With pink finger nails on my left hand, a sore neck and a slightly bent finger, I have returned from marking the English Home Language Paper 3 exam paper written during the NSC exams in November. This leftie is tired. But also inspired. This was my third year marking for the NSC exams and will not be my last.
The 2014 English Olympiad offers something light and witty for learners in Grades 10 to 11. The call for entries and entry form are available below. 2014 Call for Entries 2014 Entry form
At the prize-giving held on 12 July in Grahamstown, the winners of the 2013 English Olympiad were announced. The results are given below. 2013 07 11 De Beers English Olympiad 2013 Top 100 in Rank Order
Life-long learning is the only way to sustain proficient learning in a rapidly changing world. One of the important life skills that can and should be developed is in fact one of the greatest obstacles in successfully addressing our challenges in education and training for a better future. This area is ACCURATE and SUSTAINABLE READING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT.
Tablets seem to be the new buzz in technology; the word on many lips. From corporate users, educationalists down to the man in the street. With all the buzz going on around the implementations of tablets in schools, one questions begs to be answered: Are schools (and learners) ready to take on tablets? Have they […]
On 2 May 2013, the first NEEDU Report (for 2012) was released. What follows is a selective, adapted summary of the report, which confirms that all is not well in the SA education system. Background The National Education Evaluation and Development Unit (NEEDU) is a unit which is independent of that part of the […]
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” Does this sound familiar to parents […]
Today the German International School Cape Town celebrated the official opening of their new state-of-the-art two-level multimedia library as part of their 130th anniversary commemorations. The library is one of the new additions to the school which recently underwent an R18 million upgrade to their facilities, partly funded by the German Government. In attendance at […]