Schools

Schools form the basis of our education system. The Department of Basic Education maintains the school system in South Africa, which runs from Grade R to Grade 12 and is responsible for preparing students for life beyond Matric. Alongside the public schools in the country there also exist private schools, most run by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which emphasizes critical thinking and academic rigor. Regardless of whether one attends a public or private school, schools lay the foundations of our society by educating each new generation. Read on to stay updated with news on Matric results and other news related to schools.

Winter school holidays are just around the corner, and with it inevitably comes three weeks of your children sitting at home complaining that they are ‘bored’ and being unable to

The academic year can be a challenging time for families. It becomes even more so when a child resists or tries to avoid going to school.

There is a tremendous demand for quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in South Africa, but because of a lack of supply, thousands of young children still miss out on a solid foundation during the most important stage of their development.

South Africa’s minister of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has released a report from a ministerial task team that recommends a major overhaul of the history curriculum at schools.

It is easy to dismiss mid-year exams – which learners across South Africa will write in coming weeks - as less significant than end-of-year exams, but that would be a mistake, an expert says.

The idea of writing exams rarely brings about emotions of excitement and happy anticipation! In fact, feelings of anxiety, panic and outright fear are what most parents and learners experience when exam time comes knocking at their door!

Nearly a quarter of a century into democracy, four presidents and several curricular revisions later, South Africa has made little headway in its reading crisis.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says education remains the most effective tool in bridging the chasm of inequality in South Africa.

Being a parent is the toughest job on the planet! Besides ensuring that your children are cared for, loved and that their emotional and physical needs are met,

A free knowledge hub aims to improve corporate social investment (CSI) in functional literacy during the school foundation phase.

Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic prowess. The percentage on the report card has always been the benchmark by which we believe we can determine if a child will become a successful adult, or not.

In the coming months, Grade Nines will choose which subjects to pursue during their final school years, on which they will be tested when they sit for their final Matric exams.

The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) will open the online application system for Grade 1 and 8 learners on Monday, 16 April, and has provided a step-by-step guide on how to apply.

‘We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them in mutual weirdness and call it ‘friendship’’

The Finland educational system has consistently proven its merit for more than a decade and now educational experts are uncovering the secrets to Finland's success.

Newly sworn in Minister of Higher Education and Training Naledi Pandor says “grand ambitions” set out in the National Development Plan would require a lot of work and commitment in order to be fulfilled.

Navigating a world of people can be more challenging that climbing the most treacherous of mountains! Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres says “As people, we are governed by emotions

The Department of Education in Mpumalanga has received the biggest portion of the provincial budget with over R20.97 million, which equates to 43.6% of the total provincial budget for the 2018/19 financial year.

The Southern Highveld Community Development Trust (SHCDT), sponsored by Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club, recently donated a new school hall to KI Twala Secondary School in eMbalenhle, valued at R1.5 million.

South African Sign Language (SASL) has officially been recognised as a home language in the curriculum as one of the examinable subjects for the National Senior Certificate.

When the late Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko published his seminal book, “I write what I like”, in 1978 it wasn’t about individual self-expression or even self-indulgence.

We all have a need to love and be loved. Our lives feel happier and more fulfilled when we enjoy positive human relationships.

"The High School Career Expo” (HSCE) has announced the dates for their national tour starting off in Krugersdorp this month.

The December holidays seem like a distant memory and early morning school runs, homework and sport has become the focus of thousands of families across South Africa.

As the Matric Class of 2018 settle into their final year of school and get to grips with the challenges of the year ahead, an education expert has warned that they need to start thinking about their plans for next year sooner rather than later.

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