Admissions 2021

Admission Procedure for Grade 8's 2021

ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR GRADE 8’S 2021:
 
Online applications for Grade 8 2021 learner admission will open on 25 June 2020 at 08h00 and closes on 25 July 2020 at 24h00.
 
Click here to apply via the GDE Application Portal
 
Application for admission to Grade 8 at Parktown High School for Girls will take place online via the Gauteng Department of Education’s e-application portal. In addition, we request that you complete the Parent Information form, which can be downloaded from the website and email to the school via documents@parktowngirls.co.za.
Applications may only be submitted during the official application period.
No walk-in applications will be permitted at the school due to Covid-19 regulations.
A step-by-step guide on how to use the admissions portal is available here. 
 
SUBMISSION OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

  • Once the application has been successfully submitted via the GDE portal, parents will receive a waiting list number.
  • Due to Covid-19, parents will be able to UPLOAD supporting documents via the GDE application portal.
  • If parents experience difficulty with uploading the documents, certified copies may be emailed to the school via documents@parktowngirls.co.za. (This address will only be active once admissions open on 25 June)
  • All emails must include your daughter / ward’s name as well as the GDE waiting list number issued by the GDE once the online application has been completed.

Please do not email supporting documentation if an application has not been completed online. The email will be deleted.

  • The following documents are required at PARKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS within 7 SCHOOL days of applying:

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS:

  • The GDE waiting list number as confirmation of your online application.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s UNABRIDGED (full) birth certificate which reflects both biological parents details on it. If an unabridged certificate is unavailable, a copy of your daughter / ward’s abridged birth certificate may be submitted in the interim.
  • CERTIFIED copies of both biological parents’ ID documents (death certificate if parent is deceased).
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s latest report.
  • Proof of permanent residential address (current COJ rates account if you own the property. If renting, provide the full lease agreement, copy of the lessor’s ID document and a copy of the current COJ rates account/Body Corporate rates statement).
  • Proof of employment physical address (if you used your work address for the online application)

 
NON-SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS:

  • The GDE waiting list number as confirmation of your online application.
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s birth certificate
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s valid passport
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s valid study permit
  • CERTIFIED copies of both Parent/Legal Guardian’s valid passport
  • CERTIFIED copies of official permanent residence and study permit documents; diplomats to submit copies of passports and diplomatic identities.
  • Proof of permanent residential address (current COJ rates account if you own the property. If renting, provide the full lease agreement, copy of the lessor’s ID document and a copy of the current COJ rates account/Body Corporate rates statement).
  • Proof of employment physical address (if you used your work address for the online application)

In terms of the GDE rules, placement will be based on date and time of ONLINE application and executed in the following order:

  1. All learners who LIVE in the Feeder Zone of the School
  2. All learners who have Siblings currently at the School OR who currently attend one of the School’s Feeder Schools
  3. All learners whose parents/legal guardians (as recognised by SA law) WORK in the Feeder Zone of the School
  4. Everybody else

 
You will receive offers from schools at which your application has been successful, and you will be required to accept one of these offers. If you have not received an offer from a school at which you applied then your application was not successful at that particular school: Timeframe for acceptance will be advised once information is received from the GDE.
Since this is an external GDE system, all queries must be directed to

gdeinfo@gauteng.gov.za | 0800 000 789 | 011 355 0000

This is the information we have been provided by the GDE. Should anything change, we will update our website accordingly.
 
ADMISSION POLICY
The language of instruction at the school is English with the obvious exception of other languages offered as additional languages. It is in the best interests of the pupil that they are able to cope in an English medium environment.
 
Priority will be given to pupils whose parents/legal guardians (as recognised by SA law):

  • comply in full with the Admission Procedure, submitting all documentation on time, AND
  • who permanently reside in the area for which the School is the nearest suitable school.

If space permits, following the application of the above criteria, preference will be given to pupils who:

  • have specialised skills or talents that the school has the potential to develop, or
  • who have strong academic ability to be able to cope with the high standards expected at the school,

OR

  • are able to cope in a traditional girl’s school environment.

Preference will also be given to those who:

  • have siblings who are either at the school or who are Old Girls of the school, or
  • have a Mother who is an Old Girl of the school.

 
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

  1. The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmistress will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.
  2. Residential address should be that of the parent or legal guardian. If the guardian is not the biological parent, proof of legal guardianship (as recognised by SA law), including a commitment to pay school fees, must accompany the application. The applicant must permanently reside at that address.
  3. Should the School become aware of any fraudulent documentation or information submitted, the application will be immediately disqualified and will not be considered.
Press Release - Gauteng Online Applications

Gauteng learner Admissions Online Applications for grade 1 and 8 opens
 
The Gauteng Education MEC Mr Panyaza Lesufi wish to inform the public that, the awaited Admissions Online Application Period for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners to the 2021 academic year, will commence on Thursday, 25 June 2020 at 8:00 and close on 25 July 2020 at 24:00.
 
Parents of all learners that are currently in Grade R and/or Grade 7 must apply for admission of their children to Grade 1 or Grade 8 for the 2021 Academic Year, by logging on to the Gauteng Department of Education’s Admissions Online Application platform at www.gdeadmissions.gov.za
 
The application process consists of 3 steps, to begin the 3- step application process, click on Apply for 2021. Parents must ensure that they complete all details for Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3. Parents will receive an SMS with a Waiting List.
 
This is to remind parents to keep their login credentials safe, for easy access during the placement period.
 
To ensure access to applicants who are unable to apply from the comfort of their homes and /or offices, the Department has identified 34 Decentralised walk-in centres in different areas where applicants will be safely assisted to make applications. In addition, all District Offices and Head Office will serve as walk-in centres.
 
A detailed list of decentralised walk-in centres with addresses and contact numbers are available on the GDE website and local media.
 
Accordingly, Parents should take comfort that all decentralised walk-in centres have been deep cleaned and sanitised and COVID-19 protocols will be observed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
 
All required documents must be submitted within 7 days of making the application. This year, the Department is introducing online uploading of documents through the Admissions Online Application System. Parents will therefore have a choice to either upload the documents online to ONE school, which means that other schools will manage to access those documents in the system, alternatively parents may submit hard copies of documents to all schools applied to. Parents are encouraged to upload documents using any computer device, including Smart Phones.
 
The following documents must be submitted within 7 days after making an application:
 
Grade 1
Parents Identity Document/ Passport
Child’s Birth Certificate
Child’s Clinic Card/ Proof of Immunization Proof of Residence
 
Grade 8
Parents Identity Document/ Passport
Child’s Birth Certificate
Child’s Latest Report Card
Proof of Residence
 
In adherence to Covid 19 protocols, we would like to make a humble appeal to parents to stay away from schools at this time as schools cannot assist walk-in applicants due to the high risk of infection and spread of the caronavirus. However, only few schools with isolated facilities to safely apply social distancing are specified walk-in centres as per the list of decentralised walk-in centres. All schools will as a safety precaution make provisions for parents to drop documents off at an identified area at the school gate, away from class rooms and office space.
 
Parents are reminded that, following the publication of the Amendments to the Admissions Regulations and the Feeder Zone Regulations in 2018, new Admissions Criteria was introduced.
 
It is important to note that, according to the new admissions criteria, priority is given to applicants who live in the school’s feeder zone, and closest to the school. Parents are therefore urged to use the “Home” option to apply to a school that cover their home address.
 
The admissions criteria is linked to application options and ranked in the order outlined as follows:
 
Option 1: Home – The parent’s Home Address is within the Feeder Zone and closest to school;
 
Option 2: Sibling – The child has a Sibling at the school applied to (Not Siblings in Grade 7 or 12); Previous School – If the previous school is in the area / Feeder Zone of the High School that the parent wants to apply to (Only applicable to applications to Grade 8;
 
Option 3: Work Address within the Feeder Zone – The parent’s work address is in the feeder zone of the school;
 
Option 4: Home Address within 30 kms of the school – The parent’s home address is not in the school Feeder Zone, but within 30kms of the school;
 
Option 5: Home Address is Beyond 30 kms of the school - The parent’s home address is not in the school Feeder Zone, but within 30kms of the school.
 
It is paramount to be mindful that the principle of first come, first served will NOT be applied as a rule. There is therefore, no need for any urgency to apply at 08:00 on 25 June 2020. Instead, parents should apply at their leisure and refrain from rushing to schools or walk-in centres when the System opens.
 
“The coronavirus outbreak is the most significant challenge our generation and several prior generations have faced. Its social, political and economic impact grow with each passing day, presenting us with dilemmas that demand solutions.
 
Fortunately, like other challenges before COVID-19, there is no doubt that mankind is more than capable of countering any difficulties it encounters. Persistence and adaptability are among our most identifiable traits, and just as the impact of coronavirus has been evident, so too has our collective will and effort.
 
So far, we are pleased with the success of the online application system and humbled by the overwhelming response by the people of Gauteng. The process has provided several cost-effective solutions. Automating services and moving away from human intervention has freed up manpower from other activities and enables better utilisation of human resources.
 
I urge all parents and guardians to use the online registration process and apply during the specified application period. No late applications will be accommodated.
 
The Admissions Online Application System is the future. Let us all embrace it” Said MEC Lesufi.
 
For more information, contact the Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona on 072 574 3860.
 
Issued by the Gauteng Department of Education

For media releases, speeches and news visit the Gauteng Provincial Government's portal at www.gauteng.gov.za
 

Admissions Procedure for 2021 - Grade 9-11

ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR 2021 – Grade 9-11
 
Admissions will open on 25 June 2020 at 08:00
 
We request that you complete the Application form, which can be downloaded from the website and emailed to the school via documents@parktowngirls.co.za.
 
SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTS

  • The following documents are required at PARKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS:

 
SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s UNABRIDGED (full) birth certificate which reflects both biological parent’s details on it. If an unabridged certificate is unavailable, a copy of your daughter / ward’s abridged birth certificate may be submitted in the interim.
  • CERTIFIED copies of both biological parents’ ID documents (death certificate if parent is deceased).
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s latest report.
  • Proof of permanent residential address (current COJ rates account if you own the property. If renting, provide the full lease agreement, copy of the lessor’s ID document and a copy of the current COJ rates account/Body Corporate rates statement).
  • Proof of employment physical address (if you used your work address for the online application)

 
NON-SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS:

  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s birth certificate
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s valid passport
  • A CERTIFIED copy of your daughter / ward’s valid study permit
  • CERTIFIED copies of both Parent/Legal Guardian’s valid passport
  • CERTIFIED copies of official permanent residence and study permit documents; diplomats to submit copies of passports and diplomatic identities.
  • Proof of permanent residential address (current COJ rates account if you own the property. If renting, provide the full lease agreement, copy of the lessor’s ID document and a copy of the current COJ rates account/Body Corporate rates statement).
  • Proof of employment physical address (if you used your work address for the online application)

 
ADMISSION POLICY
The language of instruction at the school is English with the obvious exception of other languages offered as additional languages. It is in the best interests of the pupil that they are able to cope in an English medium environment.
Learners are accepted into Grade 9 ~ 11 based on the admissions policy of the school and guidelines set out by the Gauteng Department of Education.
At this stage acceptance is based on, but not limited to, availability of space in the relevant grade and the subjects that the learner is doing and living and/or working in the immediate vicinity of the school (the Official Feeder Zone Map is on our website).
 
Priority will be given to pupils whose parents/legal guardians (as recognised by SA law):

  • comply in full with the Admission Procedure, submitting all documentation on time, AND
  • who permanently reside in the area for which the School is the nearest suitable school.

If space permits, following the application of the above criteria, preference will be given to pupils who:

  • have specialised skills or talents that the school has the potential to develop, or
  • who have strong academic ability to be able to cope with the high standards expected at the school,

OR

  • are able to cope in a traditional girl’s school environment.

Preference will also be given to those who:

  • have siblings who are either at the school or who are Old Girls of the school, or
  • have a Mother who is an Old Girl of the school.

 
 
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

  1. The School Governing Body has resolved that the Headmistress will administer and decide on admission in accordance with the SGB admissions policy.
  2. The Parent Information Form may be completed on the website OR can be downloaded from the website.
  3. ALL documents must be emailed to documents@parktowngirls.co.za ONLY.

 
NOTES

  1. Residential address should be that of the parent or legal guardian. If the guardian is not the biological parent, proof of legal guardianship (as recognised by SA law), including a commitment to pay school fees, must accompany the application. The applicant must permanently reside at that address.
  2. Applications for Grades 9 – 11 shall reach the Admissions Secretary by the end of the third school term of each year (for admission to the School for the following year). Admission to Grades 9 – 11 shall only be considered should there be available space and if the applicant fulfils the requirements of the Admissions Policy which has been approved by the School Governing Body.
  3. Should the School become aware of any fraudulent documentation or information submitted, the application will be immediately disqualified and will not be considered.
  4. No walk-in applications will be permitted at the school due to Covid-19 regulations.
  5. The fees for 2020 are R46520. As we are a government school, we do not offer any bursaries / scholarships.
  6. We do not have boarding facilities.

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