isiZulu Skills Development Program Report
During 2015 an isiZulu phonics program was piloted with Grade R and Grade 1 educators from two schools. The evaluation from this program revealed that educators were concerned that the learners found it a challenge to ‘read’ words despite their knowledge of sounds. When the learners were reading and came across a word they did not recognise they had no skills to work out (decode) what that word was. The assessments with the learners conf...
Evaluation of the Leadership Program for six Heads of Department (HOD)
The leadership program for the Heads of Department (HOD) during 2016 consisted of four workshops in conjunction with one to one visits. Workshops were facilitated at the start of each term, the following topics were covered:
assessment of phonic knowledge
why and how to support, mentor and motivate staff
how to give feedback which recognises achievement and highli...
A key component of our ECD programme is to motivate the ECD teachers we work with to make changes so that they increase the development of the children in their care. Coleman and Glover state that, “…successful education depends upon motivation at all levels”. Two of the strategies for increasing motivation are ‘recognition and encouragement’ and ‘setting goals and giving feedback’. We try to put these into action through the ECD programme.
One of the big ways that we do this is through child a...
Soul Action dreams of establishing a multi-cultural school for 3 to 18 year olds; a school where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their God given potential.
The aim of the school would be to provide excellent education for every child, where every child is encouraged to reach their potential as they develop physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually – whatever their learning style or background.
Therefore, during September and October 2016 a feasibili...