Archive for March, 2014

Autumn 2014 edition now online

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Autumn 2014 edition now online

All articles from the Autumn, 2014 edition reproduced online.

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Close to home or far away

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Close to home or far away

The whole concept of community service has changed, thanks to Trevor Von Berg, our headmaster, who in 2010 introduced the idea of each Grade 7 pupil giving up five hours of their free time to serve the community.

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Leading through a fiscal nightmare: Part one

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Leading through a fiscal nightmare: Part one

What often gets lost as the news about budget woes mounts is that people just like you and me are responsible for identifying and implementing the specific cuts.

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Teach your children well, or else: what Japan can teach us

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Teach your children well, or else: what Japan can teach us

Recently millions of South African students returned to school – or took their first steps on their educational journey.

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Pursuing excellence through outreach and fundraising: the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

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Pursuing excellence through outreach and fundraising: the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

As in many other parts of the world, educational leaders in Africa are working to build an infrastructure for raising funds to cope with increasing costs and declining government support.

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Defining the future: African Leadership Academy

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Defining the future: African Leadership Academy

It all started with a simple proposition in the summer of 2003: “What if there was an institution solely dedicated to developing the next generation of African leaders?”

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Play’s the thing

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Play’s the thing

It was Albert Einstein who said, “Play is the highest form of research.”

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A diamond in the rough: The Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg

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A diamond in the rough: The Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg

The Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg (DSH) is situated in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Midlands, on the R74, which connects the coast (Stanger) with the Winterton mountains forming part of the majestic central Drakensberg range.1 The nearest town is Greytown.

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Independent Education brings you some of the latest research on autism spectrum disorder – Part one

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Independent Education brings you some of the latest research on autism spectrum disorder – Part one

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that appears in the first three years of life, and affects the brain’s normal development of social and communication skills.1 ASD is now estimated to afflict one in 88 children in the US alone.2 These figures may be alarming, but they are due in large part to […]

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Fanning the flames: SPARK Schools joins ISASA

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Fanning the flames: SPARK Schools joins ISASA

“You can’t start a fire without a spark,” sang Bruce Springsteen aka ‘The Boss’.1

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Getting to grips with our languages

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Getting to grips with our languages

We all want to praise Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, especially now that he is an honoured ancestor, but somehow our words of love and admiration just don’t seem strong or deep enough.

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