Archive for July, 2011

The Transformation and Diversity Imperative in South African Independent Schools

| July 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Transformation and Diversity Imperative in South African Independent Schools

In the first week of September 2010, our newspapers brought an interesting slate of issues on to the table. I would like to share with you what the Weekend Argus of Saturday 4 September looked like. On the front page, not quite the headline article, was the question “Zuma to become dad once again?”

Continue Reading

This time it’s not back to the drawing board…

| July 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
This time it’s not back to the drawing board…

Using technology to introduce a proposed CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) exam paper.

Continue Reading

Looking Back – a headmaster remembers

Looking Back –  a headmaster remembers

I slapped a boy across the face in my first week as a teacher. I was taking a PE lesson, a subject for which I was totally unprepared, and, in desperation, introduced a game of rounders. When the ball was hit into long grass, I asked a boy, Huntley Southwood, to fetch it. His reply was, “There are dubbeltjies there. Why don’t you fetch it yourself?’

Continue Reading

Pay-related performance management versus human resource leadership in schools

Pay-related performance management versus human resource leadership in schools

Increasingly, issues of performance appraisal and management are being discussed, and implemented, in schools with varying degrees of enthusiasm and effectiveness.

Continue Reading