Archive for August, 2018

Another brick in the wall

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the wall

Isaak the coach approached me at our team’s last practice: “Meneer, kan ons bietjie praat? Ek’s hoog die moer in! Sonny is no longer going. His parents have taken him out of the tour. Ons is nou een player short of the quota.”1 Isaak’s Afrikaans and English mixed language with his Cape accent got even worse […]

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Pikkie Publikasies wows again with another new title

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Pikkie Publikasies wows again with another new title

Title: Woema Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal: Teksboek en Werkboek Authors: Cecile Smith and Kara Smith Publisher: Pikkie Publikasies ISBN: 9780994716804 Reviewed by: Fiona de Villiers Pikkie Publikasies’ new title in the Woema series is Woema Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal: Teksboek en Werkboek Graad 6. Once again the publisher has excelled: this new workbook/textbook will undoubtedly help those Grade […]

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The libraries of the future will be made of DNA

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
The libraries of the future will be made of DNA

By JEROME DE GROOT There are 6 000 tweets1 sent a second. In the time you have read this sentence, 42 000 tweets will have been sent. At an average of 34 characters per tweet,2 that’s 1 428 000 characters. Worldwidewebsize3 daily estimates the size of the internet. On 5 January 2018, it amounted to […]

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Transforming the lives of former child soldiers: the screen and the soccer ball in northern Tanzania and Uganda

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Transforming the lives of former child soldiers: the screen and the soccer ball in northern Tanzania and Uganda

By CORRIN VARADY I flew into Kilimanjaro airport in northern Tanzania as a naïve Australian master’s student in my early 20s. Disembarking with a plane full of tourists all heading to the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, I was proud of myself for the voluntary teaching work I was about to undertake. Fast-forward […]

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A place for our children’s children to flourish: the transformative curriculum at St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
A place for our children’s children to flourish: the transformative curriculum at St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory

By ADRIENNE WATSON As educators, we are often asked how transformation, diversity and inclusion are changing the curriculum. This is a really good question, but I would argue that, for our time, it is the wrong question. The right question is: “How can the curriculum be used by us to change our world?” An independent […]

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Thinking about our thinking at St George’s Preparatory School, Port Elizabeth

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Thinking about our thinking at St George’s Preparatory School, Port Elizabeth

By ALEX HALL Although the original manor house, Knockfernia, still stands tall in our corner of Park Drive and reminds us of our heritage (the school was established in 1936), St George’s Preparatory School, originally an all-boys boarding school, now a coeducational day school in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, certainly has changed. If […]

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A thriving diversity programme at new ISASA member, Royal Drakensberg Primary School

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
A thriving diversity programme at new ISASA member, Royal Drakensberg Primary School

By MEGAN BEDINGHAM A group of parents began Royal Drakensberg Primary School in 2007. Our intention was to school our own children – selfish, perhaps, but that was where the requirement and need lay. It seemed an easy enough thing to do: find a building, gather some children and get a teacher. What is interesting […]

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Liberation without transformation? What I thought I knew and what I didn’t know

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Liberation without transformation? What I thought I knew and what I didn’t know

By BARBARA HOUGHTON, WITH INPUT FROM THE PUPILS AND STAFF OF SPRINGFIELD CONVENT SCHOOL Springfield Convent School is a Dominican, Catholic, independent, allgirls school situated in the beautiful Wynberg area of greater Cape Town, in the Western Cape. It was founded by the Irish Cabra Dominican Sisters in 18711 and today has an enrolment of […]

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The story of Lucas Baloyi and HeronBridge College

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
The story of Lucas Baloyi and HeronBridge College

By JOHN-PAUL LUBBE One of the joys of independent education is its ability to respond with speed and precision to the needs of the community in which it is based. HeronBridge College is a young school on the outskirts of the fastest-growing suburbs in the country – Fourways, Johannesburg, in Gauteng. It is a suburb […]

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ISASA Transformation and Diversity Workshop fundamentally changes Knights Preparatory School

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
ISASA Transformation and Diversity Workshop fundamentally changes Knights Preparatory School

By TOM JORDI Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu is an isiZulu saying that refers to a person’s real humanness, which can only be created by the collective society. This saying describes a person who carries a heart that protects and values others at all times. We live in a country with a history overflowing with instances where […]

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The St Benedict’s “Embrace” conference: transforming schools through social cohesion

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
The St Benedict’s “Embrace” conference: transforming schools through social cohesion

By DEON OERSON Social cohesion, and the motivation to create inclusive, transformed and diverse schools, maps the landscape of our current schooling context. The commitment to uphold the values of oneness through engaging in social contracts offers an opportunity to provide equal opportunities for students and teachers alike. Located in Bedfordview, Gauteng, St Benedict’s journey […]

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