RSSspring 2017

Why it’s useful for you to join the Institute of Specialist Practitioners in Inclusive Education

Why it’s useful for you to join the Institute of Specialist Practitioners in Inclusive Education

BY ALISON SCOTT In June 2002, the government Joint Monitoring Committee on Children, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, met for a status report briefing on the implementation of “Education White Paper 6 on Special Needs Education: Building an Inclusive Education and Training System”. The policy was described by government as a “Radical departure from the […]

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The importance of art at Nardini Convent School

The importance of art at Nardini Convent School

by Tamara-Leigh Jacobs As an artist in my personal capacity, I have learnt how important art is to my own life. Art is a universal language. We live in a visual society and a lot of information is given to us visually. Therefore, I feel it is fundamental in the lives of our developing children. […]

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Well on its way: Acts House of Education turns five

Well on its way: Acts House of Education turns five

BY MARLENE RAUTENBACH At Acts House of Education (AHE), a day of celebration, singing, dancing, thanks, praise, fun and lots of cupcakes began on 12 April 2019, when the school celebrated its fifth birthday. It is a Christian Independent School in Glen Austin, Midrand, Gauteng, with learners from Grade R to Grade 11. During the […]

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The Microsoft – ISASA Partnership

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Microsoft – ISASA Partnership

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ITSI implementation at Cornwall Hill College

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
ITSI implementation at Cornwall Hill College

BY JANINE DUMAS KUCHLING After an exciting couple of years looking into educational development, it has been wonderful to start using the Institute for Technology Strategy and Innovation (ITSI)1 digital learning system within the senior preparatory and college phases here at Cornwall Hill College in Irene, Gauteng. ITSI provides a platform for learning whereby any […]

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Hawking issues dire warning

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hawking issues dire warning

One of the world’s most famous scientists used the recent occasion of his 75th birthday to issue a warning about the earth’s future. Famed theoretical physicist and University of Cambridge professor, Stephen Hawking publicly condemned American president Donald Trump for pulling out of the 2015 Paris climate accord. On this occasion, multiple countries agreed to […]

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Your students could benefit from this man’s adventure

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Your students could benefit from this man’s adventure

He’s been threatening to do it for some time, but extreme adventurer Alex Bellini is closer than ever to his goal of living alone on an iceberg for a year. Bellini, an Italian resident in Oxford in the UK, calls his project Adrift (see: http://www.adrift-themission.com/) and explains that he’s not going to pitch a tent […]

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Eureka! It works! Visible thinking in action at Dainfern College

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Eureka! It works! Visible thinking in action at Dainfern College

BY PATTI BLACKHURST Twenty-first century education is characterised by innovation, creativity, pupil-directed activities, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and a diverse cultural offering. A21st century learner (or teacher) needs to analyse and synthesise information, talk about information and ideas with others, get other perspectives and evaluate everything again. A 21st century learner or teacher has to […]

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LEAP 4 Diepsloot joins ISASA

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
LEAP 4 Diepsloot joins ISASA

BY JAMES MALOPE AND PRATHNA NAIDOO Despite 22 years of democracy, in South Africa, approximately only 14% of learners who enter high school (Grade 8) will later obtain access to higher education. To address this phenomenon, LEAP Science & Maths Schools work in some of the most economically and socially marginalised communities in South Africa […]

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“We exist because of the people around us.”

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
“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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Hack4Health initiative — a partnership between Standard Bank, Africa Teen Geeks and Kingsmead College

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hack4Health initiative — a partnership between Standard Bank, Africa Teen Geeks and Kingsmead College

Kingsmead College in Melrose, Johannesburg, Gauteng, recently hosted a Hack4Health hackathon in partnership with Standard Bank and African Geek Girls, who represent Africa Teen Geeks, an African non-profit organisation based in Paulshof in Johannesburg that provides computer science training in schools and in underserved communities. Says American technology journalist, Aaron Lawrence: A hackathon is an […]

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