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Home Education

Home Education is a programme alternative to attending public or independent schools where a parent of a learner of compulsory school going age may provide education for his/her own child/ren at home.

Do you prefer to teach your child at home?  If so, apply to the head of your Provincial Education Department to register your child for Home Education. The lesson you offer your child must fall within the scope of the following compulsory phases of education:

What records do I have to keep?

After  your child has been registered for Home Education you must keep the following:-

  • record  of attendance
  • portfolio of the child’s work
  • up- to- date records of the child’s progress
  • portfolio of the educational support given to the child
  • evidence of the continuous assessment of the child’s work
  • evidence of the assessment and or examination at the end of each year
  • evidence at the end of grade 3,6 and 9, that shows whether your child has achieved the outcomes for these grades
What you should do

Apply to the head of your Provincial Education Department and take the following documents with you:

  • your (parent/s) Identity Document and a certified copy of the ID
  • last copy of school report (if the child was in school before, but if the child is only starting school now you must bring an immunisation card)
  • weekly timetable which includes contact time per day
  • breakdown of terms per year (196 days per year)
  • learning programme
  • certified copy of child’s birth certificate

It may take up to 30 days for your applications to be processed.
How much does it cost?
The service is free.
Forms to complete
The application forms can be obtained from any Provincial Education Department.

Know your Home Education Co-ordinators

Province Coordinator Telephone Email Address
National Ms EM ChaaneMs LZ Brown 012 357 4105/4106  222 Struben StreetPRETORIA
Eastern Cape Mr H Bongoza 040608 4042 P/ Bag X 0032BISHO
Free State Mr MJ Ntsala 0514470038/ 0037  P/ Bag X 20565BLOEMFONTEIN
Gauteng Ms C Motshwane 010 600 6202  111 Commissioner streetJOHANNESBURG
KwaZulu Natal Ms D Motloli 0333486111/115 194 Langalibalele StreetAbsa Building, Office- 808
Limpopo Ms  M Baloyi 0152909382 BaloyiME@  P/ Bag X9489POLOKWANE
Mpumalanga Dr  M Pieterse 0137665875 P/Bag X 111341NELSPRUIT
Northern Cape Mr  K Mhlom 053 839 6356  P/ Bag X 5029KIMBERLEY
North West Ms P Pule 0183898204 P/Bag X 2044MMABATHO
Western Cape Mr  D Louw 0214672653 P/ Bag X 9114CAPE TOWN

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