primary school

More primary school pupils test positive for drugs

A “shocking number of pupils” have tested positive for drugs according to The Western Cape Department of Education. This announcement was made during a Parliamentary address on Thursday, August 22. Of the learners subjected to drug testing in 2018, 60.9% of primary school learner and 71.1% of high school students[…]

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Primary school bans pupils from fasting

A primary school trust has banned Muslim pupils from fasting during Ramadan, claiming the tradition can be harmful to the health of young children. Barclay Primary School in Leyton, east London, issued a letter to parents informing them that it would not allow children attending school to fast in order to[…]

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‘Name and shame not WCED policy’

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has deplored the actions of a Mitchell’s Plain primary school, following the naming and shaming of 41 primary school pupils with outstanding school fees. The principal of the Mandalay Primary School, Eddie Swarts, has come under fire after he resolved to publish the names[…]

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No evidence of rape game: WCape MEC

There is no evidence that primary schoolchildren in Cape Town are playing a game simulating rape, the Western Cape education department said on Sunday. MEC Debbie Schafer said district officials and social workers visited schools to speak with principals, teachers, and pupils. “I can confirm that the report given to[…]

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