A proud partnership

Ululating, jubilant crowds – that was the scene that met Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, on her arrival at Unity Secondary School in Daveyton.

The public school held a special assembly recently to formalise its five-year partnership with independent school St Dunstan’s College, based in Benoni. The partnership includes cooperation in sports, academics and in cultural activities, which Motshekga believes “creates an enabling environment that will teach learners to believe genuinely that South Africa belongs to all who live in it”. James Makhubu, Headmaster of Unity Secondary School and newly appointed member of the St Dunstan’s Council, expressed his excitement at the prospect of St Dunstan’s high academic standard influencing his students, and the revival of Unity’s sports programmes.

St Dunstan’s has created a highly successful Saturday school programme, which ensures students receive the highest quality tutoring and guidance. The school has also established the St Dunstan’s Educational Support Centre, which provides practical support to new teachers and enhances teacher development – identified by the  government as one of the main priorities for 2011.

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