A Success Story

In one of their recent projects, Class Act was the largest of 13 service provides to the Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS).  The organization worked in 462 schools and managed the work of 160 trainers, who in turn, each worked with at least 30 teachers.  Class Act also developed the language lesson plans…

My Champion Teacher

Here is a picture of my champion teacher who, despite being wheel-chair bound, is simply the best teacher one could come across. Ms Mmakwatsi Sithole is a remarkable Grade 3 educator at Mabu-a-Tlou Primary School and manages to out-class many able bodied teachers. She is the kind of teacher one can count on; she is…

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…

African Dreams

I remember clearly the dreams and aspirations of every young person that was in my league back then: Pass Advanced Level with flying colors, get admitted to the University of Zimbabwe, acquire a degree and the whole world would open up for a new graduate! And I guess it was the same for each one…

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…

The GPLMS is my GPS

There is a saying that, If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. The sad reality about this is you won’t be in a position to say whether you have arrived or not. In my coach’s conversation with teachers, I ask them to identify genres that they are good…