Education showcase

2011-08-05 00:00

SOUTHCOAST Mall will be hosting 22 exhibitors at an Educational Expo from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow.

The event’s organiser, Jayne Manro, said this is the first time the mall has embarked on such an initiative.

“The idea behind it is to let people in the community know that there are these education institutions available.”

The exhibitors will showcase institutions ranging from care centres for toddlers, primary and secondary schools and colleges.

“Lots of people want to know where to go to for their education requirements so this platform allows them to ask questions and get the answers they are looking for,” she added.

Among the exhibitors, Vega School is a recognised school of business, brand and communication. Vega aims to inspire a new breed of thinkers: those with the expertise to generate healthy brand ideas, linking business profit to adding value to the lives of people. As an arm of the Independent Institute of Education, Vega has campuses in Durban and Cape Town.

Southcity Christian College is an independent school, offering balanced education based on Christian values. Students are encouraged to grow in personal discipline and responsibility. Leadership skills are recognised and developed.

South Coast Academy is a privately owned school that offers boarding for boys and girls. It has a fully equipped aftercare centre for children from three years old. The pre-primary school is situated behind Hibiscus Shopping Centre in Margate.

Creston College is a independent school built for a diverse society. Emphasising Christian faith, it strives to achieve integrity, self-discipline, independent thinking and respect for community.

Suid-Natal is a co-educational, bilingual school that encourages its pupils to achieve academic and sporting excellence and inculcates integrity and moral values.

Hibberdene Academy strives to prepare professionals, academics and top achievers who are proficient in their areas of expertise, with the help of dedicated teachers.

Port Shepstone Secondary’s motto is “Perstare Conatu” (to persevere in one’s resolve). This multiracial school employs developmental strategies in academic, sporting and life skill programmes.

Jai Hind Primary School states that it is committed “to harness all our skills to provide holistic and dynamic education in an equal, fair and non-discriminatory manner”.

“We respect and cater for the individual needs of all learners in a well-resourced environment conducive to the culture of learning and teaching in which learners develop skills to their full potential and receive an education for life”.

Port Shepstone High School strives to continue its tradition as the centre of educational excellence based on sound moral and ethical standards. As a co-educational school for grades 8-12, it offers a challenging, dynamic learning environment.

Glenwood High School caters for about 1 200 pupils from form two to post-matric. The boarding establishment, Gibson House, provides for 270 boys in a safe, homely environment with several leisure facilities such as a computer room, games room and common room.

Gymbo Kidz is a mobile school offering a sports and movement programme designed for physical, cognitive and emotional development for children aged from 18 months to nine years.

Lilliput Play School provides an informal programme that accommodates age groups from 18 months to five years old. Age-appropriate activities include art, crafts, music and movement, singing, exercise, story time, educational games, construction equipment and work sheets.

Eta Durban is South Africa’s leader in educational programmes for the sport and fitness industry. As a single-purpose sport and fitness college, it provides dynamic learning programmes that lead to internationally recognised benchmarked qualifications.

St Mary’s in Kloof is prestigious private girls’ boarding school. It offers a wide range of choices in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres to students from grades R to 12. Boarding is available for pupils in grade eight and upwards.

Esayidi FET College offers adult basic education and training (ABET), as well as tourism, business studies, hospitality and catering services that satisfy the needs of local business and industry by providing a high standard of relevant tuition and training. The college also offers agriculture, bricklaying, co-operative management, healthcare, motor vehicle repairs, refrigeration, upholstery and arts and crafts.

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