Friday, August 18, 2017

BRIGHT SPARKS

At the Grade 2 District Mental Maths Competition recently, Eden Stead from Stirling came first, Shanae Rensburg, right, from AW Barnes Primary came second...

Education department visits ‘assault video’ school principal

BY NATHI OLIFANT The principal of the Siyathuthuka Secondary School‚ at which a pupil was savagely assaulted‚ was not allowed to speak to the media...

SA students are not equipped to handle higher education: Study

BY SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER Not being happy with your study choice and failing schools standards are some of the reasons why South African students have admitted...

Stirling Primary choir scoops national awards

By Qaqamba Magadla The Stirling Primary School choir took third place and its song, Emlanjeni Yelele, was voted the best African song at the annual ATKV...

GOLD AWARD

The Stirling Primary School choir received a gold award, came third in their section and received the top award for their traditional African song...

NEW TOYS

College Street Primary School recently unveiled their new playground equipment to the delight of all the excited pupils Picture: SUPPLIED

HOCKEY TOUR

Cambridge High School hosted hockey players from King Edward VI, from England, above, recently. The first and U16A Cambridge boys’ teams played against the...

WELL DONE

St John’s Road Primary School Grade 3 pupil Alonzo Wynne was placed in first position at the District Mental Maths Quiz Competition. He represented...

HIGH REGARD

Advance for Life Christian Academy recently celebrated two pupils, who received the Pick n Pay Hero Award for June and July. Grade 6 pupil,...

R17m to help NMU students

By Tremaine van Aardt Bursary fund in partnership with Absa lifts financial burden for deserving beneficiaries A Nelson Mandela University student whose mother resigned from her...

Computer whiz

Congratulations to Donna-Leigh Greyling, left, from Clarendon Girls’ High School, who won a gold award for the first round of the Computer Applications Olympiad....

Future actors vie for honours

Schools to compete in EC drama festival THE Alexander Playhouse’s Eastern Cape High School Drama Festival preparations are well under way with the first round...

Pretty pair at De Vos Malan matric dance

Chandre Cox and Saleem Abrahams looked stunning for the Hoerskool De Vos Malan’s matric dance at the weekend Picture: MARVIN SHAW/MSHAW PHOTOGRAPHY

TOP GESTURE

This very kind-hearted boy, Ethan Jackson from Stirling Primary raised R500 and donated it all to Fun and Fundraising for the Elderly – a...

FIRST CLASS

St John’s Road Primary School recently received the keys to their brand new Grade R classrooms. The new block is also equipped with a...

Stepping out for matric dance

Hoërskool De Vos Malan matriculant Doneè Coetzee with her partner Dylan Du-Preez during a photo shoot at the Steve Biko Centre prior to their...

Out on the town

Nasiphi Tyobeka, Allachia Davids and Wanita Seekoei looked stunning for the Hoërskool De Vos Malan farewell at the King William’s Town Railway Station prior...

BIG BRASS

The Stirling High Big Band performed to a large audience at the National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown recently Picture: SUPPLIED  

BRIGHT BUGS

 Gonubie Primary Grade 3 pupils had a day full of fun and learning at school when they dressed up as different insects. Miss Connellan’s...

Border squash team crowned SA champs

THE Border girls U16 squash team returned victorious from the South African Schools Squash Interprovincial tournament in Bloemfontein, winning the title of SA champs. The...

How to make a kid from rural Eastern Cape the equal...

By Penwell Dlamini Government should consider teaching subjects in indigenous languages or strengthening the learning of English if it wants to improve results in basic education‚...

WATCH: Alime gets new lease on life after receiving hearing aid

A new set of hearing aids has given six-year-old Alime Nkhohliso a new lease on life and a chance to be a fully active...

Black women ‘have to work harder for recognition’

Black women continue to have to work extra hard for recognition even if they are just as qualified and experienced as their white female...

Teacher training in spotlight

Many of South Africa’s teachers are ill-prepared for teaching‚ unaccountable and do not receive enough support and training to equip them as competent educators‚...

Alumni say ‘no’ to renaming Rhodes

Discussions over transformation – including a name change – were in the spotlight at Rhodes University this weekend, as the Rhodes University Alumni Trust...

Principal matters for girls

When Dr Melanie Drake takes the helm as Clarendon Primary’s new principal in a few days’ time, she will bring with her an admirable...

Pupils attend personal development course

MORE than 46 pupils from Eastern Cape schools were presented with certificates for completing a personal development and leadership course with Masithethe Counselling Services...

ART ON DISPLAY

Sarah Drinkrow, left, and Nina Spagenberg from Sharon's Art School had their art works selected to represent South Africa in the Republic of China...

GOLDEN GIRL

At the annual Buffalo City Art Exhibition held recently, Gonubie Primary School’s Emma Hempel (Grade 2) received a double gold award for her painting...

Dewar selected to SA U18B side

SELBORNE College Grade 11 pupil, Matt Dewar has been selected for the South African U18 B hockey team after the U18 Interprovincial Hockey tournament...

COOKING UP A STORM

 Gonubie Primary Grade 6 pupils had a fun-filled cookout day on the banks of the Gonubie River recently. Even the inclement weather could not...

SCHOOL OUTING

Selborne Primary boys had a great time at the Grahamstown Festival recently. The school thanks music teachers at the school, Lana Hart and Michelle...

WATCH: NU9 teen finds all his joy in sharing

While his peers are mostly concerned about sports and TV games, 13-year-old Simangaliso Ntoni dedicates his time to helping less fortunate children. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq9BRWAVLM8?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent] Simangaliso is...

Chikila makes a beeline for Bucks

Top goalscorer in the ABC Motsepe League last season Bongani Chikila has left the EC Bees and is now on trial at Mthatha Bucks...

Month-long sewage spill at school brings teaching to standstill

For the second day this week, pupils at Nkululeko Secondary School in KwaNobuhle have not been taught due to a broken pipe at a...

Mighty Chiefs are on the way to Sisa

East London soccer fans will be treated to top-class action when Chippa United lock horns with Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs for the Premier’s Cup...

School accused of targeting black pupils over natural hair

A woman has accused a school in Gauteng of policing black pupils’ hair after her niece was sent home over her “inappropriate” hairstyle. Siyabonga Ngwenya...

School staff crisis ‘heading for court’

Huge backlog should be addressed according to need, not budget, warns Gade The Eastern Cape Department of Education is putting itself at risk of court...

Education department wants to drop compulsory maths for accounting pupils

The Department of Education wants to remove maths as a compulsory subject for pupils studying accounting until matric. The department has gazetted the proposed change...

Rotary gift for pupils’ efforts

THE Rotary Club of Bonza Bay recently donated a computer to Greenpoint Senior Secondary School for use by their pupils. During a short ceremony, club...

LEARNING TO COPE

Masithethe Counselling Services presented a holiday course for St Johns Road Primary School pupils recently. They were given life skills on coping with bullying,...

Teams serve tables to raise funds

Border badminton eight off to interprovincials THE Under 19 Border badminton teams had to wait tables at the Spur in Vincent this week to raise...

Fundraiser sure to hit right note

IN A first-of-its kind fundraiser, the Rotary Club of East London is provi- ding a platform to showcase the abun- dant musical talent at...

Name change allows NMU to ‘reflect international character’

The renaming of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to Nelson Mandela University provides the opportunity to reposition itself on a global scale‚ says Chancellor...

Budget goof strands pupils

The Eastern Cape Transport Department has failed to secure available extra funding to bus more than 29 000 Eastern Cape pupils when schools reopen...

Minister tells pupils to prioritise mathematics

Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula encouraged more than 500 high school pupils to make mathematics their first choice if they want a better chance...

Cultural exchange nurtures acting talent

HUDSON Park High School has embarked on an exciting cultural exchange initiative with Bhongolethu, a rural school from Kwelera. This involves 75 Bhongolethu pupils immersing...

Fun week for youth

VARIOUS local churches and organisations have come together to present youngsters in East London with their first Youth Week – a week filled with...

WHEN I GROW UP

Stirling Baptist Church's  holiday club last week took place in five different venues around East London catering to different age groups. Friday was the...