April 2024

In 2023, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) was dealt a devastating blow after the national government announced major budget cuts, which forced us to implement stringent cost containment measures. Read More

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