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Uplands College celebrates its heritage

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Uplands College celebrates its heritage

The year 2013 marked the 90th year of one of Uplands College’s famous school buildings, Webster House.

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Developing a generation of ‘systems citizens’

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Developing a generation of ‘systems citizens’

One of the products of mankind’s scientific endeavours has been a paradigm shift from an anthropic and geocentric view of the universe, where we as humans and the earth were viewed as the focal point of the cosmos around which all celestial objects moved, to the realisation that our place in the universe is a virtually infinitesimal subsystem of the solar system.

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Teaching: what is your why?

| March 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
Teaching: what is your why?

“Why would you (or anybody for that matter) want to be a teacher?” My answer to this frequently asked question was always a simple: “I just know.”

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The 21st century librarian

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
The 21st century librarian

By Dianne de Villiers In the 21st century, what does a school librarian do? Things are moving so fast that it is not clear to many people exactly what modern teacher librarian practice is. The school library has changed radically due to the huge number of new tools and abilities we have today. When I […]

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Epworth School shares eco-experience

| March 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
Epworth School shares eco-experience

By Joan Lindegger and Cynthia Dibben Epworth School, in the heart of Scottsville in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, has been committed to making the world around it a better place for all since its inception 114 years ago. Times have changed, and emphases too, but the motto Fida, Humana, Fortis (Faith, Compassion, Courage) still underscores our mission. […]

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Choice, diversity, excellence: schools, Scotland and independence

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Choice, diversity, excellence: schools, Scotland and independence

The concept and the practice of independent education differ from country to country.

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More male mentors, urges Nobel Laureate

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
More male mentors, urges Nobel Laureate

Twenty years ago, if I had been standing on this platform addressing new graduates of the University of the Witwatersrand, I would probably have begun by saying, “What a pleasure it is to see so many young women among you. You are certainly beginning to assert your rightful place in the world.”

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Tips for teachers

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tips for teachers

At the beginning of the year, the classroom walls are bare.

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Getting to grips with our languages

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Getting to grips with our languages

My mother, who would “avoid clichés like the plague”, still relished the occasional proverb or expression that summed up how she felt about the significance (or lack of it) of a particular situation.

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What is different about The Key School?

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
What is different about The Key School?

The Key School in Johannesburg educates children with autism between the ages of two and 12.

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New spaces for little faces – the Maragon preschool

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
New spaces for little faces – the Maragon preschool

Maragon Private School has opened a state-of-the-art centre of excellence for preschoolers.

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