Marine sciences start at pilot schools

2019-01-22 06:00

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai Academy, Simon’s Town High and South Peninsula High, launched Marine Sciences as a new pilot subject.

The three schools have been selected as “Marine Sciences node schools” and will offer the new subject to Grade 10 learners.

The learners will be the pilot group and successful candidates will be awarded a Two Oceans Aquarium Grade 12 Marine Sciences certificate when matriculating.

The pilot will guide teachers to introduce the subject as an official matric subject for Grade 10 learners in 2020.

For Russell Stevens, head of education at the Two Oceans Aquarium, this is a significant milestone in the work towards the development of the subject, which will be implemented in schools across the country from 2020.

“This project is gaining momentum and the process has put the Two Oceans Aquarium on the map for the most senior officials in the country.

“Our team has worked very hard at developing partnerships with the Department of Basic Education and in the provincial education departments (WCED; Eastern Cape; KZN and the Gauteng Education Department). All are now familiar with our programmes and the significance of our offering in the South African education landscape.

“Support from senior officials in the departments of education has shown recognition for the contribution made by the Two Oceans Aquarium staff in the partnering with South Africa’s formal education sector,” he says.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has a very active and respected education department that sees approximately 70 000 learners visit the aquarium each year to be introduced to the wonders of the marine ecosystems. In addition, 30 000 children are exposed to the aquarium’s two outreach programmes. Additionally, since 2005, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has offered enrichment courses for learners from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. These courses, usually presented over weekends or during school holidays and through various sponsorships, are offered free of charge for the learners. It is from these highly acclaimed and ever-popular courses that the aquarium’s education team was approached by the Department of Education to develop the Marine Sciences curriculum for schools.

The Marine Sciences curriculum has been conceived to cover the following five sub-disciplines:

. Marine Geography and Geology: this section deals with the structure and origins of coastlines, the seafloor and sediments, and how these change over time.

. Marine Chemistry: the chemical composition and properties of seawater, and the effects of pollutants on ocean life.

. Marine Physics: waves, tides and currents, as well as the ways in which the ocean acts as a driver of weather and climate.

. Marine Biology: marine life and includes ecology, fundamental biology, classification, evolutionary processes, and the adaptation of marine organisms to their environments.

. Humans and the Ocean: this section highlights how humans use the ocean for food, travel and recreation, and how renewable and non-renewable resources are harvested.

This section also considers the importance of research in understanding the ocean and the effects that human activities and practices have on the ocean and larger global patterns (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification). The issue of sustainability is foregrounded in the teaching of the entire subject.

The Marine Sciences pilot subject kicked off at the node schools at the start of the current academic year as part of the Grade 10 curriculum.

It would be offered as an “after-school” eighth subject, over two afternoons per week – as determined by the school. The subject will also be available to interested Grade 10 learners from neighbouring schools and nearby areas.

A minimal cost for students will apply and will be payable to the node school’s governing body.

Node schools are currently inviting prospective Grade 10 learners who wish to take Marine Sciences from 2019, to apply. Each application will be considered in conjunction with the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Applicants need to submit the following to the Marine Sciences coordinating teacher at each of the node schools:

. Letter of motivation from the learner as to why he/she is interested in studying Marine Sciences

. A supporting letter from their Geography/Natural sciences teacher or their grade head, recommending the learner and approving the application

. A certified copy of their Grade 9 June report

. A letter from their parent/guardian supporting the application, undertaking to arrange transport and to agree with payment of the after-school Marine Sciences fees.

The following criteria will apply:

. A maximum of 40 suitable candidates per node will be selected

. Candidates must be taking Grade 10 Maths and Physical Sciences

. Have reliable transport to ensure attendance of the programme.

. If Marine Sciences will be the learner’s eighth subject, it must not interfere with any of their other subjects

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai Academy, Simon’s Town High and South Peninsula High, launched Marine Sciences as a new pilot subject.

The three schools have been selected as “Marine Sciences node schools” and will offer the new subject to Grade 10 learners.

The learners will be the pilot group and successful candidates will be awarded a Two Oceans Aquarium Grade 12 Marine Sciences certificate when matriculating.

The pilot will guide teachers to introduce the subject as an official matric subject for Grade 10 learners in 2020.

For Russell Stevens, head of education at the Two Oceans Aquarium, this is a significant milestone in the work towards the development of the subject, which will be implemented in schools across the country from 2020.

“This project is gaining momentum and the process has put the Two Oceans Aquarium on the map for the most senior officials in the country.

“Our team has worked very hard at developing partnerships with the Department of Basic Education and in the provincial education departments (WCED; Eastern Cape; KZN and the Gauteng Education Department). All are now familiar with our programmes and the significance of our offering in the South African education landscape.

Support from senior officials in the departments of education has shown recognition for the contribution made by the Two Oceans Aquarium staff in the partnering with South Africa’s formal education sector,” he says.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has a very active and respected education department that sees approximately 70 000 learners visit the aquarium each year to be introduced to the wonders of the marine ecosystems. In addition, 30 000 children are exposed to the aquarium’s two outreach programmes. Additionally, since 2005, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has offered enrichment courses for learners from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. These courses, usually presented over weekends or during school holidays and through various sponsorships, are offered free of charge for the learners.

It is from these highly acclaimed and ever-popular courses that the aquarium’s education team was approached by the Department of Education to develop the Marine Sciences curriculum for schools.

The Marine Sciences curriculum has been conceived to cover the following five sub-disciplines:

. Marine Geography and Geology: this section deals with the structure and origins of coastlines, the seafloor and sediments, and how these change over time.

. Marine Chemistry: the chemical composition and properties of seawater, and the effects of pollutants on ocean life.

. Marine Physics: waves, tides and currents, as well as the ways in which the ocean acts as a driver of weather and climate.

. Marine Biology: marine life and includes ecology, fundamental biology, classification, evolutionary processes, and the adaptation of marine organisms to their environments.

. Humans and the Ocean: this section highlights how humans use the ocean for food, travel and recreation, and how renewable and non-renewable resources are harvested.

This section also considers the importance of research in understanding the ocean and the effects that human activities and practices have on the ocean and larger global patterns (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification).

The issue of sustainability is foregrounded in the teaching of the entire subject.

The Marine Sciences pilot subject kicked off at the node schools at the start of the current academic year as part of the Grade 10 curriculum.

It would be offered as an “after-school” eighth subject, over two afternoons per week – as determined by the school.

The subject will also be available to interested Grade 10 learners from neighbouring schools and nearby areas.

A minimal cost for students will apply and will be payable to the node school’s governing body.

Node schools are currently inviting prospective Grade 10 learners who wish to take Marine Sciences from 2019, to apply.

Each application will be considered in conjunction with the Two Oceans Aquarium. V Call the node schools, Simon’s Town High on 021 786 1056, South Peninsula High on 021 712 9318 and Gansbaai Academy on 028 384 2370.

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai Academy, Simon’s Town High and South Peninsula High, launched Marine Sciences as a new pilot subject.

The three schools have been selected as “Marine Sciences node schools” and will offer the new subject to Grade 10 learners.

The learners will be the pilot group and successful candidates will be awarded a Two Oceans Aquarium Grade 12 Marine Sciences certificate when matriculating.

The pilot will guide teachers to introduce the subject as an official matric subject for Grade 10 learners in 2020.

For Russell Stevens, head of education at the Two Oceans Aquarium, this is a significant milestone in the work towards the development of the subject, which will be implemented in schools across the country from 2020.

“This project is gaining momentum and the process has put the Two Oceans Aquarium on the map for the most senior officials in the country.

“Our team has worked very hard at developing partnerships with the Department of Basic Education and in the provincial education departments (WCED; Eastern Cape; KZN and the Gauteng Education Department).

“All are now familiar with our programmes and the significance of our offering in the South African education landscape. Support from senior officials in the departments of education has shown recognition for the contribution made by the Two Oceans Aquarium staff in the partnering with South Africa’s formal education sector,” he says.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has a very active and respected education department that sees approximately 70 000 learners visit the aquarium each year to be introduced to the wonders of the marine ecosystems.

In addition, 30 000 children are exposed to the aquarium’s two outreach programmes. Additionally, since 2005, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has offered enrichment courses for learners from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. These courses, usually presented over weekends or during school holidays and through various sponsorships, are offered free of charge for the learners.

It is from these highly acclaimed and ever-popular courses that the aquarium’s education team was approached by the Department of Education to develop the Marine Sciences curriculum for schools.

The Marine Sciences curriculum has been conceived to cover the following five sub-disciplines:

. Marine Geography and Geology: this section deals with the structure and origins of coastlines, the seafloor and sediments, and how these change over time.

. Marine Chemistry: the chemical composition and properties of seawater, and the effects of pollutants on ocean life.

. Marine Physics: waves, tides and currents, as well as the ways in which the ocean acts as a driver of weather and climate.

. Marine Biology: marine life and includes ecology, fundamental biology, classification, evolutionary processes, and the adaptation of marine organisms to their environments.

. Humans and the Ocean: this section highlights how humans use the ocean for food, travel and recreation, and how renewable and non-renewable resources are harvested. This section also considers the importance of research in understanding the ocean and the effects that human activities and practices have on the ocean and larger global patterns (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification). The issue of sustainability is foregrounded in the teaching of the entire subject.

The Marine Sciences pilot subject kicked off at the node schools at the start of the current academic year as part of the Grade 10 curriculum.

It would be offered as an “after-school” eighth subject, over two afternoons per week – as determined by the school.

The subject will also be available to interested Grade 10 learners from neighbouring schools and nearby areas.

A minimal cost for students will apply and will be payable to the node school’s governing body.

Node schools are currently inviting prospective Grade 10 learners who wish to take Marine Sciences from 2019, to apply.

Each application will be considered in conjunction with the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Applicants need to submit the following to the Marine Sciences coordinating teacher at each of the node schools:

. Letter of motivation from the learner as to why he/she is interested in studying Marine Sciences

. A supporting letter from their Geography/Natural sciences teacher or their grade head, recommending the learner and approving the application

. A certified copy of their Grade 9 June report

. A letter from their parent/guardian supporting the application, undertaking to arrange transport and to agree with payment of the after-school Marine Sciences fees.

The following criteria will apply:

. A maximum of 40 suitable candidates per node will be selected

. Candidates must be taking Grade 10 Maths and Physical Sciences

. Have reliable transport to ensure attendance of the programme.

. If Marine Sciences will be the learner’s eighth subject, it must not interfere with any of their other subjects

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai Academy, Simon’s Town High and South Peninsula High, launched Marine Sciences as a new pilot subject.

The three schools have been selected as “Marine Sciences node schools” and will offer the new subject to Grade 10 learners.

The learners will be the pilot group and successful candidates will be awarded a Two Oceans Aquarium Grade 12 Marine Sciences certificate when matriculating.

The pilot will guide teachers to introduce the subject as an official matric subject for Grade 10 learners in 2020.

For Russell Stevens, head of education at the Two Oceans Aquarium, this is a significant milestone in the work towards the development of the subject, which will be implemented in schools across the country from 2020.

“This project is gaining momentum and the process has put the Two Oceans Aquarium on the map for the most senior officials in the country. Our team has worked very hard at developing partnerships with the Department of Basic Education and in the provincial education departments (WCED; Eastern Cape; KZN and the Gauteng Education Department). All are now familiar with our programmes and the significance of our offering in the South African education landscape. Support from senior officials in the departments of education has shown recognition for the contribution made by the Two Oceans Aquarium staff in the partnering with South Africa’s formal education sector,” he says.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has a very active and respected education department that sees approximately 70 000 learners visit the aquarium each year to be introduced to the wonders of the marine ecosystems. In addition, 30 000 children are exposed to the aquarium’s two outreach programmes. Additionally, since 2005, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has offered enrichment courses for learners from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. These courses, usually presented over weekends or during school holidays and through various sponsorships, are offered free of charge for the learners. It is from these highly acclaimed and ever-popular courses that the aquarium’s education team was approached by the Department of Education to develop the Marine Sciences curriculum for schools.

The Marine Sciences curriculum has been conceived to cover the following five sub-disciplines:

. Marine Geography and Geology: this section deals with the structure and origins of coastlines, the seafloor and sediments, and how these change over time.

. Marine Chemistry: the chemical composition and properties of seawater, and the effects of pollutants on ocean life.

. Marine Physics: waves, tides and currents, as well as the ways in which the ocean acts as a driver of weather and climate.

. Marine Biology: marine life and includes ecology, fundamental biology, classification, evolutionary processes, and the adaptation of marine organisms to their environments.

. Humans and the Ocean: this section highlights how humans use the ocean for food, travel and recreation, and how renewable and non-renewable resources are harvested. This section also considers the importance of research in understanding the ocean and the effects that human activities and practices have on the ocean and larger global patterns (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification). The issue of sustainability is foregrounded in the teaching of the entire subject.

The Marine Sciences pilot subject kicked off at the node schools at the start of the current academic year as part of the Grade 10 curriculum. It would be offered as an “after-school” eighth subject, over two afternoons per week – as determined by the school. The subject will also be available to interested Grade 10 learners from neighbouring schools and nearby areas.

A minimal cost for students will apply and will be payable to the node school’s governing body.

Node schools are currently inviting prospective Grade 10 learners who wish to take Marine Sciences from 2019, to apply. Each application will be considered in conjunction with the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Applicants need to submit the following to the Marine Sciences coordinating teacher at each of the node schools:

. Letter of motivation from the learner as to why he/she is interested in studying Marine Sciences

. A supporting letter from their Geography/Natural sciences teacher or their grade head, recommending the learner and approving the application

. A certified copy of their Grade 9 June report

. A letter from their parent/guardian supporting the application, undertaking to arrange transport and to agree with payment of the after-school Marine Sciences fees.

The following criteria will apply:

. A maximum of 40 suitable candidates per node will be selected

. Candidates must be taking Grade 10 Maths and Physical Sciences

. Have reliable transport to ensure attendance of the programme.

. If Marine Sciences will be the learner’s eighth subject, it must not interfere with any of their other subjects

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai Academy, Simon’s Town High and South Peninsula High, launched Marine Sciences as a new pilot subject.

The three schools have been selected as “Marine Sciences node schools” and will offer the new subject to Grade 10 learners.

The learners will be the pilot group and successful candidates will be awarded a Two Oceans Aquarium Grade 12 Marine Sciences certificate when matriculating.

The pilot will guide teachers to introduce the subject as an official matric subject for Grade 10 learners in 2020.

For Russell Stevens, head of education at the Two Oceans Aquarium, this is a significant milestone in the work towards the development of the subject, which will be implemented in schools across the country from 2020.

“This project is gaining momentum and the process has put the Two Oceans Aquarium on the map for the most senior officials in the country.

“Our team has worked very hard at developing partnerships with the Department of Basic Education and in the provincial education departments (WCED; Eastern Cape; KZN and the Gauteng Education Department). All are now familiar with our programmes and the significance of our offering in the South African education landscape. Support from senior officials in the departments of education has shown recognition for the contribution made by the Two Oceans Aquarium staff in the partnering with South Africa’s formal education sector,” he says.Learning from the best

The Two Oceans Aquarium has a very active and respected education department that sees approximately 70 000 learners visit the aquarium each year to be introduced to the wonders of the marine ecosystems. In addition, 30 000 children are exposed to the aquarium’s two outreach programmes. Additionally, since 2005, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has offered enrichment courses for learners from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. These courses, usually presented over weekends or during school holidays and through various sponsorships, are offered free of charge for the learners. It is from these highly acclaimed and ever-popular courses that the aquarium’s education team was approached by the Department of Education to develop the Marine Sciences curriculum for schools.

The Marine Sciences curriculum has been conceived to cover the following five sub-disciplines:

. Marine Geography and Geology: this section deals with the structure and origins of coastlines, the seafloor and sediments, and how these change over time.

. Marine Chemistry: the chemical composition and properties of seawater, and the effects of pollutants on ocean life.

. Marine Physics: waves, tides and currents, as well as the ways in which the ocean acts as a driver of weather and climate.

. Marine Biology: marine life and includes ecology, fundamental biology, classification, evolutionary processes, and the adaptation of marine organisms to their environments.

. Humans and the Ocean: this section highlights how humans use the ocean for food, travel and recreation, and how renewable and non-renewable resources are harvested. This section also considers the importance of research in understanding the ocean and the effects that human activities and practices have on the ocean and larger global patterns (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification). The issue of sustainability is foregrounded in the teaching of the entire subject.

The Marine Sciences pilot subject kicked off at the node schools at the start of the current academic year as part of the Grade 10 curriculum.

It would be offered as an “after-school” eighth subject, over two afternoons per week – as determined by the school.

The subject will also be available to interested Grade 10 learners from neighbouring schools and nearby areas.

A minimal cost for students will apply and will be payable to the node school’s governing body.

Node schools are currently inviting prospective Grade 10 learners who wish to take Marine Sciences from 2019, to apply. Each application will be considered in conjunction with the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Applicants need to submit the following to the Marine Sciences coordinating teacher at each of the node schools:

. Letter of motivation from the learner as to why he/she is interested in studying Marine Sciences

. A supporting letter from their Geography/Natural sciences teacher or their grade head, recommending the learner and approving the application

. A certified copy of their Grade 9 June report

. A letter from their parent/guardian supporting the application, undertaking to arrange transport and to agree with payment of the after-school Marine Sciences fees.

The following criteria will apply:

. A maximum of 40 suitable candidates per node will be selected

. Candidates must be taking Grade 10 Maths and Physical Sciences

. Have reliable transport to ensure attendance of the programme.

. If Marine Sciences will be the learner’s eighth subject, it must not interfere with any of their other subjects

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai Academy, Simon’s Town High and South Peninsula High, launched Marine Sciences as a new pilot subject.

The three schools have been selected as “Marine Sciences node schools” and will offer the new subject to Grade 10 learners.

The learners will be the pilot group and successful candidates will be awarded a Two Oceans Aquarium Grade 12 Marine Sciences certificate when matriculating.

The pilot will guide teachers to introduce the subject as an official matric subject for Grade 10 learners in 2020.

For Russell Stevens, head of education at the Two Oceans Aquarium, this is a significant milestone in the work towards the development of the subject, which will be implemented in schools across the country from 2020.

“This project is gaining momentum and the process has put the Two Oceans Aquarium on the map for the most senior officials in the country. Our team has worked very hard at developing partnerships with the Department of Basic Education and in the provincial education departments (WCED; Eastern Cape; KZN and the Gauteng Education Department). All are now familiar with our programmes and the significance of our offering in the South African education landscape. Support from senior officials in the departments of education has shown recognition for the contribution made by the Two Oceans Aquarium staff in the partnering with South Africa’s formal education sector,” he says.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has a very active and respected education department that sees approximately 70 000 learners visit the aquarium each year to be introduced to the wonders of the marine ecosystems. In addition, 30 000 children are exposed to the aquarium’s two outreach programmes. Additionally, since 2005, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has offered enrichment courses for learners from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. These courses, usually presented over weekends or during school holidays and through various sponsorships, are offered free of charge for the learners. It is from these highly acclaimed and ever-popular courses that the aquarium’s education team was approached by the Department of Education to develop the Marine Sciences curriculum for schools. The Marine Sciences curriculum has been conceived to cover the following five sub-disciplines:

. Marine Geography and Geology: this section deals with the structure and origins of coastlines, the seafloor and sediments, and how these change over time.

. Marine Chemistry: the chemical composition and properties of seawater, and the effects of pollutants on ocean life.

. Marine Physics: waves, tides and currents, as well as the ways in which the ocean acts as a driver of weather and climate.

. Marine Biology: marine life and includes ecology, fundamental biology, classification, evolutionary processes, and the adaptation of marine organisms to their environments.

. Humans and the Ocean: this section highlights how humans use the ocean for food, travel and recreation, and how renewable and non-renewable resources are harvested. This section also considers the importance of research in understanding the ocean and the effects that human activities and practices have on the ocean and larger global patterns (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification). The issue of sustainability is foregrounded in the teaching of the entire subject.

The Marine Sciences pilot subject kicked off at the node schools at the start of the current academic year as part of the Grade 10 curriculum. It would be offered as an “after-school” eighth subject, over two afternoons per week – as determined by the school. The subject will also be available to interested Grade 10 learners from neighbouring schools and nearby areas.

A minimal cost for students will apply and will be payable to the node school’s governing body.Node schools are currently inviting prospective Grade 10 learners who wish to take Marine Sciences from 2019, to apply. Each application will be considered in conjunction with the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Applicants need to submit the following to the Marine Sciences coordinating teacher at each of the node schools:

. Letter of motivation from the learner as to why he/she is interested in studying Marine Sciences

. A supporting letter from their Geography/Natural sciences teacher or their grade head, recommending the learner and approving the application

. A certified copy of their Grade 9 June report...

For full list of requirement contact schoolsV Call the node schools, Simon’s Town High on 021 786 1056, South Peninsula High on 021 712 9318 and Gansbaai Academy on 028 384 2370.

The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai Academy, Simon’s Town High and South Peninsula High, launched Marine Sciences as a new pilot subject.

The three schools have been selected as “Marine Sciences node schools” and will offer the new subject to Grade 10 learners.

The learners will be the pilot group and successful candidates will be awarded a Two Oceans Aquarium Grade 12 Marine Sciences certificate when matriculating.

The pilot will guide teachers to introduce the subject as an official matric subject for Grade 10 learners in 2020.

For Russell Stevens, head of education at the Two Oceans Aquarium, this is a significant milestone in the work towards the development of the subject, which will be implemented in schools across the country from 2020.

“This project is gaining momentum and the process has put the Two Oceans Aquarium on the map for the most senior officials in the country. Our team has worked very hard at developing partnerships with the Department of Basic Education and in the provincial education departments (WCED; Eastern Cape; KZN and the Gauteng Education Department). All are now familiar with our programmes and the significance of our offering in the South African education landscape. Support from senior officials in the departments of education has shown recognition for the contribution made by the Two Oceans Aquarium staff in the partnering with South Africa’s formal education sector,” he says.

The Two Oceans Aquarium has a very active and respected education department that sees approximately 70 000 learners visit the aquarium each year to be introduced to the wonders of the marine ecosystems. In addition, 30 000 children are exposed to the aquarium’s two outreach programmes. Additionally, since 2005, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s Environmental Education Centre has offered enrichment courses for learners from Grade 6 through to Grade 12. These courses, usually presented over weekends or during school holidays and through various sponsorships, are offered free of charge for the learners. It is from these highly acclaimed and ever-popular courses that the aquarium’s education team was approached by the Department of Education to develop the Marine Sciences curriculum for schools.

The Marine Sciences curriculum has been conceived to cover the following five sub-disciplines:

. Marine Geography and Geology: this section deals with the structure and origins of coastlines, the seafloor and sediments, and how these change over time.

. Marine Chemistry: the chemical composition and properties of seawater, and the effects of pollutants on ocean life.

. Marine Physics: waves, tides and currents, as well as the ways in which the ocean acts as a driver of weather and climate.

. Marine Biology: marine life and includes ecology, fundamental biology, classification, evolutionary processes, and the adaptation of marine organisms to their environments.

. Humans and the Ocean: this section highlights how humans use the ocean for food, travel and recreation, and how renewable and non-renewable resources are harvested.

This section also considers the importance of research in understanding the ocean and the effects that human activities and practices have on the ocean and larger global patterns (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification). The issue of sustainability is foregrounded in the teaching of the entire subject.

The Marine Sciences pilot subject kicked off at the node schools at the start of the current academic year as part of the Grade 10 curriculum. It would be offered as an “after-school” eighth subject, over two afternoons per week – as determined by the school. The subject will also be available to interested Grade 10 learners from neighbouring schools and nearby areas.

A minimal cost for students will apply and will be payable to the node school’s governing body.

Node schools are currently inviting prospective Grade 10 learners who wish to take Marine Sciences from 2019, to apply. Each application will be considered in conjunction with the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Applicants need to submit the following to the Marine Sciences coordinating teacher at each of the node schools:

. Letter of motivation from the learner as to why he/she is interested in studying Marine Sciences

. A supporting letter from their Geography/Natural sciences teacher or their grade head, recommending the learner and approving the application

. A certified copy of their Grade 9 June report

. A letter from their parent/guardian supporting the application, undertaking to arrange transport and to agree with payment of the after-school Marine Sciences fees.

The following criteria will apply:

. A maximum of 40 suitable candidates per node will be selected

. Candidates must be taking Grade 10 Maths and Physical Sciences

. Have reliable transport to ensure attendance of the programme.

. If Marine Sciences will be the learner’s eighth subject, it must not interfere with any of their other subjects.V Call the node schools, Simon’s Town High on 021 786 1056, South Peninsula High on 021 712 9318 and Gansbaai Academy on 028 384 2370.

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