SchoolNet SA in the News

April 2018 was a busy media month for SchoolNet – and you may have seen us on TV or heard us talking about our Learning Gains Through Play project on the radio. The impetus The need to share important findings from research conducted over four years as part of the DG Murray Trust-funded study on Learning Gains through Play prompted SchoolNet South Africa to issue a press release in April 2018. This project had shown that exposure to digital educational apps and Xbox Kinect games had significantly i...

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DMGT Call for Proposals before Feb 29 – Pilot Intervention to Tackle School Drop-out

The DG Murray Trust (DGMT) invites proposals for experiments that tackle school drop-out in South Africa. “We invite you – as well-known organisations in this field, or fresh new alliances – to design and implement a programme focused on identifying Grade 8 and/or 9 learners who are at risk of dropping out and putting in measures that reduce the rates of grade repetition and drop-out. The project will be implemented over a period of 36 months through a phased approach. We are looking for ...

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‘Imagination and Literacy’: A Report on the RASA and PARFA 2015 Literacy Conference held in Cape Town in September

This post is adapted from the report written by Janet Thomson, CEO of SchoolNet. The full report can be found on our website here  This post captures ten of the highlights from the report. The Reading Association of South Africa and the Pan-African Reading for All Conference was held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town from 2nd – 5th September. The theme was Imagination and Literacy.  1. Opening plenary Top: David Harrison at the Opening ...

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Learning Gains through play project – DGMT Trustees visit Solomon Qatyana School

The DG Murray Trust have been very generous in their support of the Learning Gains through Play project being implemented in KZN and the Western Cape. One year into the project it was time for members of the Board of Trustees from DG Murray to visit one of the project schools in order to see for themselves how their funding was being used.   The visit was scheduled for August 20th and the selected school was Solomon Qatyana Primary situated in Asanda Village in Strand.   Solomon Qatya...

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