Diane Hendricks and Nomfundo Mfobo, SDU’s R-Maths trainers setting the scene to inspire their colleagues during the Phase 2 block training, 25 – 28 June 2015. SDU developed the Grade R Mathematics Programme (R-Maths) and in partnership with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) SDU trained ECD/Foundation Phase Subject Advisors and supported the training of approximately 3 600 Grade R practitioners/teachers.
Link: UCT SII Award ceremony
At the 4th April graduation ceremony, the SII received the 2017 VC Social Responsiveness Award. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all our colleagues in the SDU, FHS and across the university who made this possible. We especially want to acknowledge our SII school partners and principals who were co-applicants for the award: Mxolisi Mbobo (Intshayelelo Primary); Mlungisi Siko (Ummangaliso Primary); Patrick Barnes (Usasazo Secondary); Themba Mbathane (Sivuyiseni Primary) and Phadiela Cooper (COSAT).
The UCT-in-Eden Competition Day was held on 26 August 2017. Learners competed against their peers among the 15 project schools. Competitions were held for Grade 7, 8 & 9 respectively for mathematics and natural sciences.
On 11-13 July 2017, St Georges Hotel, Pretoria. Main discussion: The Power of Play in preparing children for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. The SDU R-maths team in Partnership with the WCED completed Phase 1 training of 1400 Gr R Teachers in the Western Cape. In the light of this Is is noteworthy that this R-maths programme is aligned to the competencies identified as being critical for teachers and learners for the future.
Our last cohort of Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) students graduated from UCT on Wednesday afternoon. In all 11 graduated with and ACE in Curriculum Leadership in the Intermediate Phase; 14 graduated with an ACE in Curriculum Leadership in the Foundation Phase.
Short Course: Leading and Managing a Curriculum Delivery Team
Participants from different WCED schools are presently attending the management short course Leading and Managing a Curriculum Delivery Team. The course is designed for school managers as well as those who aspire to upward mobility in the profession. For information on this, and other short courses on offer through the Schools Development Unit, contact Gary Powell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Wadeeah Fisher (email@example.com ).
Tami and Sue visited the Bulungula Incubator from the 19-22 April.
This is on the coast in the Eastern Cape, 5 hours from East London and 3 hours from Umtata. They worked with the Education Project manager from Bulungula and 4 teachers from 4 Gr R classes in the area. 3-5 hour training sessions took place over 3 afternoons.
Despite varied teaching contexts the training was successful and the participants valued the experience.