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.

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When babies are learning to walk, they fall (or fail) many times over. Babies need to repeat the process (of learning to walk) over and over again, until they get it right and are able to move on to greater movement such as running, jumping and skipping. 

The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s who failed their 2018 National Senior Certificate exams, but it would be a huge mistake for them to throw in the towel and resign themselves to the idea that no Matric means no hope for the future, an education expert says. 

 

Curro Holdings, South Africa’s largest independent school operator, is launching Curro Holdings Ltd: Private College

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says it's all systems go for the 2019 school year in the province. 

Moving from pre-school into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for young children, but also for their parents.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the Matric Class of 2018 for keeping the National Senior Certificate (NSC) pass rate above 70%.

The matric class of 2018, who sat for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination, has bagged a 78.2% pass rate.

Have you ever considered that your child’s struggles at school may be because of emotional challenges?

Schools from across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) will be putting their knowledge to the test and competing for top honours in the National School Quiz Championships (NSQC) with the activities kicking off  

<p>What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate. </p>

11 Western Cape-based matric learners have been awarded bursaries to the value of R660 000 to help finance their tertiary education in 2019,

The face of parenting changes year by year, as our children grow and develop their own personalities, interests and expectations of life! Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres elaborates by explaining

Thirteen years of compulsory schooling is nearly over for thousands of learners!  For some, the expectation or desire to study in a tertiary institution has become a reality and the pressures of ‘what-to-do-next’ is not a concern at this point!

The period between the last exam paper and the release of Matric results are some of the most anxiety-inducing, nail-biting weeks of school-leavers’ lives. 

From 2019, supplementary exams will no longer take place in March but rather in June, says the Basic Education Department (DBE).

Matric exams signify the culmination of one journey and the kick-off off another.

As the Matric class of 2018 settle into the rhythm of their final exams, an education expert has warned them not to become complacent thinking the ‘worst’ is behind them, but instead to knuckle down and give it their best sustained effort right until the end.

The Department of Basic Education has distanced itself from a letter making reference to a Mathematics question paper.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is scheduled to lead the department’s Second Chance Programme to George in the Western Cape on Saturday.

The long-anticipated year-end exams are upon us and so are the challenges and pressures that, so often, go hand-in-hand with the experience.

Schools are not only expected to give learners a good academic foundation, they are under increasing pressure to ensure their learners get regular exercise and eat healthily.

Sbathle Zwane, the 10-year old from Soweto who went viral for firing off answers to difficult maths multiplication questions while being videoed by a police officer, 

Government has wished all Grade 12 learners well as they commence with their 2018 final examinations today. 

Quality assurer, Umalusi, has completed its groundwork ahead of the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations and is confident they will be rolled out in a credible manner.

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