By Michael Shackleton – Our special supplement on Catholic Education provided a reasonably comprehensive assessment of the state of education in South Africa, with special attention to our own schools. The positives and the...
Category: Education 2018
By Alice Markram – Most of the students at De La Salle Holy Cross College High School in Johannesburg are well on their way home by the early evening, but students of the Victory...
There are not enough places in schools for special needs children, but some could be accommodated in mainstream schools, as NEREESHA PATEL reports.
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”.
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.
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.
For many learners, maths is a nightmare subject, and studies show that South Africa has a maths crisis. NEREESHA PATEL spoke to an expert on how to address this crisis, in schools and at home.
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
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...
For children of all ages, going to school can be an enjoyable experience or an overwhelming occurrence. Whether your child is just starting or is far along in their pre-primary, junior or high school studies, helping them to navigate their educational journey is bound to be full of ups and downs.
South Africa’s basic education system is largely on the right track, but huge challenges remain, as Mduduzi Qwabe explains. The provision of basic education remains one of the key priorities of government, with an allocated budget of R246,8 billion this year.