SAASTA National Schools Debates Competition 2016

Attention: Debaters and Science Educators

SAASTA invites all schools with a keen interest in debating – but in this instance from a scientific stance – to enter the 2016 SAASTA National Schools Debates Competition.

Who may enter?
Learners from Grade 9 – 11 who are:

  • interested in developing their scientific research and information literacy skills;
  • critical thinkers; and
  • willing to work as a team to present logical, clear arguments.

At least two of the learners must take science-related subjects at school.

Important dates?

Closing date for entries: 20 February 2016
Only 10 schools per province will be chosen.

Provincial workshops for all successful teams: 16 April 2016
Teams will attend workshops in their various provinces before start of competitions.

Provincial competitions: 14, 21 and 28 May 2016
Teams will compete against each other in their provinces.

National Final: 6 October 2016

Interested?

Download the SAASTA 2016 Information Pack

Or

Contact Lizelle de Bruin
Wordwise Media: Project Manager
Tel: 021 976 3366
Fax: 021 979 5343
Email: lizelle@wwmedia.co.za

2015 SACEE Language Challenge

Dear Educator
Please find below an INVITATION to SACEE’s 2015 NATIONAL LANGUAGE CHALLENGE & PUZZLE PARADE TESTS.We have also included an order form for schools who wish to order past papers.

The date for the Language Challenge is FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER.

The CLOSING DATE for ENTRIES is FRIDAY 19 JUNE.

Regards

Neil le Roux
SACEE Language Challenge Co-ordinator.

SACEE BORDER BRANCH
EMAIL: sacee@telkomsa.net

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Call for Entries 2015 SAASTA National Schools Debates Competition

Attention: Debates and Science Educators

SAASTA invites all schools with a keen interest in debating – but in this instance from a scientific stance – to enter the 2015 SAASTA National Schools Debates Competition.

Who may enter?

Learners from Grade 9 – 11 who are:

  • interested in developing thier scientific research and information literacy skills;
  • critical thinkers; and
  • willing to work as a team to present logical, clear arguments.

At least two of the learners must take science-related subjects at school.

Closing date for entries is 20 February 2015
(only 10 schools per province will be chosen)

For more information contact
Suma Jovner
(Wordwise Media: Project Manager)
Tel 021 843 3849
Fax 086 517 9487
Email suma@mwebbiz.co.za

Or

download SAASTA 2015 Information Pack.

Limpopo Schools Festivals of the Arts & Creativity

The South African Schools Festivals invite you to be part of a life-altering, mind-blowing, soul-soaring experience with the arts! Join with over 6 000 young South Africans of different backgrounds doing just that around the country. Let the brilliant shows stir your soul; let the hands-on workshops empower you and draw out your potential; feel the lectures stretch your mind, and let the rich mix of people you’ll meet broaden your mind.

The Limpopo Schools Festivals will take place in Polokwane on the 12th & 13th March 2015.

Closing date for enrolments:
Final Closing Date: Friday, 27th February 2015
(Note: This is subject to space being available by this date)

***Downloads***

  1. 2015 Letter to all Limpopo Schools – Reply slip
  2. Limpopo Schools Festival 2015 Booking Kit
  3. Limpopo Workshop and Enrolment Form 2015

 

English Olympiad 2015 Call for Entries

The theme for the Olympiad will be “Stories of Mzansi”. The anthology entitled Revelations and Transformations will include 12 South African short stories.

Please click on the documents below to access the 2015 Call for Entries, the 2015 Entry Form and the Letter to Principals:

2015 Call for Entries

2015 Entry Form

2015 Letter to Principals

Circular S8 of 2014

Circular S8 OF 2014

The Department of Basic Education (DBE)’s Circular S3 of 2012 and Circular S13 of 2013 communicated that the Grade 12 literature prescribed for 2013 would be prescribed again for the 2014 National Senior Certificate examinations.

Circular S3 of 2012 communicated that a new list of prescribed literature for FET would be phased in over two years: novels and short stories in 2015, and drama and poetry in 2016. Provinces were requested to bring this communique to the attention of all language teachers responsible for preparing candidates for the National Senior Certificate examination.

In consultation with Provincial Curriculum Managers, the DBE concluded on the following:

• Given the challenges faced by the DBE, all the outstanding FET genres will be implemented in 2016; and

• The Grade 12 Folklore be implemented in 2015 as procurement is underway and delivery to schools will be finalised by end of October 2014.

• As stipulated in Circular S13 of 2013 the status quo remains for the prescribed Grade 12 literature in public schools for the Senior Certificate Examination until November/December 2015 and February/March 2016.

I am therefore granting a further extension for the use of the existing FET literature until 2015 and the implementation of Grade 12 Folklore in 2015.

You are kindly requested to bring Circular S 8 of 2014 to the attention of all schools and teachers involved.

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  1. Circular S8 of 2014

English HL CAPS Training for Senior Phase Wraps Up

Senior Phase English Home Language teachers from around the province gathered at the Polokwane Royal Hotel for their CAPS Training on 2 June and 3 June 2014. There were about 40 teachers in attendance.

Well-prepared facilitators guided the teachers through the 4 skill areas under the CAPS for languages, namely:

Listening and Speaking
Reading and Viewing
Writing and Presenting
Language Structures and Conventions

A brief discussion was conducted about record sheets and mark lists at the end of the training. The record sheets and mark lists are available on this website.

 

English HL Record Sheets and Mark Lists Grade 4-9

The pack contains the following files:

CAPS Record Sheet  ENG HLGr.4.doc
CAPS Record Sheet  ENG HLGr.5.doc
CAPS Record Sheet  ENG HLGr.6.doc
CASS Record Sheet ENG HL Gr.7.doc
CASS Record Sheet ENG HL Gr.8.doc
CASS Record Sheet ENG HL Gr.9.doc
MARK LIST   2013  Gr.4 ENG HL.doc
MARK LIST   2013  Gr.5 ENG HL.doc
MARK LIST   2013  Gr.6 ENG HL.doc
MARK LIST   2014 Gr.7 HL.doc
MARK LIST   2014 Gr.8 HL.doc
MARK LIST   2014 Gr.9 HL.doc

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  1. capsrecordsheetsmarklists (ZIP, 1.1MB)