Category: Education 2018

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”.

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...

10 Tips for Aceing School

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.

The State of Education in South Africa

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.