Maths celebrated at Pinetown Girls’ High

2016-10-11 06:00
East Coast Breakfast broadcasted live from Pinetown Girls High this morning. Pictured are Darren Maule, Keri Miller and Sky Tshabalala. Photo: supplied

East Coast Breakfast broadcasted live from Pinetown Girls High this morning. Pictured are Darren Maule, Keri Miller and Sky Tshabalala. Photo: supplied

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THE sky might have been a little gloomy with clouds gathering, but that did not stop Darren Maule and the East Coast Breakfast Team and Pinetown Girls’ High School from having fun in the name of mathematics.

Pinetown Girls’ High was selected by the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (Casme) for a #Science2Go day, to bring quality teacher professional development opportunities for mathematics and science education in under-resourced schools.

Casme’s is a public benefit organisation, whose vision is to be a world-class centre for changing pupils’ lives through quality and innovative mathematics and science education.

Casme’s mission statement is to provide quality teacher professional development opportunities for mathematics and science education in under-resourced and rural schools in South Africa to improve learning outcomes.

Casmes chief operations officer Henré Benson said: “Casme operates throughout the schooling sector from Foundation Phase to Grade 12, and throughout South Africa.

“The centre was established in 1985 and is a well-recognised and respected education development organisation with a long history in the development and delivery of school maths and science interventions in South Africa.

“Casme implements a range of interventions in support of the Department of Basic Education.

“The organisation does not have an inclination or capacity to take over the work of government, rather we seek to complement government priorities primarily by strengthening the capacity of teachers to teach with compassion and add value to the education system and by assisting pupils to learn better.”

Casme has capacity through a well-established network of contractors and implements programmes across all nine provinces.

“At a national level, in partnership with the Vodacom Foundation, Casme­ served as the service provider leading the mathematics and science teacher training and support across all nine pilot ICT Education Centres.

“At provincial level, Casme has served as the lead service provider in a KwaZulu-Natal pupil tuition programme, which operated across all 12 Districts, employing about 150 trainers in 50 tuition centres. Casme is currently responsible for education projects across South Africa involving about 400 schools and 1 600 teachers.”

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