Author: Erin Carelse

How to Bully-Proof Your Child

All children will experience teasing, on and off the playground, which is common especially amongst youngsters. But it’s important to know that it is not okay when the teasing becomes more than just banter, and that it isn’t “a normal part of growing up”.

Assumption Convent Rowing Student to the UK!

Student Courtney Westley and rowing coach Kwaku Owusu from Assumption Convent School in Germiston, Johannesburg, were invited to the United Kingdom as part of the SA Schools Rowing Union squad. Courtney participated in three regattas, and...

How Do We Combat Violence in Schools?

The media continues to bring to the public’s attention the crisis of violence that plagues many of South Africa’s schools. For example, at the end of last year a video of a girl in Siyathuthuka Secondary School in Inanda, KwaZulu-Natal, went viral.

What Makes Catholic Schools Catholic?

A Catholic school should ensure that everyone is welcomed and no-one is excluded: all members of the school community are created in God’s image. Further, because all human beings are made in the image and likeness of God, they are therefore valuable and there should be no discrimination,” writes CIE deputy-director Anne Baker.

Community Joins Forces to Beat Local Thugs

The Indlulamithi project aims to share sports and academic resources among schools in the Yeoville, Observatory and Bellevue areas, and to work to make routes to schools safer. The project is tied to the Johannesburg Development Agency’s “Our City, Our Block” campaign

Rural Schools Face the Toughest Challenges

For many rural children the promise of a brighter future after the end of apartheid remains unfulfilled, even today. MDUDUZI QWABE explains the state of rural education in SA, and why that must concern...

Mantellate Sisters First Profession!

Sr Aubine and Sr Alda are seen with Bishop José Luis Poncede León of Manzini, eSwatini, after making their first profession as Mantellate Sisters at Our Lady of Sorrows convent in Hluti. Both Sisters,...

Child latrine deaths: School Management Failure

There are about four million pit latrines in use across the country where proper sanitation is not available. The Department of Basic Education’s 2016 statistics show that more than 9000 schools have only pit...