TLC parents angered by Hyde Park school closure

Learners at The Leadership College (TLC) in Hyde Park in Mitchell’s Plain face an uncertain future as parents are forced to find alternative placement for their children with the school’s looming closure. TLC in Hyde Park is in the midst of a financial crisis resulting from a mammoth R8 million[…]

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Parents must monitor children for bullying signs

A recent video of a child being bullied at school has sparked outrage after going viral. The 24-second video was recorded at Fairbairn College in Goodwood and then later posted onto Facebook by the victim’s mother, Shamsoenisa Gordon-De Jager. The video shows the victim, Raaziek Camroodien, lying in the foetal[…]

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Atlantis parents protest for new primary school

The parents of a primary school in Atlantis, north of Cape Town, have vowed to block any schooling until they are given a date for when they will get a new school building. “We want it on black and white,” said Shane Jennicker, chairperson of the Avondale Primary School’s School[…]

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Political leaders out and about on first day of school

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and other senior politicians are expected to visit a number of primary and high schools across the country on Wednesday, as schools prepare for the start of their 2016 curriculum. Ramaphosa and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi will hand over a new school to the Daveyton[…]

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Latecomers still able to enroll for 2016 school year

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has urged parents to approach their nearest school or district office in order to secure a last minute spot for their child for the upcoming academic year. The enrollment period for 2016 officially shut on the 30th December, but parents can still approach schools[…]

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New school system planned for 2017: Report

The department of basic education hopes a planned new three-tiered school system will eventually see about 60% of pupils completing technical qualifications, the City Press reported on Sunday. “People can laugh at [EFF leader Julius] Malema because of [his having studied] woodwork, but woodwork can make you a very successful[…]

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Spine Road High excels in 2015

“Mitchell’s Plain-based Spine Road High School has had a phenomenal academic year both in and outside the classroom including a highly successful matric pass rate, record attendance figures and several competition victories. The school has been pushing well above expectations in recent years and in January announced a 100% matric[…]

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Remembering the Peshawar massacre

Chemistry teacher Andaleeb Aftab had spent the morning invigilating at an exam before taking a break in the school’s staff room. It was just as she was beginning to make her way back to the classroom that she heard the screams. There were gunmen in the school, a colleague was[…]

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