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#BackOnTrack: WC students will spend extra learning hours on Maths & Reading

19 July 2022

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will be taking decisive action over the 3rd and 4th term to address severe learning losses in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1 to 3), by enabling an increased time allocation for Mathematics and Reading... Read More

Students and teachers pulled out all the stops during the holidays

18 July 2022

Over 26 000 students gave up their holidays to participate in winter school programmes arranged by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and schools across the province. Read More

Minister Maynier to visit Boundary Primary School

18 July 2022

On Tuesday, 19 July 2022, Western Cape Education Minister David Maynier will visit Boundary Primary School to welcome students back to class for the third term. Read More

Loadshedding continues to disrupt education during the school holidays

6 July 2022

While schools are currently closed for the mid-year break, loadshedding continues to cause serious disruption to education in the Western Cape. Read More

Western Cape teachers encouraged to participate in the 2022 NTAs

26 June 2022

Nominations for the 2022 National Teaching Awards are now open! Nominations close on 26 July 2022, and I urge all Western Cape teachers to participate. Read More

Last chance for parents to confirm places for 2023

17 June 2022

Parents and caregivers have until midnight tonight to confirm and withdraw places with regards to successful applications for the 2023 school year. Read More

Media alert: Two schools in the Western Cape to get big announcement

7 June 2022

On Thursday, 9 June 2022, Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Education Minister, David Maynier, will be visiting two schools in the Western Cape, to announce some very exciting news. Read More

Pioneer School learners take to the airwaves

6 June 2022

Pioneer School for Visually Impaired learners has started its own radio station. Read More

Parents to confirm spaces for the 2023 school year

31 May 2022

Parents can now see the outcome of their applications for the 2023 school year and have until 17 June 2022 to confirm their final choice of school for 2023. Read More

Minister Maynier kicks off Listening and Learning Programme

16 May 2022

Today I take office as the Western Cape Minister of Education. Read More

2022 May/June NSC starts tomorrow

8 May 2022

36 379 candidates have registered to write exams during the 2022 May/June National Senior Certificate (NSC) session which starts on Monday. Read More

Joint media release by Premier Alan Winde and Minister Debbie Schäfer

21 April 2022

Yesterday, Provincial Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer, handed in her resignation to Premier Alan Winde, which he accepted, while praising her for her excellent service to the people of the Western Cape. Provincial Minister Debbie Schäfer said: Read More

Media Alert: LAUNCH OF THE WCED Mathematics Strengthening Strategy: 2022-2027

21 April 2022

Tomorrow, is the start of a two-day conference to launch the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Mathematics Strengthening Strategy: 2022- 2027. Read More

Appeal for ECD information to ensure uninterrupted financing

14 April 2022

On 1 April 2022, the responsibility of Early Childhood Development (ECD) was transferred from the provincial Department of Social Development to the WCED. Read More

WCED shines at the National Education Excellence Awards

12 April 2022

WCED education districts and schools have been recognised as among the country’s best at the National Education Excellence Awards held by the Department of Basic Education. Read More

School admissions 2023: Only 4 days to go!

11 April 2022

The 2023 school admissions process closes in 4 days’ time! Parents and caregivers have until midnight,15 April 2022, to apply for the 2023 school year. Read More

WCED launches anti-bullying campaign: #StopTheShare

7 April 2022

WCED launches anti-bullying campaign: #StopTheShare Read More

School admissions 2023: 15 days to go!

1 April 2022

Today is the midway mark for the 2023 school admissions process. Parents and caregivers have until 15 April 2022 to apply for the 2023 school year. Over 90 000 people have registered their children thus far, of which, 43 000 are for Grade 8... Read More

2022 Western Cape Education Budget Speech

30 March 2022

Speaker, Premier, Members of the Provincial Cabinet, Members, and Guests, Read More