Three of GSS-teachers and one administration staff member in Grabouw had a recent visit to their partnership school,BCHS, in Engeland.
They are Elvida Moos (Admin), Griswald Hess (Maths and Science), Oriel Hess(English First Additional Language) and Xavier Julius(Afrikaans Home Language).
They took the trip to explore and to do some research on how they can improve their school management and environment.
The teachers came back with a lot of new gained knowledge which they hope to use in order to create a ‘better’ learning environment for their learners.
The teachers described their six-day-visit to the UK as a fun and learning excursion which will definitely be an asset to their schooling system.
We excitedly opened our new Homework-hub/ E-learning centre on Friday, 10 June 2016. The facility was officially opened by the Director of the Overberg District, Mr. Bertram Lorriston in the presence of Ms. Nathalie Hendricks, representing Appletiser SA. Ms Jenny Bridgeman, head of curriculum services, Overberg; Ms. Yolanda Bailey of Overberg Education District; Governing body members; The staff and learners.
The facility can accoundate 30 learners in the Homework-hub; 15 people working on the internet at the same time and 30 people seated in the Tutor-room.
The facility will be open until 17:00 from Tuesdays to Fridays and on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 08:00 – 12:30. The centre is open to students and the general public who enrol as members: Terms and Conditions apply.
Two GSS-teachers, Xavier Julius and Wiley Groepe, was invited to attend a two day training at the Mowbray Golf Club on the 10th and 11th of June.
Theophilus van Rensburg Lindzter, campaigner for professional development, tech-assisted learning and idea-based competence development, were able to communicate with them via Skype in the comfort of his room in Rome, Italy.
The two-day-course aimed to create an accessible website to the school, which will put them in a position to communicate and share some suitable resources to their learners, parents, and broader community.
These two teachers learned why effective communication is effective and why learners should be able to express themselves in a proper manner.
Mr. X. Julius said that the biggest problem with the youth is that they have such great ideas, but they’re not able to say or express themselves in a manner which is effective enough for others to understand or to work with.
These teachers was also joined by Darren Stewart who was one of the facilitators and also gave a lecture on photography.