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.

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.

Waiting to receive your child’s school report can be much like waiting to see if you have won the lotto! If you are already aware that your child is struggling at school, you may be preparing yourself for a no-win, while hoping that your fears will not materialise

The best start parents can give children to ensure they master maths throughout their school careers, is to ensure they banish negative attitudes towards the subject right from the start, an education expert says.

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has urged the youth of Mokgalwana village in the North West to study maths and science.

Learners at the Open Air School in Durban are enjoying the benefits of newly acquired computer resources, thanks to Correll Tissue, the tissue paper manufacturing entity of Novus Holdings.

Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) wants half of all schools to offer African languages to learners.

The Mpumalanga Department of Education has set aside over R1 billion for infrastructure related to the sector.

Basic Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty says learner dropouts lead to the high number of young people not in employment, education or training.

With registrations for the new school year now open, thousands of parents are considering sending their children to private schools.

What is the way forward for the South African education system? Government has set its sights on developing a fully functional public system but could private education be a viable option?

The Gauteng Provincial Government says it had successfully processed beyond 150 000 applications for the 2018 school year registration, by lunch time, on Wednesday.

The online admission for Grades 1 and 8 for the 2018 academic year in Gauteng have officially started today, says the Gauteng Department of Education.

The interim report released by the Basic Education Ministerial Task Team (MTT) has found that textbooks used in South African schools generally adopt a mildly inclusive approach to diversity.

There are just a few weeks left for schools that have not yet entered the South African Institute of Professional Accountants’ (SAIPA’s) National Accounting Olympiad (NAO), says Zobuzwe Ngobese, the Marketing and Business Development Executive at SAIPA.

Government will take action against any teacher who breaks the law and beats children at school, says President Jacob Zuma.

Over 597 000 South African children with disabilities did not attend school in 2015, almost double the 280 000 estimated in 2001.

Addressing teacher shortages, the disparities that exist between wealthy and poorer schools, critical school maintenance and repairs to accommodate increased learner numbers will be a top priority for the Western Cape Education Department.

Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners who are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.


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