RSSSpring 2017

Instilling a culture of honour in boys

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Instilling a culture of honour in boys

BY DAVID BURNS AND BIANCA WOOLLEY When David Burns stepped into the role of principal of Highbury Senior Primary at Highbury Preparatory School, in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, in 2016, one of his priorities was to reignite Highbury’s culture of honour. This was an initiative started by the school’s previous principal, Richard Stanley, based on the work […]

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Woodridge College and Preparatory School: the fire of 10 June 2017 – reflections and the lessons learnt

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Woodridge College and Preparatory School: the fire of 10 June 2017 – reflections and the lessons learnt

BY TREVOR VON BERG AND DEREK BRADLEY Woodridge College and Preparatory School in the Eastern Cape is well known for being the perfect natural setting for an educational experience that goes far beyond the classroom. On Saturday 10 June 2017, fanned by strong winds, a fire led to the destruction of academic buildings, staff homes […]

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A degree of a different kind

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A degree of a different kind

In late July and early August this year, a story worthy of a Hollywood thriller unfolded across two continents. Chicago, Illinois (US) police announced on 4 August that they were searching for a professor from Northwestern University (based in Evanston, Illinois) and a senior treasury advisor at Somerville College, part of Oxford University in the […]

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Belgium has the biggest brain collection

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Belgium has the biggest brain collection

The Duffel Psychiatric Hospital in Belgium has caught the world’s attention. At a time when humans are desperate to cure diseases, halt ageing and understand learning, the Duffel Hospital is of critical importance. The hospital’s more than 3 000 brains of diseased psychiatric patients had been part of an even larger brain collection started more […]

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Back to the drawing board when it comes to writing

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Back to the drawing board when it comes to writing

No matter how digital school becomes, writing is still a fundamental part of demonstrating learning and communication knowledge. Australian education authorities have announced a decline in quality since 2011 of secondary school students’ (grades 7 and 9) writing. Researchers have been inclined to emphasise reading more than writing. But research now shows that effective writing […]

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Newborn babies contribute to our understanding of learning

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Newborn babies contribute to our understanding of learning

Everybody loves a previous newborn baby, but not many people would consider them able to interpret or participate in social interactions. Emese Nagy, a medical doctor and psychologist researcher at the University of Dundee in the UK, and her team have revealed fresh research that suggests that babies as young as two hours old can […]

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Future Achievers Academy makes a difference in the here and now

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Future Achievers Academy makes a difference in the here and now

BY TREVOR LANGEVELD AND MARIE BOTMA Middelburg, in Mpumalanga province, was established in 1864 as Nasareth. Today it is a large farming and industrial town, with an approximate population of 278 000. It is also the site of the Botshabelo Historical Village1 and the equally historically significant Doornkop,2 both of which have been eclipsed by […]

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“We exist because of the people around us.”

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“We exist because of the people around us.”

Children are distinct in the community because of the values they have internalised over the years they have been here. Our second matric results were released on 5 January 2017, and our teachers and learners set a record of 100%. We continue to work hard to achieve greater results so that we can be a […]

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LEAP Ga-Rankuwa joins ISASA

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LEAP Ga-Rankuwa joins ISASA

BY LAWRENCE MANYESA Our school is a member of a network of six schools across South Africa. There are two LEAP schools in Cape Town (LEAP 1 and LEAP 2), serving the communities of Gugulethu, Crossroads, Delft and Philippi. LEAP 3 serves the community of Alexandra and LEAP 4 serves Diepsloot (both in Johannesburg, Gauteng.) […]

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The Showers Christian Primary School joins ISASA

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The Showers Christian Primary School joins ISASA

BY MAMOSENYA DAPHNEY MARAPYANA I was born in the rural area of Schaffhauzen farm in Mtlala, 180 km west of Polokwane in Limpopo province. My family was Christian-based, educated and strict. Our home was used as a church during the weekend and my father was a principal at a local school. These things encouraged us […]

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ISASA’s global reach

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ISASA’s global reach

BY LEBOGANG MONTJANE In March of this year, I had the pleasure to attend my first American National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) conference,1 along with Confidence Dikgole, director: policy and government relations at ISASA. ISASA and NAIS on the same page What was wonderful about attending the conference was that it was an opportunity […]

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