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Apply to be a Microsoft School today!


Are you looking to incorporate 21st Century learning into the classroom?
Do you want your learning environment to resonate with the modern student?

Microsoft Education focuses on providing holistic support for digital transformation in schools to ensure young people in South Africa are fully equipped with the relevant skills to be successful, productive members of society.

With our partners, we offer the IT infrastructure, learning tools and teacher training to help schools through this journey of change.

Apply to become a Microsoft School and receive the following benefits:

  • Technical support for deploying Office 365. Office 365 is free for all schools, both public and Independent!
  • Teacher professional development to ensure that office 365, Microsoft Classroom and Microsoft learning Tools such as Minecraft, OneNote, Sway and Office Mix are used to provide a modern teaching and learning environment.
  • Opportunities to connect and share ideas with other schools in your region, across the country and globally.
  • Invitations to Microsoft in Education events
  • Introductions to Microsoft partners to support your digital transformation journey

If you are interested in signing your school up to be part of the Microsoft Schools Programme, please complete this application form (
When we receive and approve your application to be a Microsoft School, you will receive Microsoft School status for demonstrating commitment to embracing technology to transform education and improve learning outcomes for students.

What is Office 365 for Education?

Office 365 is a FREE suite of Microsoft online services including:

  • Email for all teachers and students
  • 1TB Online storage for all teachers and students
  • Microsoft Classroom which is your homepage for managing all of your classes: organize multiple class sections, create and grade assignments, collaborate with other teachers in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and provide feedback to students.
  • OneNote Class Notebook, where students can show their creativity and collaborate with handwritten notes, sketches, typing, photos, videos, voice, and links. Teachers can provide personalized individual feedback along the way.
  • Students can collaborate on assignments and co-author documents in Office Online, Office desktop, or Office mobile. Microsoft Forms is now available in preview for teachers to easily and quickly create basic surveys, quizzes, questionnaires, registrations and more.
  • Safe, secure social networking for teachers and students
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