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National Association of English Teachers of South Africa launched
National Association of English Teachers of South Africa launched

The Department of Basic Education has launched the National Association of English Teachers of...

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WCED EXCO wraps up District visits
WCED EXCO wraps up District visits

Over the past month, the WCED Executive Committee traveled across the Province visiting schools...

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Space learning at Soneike High School
Space learning at Soneike High School

Soneike High School in Kuils River is busy establishing itself as a space learning centre and learners...

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Schools gear up for the provincial skills competition
Schools gear up for the provincial skills competition

Principals and teachers responsible for Civil Technology, Mechanical Technology and Electrical...

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Official video for the WCED Education Conversations for the Future Conference
Best practice in Language and Mathematics

Grove PS, Sonwabo PS, Khanya PS and Protea Heights Academy share their recipes for success in Language and Mathematics teaching. This video looks at examples of schools that excelled in the WCED’s Systemic Tests in 2018.


South Peninsula HS science club explores gene technology
South Peninsula HS science club explores gene technology

The science club at South Peninsula High School in Diep River kicked off their 2019 programme with a talk...

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eLearning brings Geography to life in the classroom

Geography teachers recently had an opportunity to try out a selection of eLearning technologies they...

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Draft Regulations pertaining to the School Evaluations Authority out for comment
Draft Regulations pertaining to the School Evaluations Authority out for comment

One of the new provisions in the Western Cape Education...

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Cellphone use in the classroom
Cellphone use in the classroom

There has been some debate on the use of technology in the classroom, including cellphones, to enhance...

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“Value-drivers” in the Eden and Central Karoo Education District
Value-drivers” in the Eden and Central Karoo Education District

The Eden and Central Karoo Education District Office has been celebrating and living their values for quite some...

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Metro North pays tribute to Keisha Ruiters, posthumously
Metro North pays tribute to Keisha Ruiters, posthumously

In February, the Metro North District held their 2018 NSC Award Ceremony at Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre. One special...

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Cape Academy helps learners soar

Shaheer Van Duyn, a Grade 12 learner at the Cape Academy for Mathematics, Science and Technology (CAMST) in Constantia...

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Calitzdorp HS How one good deed can lead to another
Calitzdorp HS: How one good deed can lead to another

In 2018, the SGB chairperson of Calitzdorp HS, Mr Eugene Malan, saw a need for after-school activities for the learners of his...

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Member of the public helps the WCED to track down enrolment scam

This week, a member of the public notified the WCED of a fake enrolment notice/advert that was circulated around Du Noon...

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Touwsranten Primary School: changing mindsets through e-learning
Touwsranten Primary School: changing mindsets through e-learning

Touwsranten Primary School, a no-fee school in Hoekwil in George, is one of 16 Model schools benefitting from the e-learning game...

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Radio DJ, Carl Wastie joins Minister Debbie Schäfer to spread the WCED’s anti-bullying message
Radio DJ, Carl Wastie joins Minister Debbie Schäfer to spread the WCED’s anti-bullying message

On Wednesday, 20 February 2019, Minister Schafer visited  Westridge Secondary School in Mitchells...

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I felt like I won against the New Zealand All Blacks
“I felt like I won against the New Zealand, All Blacks”

That moment I won, it felt like I just played and won against the New Zealand, All Blacks,” said Klapmuts Primary School Principal...

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New tradition at Panorama Primary School promotes the WCED mantra

Panorama Primary School always tries to find and implement new opportunities or customs to make a valuable and lasting impression on...

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Life Orientation teachers expose learners to careers in the SANDF
Life Orientation teachers expose learners to careers in the SANDF

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) joined ‘forces’ with the South African Defence Force (SANDF) to expose learners...

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Camps Bay HS officially opens new classroom development
Camps Bay HS officially opens new classroom development.

On Friday, 8 February 2019, Head of Department Brian Schreuder officially opened a new classroom development at Camps Bay Highl...

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Hillwood Primary school learners reclaim their roots
Hillwood Primary school learners reclaim their roots

Learners at Hillwood Primary School in Lavender Hill are exposed to Khoekhoe, one of the first languages of South Africa, as part of the...

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Know Team WCED: Client Services

Know the team of officials that work for the citizens of the Western Cape to achieve our vision for Quality Education for every child, in every classroom, in every school in the Province...

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Where does the mantra “Enter to learn, Leave to Serve” come from?

Head of Department, Brian Schreuder, explains where the Mantra originally comes from and why the WCED introduced the phrase in the...

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New schools help accommodate growth in Western Cape
New schools help accommodate growth in Western Cape

Eight new schools, including three mobile schools, opened their doors in January to accommodate the growth in learner numbers in the...

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Wupperthal school reopens after tragic fire
Wupperthal school reopens after tragic fire

Learners in Wupperthal started the 2019 academic year on 21 January after a devastating fire destroyed the school hostel...

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Capetonians come out in support for Holy Cross RC PS
Capetonians come out in support for Holy Cross RC PS

On Thursday, 7 February 2019, many of us watched in shock and sadness as a fire ravaged 3 classrooms, a library...

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Africa sets gold standard for frontline service
Africa sets gold standard for frontline service

Lionel Africa won gold in the 2018 Service Excellence Awards for best frontline public service employee in the Western Cape...

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WCED to host Education Conference in March 2019

On 25-26 March the WCED will be hosting, together with other stakeholders, an education conference in Cape Town at the Cape Town...

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Western Cape nominates Provincial Finalist for the Kader Asmal Teachers Award

Ms Olga Peel

Eskom Expo for Young Scientists...

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Telematics Project wins silver award
Telematics Project wins silver award

The Western Cape Education Department’s (WCED) Telematics Project, which beams lessons via satellite technology, won silver at the 2018 Service Excellence...

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Western Cape celebrates matric success
Western Cape celebrates matric success

Top achievers in the 2018 National Senior Certificate exams were honoured at the annual matric awards celebration earlier this...

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WCED hosts Education Indaba
WCED hosts Education Indaba

On the 26th of January 2019, the WCED met with various stakeholders in education across the Province on a variety of issues affecting schools in the...

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Blue Heritage plaque awarded to the Centre for Conservation Education
Blue Heritage plaque awarded to the Centre for Conservation Education

This week, the Simon van der Stel Heritage Foundation unveiled the Blue Heritage Plaque award to the Centre for Conservation...

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