Summer 2016

Summer 2016 edition now online

Summer 2016 edition now online

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A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

By Thys Basson SAHETI School in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, has selected Sugar Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast as the preferred option for the Grade 6 leadership camp for several years. The Sugar Bay experience is an integral part of our “Education Beyond the Classroom” programme and provides opportunities for the children to develop leadership […]

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“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

By Alan Redfern A question asked repeatedly in our staffroom at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape – and I am sure in staffrooms of boys’ schools across the country – is: “What kind of men are we sending out into the world, and what skills and values should they be equipped […]

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Spring 2016

Spring 2016 edition now online

Spring 2016 edition now online

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Feuerstein Method giving Bellavista learners the chance to excel

Feuerstein Method giving Bellavista learners the chance to excel

It’s all well and good for schools decide to be “thinking” schools and deploy useful programmes that provide “hangers” on which to “scaffold” their intention to develop higher order thinking skills, but what are they doing about developing the underlying cognition to use in a metacognitive learning curriculum or approach? The Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (IE)1 […]

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Every girl in school for every period

Every girl in school for every period

By Anita Shapiro Daniella Zinanni, aged 12 years, a student at Elkanah House in Cape Town in the Western Cape, has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.1 In 2014, Zinanni went on an outing to a few schools in the community of Blouberg, where Elkanah House is situated. The aim of this visit […]

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School Travel

Too soon for tiny Tasmanians?

Too soon for tiny Tasmanians?

In late July 2016, Will Hodgman, the premier of Tasmania, called for the lowering of the school starting age in that Australian state. Currently, Tasmanian children start attending school at the age of six-and-ahalf years. Hodgman wants them to in class at the age of four-and-a-half. His call has earned him the respect of the […]

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Get in touch with other teens

Get in touch with other teens

To support your global approach in your classroom and your school, you may wish to introduce your students to the online magazine Teen Voices (see: http://womensenews.org/teen-voices/). Teen Voices provides online stories and commentary about issues directly affecting female teens around the world, serving as an outlet for young women to share their experiences and views. […]

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Travel and Sport Europe site visit

Travel and Sport Europe site visit

Two of Travel and Sport’s operational team recently returned from Europe.

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e-Education

E-cigarettes are totally excellent, say young dope smokers

E-cigarettes are totally excellent, say young dope smokers

Around the developed world, health experts are trying to get people to quit (or not start) smoking. An e-cigarette is now a popular alternative to a nicotine patch or nicotine-flavoured gum. E-cigarettes vaporise substances rather than burning them, saving users from inhaling dangerous carcinogens. E-cigarettes are, however, hazardous – they don’t filter out substances like […]

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Pause for thought

Pause for thought

It’s a fact that teens don’t often think through their decisions.

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Body cameras to monitor manners

Body cameras to monitor manners

In April 2015, American presidential candidate Hilary Clinton called for all police officers to wear body cameras.

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Book Reviews

Accounting Handbook and Study Guide: A Comprehensive Accounting Reference Book

Accounting Handbook and Study Guide: A Comprehensive Accounting Reference Book

Author: Simeon Mantel Publisher: Berlut Books ISBN: 978-0-620-32589-9 Reviewed by: Beryl Lutrin The Accounting Handbook and Study Guide: A Comprehensive Accounting Reference Book by Simeon Mantel was published by Berlut Books in July 2016. It is part of the Berlut Books Handbook and Study Guide Series and follows in the footsteps of the popular English, […]

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What have the Romans ever done for us…?

What have the Romans ever done for us…?

Title: Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar Author: Tom Holland Publisher: Anchor Books ISBN: 978-0345806727 Title: SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome Author: Mary Beard Publisher: Profile Books ISBN: 978-1846683800 Reviewed by: David Lea It’s been many years since a good grounding in “the classics” was a prerequisite of being […]

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Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age

Title: Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age Author: William Powers Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers ISBN: 978-1-921640-78-0 This book is about a yearning and a need. It’s about finding a quiet, spacious place where the mind can wander free. We all know what that place feels like, and […]

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Summer 2016 edition now online

Summer 2016 edition now online

All articles from the summer, 2016 edition reproduced online.

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A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

By Thys Basson SAHETI School in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, has selected Sugar Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast as the preferred option for the Grade 6 leadership camp for several years. The Sugar Bay experience is an integral part of our “Education Beyond the Classroom” programme and provides opportunities for the children to develop leadership […]

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“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

By Alan Redfern A question asked repeatedly in our staffroom at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape – and I am sure in staffrooms of boys’ schools across the country – is: “What kind of men are we sending out into the world, and what skills and values should they be equipped […]

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Summer 2016 edition now online

Summer 2016 edition now online

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

All articles from the summer, 2016 edition reproduced online.

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A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Thys Basson SAHETI School in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, has selected Sugar Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast as the preferred option for the Grade 6 leadership camp for several years. The Sugar Bay experience is an integral part of our “Education Beyond the Classroom” programme and provides opportunities for the children to develop leadership […]

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“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Alan Redfern A question asked repeatedly in our staffroom at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape – and I am sure in staffrooms of boys’ schools across the country – is: “What kind of men are we sending out into the world, and what skills and values should they be equipped […]

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Oasis Preparatory School: building a school culture that awakens students’ hearts

Oasis Preparatory School: building a school culture that awakens students’ hearts

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Matt Hogarty, Angus Van Niekerk and Shanelle Van Niekerk If we were to be honest with ourselves, I’m sure we would all agree that the most prominent memories of our school days are not Pythagoras’ theorem, or grammar rules we painstakingly learned, but rather the experiences that tugged at our hearts. We recall laughter, […]

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Another brick in the wall

Another brick in the wall

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Teaching needs characters. If the oft-repeated maxim is true: “Pupils do not learn subjects – they learn teachers,” then we need to populate our schools with school teachers and ma’ams whose impact is such that the ones most needing education – the grubby little so-andso’s in the back row – at least remember them. One […]

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