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News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Minister Schafer calls for nominations for Teaching Awards – deadline 23 August

12 August 2019

The Annual Teaching Awards recognize excellence and professionalism and provide the education fraternity with the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of outstanding teachers. Read More

Media alert: Premier Winde and Minister Schäfer to attend SWM Challenge Awards

7 August 2019

On Thursday 8th August 2019, Premier Alan Winde and Minister Debbie Schäfer will be in attendance at Nooitgedacht Primary School in Bishop Lavis for the Smart Water Meter Challenge Awards. Read More

SC and NSC Results to be released on 2 August 2019

31 July 2019

On Friday, 2 August 2019, the 2019 May/June Senior Certificate and National Senior Certificate results will be released. Over 32 000 candidates registered for these examinations. Read More

Our schools should be places where we “Enter to learn”

16 July 2019

Last week I requested that the Department provide me with the statistics relating to burglary and vandalism incidents during the past June/July holiday.  The response was disappointing.  Read More

Back to school - Minister Schafer concerned that over unconfirmed applications

8 July 2019

Tomorrow more than a million learners in the Western Cape will return to school after the winter holidays. The third term of the academic year is one of the most important terms for our learners, educators and officials as it is one when important... Read More

NSC/SC June 2019 examinations – Afrikaans HL and FAL P3 rewrite on 11 July 2019

5 July 2019

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) amended the National Senior Certificate (NSC)/Senior Certificate (SC) June 2019 examinations timetable to accommodate officials and candidates travelling during the election period. Read More

Western Cape NSC Candidates attend Grade 12 Winter Schools across the province

20 June 2019

With 125 days to go to the start of the 2019 NSC examinations, the next five months are the most important time in a learner’s school career.  Read More

Appeal to parents to confirm school placement

19 June 2019

On the 7th of June 2019, the WCED re-opened its online admission website for parents to reveal the outcome of their applications for admission for the 2020 school year. We appeal to these parents to please check their status and confirm placement... Read More

Media alert: Minister Schäfer to visit Grade 12 Winter School Programme

19 June 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday 20th June 2019, Minister Debbie Schäfer will visit the Grade 12 Winter Schools Holiday Programme at Salt River Secondary School. Read More

WCED launches Schools Holiday Programme today

18 June 2019

One of my biggest concerns during every school holiday period is those learners whose parents work full time and who are left unsupervised at home.  Read More

Media alert: Minister Schafer to visit Safe Schools Holiday Programme

18 June 2019

Today, 18th June 2019, Minister Debbie Schafer will visit the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Safe Schools Holiday Programme at Bernadino Heights High School. Read More

WCED Winter holiday initiatives for learners and educators

13 June 2019

Following a busy examination period, the upcoming winter holiday is a much needed break for many learners and teachers. However, many of our schools will be buzzing with activities over the holiday period. Read More

Chief Evaluator: Schools Evaluation Authority applications close 13 June 2019

10 June 2019

In April this year, I approved the Regulations on the Western Cape Schools Evaluation Authority, 2019 which outline, among others, the procedures for the appointment of the Chief Evaluator. Read More

Learners must adhere to school calender dates

7 June 2019

The 2019 school calendar is clear in terms of school closure dates. Schools will close for the 2019 mid-year holidays on 14 June 2019. This means that teaching and learning will resume up until NEXT Friday. Read More

2020 admissions: Parents to confirm places by 12 July 2019

6 June 2019

Parents from across the Western Cape can now find out if their child’s admission applications for the 2020 school year have, or have not, been successful. Read More

Armed robbers target Sea Point High School

6 June 2019

I am informed that two armed men entered the premises of Sea Point High School on Wednesday (5th June 2019)  It is reported that the alleged perpetrators assaulted an educator with a gun and made off with 50 cell phones.   Read More

Stats SA survey shows that WC has the lowest incidents of corporal punishment

4 June 2019

The latest General Household Survey released by Statistics South Africa reveals that the Western Cape has the lowest number of incidents of learners having experienced corporal punishment in 2018, with the percentage of reported incidents also... Read More

Spreading the message against bullying

15 May 2019

This morning, the WCED Metro South District held an anti-bullying event at Fairmount Secondary school. The event was supported by Minister Debbie Schafer and radio DJ Carl Wastie. Read More

Media alert: Anti-bullying campaign achieves international merit award

14 May 2019

Tomorrow, radio DJ Carl Wastie and Minister Debbie Schafer will be engaging learners at Fairmount Secondary School - 9 Maroon Rd, Parkwood, Cape Town – as part of the WCED anti-bullying campaign: “Raise your voice and not your phone campaign”. Read More

Media alert: MEC Schafer and DJ Carl Wastie to visit Norman Henshilwood HS

23 April 2019

Today Provincial Education MEC, Debbie Schafer and radio DJ Carl Wastie will be visiting Norman Henshilwood High SChol as part of the WCED’s “Raise Your Voice, Not Your Phone” anti-bullying campaign. Read More

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