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School governing body elections 2018

Governing bodies are made up of the vital stakeholders at a public school. The principal, parents, educators, members of staff (non-educators) and pupils (at secondary schools) are the members of the SGB. Each constituency is elected from representatives from that constituency.

What binds a couple’s relationship?

The simplest of words such as ‘thank you,’ have the greatest of impact. It shows that you appreciate whatever your partner is doing. Never take a relationship for granted. Always show your gratitude.

Knowledge is Power: The interview committee

The SGB has to formally elect the Interview Committee (IC) from within its members. Prior to the election of the IC, the chairman must ensure that all substantive vacancies on the SGB are filled. Usually, 30 days’ notice has to be given for such by-elections.

Knowledge is Power: What to do when exams are over

It is now common practice for high school pupils to find temporary employment during this waiting period. This helps to relax the mind and to take away the focus from the nervous wait. It also serves as a source of income for the pupil.

Are some of our leaders sociopaths?

Sociopaths are not necessarily confined to prisons and found in gangs. They are ordinary people who live among us. They are also in leadership positions wielding great power and influence over us. That’s where the danger lies.

Going green with Rizaan Dawood

Having a garden that is bird and butterfly friendly is a huge bonus in a way that by watching and admiring them, we forget our troubles, stress and sorrows so basically it heals us.

Policy development by School Governing Bodies

The core function of SGBs in public schools is to support the principal and staff of a school in the promotion of quality public education for all pupils.

Understanding substance abuse disorder

Why do people become addicted? The use is based on a reward system where if something feels good, you are more likely to do it again. When the needs are met, the brain releases a chemical called dopamine, which makes one feel satisfaction and pleasure.

Knowledge is Power: Bonding with our children

Children need a minimum of eight touches during the day to feel connected to a parent in a positive manner. This doesn’t have to be a big deal. It could be the straightening of a collar, pat on the shoulder or a simple hug.

BLOG: Why do children take drugs?

A belief that it can’t happen to me or that the consequences don’t matter is short-sighted. Immature young adults may wrongly believe that they are invincible and in control.
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