Education is a lifelong process

Education is not just the acquiring of knowledge and skills while you are in school or studying at university or college.  It is a lifelong process or journey. As adults, we learn through acquiring new knowledge and skills, trying out new experiences and challenging ourselves to overcome new things.  Recently Soul Action facilitated a workshop on developing phonological awareness with crèche teachers.  Previous workshops this year focused on some of the steps to phonological awareness: sound di...
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Reggio Emilia Conference

The ‘great forest installation’ at Africa’s Reggio Conference, was an invitation to create and share a vision of children's rights, to cultivate ecosystems that share ideas, information, resources. As we prepare to establish an affordable, excellent & integrated / transcultural school, Soul Action has been researching innovative models of education.  In June, Rachel had the privilege of attending a 3-day conference on the Reggio Approach to education.  The conference takes place annually ...
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Policy Development

The last few weeks have been incredibly fruitful, with a great deal of energy, time and thinking being spent developing policies and toolkits for the school. These include staff focused policies outlining procedures for recruitment and selection, processes for pay and performance management, and child focused policies considering learning needs, inclusion and admission procedures. A total of 19 policies have been written so far, nine of which have toolkits with all the necessary forms and templ...
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