RSSSummer 2017

Curiosity and wonder: the Grace Primary School story

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Curiosity and wonder: the Grace Primary School story

BY JUDY MCCOMB Grace Primary School was established in January 2014 to provide high-quality, affordable private schooling, based on Christian foundations, to Pinelands and the surrounding community in Cape Town in the Western Cape. It was founded by three Pinelands couples, whose eldest children all joined the first class at the school. They were motivated by […]

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The opportunities and challenges facing independent schools – South Africa 2017: a view from St Stithians College: part one

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
The opportunities and challenges facing independent schools – South Africa 2017: a view from St Stithians College: part one

BY TIM NUTTALL This article is based on a presentation given by Tim Nuttall, rector of St Stithians College, during the Gauteng Department of Education Consultative Summit with Independent Schools on 13 September 2017, hosted by Curro Waterfall School in Midrand, Gauteng.1 It is important to recognise the wide diversity of types of independent schools, while also being clear about how to define […]

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Prepared to set up camp in another land

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Prepared to set up camp in another land

BY JACQUES WESSELS The following speech was delivered on Friday 13 October at the Treverton Preparatory School and College 2017 prize-giving service. Ladies and gentlemen, members of the board, Mr Montjane from ISASA, Lutho Dabula and especially pupils of Treverton, both past and present. My name is Jacques Wessels. Most of you know me as your head boy, others as […]

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Adding remedial to the fold: King David Ariel

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Adding remedial to the fold: King David Ariel

Sally Ann Knowles, principal of King David Ariel, which is set to open in January 2018, talks to Independent Education 1. Why has King David Schools decided to open King David Ariel? The South African Board of Jewish Education1 makes decisions guided by three key areas of focus: community, excellence and sustainability. At times, these three elements create a paradox of sorts, yet in this case, […]

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Telling the truth

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Telling the truth

Online magazine www.educationdive.com reports that in the US, high school teachers are swamping experts such as the News Literacy Project in Chicago, Illinois, with requests for resources that will help them teach their students about the phenomenon called “fake news”. Natasha Casey, an associate professor of communications at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, says that […]

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Arrows poised to make their mark: meet Archers College

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Arrows poised to make their mark: meet Archers College

BY CHARENE SOARES After completing Grade 12, I decided Iwould start my own small business by forming an early childhood development (ECD) centre, while studying for a tertiary qualification. Istarted a playschool in Roodepoort, Gauteng, at the beginning of 2007, with two children. At the end of that year, six children were enrolled and I made use of a […]

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The essential role of metacognitive development in education

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
The essential role of metacognitive development in education

BY LEBOGANG MONTJANE What became evident from the presentations of Graeme Codrington and Nic Spaull2 at the one-day Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association (SAHISA) conference, held at Herschel School in Cape Town this year,3 is that the age of artificial intelligence is going to have major implications for Education. It is going to […]

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From The Editor

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
From The Editor

Mark Smith is a researcher and educator based in London in the UK. He’s deeply interested in how – throughout the ages – great thinkers have thought about schools and schooling. Of the ancient philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC), Smith says: “First, his work is a testament to the belief that our thinking and practice as […]

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