RSSSpring 2018

The “P” word: privilege

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
The “P” word: privilege

BY KEVIN LEATHEM AND TAMMY BECHUS On April 26 2018 we celebrated Freedom Day1 here at Jeppe High School for Boys with a special assembly, which included a thought-provoking address from our guest speaker, Lovelyn Nwadeyi, former student activist and head of research for public policy and regulatory affairs at MTN,2 and two equally challenging […]

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Celebrating true grit: the inauguration of Bethal Independent Primary School

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Celebrating true grit: the inauguration of Bethal Independent Primary School

BY FIONA DE VILLIERS, LYN NELSON AND DAVID LEA A number of ISASA member schools have experienced immense financial, social and bureaucratic difficulties in their establishment and development, so it is a great pleasure to be able to celebrate success when those difficulties are overcome. Earlier this year, on 27 March, the executive director of […]

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Tradition and transformation: making the way as we go at DSG, Grahamstown

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Tradition and transformation: making the way as we go at DSG, Grahamstown

BY KIM BARKER AND TAMI MAIWASHE When writing an article for a magazine to be read by esteemed colleagues and peers, it is tempting to focus only on the successes and the shining moments – those times when we were sure and clear and felt that we had it together. Those times exist, to be […]

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Forging a future on the Wild Coast

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Forging a future on the Wild Coast

BY JACKIE DU TOIT Since its inception in 2011, Ithuba Wild Coast Community College (IWCCC) has grown in leaps and bounds. This journey of development has been an inspiring one, beginning with an Austrian tourist, educator, politician and entrepreneur, Christoph Chorherr, who fell in love with the Wild Coast and felt a great desire to […]

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Boosting inclusion

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Boosting inclusion

BY MARGARITA LA GRANGE In 2013, in a small building on the northeast side of Johannesburg, a group of eight children and four teachers met with remedial therapist, Margie La Grange, and the Boost Academy was born! From the onset, La Grange was determined to build a school that made a difference, hence our motto: […]

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Education around the world

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Education around the world

Where are all the black teachers? The Institute of Labour Economics (IZA) (German: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit) is a private, independent economic research institute and academic network focused on the analysis of global labour markets and headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Last year, it released a report that showed that black students perform better at […]

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Carrying our historical sufferings with care

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Carrying our historical sufferings with care

BY LEBOGANG MONTJANE It was with interest that I read Barbara Houghton’s article on the transformation journey at Springfield Convent School (see “Liberation without transformation? What I thought I knew and what I didn’t know”, Independent Education, volume 21, no. 2, winter 2018). I read that the students at Springfield were studying the representation of […]

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Letters to the Editor

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Letters to the Editor

Educational reform and the Finland factor Over recent years, the independent education sector has been actively moving towards a greater focus on transformation and diversity. It is a movement towards a true and representative inclusion that mirrors our wonderfully unique South African context. Without effective transformation and diversity within our schools, we are simply fooling […]

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From the editor

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
From the editor

From an early age, human beings are conditioned to think in binary terms. Everything I learned at school in my day was proof of this assertion. In literature classes I learned that there were heroes (good) and villains (bad). In history, there were democracies (good) and communists (bad). And so on. In the realm of […]

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