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Inclusive education in action at Grantley College

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Inclusive education in action at Grantley College

BY JACQUES MOSTERT Grantley College in Parktown, Johannesburg, is the benchmark for inclusive mainstream education: a school where all young people can achieve academic success through comprehensive learning support in a small class setting, and in a fully inclusive and compassionate mainstream learning environment. As a specialist in inclusive education, as well as the study […]

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Welcome to Winterberg School

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Welcome to Winterberg School

BY AMY BRYANT Winterberg School is nestled in the Winterberg mountains in a remote part of the Eastern Cape. As you drive over the hilly and winding dirt road, flanked by rocky farmland, the school seems to appear from nowhere. Visitors can’t believe what they see when they drive up the hedge-lined driveway, into a […]

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Q&A with the Kusasa Project

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Q&A with the Kusasa Project

Tell us about the history of the school and the community. The Kusasa Project was founded in 2006 by Dave Riordan and Doug Gurr, initially to facilitate reading and recreational sports activities one day a week at an under-resourced school in the informal settlement outside Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Although an area of renowned […]

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Mapping the future at Project Canaan Academy

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Mapping the future at Project Canaan Academy

BY AMBER VAWINKLE Project Canaan is Heart for Africa’s1 2 500 acre large-scale land development project bringing hope to the tiny Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) by focusing on four key areas: hunger, orphans, poverty and education. It provides training and employment, while supporting orphans and vulnerable children on the property and across the nation. […]

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From M&E Project to SAMSTIP: my experience

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
From M&E Project to SAMSTIP: my experience

BY EDWIN KATLEHO NKGASI On the first day, the journey looked easy, linear and a smooth road to walk. Iremember it all – the last day as a student, the graduation day, the first day at work and a first pay cheque felt real and not too far out of reach. The thought of completing […]

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A school secured what leaders couldn’t: a negotiated truce

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
A school secured what leaders couldn’t: a negotiated truce

BY MELANIE SMUTS on 18 September 2019, Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech in Parliament about the recent xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg1 mentioned one act of hope: how a primary school in Jeppestown negotiated its reopening with the hostels’ izinduna (supervisors, leaders, chiefs) after weeks of violence. I founded Jeppe Park Primary School in 2016, in the hope […]

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Waldorf education 100 years on: 1919–2019

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Waldorf education 100 years on: 1919–2019

BY MARGARET LAUBSER If you have visited the German city of Stuttgart, you will know that the city and the surrounds are a landscape of varying levels, due to the hills and troughs of the land. It was on one of these hills, with a view into the far distance, that the first Waldorf School […]

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The German International School Cape Town celebrates its new stateof- the-art spo rts hall

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
The German International School Cape Town celebrates its new stateof- the-art spo rts hall

BY SANDRA FARRENKOTHEN Among the guests at the official inauguration ceremony on 23 August 2019 were representatives of the German Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dagmar Freitag, ulla Schmidt and Andreas Görgen; the German Consul General, Matthias Hansen; and the Minister of Education of the Western Cape, Debbie Schäfer. After 25 months of […]

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Homeschooling holds its own

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Homeschooling holds its own

By HAYLEY GIBBONS I went to school in the 1980s, receiving what was, by all accounts, a good basic education. Fast-forward 25 years, and my two sons’ schooling experiences look completely different to mine. I am a homeschooling mother. I belong to that once rare breed of parent, existing almost exclusively in the public imagination: […]

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Vista Junior Academy joins ISASA

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Vista Junior Academy joins ISASA

BY LIZANDRA WESSELS Vista Junior Academy in Bloemfontein, in the Free State, is the actualisation of a long-standing dream for 81-year-old Koos Engelbrecht, the founder and father of Edulife’s very first school, Academy of Excellence. Edulife Group is the largest independent school group in the Free State, leveraging over 20 years’ experience in primary and […]

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The past meets the future at Clifton School

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
The past meets the future at Clifton School

By SHAUN MCCABE The centenary of any school is always cause for much celebration and, indeed, reflection regarding the particular journey of that institution. Clifton School in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, will celebrate its centenary in 2024 and exciting plans are already afoot to prepare for the school’s ‘coming of age’. American author, Steve Berry, asserts: ‘A […]

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