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Get your school involved in the Bird of the Year project

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Get your school involved in the Bird of the Year project

BY MELISSA WHITECROSS One of the most incredible things about birds is that they have been able to diversify into just about every habitat type known to, and even created by, mankind. Birds such as the Emperor Penguin survive in the freezing Antarctic, while others like the Dune Lark live in the blisteringly hot Kalahari […]

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Futuristic learning spaces fuelled by Chairmans innovative imagination

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Futuristic learning spaces fuelled by Chairmans innovative imagination

BY GAYNOR KRUGER We are natural-born creative thinkers. Therefore, our learning environments need to change from mind- numbingly boring classroom boxes to interactive and inspiring spaces that support a diversity of learners and a multitude of learning scenarios with flexible furniture configurations. Your classroom environment should be structured to include both accountability and freedom for […]

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King David High School, Linksfield, launches “Lashon Tova” campaign

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
King David High School, Linksfield, launches “Lashon Tova” campaign

BY JODI STARKOWITZ On 15 February 2019, King David High School, in Linksfield, Johannesburg, Gauteng, launched its “Lashon Tova” (good speech) campaign, which focusses on being kind and mindful when speaking to others. According to Jewish Biblical Law, one is forbidden to speak “Lashon Hara” (directly translated as an “evil tongue”, gossip or derogatory speech […]

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“If we build it, will they come?”

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
“If we build it, will they come?”

BY ROGER LOOYEN Sandhurst Pre-& Preparatory College (hereafter referred to as Sandhurst College), has made an indelible mark on the community of Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and surrounds for some years. As is the case with all other small private schools, parental demands, demographic changes and competitive school fees compelled the Sandhurst board of directors […]

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Put your children on the stage! Drama at Clifton Preparatory School

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Put your children on the stage! Drama at Clifton Preparatory School

BY NICOLENE BADENHORST IN COLLABORATION WITH FAYE SPENCER The purpose of my article is twofold. Firstly, I wish to share a unique experience I have had working with young people, wherein I realised that children have the power to be partners in their own learning. Secondly, I have discovered how drama can facilitate the development […]

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Dainfern College in Gauteng Xtends its offering

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Dainfern College in Gauteng Xtends its offering

BY KAREN COSH Schools are continually bombarded with information about new educational innovations and pedagogical changes. As responsible educators, we need to research international educational trends with a mind open to the changes and challenges that are presented. However, it is also important for us to study the educational landscape and the context in which we find ourselves in […]

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The Ridge School goes full STEAM ahead

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Ridge School goes full STEAM ahead

BY NICHOLAS DIANA Since the 19th century, schools have become recognisable places that work in typical ways. Many of the rituals of schools are taken for granted, largely because the school has been “like this” for a long time. Not all schools are “like this”, and schools don’t have to be “this” way at all. […]

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Play, panic, ponder and progress!

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Play, panic, ponder and progress!

BY MICHELLE MYBURGH A great deal has been written on the topic of the skills required for pupils to be effective citizens in the world they will enter after school. St Martin’s Preparatory School in Johannesburg has given much thought to the teaching and learning of the skills required. Much has been written on this […]

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A Q & A with Eugenie Rabe executive director at the South African Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA)

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
A Q & A with Eugenie Rabe executive director at the South African Independent Quality Assurance Agency (IQAA)

1. Please tell us about your background in general and in education specifically. I retired from the position of chief operating officer at the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi), in 2015, after 38 years’ service in the South African education system. I was initially appointed as the manager: […]

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How to survive Umalusi

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
How to survive Umalusi

BY AMMIE PRINGLE She’s been dubbed “Ouma Lucy”  in our staff room. She is the mother of all school audits… The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi)2 first struck fear into me way back in 2013 when our little school, Bedford Country School (BCS) in the Eastern Cape, was […]

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Building on success: expansion and pride at Waterfall Schools

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments
Building on success: expansion and pride at Waterfall Schools

BY HAYLEY DENNYSON Waterfall Schools was established in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal in 2016. At the start of 2018, for the very first time, Waterfall welcomed children to every grade from Grade R to Grade 12. One year on from this important implementation, this educational hub is the coming together of many minds, where the focus is […]

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