School’s out, but not winter school at NMMU

2015-06-24 06:00


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CLOSE to 900 Grade 11 and 12 learners will be exposed to the fascinating worlds of accounting, science and engineering over the June/July school holidays at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University(NMMU).


NMMU’s Accounting winter school programme, geared towards helping Grade 11 and 12 pupils improve their marks and their chances of attending university, boasts an impressive track record. Almost a third of the 520 pupils who attended last year’s Grade 12 winter school successfully registered for degrees or diplomas at NMMU. An analysis comparing their June matric results with their December results has revealed that many of them shot up by as much as 30%.This year’s week-long Accounting winter school for Grade 12s, takes place from June 29 to July 3. For Grade 11’s it runs from July 7 to 9.

Attendance for either of the winter schools costs R60 per learner. To book your place, contact Jolandri van der Walt at 041 504 4690 or email


The Science Discovery Week – that will be attended by 300 learners from 56 schools in the Eastern Cape -promises to open the eyes of Grade 11 and 12 learners to the intriguing fields of Science in a fun and informal setting.

Daily activities include visits to various Science Faculty departments where learners will participate in subject-specific experiments.

Contact the Science Faculty at 041 504 1111 for more information.


The annual engineering winter school has been offered for the past 10 years and will take place from July 12 to 17. The programme for 30 learners from 14 high schools will include visits to VWSA and Continental Tyre.


A winter school project with a difference will be held off-campus by the NMMU Department of Social Development Professions and driven by social work lecturer Dr Veonna Goliath.

From Monday, June 29, to Thursday, July 2, tutors from mainly the Faculty of Education’s postgraduate programme will tutor Grade 10 and 11 learners in specific subjects at Bethvale Primary School in the Northern Areas.

The project also includes parenting workshops with the parents of learners focusing on how they can enhance a culture of learning and support in the home and a career development workshop facilitated by the Psychology Department for Grade 11 learners.

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