About Eben Dönges High School

Eben Dönges is a dual medium (Afrikaans / English) high school catering for learners from grades 8 to 12.

We are situated on the north eastern fringe of Cape Town, in a suburb called Kraaifontein.

How It All Started

Mr. Eben Dönges

The school is named after Mr Eben Dönges, a government minister during the early 1960’s. The school was opened only weeks after The Union of South Africa declared its independence, forming the Republic of South Africa.

Valuable Information

School hours:


Mondays to Thursday from 07:50 to 14:30
Fridays from 07:50 to 13:30

Educators and office staff :

07:30 to 15:30

School Principal

Wilfred Taylor

Get Enrolled

Application Form - English

Application Form - Afrikaans



1. The current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the 2021 admission process at many schools.

2. Please be advised of the amended admission process dates:

Schools process applications.Extended to 7 June 2020
Principals finalise and signoff the status of all applications on CEMIS.8 June 2020
System displays the outcome of all applications.11 June 2020
Parents are inform of the outcome per email/sms.12-22 June 2020
Parent confirm acceptance.12 June tot 3 July 2020
Schools fill available places.6 July – 24 July 2020
Parents are informed of places.  Parents must accept and confirm the place within 3 days.6 July – September (End of 3rd quarter)
The Western Cape Education Department resolves and places unplaced learners in consultation with schools.All learners to be placed during the 4th quarter 2020.
Schools confirm enrolment on CEMISAfter progression and promotion is signed off.

Admission Form Acceptance Letter