News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department | Western Cape Government

News and Speeches for Western Cape Education Department

Fatal road accident tragically claims lives of five school children

30 May 2023

This morning, five children on their way to school were killed in a fatal traffic accident in Mitchells Plain. Initial information suggests that the bakkie in which the learners were being transported hit a traffic light, resulting in the children... Read More

Don’t Wait! Confirm your choice of school today

28 May 2023

On Monday, 29 May 2023, parents who applied during the on-time admissions period (13 March 2023 – 14 April 2023) will be able to view the outcome of their applications for a place for their child in a school in 2024 on the online admissions system. Read More

Promoting Positive Behaviour in our schools!

18 May 2023

The Western Cape Education Department hosted the annual Positive Behaviour Day on 17 May 2023, at the Positive Behaviour Intervention and Resource Centre (PBIRC) in Wynberg. Read More

Nearly 20 000 learners attend first #BackOnTrack classes

18 May 2023

We have launched a massive R1.2 billion #BackOnTrack programme to reverse learning losses caused by Covid-19, to improve learning outcomes and give our children a better future. Read More

PIRLS 2021 results: We have a plan to get reading scores #BackOnTrack

16 May 2023

The results of the 2021 Progress in International Reading and Literacy Study (PIRLS) were released today, which confirmed that learning losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are severe across South Africa. Read More

Massive R1.2bn #BackOnTrack campaign launched to reverse learning losses

11 May 2023

Today we launched the #BackOnTrack programme, which is a big, bold intervention to reverse Covid-19 learning losses in the Western Cape. The pandemic is over, but the effect of the pandemic is not over. Read More

Leadership Academy launched to develop school leadership talent

9 May 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of the Western Cape Education Department’s Leadership Academy! Read More

Premier Winde and Minister Maynier visit Struisbaai PS skills facility

3 May 2023

This week as part of the Western Cape Government Bicycle Handover Tour, Premier Alan Winde and Provincial Minister of Education, David Maynier, were given a tour of Struisbaai Primary School’s skills facility. Read More

165 993 applications for the 2024 school year received to date

25 April 2023

Today I visited support teams at our Head Office and the Department of the Premier, to express my thanks for the many hours of hard work they put in during the admissions period. Read More

Celebrating World Book Day 2023

23 April 2023

UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April each year to recognise the importance of books and authors, and to encourage everyone to read books. Read More

Education – A budget to get the job done

29 March 2023

Introduction We will spend a massive R29.55 billion on education this year in the Western Cape. Read More

Six schools have won R25 000 each in the ‘Letter to my library’ competition!

23 March 2023

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 school library competition: “Letter to my Library”! Read More

School admissions and infrastructure update

17 March 2023

As of 17h30 on Thursday, 16 March 2023, we have received applications for 40 694 learners for the 2024 school year. Read More

Schools are closed on Monday, 20 March 2023, for a planned school holiday

16 March 2023

We are aware of concerns that have been raised about the impact of the alleged “national shutdown” planned by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Monday, 20 March 2023. Read More