Archive for November, 2013

Summer 2013 edition now online

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Summer 2013 edition now online

All articles from the summer, 2013 edition reproduced online.

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Teaching tolerance at Theodor Herzl Schools

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Teaching tolerance at Theodor Herzl Schools

Theodor Herzl Schools in Port Elizabeth has unveiled a new Memory Wall that overlooks the campus.

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World champion archer at Pretoria Chinese School

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World champion archer at Pretoria Chinese School

Connor Mauldon joined the Pretoria Chinese School in Grade 8 in 2009 to find a whole new cultural and sporting world open to him. He chose recurve archery and almost immediately achieved his provincial colours.

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A new rector for St Stithians College

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A new rector for St Stithians College

The St Stithians College community in Johannesburg is pleased to welcome Dr Tim Nuttall as the new rector.

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Political leaders not good examples of leadership, says Jansen

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Political leaders not good examples of leadership, says Jansen

Some political leaders display “racism, sexism and intolerance” and “cannot even string together a sentence without making a fool of themselves”. As a result, they are not examples of good leadership, says Professor Jonathan Jansen, vice chancellor of the University of the Free State.

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St Andrew’s Grahamstown celebrates its chapel centenary

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St Andrew’s Grahamstown celebrates its chapel centenary

One hundred years ago, the foundation stone of the St Andrew’s College Chapel in Grahamstown was laid. This beautiful building, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, is the twin of St Michael and all Angels, Boksburg, Gauteng, which was built in 1912.

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From the editor

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From the editor

At the recent ISASA conference held on 7-10 September 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, member schools and invited guests paid tribute to Jane Hofmeyr for her leadership of the organisation as she exits formally at the end of the year to pursue other projects.

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A farewell to Jane Hofmeyr

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A farewell to Jane Hofmeyr

At the end of 2013, Jane Hofmeyr will retire from office as ISASA’s executive director. She has served for 15 years in this very challenging and demanding position.

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Too tough in Thailand

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Too tough in Thailand

Tourists generally go to Thailand to relax or explore. But going to school there is not nearly as much fun, reports The New York Times. A visit to public schools in Bangkok suggested to reporters that the education system is based on a militaristic, punitive philosophy reminiscent of part-military dictatorships.

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Food a fundamental part of learning

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Food a fundamental part of learning

The World Food Programme (WFP) has released its State of School Feeding Worldwide report, providing the firstever global data on school feeding.

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Sex at school in China

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Sex at school in China

Teachers in Guangdong, China, may soon not be forced to undergo HIV testing. Those who test positive for HIV/Aids are currently immediately banned from working in the education sector.

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