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July 10, 2017

TEACHERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

On Saturday 27 May,more than 150 Foundation Phase teachers, some coming from as far afield as Zwelihle township of Hermanus, attended a workshop with the title “Meaningful Connections – Meaningful Learning” at Pick n Pay’s conference centre in Kenilworth. The workshop was one of many projects of the Principals Academy Trust, which when it was launched in 2012, focussed initially

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February 23, 2017

PAT SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

Each year, soon after the release of the National Senior Certificate results, the Province’s Premier hosts a ceremony to recognise those schools and NSC candidates that produced exceptional results. PAT schools were well represented at this ceremony.   Listed below are those schools and learners that achieved recognition for their good or improved performance. Category: Schools that have shown the

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February 17, 2017

TWELVE THINGS SCHOOLS CAN DO TO IMPROVE THEIR NSC RESULTS

There are no quick fixes to improved learner performance in the National Senior Certificate Examinations. Rather these are the product of 5 years of commitment by teachers and learners to thorough preparation and diligent practice. Listed below are tried and tested strategies that are common practice in most high performing schools.   1      Understand that the road to a National

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May 12, 2016

COLLABORATIVE LEARNING – LEARNING THEORIES AND TEACHING STRATEGIES

Learning Theories and Teaching Strategies – May 2016

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April 13, 2016

KAMVALETHU FUNDS BONGALETHU

Kamvalethu’s funding report on sponsoring The Principal’s Academy school, Bongalethu Through partnering with The Principal’s Academy (http://www.principalsacademy.ac.za/) we have been introduced to Mr. Halbert Mlindazwe, the principal at Bongalethu Primary School in Phillipi. Bongalethu was taken over by the WCED in 2005 and Halbert has been the principal since 1996. Bongalethu is co-educational and has just over 1000 students ranging

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August 21, 2015

GOOD CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Classroom practice that promotes pupil learning (1) Orientation of pupils at the start of the lesson to the lesson topic/content As a teacher you can do this by: 1.1 Directing the attention of pupils to the key elements/concepts that they will be learning during the course of the lesson; 1.2 Explaining the purpose of the lesson and the lesson objectives

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March 24, 2015

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT MODEL

LESSONS FROM RESEARCH Evidence from research suggests that if the influence of socio-economic factors is stripped away school success and more importantly learner performance is largely determined by two within-school factors. These two factors are the quality of management and leadership as exercised by the principal, and the quality of teaching. The school improvement model that is being developed by

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November 14, 2014

OUR ACADEMY LOGIC MODEL

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LESSONS LEARNED

LESSONS LEARNED, PROGRESS MADE It is now just 30 months since the first cohort of 22 principals and 2 deputy-principals, selected as part of this 3-year pilot project began the first of their 3 seven-day, full-time contact sessions and UCT’s Graduate School of Business (GSB). They, like those of us involved in the initiation of the project, were undoubtedly nervous

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