RSSAutumn 2018

All you ever needed to know about Montessori: Living Montessori School joins ISASA

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
All you ever needed to know about Montessori: Living Montessori School joins ISASA

BY SABASHNI REDDY Living Montessori School was conceived as an idea in 2010, and became a reality in 2012 when I bought a property measuring 15 000 square metres. My idea was motivated by personal experience. Both my own children were exposed to a Montessori way of life from preschool up until the end of […]

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An everlasting memory: South African teachers visit the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem

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An everlasting memory: South African teachers visit the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem

BY ALISON ANDREW AND TINHIKO NKUNA “Good teachers, like good entertainers, must first hold the audience’s attention and then they can teach their lesson.”1 These words by John Henrik Clarke were true of the Yad Vashem Seminar on Teaching about the Holocaust2 in December 2017. A group of 20 South African educators had the opportunity […]

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Serving up a feast of faith, leadership and excellence at Christian Brothers College Mount Edmund

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Serving up a feast of faith, leadership and excellence at Christian Brothers College Mount Edmund

BY PRECIOUS MOTHIBA Founded on 8 September 1922 in the administrative capital of South Africa, in what was then the Transvaal, Christian Brothers’ College (CBC) Mount Edmund is situated in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, Gauteng. The college’s original location was Lynnwood Road, adjoining the University of Pretoria. The foundation stone of the college was […]

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Where uniform creates unity: St Declan’s School for Boys

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Where uniform creates unity: St Declan’s School for Boys

BY MICHAEL PINHEIRO When starting St Declan’s School for Boys in 2015, we set out to create a school that is focused on the moral teachings of Christianity, allowing boys who pass through our school to have guidance and direction that will stay with them for life. It is the focus and hope for all […]

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Why mind, brain and education matter

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Why mind, brain and education matter

BY DR LIEB LIEBENBERG Every day, millions of students are taught in schools and universities by teachers and lecturers operating with a mixture of a common-sense understanding of the brain and neuromyths. Equally disturbing is the fact that policymakers and politicians make decisions on the future of learning based on these same unfounded myths and […]

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Choose to care

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Choose to care

BY BARBARA BOWLEY Nestled between the industrial area and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pinetown, St Benedict is a private, coeducational Catholic-based school catering for pupils from Grade RR to Grade 12. Founded some 61 years ago on 22 January 1956 by the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood,1 the then- Pinetown Convent opened its […]

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Drum majorettes at St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls, Boksburg

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Drum majorettes at St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls, Boksburg

BY SHARON ANTONIZZI The early concept of drum majorettes (better known to many South Africans as “drummies”) was that they were merely “long-legged lovelies” who lent glamour to university RAG (a day at universities during which processions of floats are displayed to raise money for charities) and other parades. However, St Dominic’s Catholic School for […]

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Seen but not heard: teaching the introverted child

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Seen but not heard: teaching the introverted child

BY PHILIPPA FABBRI The term “introvert” was coined in the 1920s by psychologist Carl Jung to describe a person who becomes emotionally and physically worn out from being around people for a long time. New research in neurophysiology suggests that this temperament is associated with the way that introverts’ nervous systems are wired.1 It is […]

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South Africa’s youngest ambassadors thrive in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal

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South Africa’s youngest ambassadors thrive in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal

BY ANNETTE DE BEER On 1 July 2013, one of founder Annette de Beer’s dreams came true when Little Ambassadors’ College (LAC) opened its doors for the first time in the heart of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal. De Beer had long seen the need for upmarket education close to the city’s central business district. In partnership […]

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Q&A with Jack Whaley: Country Development Officer (Sub-Saharan Africa) for the Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing department at the University of East Anglia (UK)

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Q&A with Jack Whaley: Country Development Officer (Sub-Saharan Africa) for the Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing department at the University of East Anglia (UK)

Tell us a little about the University of East Anglia (UEA). UEA is a UK Top 15 and World Top 200 university1 and was recently awarded gold in the UK government’s “Teaching Excellence Framework”.2 We are based on a 320-acre natural parkland campus in the historic city of Norwich in England. We have four faculties: […]

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Active shooters in American schools

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Active shooters in American schools

Education experts are asking why school shootings seem to be a particularly American phenomenon. Whilst gunmen in other countries have left their mark, USbased law enforcers, gun control advocates and other stakeholders say that since 2013, there have been school shootings once a week across the nation. On 14 February 2018, a mass shooting occurred […]

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