RSSSummer 2019

Another brick in the wall

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
Another brick in the wall

‘As South Africans, we can learn a lot from the Japanese Rugby World Cup experience.’ (Comment from virtually every returning spectator.) Years ago, in one of my classes, a well travelled, hard-working South Korean pupil was asked to make a speech comparing his experiences of schooling in Korea and South Africa. With breezy disregard for […]

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Learning how to read is a very big deal

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
Learning how to read is a very big deal

Title: Teaching Reading Comprehension Authors: Elizabeth Pretorius, Sarah Murray Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780190448837 Reviewed by: Fiona de Villiers We all know that hundreds of thousands of South African children struggle with literacy.1 I’m not going to revisit the depressing statistics. Rather, I’m going to give you a way to address this crisis. You […]

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St Benedict’s School launches Manifesto on Masculinity

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
St Benedict’s School launches Manifesto on Masculinity

As a country, South Africa is scarred by a history of violence, particularly against women. The country’s 2016 Demographic and Health Survey1 reports that one in five women older than18 has experienced physical violence. This increases to one in three in poorer communities. In response to this scourge– a stain on the fabric of society […]

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The information explosion and the erosion of learning (Part 2): How to be a progressive school in 2019

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
The information explosion and the erosion of learning (Part 2): How to be a progressive school in 2019

BY DR LIEB LIEBENBERG In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the impact of the knowledge explosion and the Fourth Industrial Revolution on teaching and learning in the 21st century. Some salient points include the following: • There seems to be a growing view that the importance of subject-specific knowledge is becoming less relevant […]

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Wider horizons at Thembelisha Preparatory School

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
Wider horizons at Thembelisha Preparatory School

BY GINA MARUCCHI Thembelisha Preparatory School’s senior robotic team, named the Thembelisha Eagle Vortex, with their teacher and mentor, Titus Sithole, set off for Detroit, Michigan, in the uS on 21 April 2019. They took part in the FIRST®1 Championship, the FIRST LEGO League into Orbit World Festival, alongside 106 teams from 83 countries. Thembelisha […]

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Avoid vaping, say authorities

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
Avoid vaping, say authorities

There’s much talk in the media about ‘deadly vaping-related’ diseases sweeping across the US and other countries. Vaporiserscan be understood to be electronic cigarettes, or ‘e-cigs’. Online news source, www.yalemedicine.org, reports that the most popular type of vaping device among teens ‘[are] called pod mods, look like USB drives and can even be charged via […]

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Waterberg Academy recognises rhino rescue efforts

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Waterberg Academy recognises rhino rescue efforts

BY LYN SWALES World Rhino Day is commemorated internationally on 22 September. Waterberg Academy, in conjunction with Save the Waterberg Rhino,1 the South African Police Service (SAPS), Hi Risk, a national security-based company with a unit in Limpopo, and West Dune Aviation2 commemorated the occasion this year at the academy’s campus on 19 September. Local […]

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Thinking inside the box at Pridwin Preparatory School

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Thinking inside the box at Pridwin Preparatory School

BY DEMI-RAE LE ROUX Every Pridwin boy learns that he has a purpose; to discover his potential to make the world a better place. This is why our school, Pridwin Preparatory School, in Melrose, Johannesburg, exists. Just as learning takes place incrementally over time, so too has Pridwin invested in a number of efforts that […]

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Trail blazers: A new way to tour

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Trail blazers: A new way to tour

BY ANDREW BISHOP At St Andrew’s School for Girls in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, we aim to empower our girls, teaching them not only academic content, co-curricular skills and values, but also developing them as brave women who can become pathfinding game-changers. In the months leading up to our recent overseas tour, the girls were involved in […]

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Creating a culture of reading together

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Creating a culture of reading together

BY GLADYS AYAYA The St Stithians College community engagement curriculum is intended to create planned learning experiences for our students through developing significant partnerships between the college and partner institutions and organisations in greater Johannesburg and beyond. As a Methodist Church school, the college embraces the ethos of ‘social holiness’ and looks in particular to […]

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King David Junior School Linksfield opens a makerspace

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
King David Junior School Linksfield opens a makerspace

BY RUTH ISAACSON King David Junior School, Linksfield, Johannesburg, has created makerspace area in the library. The aim of this project is to develop students who are creative, innovative, independent and technologically literate. This is not an ‘alternative’ way to learn. This approach to education supports a constructivist ideology as introduced by Jean Piaget,1 who […]

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