Summer 2014 edition now online

All articles from the Summer, 2014 edition reproduced online.

Imagine a world without unwanted children

The thought I want to share with you is the idea of a world without unwanted children.

The International Boys’ Schools Coalition: sharing knowledge and expertise with educators of boys everywhere

By Brad Adams The International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC) grew out of conversations in the early 1990s among the headmasters of a number of boys’ schools in the United States (US) and Canada. Prominent boys’ schools in the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia soon became involved in this resolution to give boys’ schools a stronger […]

Academic excellence on-campus and beyond the school gates

On 5 November 2013, Roedean School (SA) officially opened the Rene and Fred England Centre for Mathematical Excellence.

Branching out: Mahonisi Christian Learning Centre joins ISASA

In rural villages around the world, women have traditionally gathered to create educational opportunities for their children, however rudimentary.

Reporting requirements: Umalusi and independent schools in South Africa

The right for independent schools to exist is secured by the South African Constitution.

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