Thursday, January 24, 2019
Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

YOUNG ARTISTS DOING WELL

MARK THE DATE: Sophie McQuirk, left, and Suzanne Strauss have had their pictures chosen for the Santam Calendar. With more than 3000 artworks from...

Grand prize for EC’s golden-voiced teen

The golden-voiced Grade 11 pupil, 17, won the grand prize of the 2018 ABC Motsepe South Africa School Choir Eisteddfod (SASCE) National Championships in...

Top teacher on ‘Kwêla’

BEACONHURST High School teacher Ryno Simms featured in a recent episode of the KykNET’s Kwêla as an “Inspirerende Onnie” (inspirational teacher). The popular TV...

Mzokhanyo High School receives a fully fitted computer lab

Melisizwe Computer Lab initiative together with South African Airways and SITA bring new computers to East London township school.

Pirouette to a top award

Joanna Wright School of Ballet student Kristen Stockenstrom, 15, recently scooped was recently awarded the Eastern Cape Ceccheti Intermediate Award during her vocational examination. StockenstromKristen...

Welcome home champ

Zara Wood, 15,third from left, of Clarendon Girls High School delivered an outstanding performance at the ICF World Surfski Championships staged in Hong Kong,...

Learning centre provides internet, books for Chintsa community

TO PROVIDE access to the internet, communication technology, and books for approximately about 5,000 socially and economically disadvantaged children, youth, and adults, the Chintsa...

Stirling pupils top achievers at Olympiads

TOP ACHIEVERS: Left to right: Ashley Eichstädt, centre,  in Grade 11, placed fourth  overall in the national De Beers English Olympiad; while, from left,...

Beaconhurst School Matric dance: gallery

THE Beaconhurst School matric class were treated to a Moroccan themed dance on Friday night at the Summit Lifestyle and Conference Centre. Pictured are...

LOOKING AFTER ELDERLY

The George Randell Junior and Senior Dance teams and marimba band visited Silver Crown Old Age Home recently. They provided the residents with entertainment...

Selborne sizzle in Dale derby

Selborne made a great start to their cricket season with some very convincing wins over their rivals Dale College from King William’s Town at...

Pupils excel at expo

LAST week, pupils from around Buffalo City Metro (BCM) schools gathered at Buffalo City College (BCC) for the annual Eskom Expo for Young Scientists’...

Hudson Park pupil off to Germany

Hudson Park High School pupil Adriaan Jordaan will represent the Eastern Cape as an exchange student in Germany for a month after he came...

Youth talk inspires positive outcomes

Conference dialogues focus on solutions THE East London Youth Voices Conference (ELYVC) was hosted by the East London Youth Association (ELYA) at Clarendon High School...

Youth vie for top award

THE Inspiration Awards, in conjunction with the Daily Dispatch and Johnson & Johnson Local Heroes, has launched the Inspiring Youth Schools Campaign. The campaign, which...

UFH students shut campus to demand accommodation

By SINO MAJANGAZA, ZOLILE MENZELWA and SIMTHANDILE FORD University  of Fort Hare students in East London yesterday intensified their fight for accommodation when they shut...

Sisters do EL proud in squash events

LOCAL squash star sisters Taryn and Kelly Emslie have made the East London squash community proud, with Taryn winning the U16 Closed Championship title...

Splashing out

BIG HANDOVER: PnA handed over parkas to the Stirling High School water polo teams last week. The parkas were donated by PnA East London...

School derbies concern

A STATEMENT by headmasters of nine East London former Model C schools has been released outlining their concern over the safety and welfare of...

Music to their ears

The Tshatshu Primary School Intermediate Choir scooped the winning floating trophy after competing with Zwelitsha schools at circuit level last week. The choir, under...

New kit gives Newlands schools a boost

THROUGH the Small Projects Foundation' (SPF) sport programme, the Newlands schools rugby and netball teams received their new kit sponsored by Kistefos last week. The...

Selborne pupil at top of his squash game

Worth ranked first in U16 SA Schools Squash SELBORNE College pupil Tristan Worth has been ranked first in South African Schools Squash in the U16...

‘Seal training’ for six

SIX Selborne College pupils have been selected to take part in the South African Water Polo training squad in Port Elizabeth from December 8...

Struggle is real for students hit by last year’s fee protests

BY DAVE CHAMBERS For the past 10 years‚ the University of Cape Town human genetics honours class has had a 100% pass rate‚ but academics...

Clarendon’s CAT queen

• Catherine’s on the ball with bronze medal in national computer technology olympiad SARAH KINGON TECH-SAVVY Clarendon High School pupil Catherine Ball returned home with a bronze medal...

Pantomime show auditions

Aspiring actors and actresses are encouraged to audition for an upcoming pantomime show on Saturday. The show is scheduled for December this year. Organisers are looking...

Pupil with big heart gives back

STIRLING Primary School’s Olivia Smallie ran an arts and crafts stall at the annual Stirling Primary School Games Day last month and donated all...

Fun day of races for little ‘bikers’

Busy Bees Pre-School hosts cycle challenge BEACON Bay-based Busy Bees Pre-School is hosting their annual cycle challenge this Saturday from 9am to 12 noon at...

Hudsonian pride

Trio to fly SA flag in various disciplines THREE Hudson Park High School pupils, Sisipho Ndlabhu, Kwanda Mbalekwa and Rhys Poovan will be representing South...

GOING PLACES

Teacher Anna-Marie Niemand’s Grade 2 class at Laerskool Grens (Grens Primary) had great fun making their 3D models of different modes of transport recently...

Cambridge bids Mrs Kent farewell

Beloved teacher retires after 27 years CAMBRIDGE Primary foundation phase bid farewell last Thursday to one of their beloved teachers, Cheryl Kent, with a beautiful...

‘African Angel’ off to Oprah Winfrey school

African Angels Independent School pupil Linako Sdike, 13, has been granted a scholarship to further her academic career at the Oprah Winfrey Academy Leadership...

LEADING THE WAY

The 2018 leadership for Merrifield College has been announced. They are, from left, Student Representative Council (SRC) co-chairs Leah Schewitz and Jordan Ramoo, with...

WhatsApp tutoring gives pupils a good head start

FORMER Unathi High School pupil, Yamkela Nkomo, is using WhatsApp as a tool kit to help those in need of some guidance with schoolwork. About...

How to make a kid from rural Eastern Cape the equal...

By Penwell Dlamini Government should consider teaching subjects in indigenous languages or strengthening the learning of English if it wants to improve results in basic education‚...

Big step for Tele

Hudson Park High School pupil learner Uzile Tele recovered from a serious injury sustained last year to earn a spot in the U18 South...

Recycling drive for daycares

THE SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project recently held a prizegiving in Mdantsane, rewarding the 180 participating daycare centres in the area. Siyasizana – a Zulu term...

STAGE STARS

Eight pupils from Clarendon High School for Girls attended the South African Championships of Performing Arts in Johannesburg in April. They were all chosen...

ON A HIGH NOTE

The Clarendon Primary Chamber Choir, conducted by Sandra Kruger and accompanied by Natalie Sparg, recently participated in the Cantamus National Choir Festival and Competition...

Name change allows NMU to ‘reflect international character’

The renaming of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to Nelson Mandela University provides the opportunity to reposition itself on a global scale‚ says Chancellor...

OFF ROAD:

African Angels held the Ale Trail Run fundraiser recently. Pictured is the winner, Samuel Luqongo, front, with fellow-runners, from left, Sinoxolo Tofu, Owam Jacobs...

Durban school teachers fear for their lives after pupil protest

By Jeff Wicks The KwaZulu-Natal education department and the National Professional Teachers Organisation have locked horns as race tensions at the George Campbell School of Technology...

40 schools set to benefit from R8m empowerment initiative

THE Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) recently launched their Entrepreneurial and Environmental Empowerment for South African Youth (EEESAY) project in 40...

Made her mark

Hilda Stander looked elegant as she presented awards to pupils as Beaconhurst School’s guest of honour. As parents heard, Stander retired at the end...

Young stars steal show

A packed auditorium at Stirling High School was wowed by the musical talent of pupils showcasing The Wizards of Broadway on Friday night. The play...

Human Rights Commission ‘deeply’ concerned about discrimination at SA schools

The SA Human Rights Commission says it is “deeply” concerned about instances of discrimination at SA schools. This follows allegations of racial segregation at Laerskool...

Join Stirling Primary for fun theatre production

Audiences are invited to join Stirling Primary School at the Guild Theatre from Thursday November 1 to Saturday November 3 for their production of...

Virtual teaching in a future world

By Aretha Linden Virtual teachers are certainly an important step towards recognising the importance of creating access to digital learning and teaching platforms for all pupils...

PENNY IN THE HOUSE

Kingsway Christian School pupils were excited to meet Penny the mascot from PNA after entering a colouring-in competition hosted by PNA recently

Virtual teachers’ project launched

Thousands of pupils dial in to WB Rubusana’s digital classroom initiative THE Eastern Cape Department of Education in conjunction with Vodacom took a step further...