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WCED offers schools a subsidy to support water sustainability
WCED offers schools a subsidy to support water sustainability

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)...

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Therapists provide a treasure trove of activities to help children thrive
Therapists provide a treasure trove of activities to help children thrive

Therapists have been collaborating to provide...

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Athlone learner wins provincial writing competition
Athlone learner wins provincial writing competition

To celebrate International Children’s Day, the...

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Highlands Primary School combats Covid-19 with wellness programme
Highlands Primary School combats Covid-19 with wellness programme

Highlands Primary School in Mitchells Plain has...

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Great Bosch Bake off 
Great Bosch Bake off 

As the Western Cape’s Covid-19 infection and...

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Coding contest in a not-normal year
Coding contest in a not-normal year

The first round of the South African Programming Olympiad...

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Alumni come to the rescue of Immaculata High School
Alumni come to the rescue of Immaculata High School

Former learners of Immaculata High School in Wynberg...

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Overberg schools take a stand against woman and children
Overberg schools take a stand against women and child abuse

Fourteen schools in the Overberg have embarked...

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WCED hosts webinar on learning at home
WCED hosts webinar on learning at home 

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) hosted...

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Company sponsors face shields for learners with special needs
Company sponsors face shields for learners with special needs 

The Western Cape Education Department’s Directorate...

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Train your child’s brain series
Train your child’s brain series

Therapists in the Overberg Education District have...

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The Class of KC – Bringing teaching into homes during Covid-19 lockdown
The Class of KC – Bringing teaching into homes during Covid-19 lockdown

During May 2020, listeners to Radio KC in the Saron...

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Team Read launch a virtual library
Team Read launch a virtual library 

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has pulled

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Maitland High School community band together to overcome adversity
Maitland High School community band together to overcome adversity 

Learners at Maitland High School receive a warm...

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Psycho-social support for teachers, learners and parents
Psycho-social support for teachers, learners and parents

We need to acknowledge the effect the...

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Back to School for Blouvlei Special Needs School
Back to School for Blouvlei Special Needs School

For more than four decades, Blouvlei Special...

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Learners receive warm welcome back to school
Learners receive warm welcome back to school

Excited, apprehensive and cautiously optimistic...

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Cape Town teacher addresses global education conference
Cape Town teacher addresses global education conference

Danielle van Eck, a Physical Sciences teacher at Protea...

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Parents give weekly lesson plans the thumbs up
Parents give weekly lesson plans the thumbs up

The Western Cape Education Department has been providing...

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School offers drive-through initiative to support remote learning
School offers drive-through initiative to support remote learning

With only Grade 12 and Grade 7 learners allowed back...

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WCED makes it easier for teachers to collaborate
WCED makes it easier for teachers to collaborate 

The Covid-19 pandemic emphasised the need to find ways...

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Heideveld teacher takes classroom online
Heideveld teacher takes classroom online

Riefqah Sasman, a teacher at Heideveld High School...

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Eversdal Primary staff’s “can-do” attitude lays foundation for school’s solid COVID-19 response
Eversdal Primary staff’s “can-do” attitude lays foundation for school’s solid COVID-19 response

Proud principal Henk Arangies says that when schools...

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West End PS goes “all out” in welcoming back its Grade 7 learners
West End PS goes “all out” in welcoming back its Grade 7 learners

West End Primary School in Mitchells Plain has...

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Preparing for ‘Back to school’
Preparing for ‘Back to school’ 

On Wednesday, 27 May 2020, Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer...

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Global online conference to discuss education post COVID-19 
Global online conference to discuss education post COVID-19 

What will the “new normal” look like post...

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Request for markers to apply
Request for markers to apply

The extended national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has...

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Jakes Gerwel Fellowship online series
Jakes Gerwel Fellowship online series

The Jakes Gerwel Fellowship (JGF) has launched a two-week webinar...

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Official goes the extra mile to support vulnerable learners
Official goes the extra mile to support vulnerable learners

Anusha Naidoo, a Circuit Manager in the Metro Central...

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Bridgeville Primary learner wins lockdown competition
Bridgeville Primary learner wins lockdown competition

Shiloh Alexander, a Grade 5 learner at Bridgeville Primary in...

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Knysna Primary rises to the occasion
Knysna Primary rises to the occasion

Never in his wildest dreams did newly appointed Knysna Primary...

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St. John’s EK PS Community Values Conversation
St. John’s EK PS Community Values Conversation

Shortly before the end of the first school term and the country...

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Western Cape schools serve over 1 million meals to learners during lockdown
Western Cape schools serve over 1 million meals to learners during lockdown

Over 1 million meals have been served in the past month...

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Interactive lesson plans helps you keep up with curriculum from home
Interactive lesson plans helps you keep up with curriculum from home

The Western Cape Education Department recently launched a...

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Learners provided with data for online learning
Learners provided with data for online learning

Qhayiya Secondary School in Hermanus provided Grade 12 learners...

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Online Safety Curriculum for learners and parents
Online Safety Curriculum for learners and parents

The Western Cape Education Department is working with Google...

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Kewtown “family of teachers” feeding programme
Kewtown “family of teachers” feeding programme

Ebrahim Abrahams and his family were so touched by...

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Witzenberg Matric Fund helps alleviate hunger
Witzenberg Matric Fund helps alleviate hunger

For the past four years, the Witzenberg Matric Fund (WMF) has helped...

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Lockdown anthem goes viral
Lockdown anthem goes viral

The Settlers High School in Bellville tapped into their creative side...

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Primary school's letters of hope
Primary school's letters of hope

Table View Primary School has been posting daily messages of hope during...

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Minister records and shares story with children on World Book Day
Minister records and shares story with children on World Book Day

Western Cape Education Minister Debbie Schäfer encouraged...

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Coping with stress caused by COVID-19
Coping with stress caused by COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need...

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Teachers start Facebook group to support remote learning
Teachers start Facebook group to support remote learning

A group of passionate teachers started a Facebook...

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Teachers get inventive to enable remote learning
Teachers get inventive to enable remote learning

Necessity is the mother of invention, something Ronald Kock, a...

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RCL message to fellow learners
RCL message to fellow learners

Stay at home and make use of available resources to...

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Essential Services at Head Office
Essential Services at Head Office

While most people are working from home during lockdown...

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Emergency feeding underway
Emergency feeding underway

Yesterday, thousands of learners arrived at their schools...

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Non-digital learning
Non-digital learning

While the WCED and other Provincial Departments are promoting...

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Teachers reach out to learners via WhatsApp
Teachers reach out to learners via WhatsApp

Evan Papier, a teacher at Groendal Secondary School in...

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Holiday packs keep academic boat afloat
Holiday packs keep academic boat afloat

Sunningdale Primary School pulled out all the stops to...

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Tips on how support reading @ home
Tips on how to support reading @ home

This week the WCED released tips and advice to parents...

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School reaches out to learners left vulnerable by COVID-19 pandemic
School reaches out to learners left vulnerable by COVID-19 pandemic

Camps Bay High School provided food parcels to...

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Wendy Horn to lead Metro North Education District
Wendy Horn to lead Metro North Education District

The Western Cape Education Department has appointed award winning...

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Donors join hands to fund new classrooms
Donors join hands to fund new classrooms

Thursday 5 March 2020 marked a milestone for Nederburg...

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Newly elected members of Provincial Principals Forum
Newly elected members of Provincial Principals Forum

A new group of principals started their two-year term as...

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Recipe for success to ensure functional schools
Recipe for success to ensure functional schools

The Western Cape Education Department has declared 2020...

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Eversdal PS to showcase self-funded project
Eversdal PS to showcase self-funded project

On Friday, 13 March 2020, Eversdal Primary School will...

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Sensational schools rugby showcase at DHL Newlands
Sensational schools rugby showcase at DHL Newlands

Newlands is described as the field of dreams and on Tuesday some...

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Number of online applications for 2021 school admission exceeds expectations
Number of online applications for 2021 school admission exceeds expectations

Despite a challenging start to the online admissions...

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Educators all ears at Protea Heights Academy3
Educators all ears at Protea Heights Academy

Learners at Protea Heights Academy (PHA) are consistently...

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GM seamlessly integrated into school’s curriculum delivery
GM seamlessly integrated into school’s curriculum delivery

Goodwood Park Primary, a school that has integrated values into...

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New Philippi high school features high level security
New Philippi high school features high level security

The Department of Transport and Public Works builds and upgrades...

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Win library books for your school
Win library books for your school

The Department of Arts and Culture, in conjunction with the Library...

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Heideveld Secondary’s boys U15 basketball team in winning form
Heideveld Secondary’s boys U15 basketball team in winning form

Heideveld Secondary School’s boys u15 team won silver...

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Experienced teacher makes ‘history come alive’
Experienced teacher makes ‘history come alive’

A retired teacher who is currently substituting at a Bellville South...

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Celebrating Excellence in Language and Mathematics
Celebrating Excellence in Language and Mathematics

This week the WCED celebrated the achievements of our Province’s...

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Metro Central empowers teachers with self-defence techniques
Metro Central empowers teachers with self-defence techniques

The Metro Central Education District invited...

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Shakespeare Schools Festival celebrates 10 years and a new association with the Fugard Theatre
Shakespeare Schools Festival celebrates 10 years and a new association with the Fugard Theatre

2020 marks the Shakespeare Schools Festival...

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WCED offers support for schools to attend My Future 4.0 Summit
WCED offers support for schools to attend My Future 4.0 Summit

With only three weeks to go, schools are urged to make...

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Javelin sensation sets new record
Javelin sensation sets new record

Bellville High School’s javelin star, Kayla Reyneke, walked...

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Celebrations for National Teaching Award winners
Celebrations for National Teaching Award winners

Three of our educators were given a hero’s welcome...

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Ground-breaking MOU between WCED and Muslim Judicial Council
Ground-breaking MOU between WCED and Muslim Judicial Council

Muslim learners attending Haafith...

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Vredelust Primary School raises the bar in terms of cleanliness
Vredelust Primary School raises the bar in terms of cleanliness

“Not sure I have EVER seen a cleaner...

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Paarl Career Exhibition
Paarl Career Exhibition

The annual Cape Winelands Education District’s...

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ID Mkize learners and international visitors create awareness about plastic pollution
ID Mkize learners and international visitors create awareness about plastic pollution

A partnership between ID Mkize Secondary...

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Pinelands learner earns bronze at African Wrestling Championships
Pinelands learner earns bronze at African Wrestling Championships

Congratulations to Pinelands High School’s Abdul Tchoufon...

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WC’s first unit for deaf learners opens at Carpe Diem
WC’s first unit for deaf learners opens at Carpe Diem

WC’s first unit for deaf learners opens at Carpe Diem School...

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Portia Primary convenes safety conversation with parents

Parents of learners at Portia Primary School in Lansdowne...

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Western Cape teachers continue to learn
Western Cape teachers continue to learn

The Western Cape Education Department’s professional...

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Stretching computer confidence
Stretching computer confidence

The Computer Olympiad has introduced a basic version of...

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Call for input for “Education Conversations for the Future”
Call for input for “Education Conversations for the Future”

The Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) second Future Focus...

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Cyclists create cancer awareness
Cyclists create cancer awareness

Groenvlei High School in Lansdowne will be welcoming home this...

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Western Cape celebrates the joy of reading aloud
Western Cape celebrates the joy of reading aloud

Schools and Western Cape Education Department (WCED) officials...

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2021 Enrolment process opens soon
2021 Enrolment process opens soon

Applications for school admissions in 2021 open on...

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Grade 12 learners receive tips for success
Grade 12 learners receive tips for success

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has prepared a...

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Young tennis stars go from strength to strength
Young tennis stars go from strength to strength

Leigh van Zyl of Paarl Girls’ High represented South Africa at the...

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2019 Systemic Test results show Western Cape Education strategies are working
2019 Systemic Test results show Western Cape Education strategies are working

Schools serving learners in the poorest areas of the Western...

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Teachers to be trained in online safety
Teachers to be trained in online safety

Western Cape teachers will receive training in the Online Safety...

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Westlake Primary School embraces values
Westlake Primary School embraces values

“Excellent leadership and compassionate towards the students.” This...

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Artscape to launch its year-long education programme
Artscape to launch its year-long education programme

Audiences can look forward to Artscape’s annual education and training...

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Curriculum hard at work to help schools perform at their best

More than 500 education specialists attended the first provincial...

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Heideveld High – home of basketball
Heideveld High – home of basketball

Basketball as a sport at Heideveld High has come a long way since...

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Twins support each other through personal tragedy to achieve success

Attendees at this year’s Matric Awards ceremony had tears in...

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Kenwyn Primary still going strong after 100 years
Kenwyn Primary still going strong after 100 years

Kenwyn Primary school has big plans for 2020...

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Bishop Lavis school mobilises community around values
Bishop Lavis school mobilises community around values

Bergville Primary School in Bishop Lavis has launched an...

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Introducing Story Stars!
Introducing Story Stars!

The Western Cape Education Department has launched an essay...

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My Future 4.0 is coming to Cape Town!

A digital skills and careers summit focusing on skills required....

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Western Cape U18 Basketball Team are national champions!
Western Cape U18 Basketball Team are national champions!

Huge congratulations to Camps Bay High School Matric Pupil...

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The end of a remarkable year!
The end of a remarkable year!

Brian Schreuder, Head of Department, sent the following message to...

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Overberg District helps teen to shine at Prom
Overberg District helps teen to shine at Prom

Generous donations from staff in the Overberg Education District ensured...

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Safe Schools Holiday Programme
Safe Schools Holiday Programme

Learners can look forward to activities like snorkling, beach cleanups...

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Provincial Principals Forum ends their term on a high note
Provincial Principals Forum ends their term on a high note

The two-year term of the Provincial Principals Forum (PFF) came to...

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Western Cape’s top ten blood donor schools for 2019
Western Cape’s top ten blood donor schools for 2019

Spine Road High in Mitchell’s Plain did it...

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District joins fight against women Gender-based violence
District joins fight against women Gender-based violence

Metro North Education District launched its 16 days of activism...

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Surfing programme yields positive change for children with autism
Surfing programme yields positive change for children with autism

Waves for Change (W4C), a local NGO that offers weekly surf...

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Unleash the power of reading!
Unleash the power of reading!

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) wants to get...

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South Peninsula High School’s Post Exam Programme
South Peninsula High School’s Post Exam Programme

While learners have finished writing exams, the school year...

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Khayelitsha school’s hockey team wins big at SA Sports Awards
Khayelitsha school’s hockey team wins big at SA Sports Awards

Ikhwezilesizwe Primary School in Khayelitsha has become...

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Protea Heights Academy fly SA flag at World Robotics Olympiad
Protea Heights Academy fly SA flag at World Robotics Olympiad

Protea Heights Academy’s Team Hello World placed sixth out...

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Appreciation for district officials who literally went the extra mile
Appreciation for district officials who literally went the extra mile

Rietpoort Primary School in the Matzikama Municipality...

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Global education leader wins provincial Kader Asmal Excellence Award
Global education leader wins provincial Kader Asmal Excellence Award

Alta van Heerden, principal of Sunlands Primary School...

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Mfuleni school “Building Blitz”2
Mfuleni school “Building Blitz”

More than 300 international volunteers are hard at work...

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Rugby hero Cheslin Kolbe surprises his alma mater
Rugby hero Cheslin Kolbe surprises his alma mater

“Cheslin-mania” hit Brackenfell High School when Cheslin Kolbe and...

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Knysna Primary School bids farewell to beloved principal
Knysna Primary School bids farewell to beloved principal

Robert Stoker, Principal of Knysna Primary School, is...

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Overberg Education District Celebrates its Multi-Grade Teachers and Principals!
Overberg Education District Celebrates its Multi-Grade Teachers and Principals!

On Saturday 16 November 2019, the Overberg Education...

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Ministers open new School Kitchen in commemoration of World Children's Day
Ministers open new School Kitchen in commemoration of World Children's Day

In commemoration of World Children’s Day on...

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Theme 2020: The Year of Functional Schools
Theme 2020: The Year of Functional Schools

It has become tradition for the Head of Department to...

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Western Cape’s Top Teachers
Western Cape’s Top Teachers

On Friday, 8 November 2019, the Western Cape Education...

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Paarl principal receives 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in After School Programming
Paarl principal receives 2019 Leadership Excellence Award in After School Programming

Andrew Groeneveld, Principal of New Orleans Secondary School...

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“The Laan” brings star power to CWED’s T2P rally
“The Laan” brings star power to CWED’s T2P rally

On Saturday, 2 November 2019, the Cape Winelands Education...

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Kenridge Primary’s “Love song to the Earth” has a Growth Mindset tune
Kenridge Primary’s “Love song to the Earth” has a Growth Mindset tune

Kenridge Primary School staged a production called “African Dreams”...

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Camps Bay Primary School embarks on alien vegetation hack
Camps Bay Primary School embarks on alien vegetation hack

Under the guidance of nature conservation students from the...

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2019 Long Service Awards honour career milestones
2019 Long Service Awards honour career milestones

A total of 938 employees of the Western Cape Education Department...

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Marconi Beam Primary School Idea cloud success story
Marconi Beam Primary School Idea cloud success story

Marconi Beam Primary School in the Milnerton area has reported...

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Cultural exchange at Tygersig Primary School
Cultural exchange at Tygersig Primary School

Learners at Tygersig Primary School in Uitsig were recently...

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Larries, Flowers and Sea Turtles
Larries, Flowers and Sea Turtles

La Rochelle Girls’ High School’s Green Committee...

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Mitchell’s Plain school cleans up in inter-school competition
Mitchell’s Plain school cleans up in inter-school competition

Mitchell Heights Primary School in Tafelsig, Mitchell’s...

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AMESA mini Conference George
AMESA mini Conference George

The George Branch of Association for Mathematics Education of...

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WCED Dance Showcase
WCED Dance Showcase

The first Western Cape Education Department (WCED) Senior Phase Dance...

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WCED funds bursaries for Youth Focus Project
WCED funds bursaries for Youth Focus Project

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) will once again...

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Western Cape road safety school teams shine on the national stage
Western Cape road safety school teams shine on the national stage

Western Cape schools made the province proud when they took...

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Learners learn through play at Kalkfontein Primary
Learners learn through play at Kalkfontein Primary

Curriculum staff in the Metro East Education District continued...

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Values-driven education takes root at school across the province
Values-driven education takes root at school across the province

A number of schools have responded to the WCED’s call for...

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Warriors give hope to learners at Bramble Way Primary
Warriors give hope to learners at Bramble Way Primary

Warriors of Hope (WOH), an organisation that aims to ‘spread a little hope...

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WC shines in SA Maths Challenge
WC shines in SA Maths Challenge

Sweet Valley Primary School was the best overall performing school...

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Molenbeek teacher gets national recognition
Molenbeek teacher gets national recognition

Learners at Molenbeek Special School in Maitland created a life-size...

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Teacher takes initiative to secure computers
Teacher takes initiative to secure computers

Thabo Mayosi, a Grade 5 teacher at Delft South Primary School...

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Official crowned telematics champion

Carol Loff Gillion, a Subject Advisor in the Overberg District...

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Supporting parents of children with special needs
Supporting parents of children with special needs

Bel Porto School for Learners with Severe Intellectual Impairments...

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Top spellers from the WC
Top spellers from the WC

In the national finals of the 2019 Sanlam WOW Spelling Festival...

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Nyanga learner represents team SA at African Spelling Bee in Uganda

Unamandla Nontswabo, a Grade 7 learner at Liwa Primary School in...

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Visual Art celebration at Zeitz MOCAA
Visual Art celebration at Zeitz MOCAA

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) celebrated the achievements...

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Integrating Educational Technology in Social Sciences – an Online Course for Teachers!
Integrating Educational Technology in Social Sciences – an Online Course for Teachers!

This past week the team at Limina’s creative hub finished...

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Grassy Park principal named one of 2019’s most inspirational principals
Grassy Park principal named one of 2019’s most inspirational principals

Leah Mohammed, a Grade 6 learner at Kannemeyer Primary School in Grassy Park...

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Only one week left to enter for Kader Asmal Excellence Award
Only one week left to enter for Kader Asmal Excellence Award

Nominations for the Kader Asmal Excellence Award is closing on...

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Jordan Brooks – winner of the 35th National Youth Music Competition

Jordan Brooks (16), a violin student of Anne-Marié Swanepoel at...

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Hermanus teen lauded for coaching young chess players
Hermanus teen lauded for coaching young chess players

Inga Mfundisi, a Grade 11 learner at Hermanus High School...

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Learners wow judges with their vocational skills
Learners wow judges with their vocational skills

What can you do with a mountain of old plastic bottles and...

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WCED representatives attend World Skills Conference and Competition in Russia
WCED representatives attend World Skills Conference and Competition in Russia

Neil Simons and Edrich Williams of the Western Cape...

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Western Cape learners shine in SA Programming Olympiad finals
Western Cape learners shine in SA Programming Olympiad finals

Western Cape competitors earned four medals plus three...

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Western Cape Science boffins awarded at Eskom Expo International Science Fair
Western Cape Science boffins awarded at Eskom Expo International Science Fair

The 2019 Eskom Expo International Science Fair (ISF)...

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Mossel Bay learners are astronomy whizzes

Laerskool Park in Mossel Bay had the daunting task of representing...

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SEA Chief Evaluator appointed
SEA Chief Evaluator appointed

Karen Bydell, a seasoned educationist, has been appointed as...

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Western Cape learner crowned national spelling bee champion

Bayyinah Manjoo from Star College Sybrand in...

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Western Cape learners shine in SA Mathematics Olympiad
Western Cape learners shine in SA Mathematics Olympiad

Emmanuel Rassou, a Grade 9 learner at South...

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SA Mathematics Challenge
SA Mathematics Challenge

A total of 164 Western Cape learners have qualified for the final round of the...

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Life Sciences learners participate in provincial Online Quiz Competition
Life Sciences learners participate in provincial Online Quiz Competition

On Saturday, 14 September 2019, 366 Grade 12 learners...

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MCED’s 5th Annual ICT Conference
MCED’s 5th Annual ICT Conference

The Metro Central Education District (MCED) hosted its 5th Annual...

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Celebrating teaching excellence
Celebrating teaching excellence

The annual provincial round of the National Teaching Awards...

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T2P: ECKD lead Grade 12 Growth Mindset
T2P: ECKED lead Grade 12 Growth Mindset

On 6 August 2019, a group of principals and teaching staff...

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Lessons on World Milk Day
Lessons on World Milk Day

On 11 September 2019, the Western Cape Education Department...

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300 000th learner at the Centre for Conservation Education

The Centre for Conservation Education in Wynberg recently...

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Learners in the West Coast find their Career Path
Learners in the West Coast find their Career Path

On the weekend of 2-3 August 2019, Vredenburg High School’s...

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Action packed Marine Sciences weekend.
Action packed Marine Sciences weekend.

This past weekend, learners from seven schools across...

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From the pen of the learner – multilingual writing competition for Grade 6
From the pen of the learner – multilingual writing competition for Grade 6

On Friday, 06 September 2019, the Directorate: Curriculum General Education....

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Family celebrates 80th birthday with generous donation to Tembaletu School
Family celebrates 80th birthday with generous donation to Tembaletu School

The plight of Tembaletu School in Gugulethu has been weighing...

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Africa Code Week 2019
Africa Code Week 2019

The fifth edition of Africa Code Week was launched on the eve...

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Parel Vallei High School’s top mathematicians
Parel Vallei High School’s top mathematicians

Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West is extremely proud...

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Bloubergrant High School makes learners’ dreams a reality
Bloubergrant High School makes learners’ dreams a reality

Bloubergrant High School embraces the Western Cape Education Department’s...

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Starling Primary School encourages learners to “be more”
Starling Primary School encourages learners to “be more”

At the start of 2019, Ms F Muller, a Grade 6 teacher at Starling Primary...

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Schools of Skills turn heads at Artscape
Schools of Skills turn heads at Artscape

The annual Western Cape Schools of Skills Hairdressing...

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Learners show off their word skills at Provincial Spelling Bee

Thousands of Grade 4 - 6 learners were vying for the...

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Drawing inspiration from Global Teacher Prize Peter Tabichi
Drawing inspiration from Global Teacher Prize Peter Tabichi

Peter Tabichi, Global Teacher Prize winner of 2019...

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Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists
Cape Town Expo for Young Scientists

The annual Cape Town Eskom Expo for Young Scientists...

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How Worcester PS learners created the shoes Ndlovu Youth Choir wore on America’s Got Talent!
How Worcester PS learners created the shoes Ndlovu Youth Choir wore on America’s Got Talent!

This article by Brent Lindeque was published on....

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Learners lead the way in water savings
Learners lead the way in water savings

Learners from two Cape Town schools have become the teachers when...

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ECKED’s T2P Team have Values conversation in style
ECKED’s T2P Team have Values conversation in style

ECKED’s Circuit 2 Transform to Perform (T2P) team responsible...

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Partnership between Paarl schools pays off
Partnership between Paarl schools pays off

A partnership between Ihlumelo Secondary School...

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Grabouw learners excel in money matters
Grabouw learners excel in money matters

Groenberg Secondary School in Grabouw represented...

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Overberg Education District hosts their first ever girls’ conference
Overberg Education District hosts their first ever girls’ conference

On Saturday, 17 August 2019, a girls’ conference...

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A ‘thank you’ goes a long way
A ‘thank you’ goes a long way

Charlotte Rubain was so impressed with her son’s Grade 3 teacher...

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EXCO wraps up district visits.
EXCO wraps up district visits

This week, the Executive Committee of the WCED...

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Learners benefit from accessibility project
Learners benefit from accessibility project

Construction to make two schools in the Bitou Municipal area...

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WCED celebrates female leadership
WCED celebrates female leadership

The Female Principals Conference on 17 August 2019 at Old Mutual...

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Read to Rise Book Festival at West End Primary

Excitement is mounting at West End Primary School in...

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Little things can tip the scales in raising empowered young people
Little things can tip the scales in raising empowered young people

Marlene Le Roux, CEO of the Artscape Theatre Centre in...

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Equipping our learners in self defense
Equipping our learners in self defense

In honour of Woman’s Month, Metro Central’s Specialised Learner...

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‘Taking ownership’ at Aloe HS
‘Taking ownership’ at Aloe HS

Principal of Aloe High School Envil Wertheim and his team...

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Making STEMI come alive
Making STEMI come alive

National Science Week (NSW) is an annual countrywide celebration of Science...

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EnvironmentaLarries pave the way!
EnvironmentaLarries pave the way!

La Rochelle Girls’ High School in Paarl has energetically...

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Tembaletu school wins recycling competition

Tembaletu recently took part in the Blue Ribbon competition...

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Voorspoed Primary School values
Voorspoed Primary School values

Voorspoed Primary School in Hanover Park is a values-driven school

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Klipfontein Primary School at the heart of the community

Ismail Meyer, Principal of Klipfontein Primary School has been...

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Young and new talent take to the stage at school’s drama festival
Young and new talent take to the stage at school’s drama festival

The annual Logan Toneelfees in Fraserburg is billed as...

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Camps Bay HS serves community with love
Camps Bay HS serves community with love

Camps Bay High School "took over" the Ladles of Love Soup Kitchen at...

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Florida HS alumni put mantra into action
Florida HS alumni put mantra into action

Florida High’s Matric Class of 1991 built a wall at the entrance...

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WC comes out tops in SA Rugby Craven Week

Recently, the U18 Western Province Craven Week team travelled...

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Coding ‘Grand Prix’ in Baku
Coding ‘Grand Prix’ in Baku

The 2019 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is currently...

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Deadline looms for teaching awards
Deadline looms for teaching awards

Nominations for the 2019 National Teaching Awards...

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Protea Heights Academy’s archers on target in provincial competition
Protea Heights Academy’s archers on target in provincial competition

The annual Western Cape Provincial Archery Competition was...

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WBHS breaks ground for engineering and design faculty
WBHS breaks ground for engineering and design faculty

After almost two years of planning and preparation, building has commenced on Phase 1...

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Cape Winelands Education District’s future focused school
Cape Winelands Education District’s future focused school

Botha’s Halte Primary School in Worcester has been dubbed the Cape Winelands...

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Private sector responds to school’s call for help
Private sector responds to school’s call for help

Fanie Theron Primary School in Kraaifontein recently opened a new ICT centre...

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T2P sets education landscape ablaze
T2P sets education landscape ablaze

Keith de Wet, Metro East Education District’s lead Transform to Perform...

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Schools vow to make every day a Mandela Day!
Schools vow to make every day a Mandela Day!

Learners at schools across the Western Cape demonstrated Nelson Mandela’s...

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Call for nominations for coaching excellence

This Province has thousands of teachers, coaches and practitioners...

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Marine Sciences curriculum gazetted and open for comment
Marine Sciences curriculum gazetted and open for comment

In January 2019, the Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with Gansbaai...

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Skills test for coders
Skills test for coders

Looking for a problem-solving contest for learners...

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International acclaim for innovative literary project
International acclaim for innovative literary project

The Byderhand Pioneer project has been singled out at the recent...

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Centre aims to inspire teachers to aspire for greatness
Centre aims to inspire teachers to aspire for greatness

The Metro North Education District launched the Aspire...

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WCED launch resource to support teachers in multi-grade classrooms
WCED launch resource to support teachers in multi-grade classrooms

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has launched...

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WCED staff spread cheer on Mandela Day
WCED staff spread cheer on Mandela Day

Western Cape Education Department (WCED) employees came out...

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Programme aimed at unlocking an entrepreneurial mindset piloted in schools
Programme aimed at unlocking an entrepreneurial mindset piloted in schools

Twenty schools in the Western Cape are participating in a pilot...

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Empowering the system to support learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Empowering the system to support learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Western Cape Education Department’s Directorate: Inclusive and...

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Learners plan for the future in Singapore
Learners plan for the future in Singapore

Learners from Beaumont Primary School in Somerset West, and...

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Southern Suburb schools stage production at Cape Town City Hall
Southern Suburb schools stage production at Cape Town City Hall

In 2018, Rustenburg Girls’ High School embarked on a new and exciting...

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Olympiad celebrates a decade of promoting data skills
Olympiad celebrates a decade of promoting data skills

Twelve top learners proved their data skills at the tenth...

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De Grendel School show off learners’ skills

Save the date, De Grendel School in Milnerton...

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Bellville teacher selected to attend prestigious programme

The WCED would like to congratulate Mr Muserere, an educator and Head...

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Humans of the After School Movement

The After School Programme has started a campaign called “Humans of the After School...

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Creative Arts Senior Phase Teacher Development
Creative Arts Senior Phase Teacher Development

A group of 110 Grade 7 to 9 teachers from rural and urban districts attended

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Action packed launch event set the tone for holiday programme
Action packed launch event set the tone for holiday programme

Start the way you mean to finish!

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Pilot project offers learners an opportunity to obtain accredited certificate
Pilot project offers learners an opportunity to obtain accredited certificate

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and Genesis CITI

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SA learners win big at Beijing Science Competition

Young scientists who would like to emulate the achievement of four teenage...

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Transform to Perform Kannemeyer Primary

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Belgravia HS Dance World Champion

The WCED would like to congratulate Bilquees Alexander (17), from Belgravia High...

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Overberg Education District promotes parents’ and children’s wellbeing
Overberg Education District promotes parents’ and children’s wellbeing

The Inclusive and Specialised Learner and Educator Support (ISLES) component...

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Singing and dancing as Masiyile High School opens new hall
Singing and dancing as Masiyile High School opens new hall

More than three decades after the school first opened its doors in 1987...

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St Idas Primary’s alumni give back to school

St Idas Primary School’s Class of 1982, also known as the “Cabbages”...

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Porterville High School’s creative greywater recycling project
Porterville High School’s creative greywater recycling project

Porterville High School strives to be at the forefront of conservation efforts...

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Agricultural Technical learners attend excellent welding course
Agricultural Technical learners attend excellent welding course

Grade 10 Agricultural Technology learners at Augsburg Landbougimnasium in Clanwilliam

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Brace yourselves…Admissions 2020
Brace yourselves…Admissions 2020

Parents and guardians who applied on the new WCED admissions website...

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Bringing nutrition to the fore
Bringing nutrition to the fore

This past Saturday, the WCED held a National School Nutrition Programme...

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Camps Bay learner receives hero award

Grade 9 Camps Bay High School learner, Sam Warren, recently received one...

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Horizon Maths Competition

Wow, what an event that was held at the Artscape this past Saturday...

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Gardens Commercial High School host their first annual Ramadaan soup kitchen
Gardens Commercial High School host their first annual Ramadaan soup kitchen

During the month of Ramadaan, Muslims are encouraged to...

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Life Orientation Teacher Seminar - Post-school education and training opportunities, and workplace readiness
Life Orientation Teacher Seminar - Post-school education and training opportunities, and workplace readiness

Teachers who attended a seminar...

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Love2Read Initiative
Love2Read Initiative

EDULIS has completed delivery of Love2Read (L2R) material in the...

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Frontline staff make values visible
Frontline staff make values visible

The values calendar in the Client Services Walk-in Centre has proven to be...

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Local Science teacher claims South Africa’s best outdoor archer title

Marie-Louise Vermeulen, a Physical Sciences teacher at The Settlers High...

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Learners urged to take up the pen to tackle their problems
Learners urged to take up the pen to tackle their problems

South Africa’s next generation of writers are honing their skills...

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WCED warns employees about misleading pension and salary redress drive
WCED warns employees about misleading pension and salary redress drive

Over the past few weeks the WCED has been inundated with questions and requests...

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ICT Integration Conference
ICT Integration Conference

High school teachers who attended an ICT Integration Conference at the Cape Teaching...

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110m wheelchair pathway links learners’ home to her school
110m wheelchair pathway links learner's home to her school

In November 2018, a Grade 4 learner at Nebo Primary School...

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HOD brings the message of “Leapfrogging inequality” across to all education districts.
HOD brings the message of “Leapfrogging inequality” across to all education districts

WCED HOD Brian Schreuder has recently been visiting education districts...

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Precision farming in Western Cape Agricultural Schools
Precision farming in Western Cape Agricultural Schools

Six Agricultural Focus Schools in the Western Cape received state of the art animal...

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Applications for SEA Chief Evaluator now open

Suitably qualified individuals interested in the role of Chief Evaluator, the administrative...

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