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 Media Releases: 2011

30 December, 2011Minister Grant responds to the certification by Umalusi of the 2011 National Senior Certificate Examinations
9 December, 2011Marking the 2011 NSC
9 December, 2011Tragic end to a predominantly positive school year
8 December, 2011Minister Grant announces the inauguration and members of the new Western Cape Education Council
6 December, 2011WCED to deliver science kits, school bags and stationary to some of the province's poorest schools
2 December, 2011WCED to issue Grade 1 packs to poorest learners
29 November, 2011Western Cape Government - Progress made in achieving strategic objectives in education
27 November, 2011End of the 2011 NSC - the work of the WCED continues unabated
24 November, 2011WCED rolls out over 2 million textbooks to schools
22 November, 2011Two additional schools expected in Hout Bay
21 November, 2011Two weeks to go until end of 2011 NSC, while some candidates head off to matric rage parties
17 November, 2011WCED finalizes enrolment for 2012 as some schools reach 100% capacity
14 November, 2011WCED launches pilot study into learners' school readiness
9 November, 2011Two technical schools to open their doors in January 2012
28 October, 2011Western Cape honours province's top teachers
24 October, 2011Majority of Western Cape candidates sit down to write
13 October, 2011Class of 2011 -Your time to do yourself and the Western Cape proud has arrived
12 October, 2011Thousands of Grade 3, 6 and 9 learners begin writing the annual provincial literacy and numeracy tests
11 October, 2011WCED releases guidelines on search and seizures for schools
11 October, 2011A nutritious food programme is a prerequisite for ensuring a quality learning experience
5 October, 2011Western Cape teachers flock to holiday training programmes
29 September, 2011Closure of 9 schools and opening of 11 new schools: Minister Donald Grant responds to changing education needs in the Western Cape
27 September, 2011Official opening of Klapmuts Primary School
21 September, 2011WCED prepared for a fully productive 2012 school year with a focus on teacher development and training
19 September, 2011Schools gear up for 2012 SGB elections
19 September, 2011Four weeks to go - WCED prepared and ready for the 2011 NSC
13 September, 2011Minister Grant announces recommendations following WCED investigation into the Rheenendal Bus Accident
8 September, 2011Celebrating International Literacy Day
7 September, 2011Eleven new schools set to open in the Western Cape at start of the 2012 school year
24 August, 2011Update on the Rheenendal Bus tragedy
24 August, 2011Minister Grant reacts to Rheenendal Primary School accident - Ministers en route to accident
23 August, 2011Effective roll-out of the Grade 12 improvement plan
11 August, 2011Drowning - Minister extends condolences
9 August, 2011School enrolment for 2012 - 2ND round of applications underway
4 August, 2011Minister Grant condemns attack on learners
28 July, 2011Minister Grant oversees a 'search and seizure' at Hout Bay High School
21 July, 2011Replacing inappropriate school structures with brick and mortar buildings
19 July, 2011Drop in burglary and vandalism cases and costs over school holiday period
18 July, 2011Smooth start to third school term
13 July, 2011SADTU misrepresenting the facts in order to protect their members
12 July, 2011Teachers flock to literacy and numeracy holiday workshops
6 July, 2011Good turnout at Grade 12 winter schools
30 June, 2011Minister Grant -"Critical to improvements in literacy performance are the educators themselves"
28 June, 2011ANAs: Western Cape performs better than other provinces
23 June, 2011Minister Grant takes calls from the public at the WCED call centre
13 June, 2011WCED releases winter school holiday and teacher development training plan
13 June, 2011EQUIP event - Mount Nelson Hotel
10 June, 2011Western Cape schools temporarily closed due to severe weather conditions
7 June, 2011Minister Grant visits the construction site of two new Delft schools
1 June, 2011Schools and parents must ensure no teaching and learning time is lost during examination period
29 May, 2011School enrolment: 1st round applications for schools closes at the end of the week
26 May, 2011Interactive telematics programme benefitting more learners across the province
20 May, 2011COSAT: expanding access to quality education
16 May, 2011ICT audit underway in Western Cape schools
12 May, 2011Learners rights must not be prejudiced by planned march on Masibambisane Secondary
12 May, 2011Western Cape exceeds its matric pass target
10 May, 2011Minister Grant monitors latecoming at Vista High School
4 May, 2011Minister Grant visits Masibambisane Secondary
4 May, 2011“Thank-you small library project” upgrades four city school libraries
20 April, 2011Minister Grant angered by disruptions
19 April, 2011Minister Grant condemns disruption at school
19 April, 2011Minister Grant announces new NSC award criteria
14 April, 2011Schools start registering learners for 2012
13 April, 2011Basic Education Budget Speech
31 March, 2011Successful end to first school term
30 March, 2011Summary: Western Cape Education Budget 2011/12
30 March, 2011Western Cape Education Budget 2011/12 - improving learner outcomes
25 March, 2011Minister Grant expresses his condolences at death of deputy principal
25 March, 2011Expanding access to quality education
22 March, 2011Minister Grant and Head of Department, Penny Vinjevold, reveal strategy to improve underperforming schools
16 March, 2011Western Cape 2010 Literacy and Numeracy Awards
15 March, 2011Impendulo Primary - A school our province can all be proud of
9 March, 2011Minister Grant condemns unlawful action
8 March, 2011Minister Grant appeals to learners to arrive at school on time
7 March, 2011Minister Grant: “No political activities allowed at schools during school time”
28 February, 2011WCED releases 2010 Literacy and Numeracy Results
21 February, 2011Minister Grant: Increasing security needs in our province's schools
16 February, 2011Minister Grant and Minister Fritz oversee SAPS search and seizure at school
10 February, 2011Supplementary Examinations begin
8 February, 2011Annual National Assessments
8 February, 2011Vast majority of Western Cape learners able to write the Annual National Assessments
7 February, 2011WCED acts to remedy logistical delays with the ANA's
2 February, 2011Massive increase in textbook provision in the foundation phases
21 January, 2011School vandalism: Communities need to take ownership of their schools
20 January, 2011Extra support for learners writing supplementary examinations
17 January, 2011Western Cape schools ready for 2011
12 January, 2011Western Cape honours top matrics
12 January, 2011Matric 2010 - Awards to Learners
12 January, 2011Matric 2010 - School Awards
6 January, 2011Western Cape achieves increases in pass rate and number of passes
4 January, 2011Matric results - indicators of success

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