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.

Priscilla Ogunbanjo, the Director for Examination and Assessment, says just over 798 000 learners have enrolled to write this year’s matric exams, which start on 16 October.

Coffee and energy drinks are usually the go-to beverages for high school learners and students to help them cram for finals during the stressful months of October and November, but science suggests they drink rooibos tea as an alternative to help them stay on top of their “A” game.

The Basic Education Department has confirmed that schools reopen today, setting the record straight on false social media reports that schools were set to open next week.

“Lyceum taught me how to plan properly, working full time and studying isn't for everyone It really takes hard work and dedication, but it's the best feeling in the world when you look on the student portal and see you passed with a distinction,”

A group of young people at Thuto Lesedi Secondary School in Vosloorus have tackled the problem of bullying and cyberbullying and almost completely eliminated the practice at their school.

Monash South Africa (MSA) is helping to ensure that learners are better prepared and feeling confident when writing their matric finals, by offering Matric Revision Reloaded sessions on their campus that can be attended by all matric learners from across Johannesburg.

Term 3 is over. Parents, learners and teachers are looking forward to some much-needed time-out! Alarm clocks, packed lunches, homework, and school-day routines are put aside for a few days, or so they should be.

Most parents are very aware that too much screen time for young children isn’t a good thing, but many are just as uncertain about what exactly the problem is and, importantly, how time can be more constructively spent without it becoming an additional daily burden adding to the stress of the adults.

Over 1500 High school leaners from Grade 10 – 12 will be hosted for two days where different skills and career paths will be showcased, allowing them to engage with experienced and knowledgeable individuals within the different sectors.

As the Class of 2017 return to their desks for arguably the most important few months of their school careers, it is time for them to eliminate all distractions, and budget their time to ensure they stay in control of their revision and ultimate success, an education expert says.

Writing Matric prelim exams and receiving your results can be a distressing eye-opener, but learners who perform worse than they would have hoped still have time to use the experience to their advantage before the final exams, an education expert says.

Imagine if babies were afraid of making mistakes. Learning to walk, holding a cup and speaking a language would be nearly impossible skills to master.

Teaching is often described as ‘a calling’ because the teachers that have the biggest impact are the ones with a genuine passion and a special aptitude for helping children learn and develop

With National Book Week approaching, 04 to 10 September 2017, Adopt-a-School Foundation (AAS) is raising funds to continue the distribution of thousands of books to underprivileged schools throughout South Africa.

Fifty matriculants from Nelson Mandela Bay graduated from an educational programme hosted by the South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Related Management/Mathematics (STEM) Fields Pipeline Project PP programme at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) yesterday.

The Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation (CRF) launched its Artisan Programme at the Diepsloot Combined School in Gauteng earlier this month.

The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with user manuals. How much easier would it be if we could troubleshoot in a manual and find the solution that would solve their problems with minimal mess and fuss.

Imagine for a moment what it must be like to be a child growing up in a time where technology seems to overrun just about every aspect of our lives. Smart TV’s, smart cell phones, social media, 3D games, YouTube, Google – the list seems endless.

Parents and guardians can, and should, help their young children develop good study habits from an early age, to help them achieve academic excellence throughout their school years and beyond, an education expert says.

The partnership, signed between Burhani Engineers Limited, the Directorate of Education and the MP’s Office will see at least 10 schools receive 10 computers in the first round.

In today’s competitive environment, where some toddlers attend maths development classes and other youngsters are pushed to start reading fluently before they enter Grade 1, parents can be forgiven for being concerned about the future of their children who show signs of struggling academically or otherwise.

The much-anticipated July school holidays seem to have flown by. Alarm clocks have been quiet and daily homework seems to be a distant memory. School uniforms have been hibernating and lunch boxes, shelved.

The Department of Basic Education says it has no intentions of making mathematics optional for learners.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says schools must study the Schools that Work II report to learn new lessons from the ground that can improve education in South Africa.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has rebuffed media reports on the minimum promotion requirements in school, labelling these claims as misleading.


Subscribe to Schools

Please Add Your Comments Below: