Coronavirus made me to talk to my kids about some horrors in recent history

2020-03-30 17:50

Opinion | The coronavirus compelled me to talk about some of the horrors in recent history with my young kids.

We must come up with practical ways to keep our schools safe

2020-02-21 15:16

Many educational institutions fall short of having the bare minimum resources to ensure that learners and teachers are safe during school hours.

OPINION: Parktown Boys' High drowning a wake-up call for school governing bodies

2020-01-24 11:42

School governing bodies also have to accept that risks do materialise and that it is vital they have policies and procedures in place to ensure the school's response is effective on all fronts. A concern in the current case is the lack of comment from the governing body, writes Parmi Natesan and Muhammad Seedat.

Township schools a tinderbox waiting to explode

2019-11-25 11:18

The migration of learners from townships to former model C schools is a tinderbox likely to explode and make the FeesMustFall campaign look like a Sunday afternoon picnic.

American schools are turning to 'vape detectors' to snuff out secret smokers

2019-09-14 09:37

Some of these devices can send alerts to school officials, telling them the precise location of smoker on campus.

Bishops old boys' nasty leadership battle resolved

2019-08-02 16:34

A nasty leadership battle was avoided at upmarket private school Bishops College in Cape Town on Thursday, as two factions of Old Boys warring over leadership posts at the prestigious Old Diocesans Union reached a reconciliatory conclusion.

Tshwane police engages pupils to encourage partnership to keep schools safe

2019-07-28 16:30

The Tshwane District Commissioner met with the local police station's junior commissioner from Pretoria Technical High School as part of the police's drive to form anti-crime partnerships with schools.

Gangsterism in our schools: Should we not look beyond matric certificates?

2019-06-11 05:00

We need to stop the criminal wastage of the talent residing in our youthful population by taking steps to transform the socio-economic structures of our society that perpetuate the wounds of divisions, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

"Some comments are killing me emotionally" - school teacher who went viral for her 'sexy' work attire speaks out again

2019-02-12 12:59

The Department of Basic Education feels no need to prescribe to educators what they must wear or not.

We shopped for school supplies at Checkers, Pick n Pay and others - here's how prices compared

2019-01-02 06:57

Shops are currently offering attractive back-to-school specials.


OPINION: Young people continue to be ignored and are not a priority for government

2020-03-14 10:00

It can be said that young South Africans, which make up a very large part of the South African population, are not a priority for our government - we've seen young people play second fiddle when it comes to economic growth and other big issues such as safety, writes Sheilan Clarke.

Rams Mabote | Parktown Boys' High tragedy: silence, lies and toxic masculinity

2020-01-24 12:47

A boy disappears (and later dies) and all the men in charge of the boys agree on a brotherhood of silence and a conspiracy of lies – if not by commission, certainly by omission, writes Rams Mabote.

Comprehensive Sexuality Education addresses Gender-Based Violence, HIV infections and learner pregnancy

2019-11-28 10:00

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) appreciates the interest shown in education, particularly the engagement regarding the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) component of Life Orientation.

EXPLAINER: Grade 9 certificate is not an exit from school, says education dept

2019-09-27 16:54

The introduction of a General Education Certificate does not mean pupils can leave school after completing Grade 9, the education department says.

Vosloorus school must account for why it didn't follow protocol in rape case - Lesufi

2019-08-13 17:59

While Gauteng schools have come under fire in the past few months following incidents of violence, some of which was fatal, the department says that cases of sexual violence on school premises has declined.

Campaigning for the 'dignity of children', Anele Mdoda ramps up support to eradicate pit latrines

2019-06-15 07:11

"Proper toilets go hand in hand with clean sanitation, which goes hand in hand with reducing infections and deaths that may occur," says TV and radio presenter Anele Mdoda.

A high school teacher came up with a brilliant way to talk to her students about mental health, and it's going viral

2019-04-03 12:41

High school teacher Erin Castillo designed a mental health check-in chart where students can anonymously share if they're struggling.

This is what R300,000 a year buys you at SA’s most expensive high school – which just saw a fee increase of a whopping R22,000

2019-01-09 05:59

Pupils each get a personal tutor and access to sixteen different sports.

Schools with 'exclusive' uniforms deals are being urged to confess – and may avoid paying fines

2018-11-28 06:18

The Competition Commission is looking into long-term deals between schools and exclusive suppliers of uniforms. Now an association of school governing bodies is advising schools to admit to such deals and shape up – so perhaps avoiding penalties.

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