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Family Numeracy: A Mind for Mathematics
Family Numeracy: A Mind for Mathematics

The Western Cape Education Department has launched...

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New Western Cape Government brand!
New Western Cape Government brand!

The Western Cape Government has recently...

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ELRC takes collaborative approach to school safety
ELRC takes collaborative approach to school safety

Parties to the Provincial Education Labour...

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WCED supports campaign against gender-based violence
WCED supports campaign against gender-based violence

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence...

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WC learner’s essay among top three in country

WC learner’s essay among top three in country

Jordan Sarah Langenhoven of the Leap Science...

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Specialised Education Accessibility Project
Specialised Education Accessibility Project

South Africa celebrates National Disability...

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My Covid Journey: competition closes 30 November 2021
My Covid Journey: competition closes 30 November 2021

Learners have until Tuesday...

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Filmit nominees announced
Filmit nominees announced

Excitement is mounting ahead of the...

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T2P hands over book prizes
T2P hands over book prizes

In October 2021 guests came from as far as...

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Gene Louw in top 15 of national creative writing competition
Gene Louw in top 15 of national creative writing competition

Gene Louw Primary School entered the...

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Recognition of long service
Recognition of long service

The Western Cape Education Department has...

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Learners get a hearty breakfast before writing exams
Learners get a hearty breakfast before writing exams

Candidates writing the National Senior...

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Warrior Rick motivates learners to be their best in matric exams
WarriorRic motivates learners to be their best in matric exams

Ricardo Gressel, a Johannesburg-based...

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5th Annual Life Orientation Teacher Appreciation ceremony
5th Annual Life Orientation Teacher Appreciation ceremony
 
The 5th Annual Life Orientation Teacher...

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SA's Top Achievers in Mathematics for 2021
SA's Top Achievers in Mathematics for 2021

Western Cape learners raked in the awards...

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2021 Western Cape Essay Writing Bursary Competition
2021 Western Cape Essay Writing Bursary Competition

A well-researched essay on the National...

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#ThankATeacher
#ThankATeacher

The 5th of October is World Teachers...

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WCED wins big at the National Teaching Awards!
WCED wins big at the National Teaching Awards!

On 6 October 2021, we watched...

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WC learner elected as President of Children’s Parliament
WC learner elected as President of Children’s Parliament

Hamza Muhammed, a Grade 9 learner at...

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Western Cape learners shine at National Schools Moot Court
Western Cape learners shine at National Schools Moot Court

Michael Samson and Jordan...

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Itsitsa PS wins “Big Read” competition
Itsitsa PS wins “Big Read” competition

Itsitsa Primary school in Mfuleni...

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Promoting mental health in school communities
Promoting mental health in school communities

October is Emotional Health Awareness...

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Overberg Essay and Mini Saga Competitions
Overberg Essay and Mini Saga Competitions

Top essays were written by potential...

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Enter your school in the “World’s Best Schools” competition!
Enter your school in the “World’s Best Schools” competition!

Schools are encouraged to apply...

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WCED promotes safe play spaces
WCED promotes safe play spaces

The Directorate: Inclusive and Specialised...

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2021 Eskom Expo International Science Fair winners
2021 Eskom Expo International Science Fair winners

The Western Cape entered 100...

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Register now for World Education Week!
Register now for World Education Week!

The biggest school celebration in the world...

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West Coast schools’ part of worldwide celebration
West Coast schools’ part of worldwide celebration

Berghof Primary near Porterville and Steilhoogte...

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Wynberg GJS Integrates learning in Physical Education
Wynberg GJS Integrates learning in Physical Education

September is heart awareness month...

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Elsies River HS team crowned debate champions
Elsies River HS team crowned debate champions

“Sometimes you just need a little push...

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Vaccination outreach in Khayelitsha
Vaccination outreach in Khayelitsha

The Metro East Education District (MEED) and...

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Rustenburg GJS recognised at the 9th Gender Mainstreaming Awards
Rustenburg GJS recognised at the 9th Gender Mainstreaming Awards

Rustenburg Girls' Junior School...

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Sunningdale PS opens new Grade R Centre
Sunningdale PS opens new Grade R Centre

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 was...

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Western Cape netball teams in action at Motsepe National Championship
Western Cape netball teams in action at Motsepe National Championship

The U/15 Netball Teams from...

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Celebrating National Book Week
Celebrating National Book Week

Last week, schools and districts were...

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WCED hosts annual female leadership conference
WCED hosts annual female leadership conference

The Western Cape Education Department...

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CTLI presents their first online writing project anthology
CTLI presents their first online writing project anthology

A group of Western Cape teachers...

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Learners show off their hairdressing skills at Artscape
Learners show off their hairdressing skills at Artscape

Learners from 16 Schools of...

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2021 Provincial Gr. 12 Business Studies Online Quiz
2021 Provincial Gr. 12 Business Studies Online Quiz

After the successful piloting of...

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Children learn to save trees
Children learn to save trees

The Centre for Conservation Education...

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Road safety pilot project launched in Khayelitsha
Road safety pilot project launched in Khayelitsha

An innovative pilot project to...

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Teacher graduates from Centre for Space Science
Teacher graduates from Centre for Space Science

Memory Dizha, a teacher at...

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Excellence in Grade R Teaching
Excellence in Grade R Teaching

Ms Cecilia de Vries

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Excellence in Special Needs Teaching
Excellence in Special Needs Teaching

Mr Jevonn Cloete

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Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET)
Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET)

Ms Ruth Thembela Maliwe

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Excellence in Teaching Physical Sciences (FET)
Excellence in Teaching Physical Sciences (FET)

Ms Danielle van Eck

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Excellence in Primary School Teaching
Excellence in Primary School Teaching

Ms Ashleigh Taljaard

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Excellence in Secondary School Teaching
Excellence in Secondary School Teaching

Ms Mariechen Vermeulen

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Excellence in Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award
Excellence in Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award

Ms Nikki Potgieter

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Excellence in Primary School Leadership
Excellence in Primary School Leadership

Ms Anthea Williams

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Excellence in Secondary School Leadership
Excellence in Secondary School Leadership

Ms Renate van der Westhuizen

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S/Hero Award
S/Hero Award

Mr Chadley Davids

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Best Teacher Award
Best Teacher Award

Dr Mariëtte Wheeler

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Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr Ivan Kroneberg

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Kader Asmal Excellence Award
Kader Asmal Excellence Award

Mr Adnaan Adams

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National Learner Award
National Learner Award

Mr Alessio Marcus

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Celebrating Mandela Day with toiletry pack drive
Celebrating Mandela Day with toiletry pack drive

To celebrate Nelson Mandela Day this...

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SGB series available in three official languages
SGB series available in three official languages

The Cape Winelands Education District's online...

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Vaccination Drive at Good Hope Seminary
Vaccination Drive at Good Hope Seminary

Grade 12 learners at Good Hope Seminary High...

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Heideveld gets new school
Heideveld gets new school

The new Willows Primary School in Heideveld...

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Covid-19 awareness game helps keep teachers and parents safe
Covid-19 awareness game helps keep teachers and parents safe

"Through the distribution of this...

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WCED partners with EMS productions to bring local history home
WCED partners with EMS productions to bring local history home

The Western Cape Education Department...

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Artscape joins hands with the Suidoosterfees to present High School Drama Festival
Artscape joins hands with the Suidoosterfees to present High School Drama Festival

Artscape has joined hands with the...

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Horizon Maths Competition
Horizon Maths Competition

A total of 25 000 Western Cape learners in...

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The Matrics in Antarctica initiative is back!
The Matrics in Antarctica initiative is back!

Five South African students from across...

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Gene Louw Primary Spelling Bee
Gene Louw Primary Spelling Bee

Gene Louw Primary in Durbanville recently took...

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De Doorns Primary School mural turns heads
De Doorns Primary School mural turns heads

Learners at the newly constructed...

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Teacher runs for good cause
Teacher runs for good cause

Irafaan Abrahams, a teacher at Liesbeeck Primary School...

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CapeNature’s newest conservation kid on the block
CapeNature’s newest conservation kid on the block

CapeNature has launched the brand new...

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RGJ anti-bullying campaign
RGJ anti-bullying campaign

Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School invited...

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West End PS pilots Nurture Network programme
West End PS pilots Nurture Network programme

An initiative that aims to provide a nurturing...

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Clicks gives helping hand to Gansbaai Primary School
Clicks gives helping hand to Gansbaai Primary School

Learners at Gansbaai Primary School received...

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Registrations open for Creative Arts Education Conference
Registrations open for Creative Arts Education Conference

Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School, in partnership...

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CTLI launches teacher appreciation campaign
CTLI launches teacher appreciation campaign

The Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) has...

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Senior delegation visits Winter School Programme
Senior delegation visits Winter School Programme

A delegation from the Department of Basic Education and...

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4ir Stream laboratory opens at Heatherlands High School
4ir Stream laboratory opens at Heatherlands High School

The Sakhikamva Foundation has opened a 4iR STREAM...

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Knysna Primary School Solar Project officially launched
Knysna Primary School Solar Project officially launched

The Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching...

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Learners share message of hope during Child Protection Week
Learners share message of hope during Child Protection Week

Bridgeville Primary School partnered with...

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WCED staff awarded for service excellence
WCED staff awarded for service excellence

Three Western Cape schools can lay claim to award winners in...

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Sharkies take a stand against bullying
Sharkies take a stand against bullying

Learner leaders at Gansbaai Academia made a short...

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Wysersdrift PS: integrating technology in teaching
Wysersdrift PS: integrating technology in teaching

Wysersdrift Primary School is situated in a rural...

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WCED prepares learners for careers in agriculture
WCED prepares learners for careers in agriculture

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

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Western Cape learners excel in Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad
Western Cape learners excel in Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad

Alex Sinclair-Smith, a Grade 11 learner at...

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Compelling read on productive learning spaces in schools
Compelling read on productive learning spaces in schools

Dr Johann Burger, a Deputy Chief Education Specialist...

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The WCED promotes positive behaviour
The WCED promotes positive behaviour

The Western Cape Education Department...

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Silverlea Primary STREAM laboratory launch
Silverlea Primary STREAM laboratory launch

Learners and staff at Silverlea Primary School...

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WCED call to action in support of vaccine roll-out
WCED call to action in support of vaccine roll-out

Phase 2 of South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination...

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WCED Life Orientation launches ‘rope skipping in box’
WCED Life Orientation launches ‘rope skipping in box’

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED)...

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Knysna chess champions crowned
Knysna chess champions crowned

The Knysna initiative for Learning and...

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Western Cape young scientist represents SA in US science fair
Western Cape young scientist represents SA in US science fair

Alexander van der Merwe, a Grade 10...

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Taking a stand against bullying
Taking a stand against bullying

In light of the recent tragedy surrounding...

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Camps Bay schools join forces with fire relief effort
Camps Bay schools join forces with fire relief effort

Camps Bay Primary and High School joined...

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Provincial RCL Forum Elections
Provincial RCL Forum Elections

The Provincial Representative Council of Learners...

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Outstanding Covid-19 response at Jurie Hayes PS recognized
Outstanding Covid-19 response at Jurie Hayes PS recognized

Minister Debbie Schäfer visited...

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Competition offers learners a head start at legal education
Competition offers learners a head start at legal education

Learners in Grades 10 and 11 are invited...

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Diaz Primary celebrates their 50th anniversary
Diaz Primary celebrates their 50th anniversary

Diaz Primary School in Mossel Bay celebrated...

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Brent Walters comes full circle

Brent Walters comes full circle

Superintendent-General (SG) of the Western Cape...

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Teacher Tech Summit this weekend! Registrations still open.
Teacher Tech Summit this weekend! Registrations still open

T4 Education, a global education...

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School demonstrates the power of possibility thinking
School demonstrates the power of possibility thinking

Kannemeyer Primary School in Grassy...

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MOT SA Courage to Care Global Grant Project
MOT SA Courage to Care Global Grant Project

MOT South Africa has partnered with...

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Artistry in review: the matric class of 2020
Artistry in review: the matric class of 2020

Iziko Museums, in collaboration with...

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WCED and SARLA team up to strengthen physical education in schools
WCED and SARLA team up to strengthen physical education in schools

The Western Cape Education Department...

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Farewell to three education giants
Farewell to three education giants

The WCED has recently said farewell to the...

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Global Teacher Prize Competition
Global Teacher Prize Competition

The Western Cape Education Department wishes...

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Telematic Schools Project wins award for innovation
Telematic Schools Project wins award for innovation

The Telematic Schools Project was recently...

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education Teacher Training Workshop
Comprehensive Sexuality Education Teacher Training Workshop

Life Orientation teachers attended a...

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Montagu Drive Primary welcomes celebrity to promote reading
Montagu Drive Primary welcomes celebrity to promote reading

“Reading is fun.” This message was prominently...

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Invitation to schools to apply for blue heritage plaques
Invitation to schools to apply for blue heritage plaques

The Blue Plaque Schools Project was initiated...

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Philadelphia learner wins Story Stars competition!
Philadelphia learner wins Story Stars competition!

Would it not be every Grade 4 learner’s dream...

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Learners get hyped about Mathematics
Learners get hyped about Mathematics

Schools in the Western Cape celebrated...

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Garden’s Commercial HS launches “The Task Force”
Garden’s Commercial HS launches “The Task Force”

The Task Force, established in 2021...

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Irista Primary School garden produce a bountiful harvest
Irista Primary School garden produce a bountiful harvest

A gardening project at Irista Primary School...

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Schools receive treasure box of educational activities
Schools receive treasure box of educational activities

Learners at Teslaarsdal Primary School...

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Slot van die Paarl Primary locks in community values
Slot van die Paarl Primary locks in community values

On a recent visit to Laerskool Slot van...

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Westerford High ranked top school in the province
Westerford High ranked top school in the province

Westerford High School’s educational offering in...

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Consistent hard work pays off for WC top learner
Consistent hard work pays off for WC top learner

Daniel van Nimwegen of Diocesan College knew he...

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Teamwork helps NSC candidate to overcome the odds
Teamwork helps NSC candidate to overcome the odds

David Millar, Provincial Chief Executive Officer...

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Minister Schäfer honours top WCED exam officials
Minister Schäfer honours top WCED exam officials

The Western Cape Minister of Education...

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“Maintaining it” is key for top achiever
“Maintaining it” is key for top achiever

Thandolewethu Klaas of Weston High School in...

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Matriculant credits strong support base for success in difficult times
Matriculant credits strong support base for success in difficult times

A battle with a rare cancer has prepared...

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Safe Schools - Back to school drive
Safe Schools - Back to school drive

The Western Cape Education Department’s Safe Schools...

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Trevor Manuel Primary maps values for the year
Trevor Manuel Primary maps values for the year

After a delayed start to the academic year, the staff...

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Life Orientation Teacher Awards 2020
Life Orientation Teacher Awards 2020

The 4th Annual Life Orientation (LO) Teacher Awards...

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Pinelands High School unveils new school crest
Pinelands High School unveils new school crest

More than three years of work and consultation came...

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WCED pilots “three stream model” in schools
WCED pilots “three stream model” in schools

The Western Cape Education Department is piloting...

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Camps Bay High learner wins Squash Open
Camps Bay High learner wins Squash Open

Lochlan Williamson, a Grade 12 learner at Camps Bay High...

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Class of 2020 produce excellent results against all odds
Class of 2020 produce excellent results against all odds

The Western Cape’s matric pass rate of 79.9% was...

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Western Cape prepares for governing body elections
Western Cape prepares for governing body elections

Schools and the Western Cape Education Department...

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Minister Schäfer meets with Ayakha Melithafa
Minister Schäfer meets with Ayakha Melithafa

Recently, Western Cape Minister of Education...

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HS Principal receives her Doctorate
HS Principal receives her Doctorate

Wynberg Girls’ High School Principal...

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Researchers turn the spotlight on electricity use at schools
Researchers turn the spotlight on electricity use at schools

A recent study of the energy usage of 16 schools...

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Wynberg schools say thank you to healthcare workers
Wynberg schools say thank you to healthcare workers

Staff at four schools in Wynberg took to...

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