Considering homeschooling?

Considering homeschooling?

Considering homeschooling? Here is all the information you need.


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:


  • foundation phase (grades 1-3)


  • intermediate phase (grades 4-6)


  • senior phase (grades 7-9)


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


How do you apply?

Apply electronically, using the applicable application form, to the head of your Provincial Education Department and attach the following documents with you:

  • parent/s certified ID copy
  • In case of foreign nationals certified copies of passport /study permit/work permit/Asylum document is required
  • last copy of school report (if the child was in school before, but if the child is only starting school now you must attach 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 that you need to complete.

The application forms can be downloaded.


  • Gauteng


  • Eastern Cape


  • Free State


  • KwaZulu-Natal


  • Limpopo


  • Mpumalanga


  • North West


  • Northern Cape


  • Western Cape


Know your home education coordinators


Ms EM Chaane & Ms LZ Brown

012 357 4105/4106


Eastern Cape

Ms M N Ndzunga

040 608 4186


Free State

Mrs N Mokone

0514470038/ 0037



Ms C Motshwane

010 600 6202


KwaZulu Natal

Ms D Motloli




Ms  M Baloyi




Dr  M Pieterse



Northern Cape

Mr  K Mhlom

053 839 6356


North West

Ms P Pule



Western Cape

Mr  D Louw







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