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Grade 10 Exam Practice Books

Grade 10 CAPS Exam Practice - Languages

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Added by Anthea Variend on January 15, 2013 at 16:00 — 4 Comments

Survival Guide to the Senior Phase CAPS

Important: We have picked up an error on page 4 of the Survival Guide.

We have updated the electronic version, so the link below will take you to the correct guide.

 

To support you in the implementation of the new Senior Phase CAPS, we have developed a handy pocket guide…

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Added by Anthea Variend on January 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Arbor Month: Teaching the importance of trees

Did you know?

1 hectare of trees can absorb 6 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year!

So get involved in Arbor Month and plant or donate a tree today!

Tree…

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Added by Anthea Variend on September 6, 2012 at 11:48 — No Comments

Celebrating National Book Week SA



National Book Week SA
runs from the 3rd to 8th September 2012 and this year calls on book lovers across South Africa to “Read a Book, Share a Book”.…

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Added by Anthea Variend on September 6, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Basic Education Budget Vote Speech



Basic Education Budget Vote Speech 2012/13 by Mrs Angie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, National Assembly, Cape Town: 17 May 2012 

I thank you for the privilege to present our Budget Vote…

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Added by Anthea Variend on May 18, 2012 at 14:39 — No Comments

Ten tips to increase parents' support

Schools also need moms and dads

RICHARD HAYWARD JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Mar 22 2012 15:03

Published by The Teacher - Mail and Guardian

What stops parents from giving even more support to their children's schools? Perhaps it is the hectic pace in their 21st-century work places. At the end of a long day most…

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Added by Anthea Variend on April 11, 2012 at 14:24 — No Comments

Have you heard about the global Mencap Spellathon?

About the Mencap Spellathon

Open to all ages and abilities,…

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Added by Anthea Variend on April 11, 2012 at 13:28 — No Comments

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Added by Anthea Variend on January 24, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Are you a new writer in need of guidance & inspiration or an experienced author seeking tips on how to write a youth novel?

Maskew Miller Longman have invited Dr Cecilia du Toit to conduct youth novel workshops to inspire the entrants of the 2013 competition. Cecilia has lectured in Children's Literature in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria.

Dates of the workshops are as follows:

Durban: 15 Feb 2012 | Cape Town: 16 Feb 2012 | Polokwane: 21 Feb 2012 | Midrand: 22 Feb 2012

If you would like to attend please send a…

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Added by Anthea Variend on January 24, 2012 at 10:18 — No Comments

The 2013 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards - Enter your novel today

Do you have a young adult fiction manuscript just waiting to be published? 

Then I recommend you enter the 2013 Maskew Miller Longman Literature Awards competition. 

The genre for the competition is youth novels and we're looking for unpublished and original fiction that is relevant to South Africa's youth.

To find out more about…

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Added by Anthea Variend on December 5, 2011 at 15:04 — No Comments

We Give Books - Read a book. Give a book.

I'm really excited about what I'm sharing with you today.  The We Give Books initiative is something I've supported for a while now and it just dawned on me that this is a perfect tool to use in schools. 

Would you like a way to teach your learners to become lifelong readers and lifelong givers?…

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Added by Anthea Variend on November 16, 2011 at 15:49 — No Comments

Another exciting YES Environmental Drama Festival - enter your school today.

Calling all Grades 10, 11 & 12 Teachers (Arts & Culture / Geography / Environment Studies)!

The City of Cape Town in partnership with Artscape will be hosting the 5th YES Environmental Drama…

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Added by Anthea Variend on November 3, 2011 at 10:46 — No Comments

Do your learners know the role Helen Suzman played in our country’s history?

The 7th of November is the late Helen Suzman’s birthday.  To celebrate her role in creating a democratic South Africa, the City of Cape Town have approved the renaming of Western Boulevard to Helen Suzman Boulevard, to coincide with what would have been her 94th birthday.…

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Added by Anthea Variend on October 31, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

MML Teacher Training Workshops: Supporting the Successful Delivery of CAPS

Chances are, if you’re a teacher the word CAPS now has a completely new meaning and may have left you with lots of questions.



CAPS – The Department of Basic Education’s new Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements will be introduced in schools from 2012 for Grade 1-3) and Grade 10 teachers.  These new policy statements have introduced brand new content and teaching methods for many subjects with detailed year plans, so that teachers know what to teach and…

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Added by Anthea Variend on October 5, 2011 at 11:45 — No Comments

What you need to know about CAPS - Part 2

Q: You’ve already mentioned an ‘approved catalogue’. What exactly is this?

A: To ensure that schools only receive textbooks that meet the DBE’s standard (and that are fully CAPS compliant) they will appoint teams of people who will look at the books submitted by the various publishers and will screen them according to a list of set criteria. As mentioned only the ‘best’ eight books will then be…

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Added by Anthea Variend on June 29, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

What you need to know about CAPS - Part 1

Click here for Part 2

Q: What is ‘CAPS’?

A: CAPS stands for Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements. It is a revision of the current National Curriculum Statement…

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Added by Anthea Variend on May 24, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

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Added by Anthea Variend on May 24, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

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