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

Timeframes 

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

Provinces

Coordinators

Tel

E mails

Address

Eastern Cape

Mr PV Spies

041 995 4166

Spiespv@gmail.com

 

P/ Bag X 0032

BISHO

5600

Free State

Ms Mokone

051-447 0038

N.Mokone@fseducation.gov.za  

P/ Bag X 20565

BLOEMFONTEIN

9300

 

Gauteng

Ms C Motshwane

011 355 0631

Carol.motshwane@gauteng.gov.za

 

111 Commissioner street

JOHANNESBURG

2001

KwaZulu Natal

Ms D Motloli

035 341 8521

dineo.motloli@kzndoe.gov.za

188 Pieter Maritz Street

PIETERMARITZBURG

3200

Limpopo

Ms  M Baloyi

015 290 9382

BaloyiME@ limpopo.edu.gov.za

 

P/ Bag X9489

POLOKWANE

0700

 

Mpumalanga

Dr  M Pieterse

013 766 5875

M.Pieterse@education.mpu.gov.za

P/Bag X 111341

NELSPRUIT

1200

Northern Cape

Mr  M Mhlom

053 839 6386

Uzondwa@gmail.com

 

P/ Bag X 5029

KIMBERLEY

8300 

North West

Dr T  Phorobatho

018 389 6386

tphorabatho@nwpg.gov.za

 

P/Bag X 2044

MMABATHO

2735

Western Cape

Mr  D Louw

021 467 2653

Deon.louw@westerncape.go.za

P/ Bag X 9114

CAPE TOWN

8000

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