Leo Mbini tourney a great success

The second annual Leo Mbini Berlin School’s Revival Programme Tournament was under way on Friday lat week with 10 schools competing at the Berlin...

IN SONG

 Sonqoba Njengele as Don Lockwood in Stirling High School’s musical theatre production ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Picture: SUPPLIED

Motshekga estimates 10% ‘dropped out’ of school due to Covid-19

The basic education department estimates that at least 10% of SA pupils did not return to school after the hard Covid-19 lockdown. But minister Angie...

WORLD READ ALOUD DAY:

The Grade 3s at Beaconhurst celebrated World Read Aloud Day recently by reading to the younger grades

Girls learn all about Port of East London

Earlier this month, the Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of East London hosted their its Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative....

Education department still considering normal five-day schooling for all primary school...

The department of basic education is considering the possibility of allowing all primary school  pupils to return to school on a full-time basis. In a...

Student celebrates 8 distinctions

Solomon Mahlangu Senior Secondary School pupil Sibulele Solilo overcame the challenges posed by the national lockdown to achieve eight distinctions and a 90% average...

Education department confirms two-week delay in reopening of schools

The basic education department on Friday confirmed that the reopening of schools has been postponed to February 15. “Given the pressure experienced by the health...

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...

AT THE START

Principal Gert Swanepoel recently got in touch with his inner child as he welcomed some of the newest members to the George Randall family...

‘Schools mirror society’- Fedsas CEO

The country has been witnessing a series of shocking videos showing violence by learners towards teachers or the other way round‚ but what does...

Equal Education to march for safer schools in the Cape

Equal Education (EE) members planned to march to the provincial legislature in Cape Town on Friday, despite heavy rains, to deliver a list of...

Expo to inform pupils and parents

A High School Career Expo will be held on Friday and Saturday at Hemingways Mall, which aims to help equip pupils with information on...

Matric exams to start on November 1 and end on December...

It’s official: the national senior certificate exams for matric pupils will start on November 1 and end on December 7. The exam papers scheduled to...

Schools slowly returning to being ‘normal’

One of the first institutions to feel the impact of the national lockdown was schools, which closed in March last year and have been...

Matric maths and science papers to be rewritten

The matric mathematics paper 2 and physical sciences paper 2 are to be rewritten across SA. This is according to a statement from basic education...

Covid command council urges delay to schools opening

Eastern Cape education unions say the national coronavirus command council's recommendation to postpone the reopening of schools to February 15 is the right move, though...

Schools could turn into Covid-19 ‘super-spreaders’, says teachers’ union

NONKULULEKO NJILO The reopening of schools later this month may lead to a spike in Covid-19 infections, a teachers' union said on Monday as it...

Keep kids busy after that last school bell

There are few sounds as sweet to a pupil as that of the final bell signalling the end of the school year. As soon...

Children go hungry as low attendance hampers school feeding programme

ERNEST MABUZA The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) is ready to implement on a full scale but due to fears of Covid-19, parents are not...

CHECKMATE!

Hudson Park Grade R pupil Aldre Deang, six, came first at the Buffalo City Chess Tournament Picture: SUPPLIED

You must still pay school fees despite Covid-19 breaks, says Angie...

Parents who wonder if they can skip paying school fees in the context of Covid-enforced longer school breaks have been categorically given the answer:...

Plenty of fun at Adventure Mile and Market

The Booti Brothers and their lime green octopus mascot for being the overall winners. Hope Schools was delighted to host their inaugural Adventure Mile and...

Entries open for Nestlé Mathematics Challenge

Registration for the Nestlé Nespray SA Mathematics Challenge are officially open for primary school learners across the country. The competition aims to improve problem-solving and...

Choose a job you love

The third annual Community Action Africa (CAA) career expo recently took place at Buffalo City College. Pupils from 17 disadvantaged schools were given an array...

Cubs walk the talk against abuse

The Hudson Park Primary Port Rex Lions Cubs together with Masithethe Counselling Services held a walk against gender-based abuse at the school on Friday. In...

Department of basic education to review history curriculum

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has approved the reappointment of a ministerial task team to amend the history curriculum at South African schools. The team...

Hard-working Cubs show they care

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the Hudson Park Primary Port Rex Cubs as they closed off their calendar with a...

Nominations open for National Teaching Awards

The department of basic education (DBE) is calling on teachers across the country to take part in the upcoming National Teaching Awards (NTA) which...

Sudden closure leaves schools in the lurch

In a move that was equal parts shocking and inevitable, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster on Sunday in response to the...

Social media drive clothes needy pupils

About 60 young faces in Dimbaza were left smiling last week when they got shirts on their backs and socks on their feet for...

Educators positive about school readiness

Schools across in the province are welcoming educators back once again as staff return to their working environments as of Monday February 1 in...

Health and safety top priority, says basic education department

The department of basic education (DBE) has said that it is satisfied with the ongoing marking of the 2020 matric exams so far. All provinces...

Promaths after-school tuition programme achieve 100% pass rate

Despite the many challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, Mdantsane students taking part in the Promaths after-school tuition programme being run out...

Sashoc welcomes return of school sport matches

The South African Schools Hockey Association (Sashoc) said it welcomed the return of school sport. “The hockey fraternity as a whole is champing at the...

Close to 3,000 pupils did not return to school due to...

IVAN PIJOOS Close to 3,000 pupils did not return to school last year after the imposition of the March lockdown due to Covid-19 fears, Gauteng...

Breidbach FA defeated at Goodwill Games

Breidbach Football Association (Brefa) suffered defeat during the recent Goodwill Games held at the Breidbach Sports Grounds after losing to East London Central Local...

How a ‘do-it-yourself mindset’ is transforming global education

A massive global transformation in education is under way as learners around the world take control of their education through a “do-it-yourself” mindset, bolstering...

Helping to illuminate country’s students

East London resident Pezisa Asanda is on a mission to help high school and university students through his non-profit organisation, World Illuminators, which he...

Merrifield, Toast join forces to assist KZN

Merrifield School recently organised a charity drive to collect supplies to send up to KwaZulu-Natal, which was recently hit hard by a series of...