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…Continue
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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!
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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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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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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…Continue
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Open to all ages and abilities,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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The genre for the competition is youth novels and we're looking for unpublished and original fiction that is relevant to South Africa's youth.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…Continue
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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?…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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Q: What is ‘CAPS’?
A: CAPS stands for Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements. It is a revision of the current National Curriculum Statement…Continue
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Your profile give everybody a quick reference point to who you are and how you fit into our community. You can update…Continue
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