Stay home: Education department halts return to school for some grades

The government has decided not to allow all pupils who were scheduled to return to class next week to do so. In a statement on...

Re-opening of schools delayed until June 8

The implemention of Level 3 on Monday June 1 was meant to symbolise the beginning of a return to normalcy. Part of this return was...

Growing calls for UFH head to be sacked

By Sino Majangaza - Students from other faculties have joined their nursing counterparts in calling for the removal of University of Fort Hare nursing acting head of...

Umalusi gives green light for release of matric exam results

But 893 candidates in four provinces implicated in ‘group copying’ Exams quality assurer Umalusi has given the green light for the release of the 2020...

Uproar over R404m tablet deal linked to Iqbal Surve

Eastern Cape education MEC Fundile Gade has lashed out at those questioning a deal that will see the department leasing 55,000 tablets for grade 12...

Computer whiz

Congratulations to Donna-Leigh Greyling, left, from Clarendon Girls’ High School, who won a gold award for the first round of the Computer Applications Olympiad....

Children are more likely to disclose abuse at school: study

One in 10 South African boys and almost 15% of girls have experienced sexual violence before the age of 17. Children are exposed to violence...

Student registration system hit by tech glitches

BY SIPHO MABENA Scores of students in the last-minute rush to secure space at the country’s universities and colleges have been unable to access the...

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...

WSU apologises for incorrectly deregistering 127 students

Walter Sisulu University has said that it assumes full responsibility for erroneously deregistering 127 students during the 2020 academic year. The university said that a...

Selborne ‘significance’

STARTED by the Selborne College U16A rugby coach Jono Kruger, the Tries for Lives initiative has raised R15000 for the King's Children's Home and...

Cala school makes its mark

By TEMBILE SGQOLANA Cala Senior Secondary School beat several other schools in the country to claim third place in the national Eskom Simama Ranta Entrepreneurship competition...

Pupils sent home

Poorly secured Parkside Primary shuts doors after thieves destroy facilities These people must realise they are stealing from the children VANDALISM and theft has crippled Parkside Primary School,...

Concerns over lockdown’s affect on sport and the youth

Township sport development organisations Xhanti Msauli Foundation and Leo Mbini Schools Mbini Rugby Development Programme have expressed concern over how the lockdown will affect...

Adventure awaits you at Christmas market at Hope

Situated just off Voortrekker Road in Summerpride is Hope Schools, an independent Christian school whose name couldn’t be more fitting. “Constrained by the love of...

{WIN} Children aged 4 to 9 years old can help PNA...

“What a year it has been, wearing a mask and being unable to visit all my friends,” said PNA mascot Penny. “How can I make...

Schools’ drama festival set for East London

The Alexander Playhouse will hold its ninth Eastern Cape High School Drama Festival on August 10, when 13 schools will compete for the Lynette...

KHS player a rising star

Kingsridge High School (KHS) pupil Siphesihle Ngculu was named the most promising netball player at the National All Girl's Festival in Pretoria last month....

PICTURE PERFECT

Obama Booi who is in Grade 6 at African Angels Independent School, holds a picture he painted of an owl sent to China. In...

Schools Continue To Shine At Eisteddfod

Local schools proudly showed off their musical talents as the East London Port Rex Lions Eisteddfod continued this week. By the close of the...

PROUD SUPPORTERS

Kuswag pupils taking part in a fundraiser to support their two soccer players chosen to represent border in the winter school holidays Picture: SUPPLIED

‘We are proud of Xhosa tradition’ – Naked school choir uproar

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has assigned Education MEC Mandla Makupula to investigate nudity on stage during a school choir competition. A video showing choristers...

IN THE SWIM

Tanyaradzwa Mrewa, playing for Stirling against DSG on Saturday, won by Stirling 12-4. Tanyaradzwa was recently selected for the SA U16 Water Polo squad

Parents fume at school delay as pupils already dropped off at...

Education department is disrespectful and inconsiderate, say irate parents Parents have expressed their frustration at the basic education ministry’s last minute U-turn on grade 7...

In fine form

Selborne College first XI batsman Matt Dewar is in superb form having scored 110 against rivals Queen’s College three weeks ago and then following...

Stirling hosts 10th vocal celebration

Stirling High School will be hosting its 10th annual vocal celebration on Saturday with successful past pupils, musical theatre guru Kay Mosiane, opera vocalist...

Pupils attend personal development course

MORE than 46 pupils from Eastern Cape schools were presented with certificates for completing a personal development and leadership course with Masithethe Counselling Services...

LEARNING EXPERIENCE

This week the excited Little Georges and Georgettes were visited by the Greenfields firefighters. They spoke to the children about fire safety and some...

‘Nobody will go to school’: Parents will burn tyres if children...

Tensions continue to rise in Parkside, with protesters threatening to burn tyres and shut down schools in the area if their children were not...

WELL DONE:

Nonelela Bekile and Olothando Monaheng proudly accept the trophy for Berndt House, who won the Interhouse Sports Day earlier in the term Picture: SUPPLIED  

Donation to help develop hockey at local schools

There was much excitement to be had at Breidbach Primary on Friday morning after it was identified as one of five local schools to benefit from...

Talented EL motocross star attracts sponsors

Beaconhurst Primary School pupil Jayden Bruce-Alexander, continues to excell in motocross. Jayden started riding when he was just four years old, with his dad helping...

SPELLING BEES

Hope School’s Foundation Phase Spelling Bees proudly displaying their certificates for being first in their respective grades. Top row, from left, are, pupils Bukho...

Selborne take centre stage

THE Selborne College Dramatic Society recently took part in the national ATKV Tienertoneel play competition in Port Elizabeth, winning the Eastern Cape title with...

Education department wants to drop compulsory maths for accounting pupils

The Department of Education wants to remove maths as a compulsory subject for pupils studying accounting until matric. The department has gazetted the proposed change...

Minister tells pupils to prioritise mathematics

Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula encouraged more than 500 high school pupils to make mathematics their first choice if they want a better chance...

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...

Stirling’s past shines forth

Stirling High School recently celebrated its 35th year at a Founders’ Day assembly. The day saw past pupils from the classes of 1979, 1989, 1999...

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...

Shoddy stadium losing events

THE poor condition of the Jan Smuts Stadium is a big concern raising big concern among those involved in the local sporting fraternities, especially...

Putting wind in youngsters’ sails

THE Buffalo River Yacht Club (BRYC) is giving youngsters from around Buffalo City a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn a sailing skipper's licence. Taught by Buffalo...

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...

DOUBLE EXCELLENCE:

The Merrifield Class of 2017 celebrated a great set of results last week, with the school boasting not just a 100% pass rate but...

Greenpoint Secondary School’s fun run a success

HAVING FUN: Greenpoint Secondary School held its sixth annual Fun Run on Saturday, on a fund-raising mission to build a multi-purpose sports court. The...

BRINGING CHEER

 The CHS Royals performed as official cheerleaders of the Buffalo City Half Marathon last month. They enjoyed the experience and received compliments from many...

WAY WITH WORDS

Gonubie Primary Grade 4 and 5 pupils took part in a SACEE Fun with Words competition held at George Randell recently. ‘A total of...

Focus on maths, science

High school pupils from previously disadvantaged areas gathered at Buffalo City College for the third annual Community Action Africa (CAA) maths and science exhibition...

Cambridge wins big Scifest quiz

THE Cambridge High School team won the Scifest Africa/Rhodes University National Science Quiz last week, earning each team member a bursary for their first...

DONATIONS HARVEST

Hudson Park Primary School hosted their annual Harvest Day celebration on September 8. It was a colourful multi-cultural event where the pupils were able...