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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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Metro East and Metro South tackle bullying

There are numerous anti-bullying campaigns at both district and school...

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Metro Central reaches out to parents
Metro Central reaches out to parents

The Metro Central Social Work team has identified investing into the...

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New junior traffic training centre at Metro North
New junior traffic training centre at Metro North

Recently a new junior traffic training centre (JTTC) was launched at the Metro North...

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Hout Bay high school learners embrace After School activities
Hout Bay high school learners embrace After School activities

Two schools benefitting from after school programmes are Silikamva High...

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School bathrooms get a makeover
School bathrooms get a makeover

The Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase bathrooms at Koue Bokkeveld Primary...

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City Nature Challenge 2019
City Nature Challenge 2019

It’s official: Cape Town is the most biodiverse city!

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Calitzdorp learners display their skills at agriculture youth shows
Calitzdorp learners display their skills at agriculture youth shows

Learners at Calitzdorp High School are raking in the prizes at...

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WCED bullying campaign internationally recognized
WCED bullying campaign internationally recognized

This past weekend, the WCED’s anti-bullying campaign “Raise your voice, not your phone”...

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Mindfulness and wellness in schools
Mindfulness and wellness in schools

The Mindful Living programme in schools has reached over 900 children...

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Wordworks programme bridges the gap between home and school
Wordworks programme bridges the gap between home and school

More than 100 schools are using the Wordworks Home-School Partnerships programme...

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Cyber Effect initiative launched
Cyber Effect initiative launched

On the 4th May 2019, the WCED eLearning Directorate launched the first Cyber Effect...

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Huguenot High School gets a ‘lift’

Inclusive education got a boost at Huguenot High School in Wellington with a brand...

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First Braille certificate issued to NSC candidate
First Braille certificate issued to NSC candidate

In January 2019, Lise-Mari van Wyk received a national and provincial award for her...

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Spotlight on schools’ histories during International Museum Week
Spotlight on schools’ histories during International Museum Week.

18 May is international Museum Day and this year the theme is ‘Museums as...

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T2P – Fanning the flames of change with our Growth Mindset Facilitators
T2P – Fanning the flames of change with our Growth Mindset Facilitators

On Tuesday, 16 April 2019, the WCED, in collaboration with DoTP, a specialised...

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Career Awareness Competition Winners Announced
Career Awareness Competition Winners Announced

On Monday, 29 April, Western Cape Minister of Education, Debbie Schäfer congratulated....

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Prestigious Award for Bloemhof Principal
Prestigious Award for Bloemhof Principal

Ms Wilna van Heerden, principal of Bloemhof Girls’ High School in...

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Cecil Road Primary School gets a new library
Cecil Road Primary School gets a new library

The MAL Foundation opened their 14th school library at Cecil Road Primary School in...

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Curriculum GET’s Superstar
Curriculum GET’s Superstar

Elizabeth Hector of the GET Curriculum Directorate won in her category at...

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Prince George Primary marks World Book Day with new library
Prince George Primary marks World Book Day with new library

World Book Day is celebrated annually on 23 April and for learn...

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CTLI -  a hive of activity during school holidays
CTLI -  a hive of activity during school holidays

The Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute offered various training opportunities for teachers...

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Protea Heights Academy goes solar
Protea Heights Academy goes solar

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019, it was announced that Protea Heights Academy was...

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Districts receive top honours

The Cape Winelands Education District received top honours in two categories of the annual National...

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WCED receives fourth clean audit
WCED receives fourth clean audit

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) received its fourth consecutive Clean Audit...

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Collaborative partnership between Rotary and the WCED
Collaborative partnership between Rotary and the WCED

On Friday 5 April 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Western Cape Education Department and...

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Modderdam High learners to hone their STEM skills
Modderdam High learners to hone their STEM skills

Modderdam High School in Bonteheuwel launched its Science, Technology, Engineering and...

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WCED hosts first Future Focused Education Conference
WCED hosts first Future Focused Education Conference

A wide and diverse range of voices in education and development gathered at the Cape Town...

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Teachers matter!
Teachers matter!

Head of education in the Western Cape Brian Schreuder paid tribute to the excellent teachers in the province and said...

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"You are changing lives"
"You are changing lives"

Andria Zafirakou, the 2018 Global Teacher Prize winner, said while a teacher can't be singled out as the best, teaching is...

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Let’s get rid of the “MESS”
Let’s get rid of the “MESS”

Nirmala Sankaran, CEO of Hey Math!, said that everybody needs to raise their game both inside and outside...

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Comments from delegates

Clinton Spencer, Circuit Manager: “The conference was outstanding. It opens the door for development...

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Making learning relevant

Delegates at an education conference hosted by the Western Cape Education Department heard first-hand accounts from learners...

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Teacher appreciation
Official video for the WCED Education Conversations for the Future Conference

Applications open for National Senior Certificate marking officials
Applications open for National Senior Certificate marking officials

The WCED invites applications to mark the 2019–20 National Senior Certificate and the...

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Holiday Programme at the Cape Town Science Centre
Holiday Programme at the Cape Town Science Centre

The Cape Town Science Centre is celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table with a jam-packed holiday programme.

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WC Government allocates R75.251 billion to education over next three years
WC Government allocates R75.251 billion to education over next three years

On 5 March 2019, Western Cape Finance Minister, Ivan Meyer...

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Tembelatu learners are warriors on wheels
Tembelatu learners are warriors on wheels

Two learners from Tembaletu School for learners with special education needs in Gugulethu...

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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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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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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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