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Maybe it IS just about hair

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Maybe it IS just about hair

BY ANDREW RENARD The statement usually goes like this: “The spokesman urged the school to scrap rules that prohibit pupils from wearing their hair in the way that feels natural to them. They should be able to wear their hair in a way that reflects their cultural heritage.” The date 24 February was a bad […]

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What are we here and why are we doing? Musical choices in a time of transformation

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
What are we here and why are we doing? Musical choices in a time of transformation

BY MANDY CARVER As a school music teacher, I was once told by a 13-year-old boy that he could confide in me about things that teachers were not supposed to know about, “because, Ma’am, you don’t count.” Ifound this “out-of- the-mouth-of-babes” comment compelling. Whatever the boy’s intended meaning, the statement was a reflection of the […]

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Another brick in the wall

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the wall

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein1 So how should a fish be judged? “By the brightness of its eye, which indicates whether it is fresh enough to pop into a […]

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Summer 2016 edition now online

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Summer 2016 edition now online

All articles from the Summer, 2016 edition reproduced online.

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A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
A lasting impression on SAHETI School students: Sugar Bay

By Thys Basson SAHETI School in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng, has selected Sugar Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast as the preferred option for the Grade 6 leadership camp for several years. The Sugar Bay experience is an integral part of our “Education Beyond the Classroom” programme and provides opportunities for the children to develop leadership […]

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“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
“Cometh the hour, cometh the man”: a new leadership development programme at St Andrew’s College, Grahamstown

By Alan Redfern A question asked repeatedly in our staffroom at St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape – and I am sure in staffrooms of boys’ schools across the country – is: “What kind of men are we sending out into the world, and what skills and values should they be equipped […]

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Oasis Preparatory School: building a school culture that awakens students’ hearts

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Oasis Preparatory School: building a school culture that awakens students’ hearts

By Matt Hogarty, Angus Van Niekerk and Shanelle Van Niekerk If we were to be honest with ourselves, I’m sure we would all agree that the most prominent memories of our school days are not Pythagoras’ theorem, or grammar rules we painstakingly learned, but rather the experiences that tugged at our hearts. We recall laughter, […]

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New sciences facilities at Roedean School (SA)

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
New sciences facilities at Roedean School (SA)

The eagerly anticipated, refurbished sciences facilities at Roedean School (SA) in Johannesburg, Gauteng, were formally opened earlier this year. Extensive research was done on the requirements for successful school science laboratories around the world and, as a result, the school now has five state-of-the-art, fully equipped science laboratories. The strategic aim behind the new facilities […]

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Spring 2016 edition now online

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Spring 2016 edition now online

All articles from the spring, 2016 edition reproduced online.

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Feuerstein Method giving Bellavista learners the chance to excel

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Feuerstein Method giving Bellavista learners the chance to excel

It’s all well and good for schools decide to be “thinking” schools and deploy useful programmes that provide “hangers” on which to “scaffold” their intention to develop higher order thinking skills, but what are they doing about developing the underlying cognition to use in a metacognitive learning curriculum or approach? The Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (IE)1 […]

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Every girl in school for every period

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Every girl in school for every period

By Anita Shapiro Daniella Zinanni, aged 12 years, a student at Elkanah House in Cape Town in the Western Cape, has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.1 In 2014, Zinanni went on an outing to a few schools in the community of Blouberg, where Elkanah House is situated. The aim of this visit […]

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