Sunday, July 23, 2017

‘Hideous’ attack on Bhongweni pupil

Eight-year-old boy victim of alleged rape in school toilet POLICE are investigating a case of statutory rape after an eight-year-old boy at Bhongweni Primary School...

Unions hail plan to lower pass marks

Teacher unions in the Eastern Cape have partially welcomed the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) proposals to lower pass marks and make maths optional...

SleepOut spotlights homeless

After being selected to represent the Eastern Cape at the CEO SleepOut in Johannesburg earlier this year, Grade 11 pupil Mandilakhe Nthuthu from Nombulelo...

Woodridge pupils back after fire

Pupils returning to school are welcomed by deputy head Steve Phillips, left, and preparatory head Trevor von Berg Photo credit: Karl Schoemaker Woodridge College and...

Tableaux of remembrance and hope a hit

Tableaux in Red: Oil on Canvas 1976 by the Selborne College drama society has been a hit with the crowds at the National Arts Festival....

Pass mark debate highlights need for teacher development in maths

The Department of Basic Education has proposed dropping the requirement for grades 7‚ 8 and 9 to pass maths and reducing the pass mark...

School hosts glitzy evening and crowns Mr and Miss Alexandria

IT was all glitz and glam as Alexandria youth stepped out on the catwalk last Saturday evening for the first Miss and Mr Alexandria...

Court rules against single-religion schools

The High Court in Johannesburg declared on Wednesday that it offends the Schools Act for a public school to promote only one religion to...

Woodridge races to rise from the ashes

Woodridge was badly damaged earlier this month by raging fires that gutted half the buildings. Picture: Fredlin Adriaan While most schools are winding down for the...

Port Alfred High School tops in Enviro Quizz

Port Alfred High School’s Grade 6 team, from left, Tamsyn Rodrigues, Saffron Tweedie, Lathitha Gobane, Matthew Pienaar, Jethro Brent and Liam Walker won joint...

Help us whack the kakkerlake! Principal’s plea as cockroaches swarm through classrooms

A Western Cape school is deep in the “kakkerlak” as a cockroach infestation threatens to bankrupt it. The principal of the De Villiers Primary in...
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Alexandria Christian Academy struts their best on pageant catwalk

Saturday evening, Alexandria Christian Academy hosted their first Mr and Miss Alexandria pageant in the school hall. Contestants competed in four different age groups...

DSG K-Day hockey and netball vs Kingswood College

DSG hosted Kingswood for this year’s annual derby, commonly known as K-Day. This much anticipated interschool event has developed into more than sports fixtures and...

GOLF: St Andrew’s College vs Kingswood College

Last Friday, the St Andrew’s College golf team played an "Eight vs Eight" match play format against their Kingswood College counterparts. The Belmont Valley Course was running...

St Andrew’s dominates K-Day

IN front of a large, festive crowd, St Andrew's College finished the first team rugby game off early against their cross town rivals, running...

K-Day hockey clashes

THE keenly anticipated annual K-Day clash between St Andrew’s College and Kingswood College is not only about the rugby. Many of the hockey matches in...

Primary school accused of pupil assaults

A King William’s Town primary school has been rocked by a corporal punishment scandal that has forced the department of education to investigate two...

Millions of rand needed to repair schools in the Western Cape

It will cost R124-million to repair 170 schools which were damaged during a massive storm and subsequent fires that hit the Western Cape this...

Students’ karaoke night a great time for a good cause

A GROUP of Stenden South Africa students brought social cohesion, nightlife, fun and communal activity, by hosting a karaoke evening at Guido’s bar and...

Father’s Day Treasure Hunt at Happy Hours Pre-Primary

Fathers and grandfathers got to spend some bonding time with their children and grandchildren during the treasure hunt organised by Happy Hours Pre-Primary School...

The Big Read: Inside a blackboard jungle

What is it like to teach in an American classroom? We started with two pupils in the class. Then another one strolled in. "What's happening?"...

Stop feeding our children to sexual predators at school

http://talkofthetown.co.za/2017/06/15/schools-fall-short-screening-teachers/ https://youtu.be/pio5NNd0qoQ   Our children are being fed to sexual predators by the very system which is intended to nurture them. Education departments are ignoring the law and...

Schools fall short on screening teachers

https://youtu.be/pio5NNd0qoQ   IN light of a recent incident in Grahamstown where a teacher is being investigated for boasting on social media about having sexual relations with...

SAPS secure Woodridge

Reports of looting in wake of fire that razed school buildings Police have been sent to help secure Woodridge College amid reports that the abandoned...

Teachers working only two hours a day

The education of thousands of Mpumalanga schoolchildren has ground to a near halt and exams have been postponed because of a teachers' go-slow. For the...

WATCH: Woodridge College on fire

Some of the school buildings are on fire at Woodridge College. This is according to Woodridge director of marketing, Anthony de Villiers. He said due to...

South African schools have 5‚139 teachers who are unqualified or under-qualified

Every day‚ tens of thousands of school children are being taught by teachers who aren’t qualified to do the job. The result is that pupils...

The Cats of Stone Hill, performed by PAHS foundation phase

PORT ALFRED High School foundation phase pupils put on an excellent, exciting and highly entertaining  revue last week, when playwright and director Wilma Graham...

Rural schools and communities working together for literacy

Working to strengthen the natural partnerships between schools and communities, close to 3 000 parents, caregivers, and representatives from community organisations such as...

Rugby: Port Alfred High School v Woodridge

The Port Alfred High School U13A rugby team in action against Woodridge Prep at the PAHS fields last Saturday. PAHS fought back from 0-26...