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Matric jargon explained, from MEO to NBT

Matric is complicated enough for both parent and child without the complicated terminology. Read through our handy glossary of terms that are bound to come up during this intense year.

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Spot the fake news: How analysing patterns helps students detect deceptive media

Showing students how to determine source credibility, and to analyse tone, bias and motive, is a great way to help them with their media literacy. Here's how students are filtering through and deciphering what they’re reading.

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Is this the world’s coolest teacher?

A video showing a high school teacher rapping and dancing with her students has gone viral.

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Helping teachers get better at ‘how’ to teach as well as ‘what’ to teach

"Some don’t want to try out new assessment methods. Others are reluctant to use technology for teaching. And some resist any sort of professional development because they’re used to doing things in a particular way."

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Short back and sides, no afros please: SA schools still cling to traditional rules in 2019

What are the hair rules and regulations for schools across South Africa? Well, some are more progressive in letting boys grow out their hair, provided it's neat, of course, while others still refuse to embrace everyone's natural hair, including afros. Really? In 2019?

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This teacher is showing us a side of teaching we rarely see

It's one of the most underrated jobs and this teacher is showing us just how far educators are willing to go to ensure their students are successful.

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"No parent should have to bury a child especially if the death could have been avoided!": Readers question school sports and safety

After reading the tragic story of how a father lost his son due to a senseless accident while playing soccer at school, our reader's share their thoughts on the lack of safety protocol at schools.

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"Goal posts fell onto my son and he did not survive": A dad starts a much-needed conversation around school sport safety

"Hugo’s death was followed by inaction. And now a second child has died. Schools, sporting clubs and parents can no longer remain silent on the issue of the safety of our children. "A father shares his heartbreaking story and raises a few much-needed questions around schools, sports and safety.

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The start of high school doesn’t have to be stressful

We know it's easier said than done, but surviving the first few days of high school is all about adopting a growth mindset – knowing that things may be tough but I can learn and grow – and trusting that change is good.

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This is how the Class of 2018 turned up for matric dance season

Second only to clenching a good matric pass, matric ball night makes the entire year worth the blood, sweat and tears. And in this part of the world, it's practically a rite of passage.

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98% of South African children attend school and other facts about access to education from the 2018 Child Gauge report

Children make up 35% of the South African population and the recently released Child Gauge 2018 report highlights the facts and figures that shape their reality. Here we look at what data has to say about a South African child's access to education.

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Matric Rage: Organisers talk safety and security at this year's major festivals

It's the end of the year and your teen is ready to spread their wings. You may be wary of allowing them to attend matric rage, given the rather raucous news reports of young people going wild. Parent24 got in touch with festival organisers for a rundown of safety measures they've put into place for the upcoming festivals.

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South Africa's top rugby high schools in 2018

From the First XV rankings to Rugby365's top 20 list, see which schools from around the country came out tops for 2018.

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How parents can help schools become more inclusive, according to Nabeel Allie from 'A School Where I Belong'

A School Where I Belong, recently published by Dylan Wray, Roy Hellenberg and Johnathan Jansen, shows a way forward in creating transformed and inclusive South African schools.

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What SA schools should teach: "Teachers should teach academic knowledge, not replace parenting"

We received tons of comments from readers about the "15 things that should be taught in SA's schools" article. Here are some of the ones that stood out.

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Maths made easy: Explaining functions

In this article, we look at some great resources that explain the maths concept of functions really well.

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15 things that should be taught in SA's schools

Somewhere between all the letters and numbers, children should be taught valuable lessons and skills they can actually use in their daily lives, ones they'll carry with them for a lifetime. Here's a list of things I feel should be incorporated in the school curriculum.

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Schools must equip learners to use credible websites as resources

Learners must be vigilant and aware of the agendas of their sources, especially when doing history research, and not fall for fake SA news sites that incite fear and hatred. And when it comes to international history, we must teach them to look out for some US alt-right "news" sites which have very specific beliefs, including white supremacy and holocaust denialism.

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4 questions to help your Grade 9 choose matric subjects

Deciding on what subjects will best help them achieve their future goals might be too heavy an approach for your teen. Instead here are four easy questions to get them thinking about their future without freaking them out.

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"Great to know where you come from but no idea where you're going" – readers respond to replacing Life Orientation with History

We recently published an article about the Department of Basic Education's decision to scrap Life Orientation and make History compulsory from grade 10-12. Our readers felt, however, that making History compulsory is not viable considering our standard of education, and teens truly need the skills taught in Life Orientation.

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We can't make History compulsory in school without trained teachers to teach it

Teacher training in South Africa is under enormous pressure. And if we're going to make History a compulsory subject, that pressure will only get worse. So is the country really in a position to produce adequate numbers of good History teachers by 2023? Probably not. Linda Chisholm from the University of Johannesburg explains.

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"Phindi wants to be a nurse, but failed Maths Lit because the system failed her again"

A reader writes in to tell us about the apparent "incompetence" in the education system which she explains is "forcing the marginalised to stay in poverty" and preventing them from reaching their full potential.

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In 5 years, Life Orientation will no longer be compulsory, but History will be

On 31 May the Department of Basic Education announced that, as of 2023, History would be rolled out incrementally as a compulsory subject up until matric. But Life Orientation will be scrapped. Here's the skinny.
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