Winter 2015 edition now online

All articles from the Winter, 2015 edition reproduced online.

By Youth For Youth Leadership Summit at Kingswood College

At the end of the 2014 school year, 53 pupil leaders from 23 schools in South Africa gathered at Kingswood College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape for the By Youth For Youth (BY4Y) Leadership Summit.

Demand from local families fuels growth of international schools in Africa

New data released in March 2015 from the International Schools Consultancy (ISC)1, indicates that the international schools market in Africa looks set to expand for at least the next 10 years.

The unfinished project: creating a virtuous society animated by the values in our Constitution

On 27 April 1994, we embarked on an ambitious and yet eminently achievable course of building a new nation; a transformed, non-racial, non-sexist society; a society that is united in its diversity; a prosperous South Africa which upholds human dignity, social justice and human rights.

‘Tikkun Olam’ : Transforming the world at Yeshiva College

Yeshiva College was founded in 1958 in Berea, Johannesburg.

Teamteaching trailblazers: Pioneer Academy Ormonde joins ISASA

Pioneer Academy Ormonde (PAO) opened its doors for the first time in January 2015 and is the founding school in the Pioneer Academies Network.

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  • Australia and the Imagine Cup

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