These activities are designed so that all principals can find something that interests them irrespective of their computer experience. You will notice that there is a range of scenarios. Look through the list and start with the one that interests you the most. At the end of each activity you will notice that there are further scenarios related to the one you have just completed as well as links to skills at a higher level of difficulty.

What principals can do using skill level


Basic skills

  1. Write a short bulletin
  2. Write a good news note
  3. Write a letter to parents
  4. Write a report to the BoG
  5. Design a newsletter
  6. Design a poster
  7. Design a certificate
  8. Create a schedule
  9. Review a document
  10. Search the Internet
  11. Create a simple presentation
  12. Use the Education Portal, Thutong
  13. Design an assessment tool
  14. Create a simple marksheet


Intermediate skills

  1. Analyse data
  2. Draw up a budget
  3. Organise information in an outline
  4. Create a graph (chart)
  5. Import a chart to Microsoft Word
  6. Use Internet information in Microsoft Word

Advanced skills

  1. Mail merge a letter
  2. Create a class database
  3. Create a pivot table (flat database)
  4. Create a dynamic markbook

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