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Our high school learners explore Table Mountain and Signal Hill

By |2015-10-21T09:46:55+00:00October 21st, 2015|Arts, Environment, High School, Hope Scholars|

On Saturday the 17th October, the Hope Scholars and Arts Outreach Programme's learners were invited to an excursion of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The outing was initiated by Kate Crane Briggs of Culture Connect. Around 50 learners took part in the outing. The beautiful weather on the chosen day allowed for a great time for [...]

SAEP Arts Outreach Programme honoured in the community of Samora Machel

By |2015-09-22T07:09:40+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Arts, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

On Monday the 14th the SAEP visual arts team was honoured at Masikhulisane Day and Aftercare Centre in Samora Machel. The team produced a beautiful mural on the outside wall of crèche as part of the Mandela day celebrations two months ago. The event was organised by Save the Children Fund Cape. The visual arts [...]

Literacy for all ‘must stand at the heart’ of new sustainable development agenda – UNESCO chief

By |2016-10-21T08:41:54+00:00September 10th, 2015|Bridging Year, High School, Hope Scholars, Primary school|

Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the United Nations is emphasizing that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all. Read the full story online here

Arts Outreach Programme Dance team performs at Intsebenziswano Senior Secondary School.

By |2015-08-25T09:11:07+00:00August 25th, 2015|Arts, High School, Hope Scholars|

After the dance team’s performance at the Artscape on Tuesday 18th August, the dance team was identified by their school as one of the acts to perform at the school’s showcase event that took place at the Intsebenziswano Senior Secondary School’s hall after school on Wednesday 19th. Dance performed a few of their dance routines [...]

From the bottom of my heart – Poem written by the HIV positive grandmother of grade 8 SAEP Hope Scholar

By |2015-08-20T11:57:31+00:00August 20th, 2015|Cross Cutting, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

“FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART” With Love Love conquers all obstacles, It’s the main source of willing power, it keeps you going. What’s causing all the detours on one’s path, How one lose faith and obtain anger as replacement. How could Human kind be deducted in such manner. “The emptiness cannot even be filled [...]

Hope Scholars spend time in nature during school holidays

By |2015-08-20T11:45:50+00:00August 20th, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

During the June-July school holidays, 52 Hope Scholars Programme (HSP) grade 8 learners (from both Zisukhanyo and Sophumelela) went on an educational camp to the False Bay Ecology Park, Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve (working with CTEET).  The aim of the camp was not only to strengthen the relationship between HSP learners and HSP staff, but also to build trust between HSP and the parents of [...]

Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else

By |2015-08-20T11:02:30+00:00August 20th, 2015|Bridging Year, Cross Cutting, General news, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Tertiary Support|

A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures. It is a common lamentation that students are not taught to think, but there is usually an accompanying lack of clarity about exactly what that might mean. [...]

SAEP Environmental Programme students learn about careers in Environmental Sector

By |2016-10-21T08:42:02+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, General news, High School, Hope Scholars|

Students in the Sinethemba Secondary School Environment Club attended an interactive presentation about careers in the Environmental Sector at the University of Cape Town (UCT).  The presentation was put together jointly by Siyenyuka (the outreach component of UCT Mountain and Ski Club) and the Environmental Programme at SAEP to introduce students to potential career options, [...]

The matric ritual a small part of a larger picture

By |2016-10-21T08:42:05+00:00July 22nd, 2015|ADT Teach, Bridging Year, High School, Hope Scholars, Impact Centre, Tertiary Support|

Compiled by Katie Florian SAEP Impact Centre Getting Back to Basics The dust has begun to settle after all the excitement surrounding the 2014 matric results, which were released Monday the 6th of January, and harsh realities are sinking in for many students in South Africa. Even with matric passes in hand, students, particularly those [...]

Hope Scholar’s tour Robben Island

By |2016-10-21T08:42:06+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Environment, Hope Scholars, Uncategorized|

On Friday, 8 May 2015, 100 Hope Scholar Programme (HSP) learners from grade 8 and 9 went on a tour of Robben Island.  The purpose of the trip was twofold: to allow the scholars to experience the environment of the island (Robben Island is home to a great variety of seabird species) and to gain [...]

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