Education and Oliver Tambo

Oliver Tambo’s Legal Practice (which he shared with Nelson Mandela) on Fox Street outside the Jo’burg Magistrates Court has recently been renovated and now holds an exhibition space and visitors centre. Oliver Tambo, who would have bee celebrating his 96th birthday yesterday, was a man passionate about education and his achievements would be miraculous in…

Letter of Appreciation

CROWN MINES PRIMARY SCHOOL Dear Sir/Madam REF: A LETTER OF APPRECIATION Our grade one learners have received forty five plus chair bags from Mr Sipho Ndondo the Intersen English coach; this helps the learners to store the books. The school management team, staff, S.G.B and parents appreciates your donation, commitment and partnership in education. We…

On the Right Road

Bonwelong Primary School in Ivory Park is like an oasis in a desert. It has neatly kept gardens and school grounds are generally free from litter. Learners are neatly dressed in their white shirts and grey bottoms, and are courteous to staff and visitors. The Principal, Ms Siphiwe Zulu, runs a tight ship. The school…

The Role of ANAs

With the Annual National Assessments rapidly approaching, it is worthwhile reflecting on how assessment is best used in education. Different countries approach formal assessments in the primary sector in different ways: from no testing whatsoever in Norway to national testing in each year such as in England. Just as a pot doesn’t boil faster if…

Poems By Our SUPER Supervisors!

The Winning Wave The winning wave of GPLMS has taken Gauteng by storm With professionals giving youngsters the skills, Of how to overcome the language forlorn. Getting the wheels of the program rolling Meant Coaches had to know their story From implementation of methodologies To embracing all teachers, learners and other psychologies The winning wave…