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School Garden Pilot: Phumzile Primary School

School Garden Pilot: Phumzile Primary School

This year, Pick n Pay School Club joined forces with ‘People Who Grow Food’ (PWGF) and the Department of Education Tshwane District, to create a food garden at Phumzile Primary School in Soshanguve. PWGF is a food garden initiative to grow, feed, educate, store and...

A quick guide to your child’s vision

A quick guide to your child’s vision

When to have your child’s vision examined: The American Optometric Association recommends the following guide for childhood visual exams: children should have an eye exam by no later than 6 months old, then again by age 3, and just before starting school. School-age...

Looking after your mental health during exam season

Looking after your mental health during exam season

Can you believe we’re almost at the end of yet another year? It feels like it was just yesterday when the new academic year began. 2021 hasn’t been easy, especially for students. Exam season is taxing, no matter how well you excel in certain subjects. One of the most...

PURPOSE PARTNERS CONVERT WASTE TO GOOD

PURPOSE PARTNERS CONVERT WASTE TO GOOD

What started as a small, but impactful recycling initiative among 13 schools during lockdown, has boomed to 100 schools thanks to the involvement of new partners.  The schools are collecting yoghurt tubs which are upcycled to create 500 school desks, and in...

The Importance of Breakfast

The Importance of Breakfast

Don’t skip breakfast Breakfast is an important meal for growing children. Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to have higher school attendance; better short-term memory and their overall test scores are higher as they are better able to concentrate. After waking...

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Ms Effendi (Western Cape)

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Ms Effendi (Western Cape)

Ms Effendi - Portavue Primary School What is your current role within the education space? My current role is the Department Head of Grade 7 - Senior Phase. I am also the Subject Head for English for Grades 4 to 7. I am responsible for the moderation of assessment...

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Claudia Vila Boa (Gauteng)

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Claudia Vila Boa (Gauteng)

Claudia Vila Boa – Forest Town School What is your current role within the education space? Currently, I am a Paediatric Physiotherapist based at Forest Town School, a special needs school. What inspired you to follow this career path? I have always had a passion for...

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Ms Mokgadi Nkuna (Gauteng)

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Ms Mokgadi Nkuna (Gauteng)

Ms Mokgadi Nkuna - Phumzile Primary School   What is your current role within the education space? I am the Head Chef at Phumzile Primary School. What inspired you to follow this career path? I love cooking with all my heart. What do you love most about what you...

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Lizelle De Bruin (Gauteng)

WOMEN’S MONTH TEACHER Q&A: Lizelle De Bruin (Gauteng)

Lizelle De Bruin - Head of CAT and IT Department at Alberton High School   What is your current role within the education space? I am the head of CAT and IT Department at Alberton High School. I have been teaching Grade 12 Economics for 13 years. I am involved in...

Pick n Pay School Club Reading List

Pick n Pay School Club Reading List

As educators and parents, we should encourage and celebrate reading and literature. Reading is an imperative skill for kids to have. It helps them understand the world around them and ultimately leads to academic success. Trying to figure out which books are ideal for...

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