Our culture

Ethos

Our ethos is driven by i). our vision of an equal and integrated South Africa, which we believe begins with its citizens – children, their educators, parents..

Values

We have a high definition of quality which utilizes a child-centred, inquiry-based and Reggio inspired approach to learning, where children are...

Habits

Our image of a child is of a uniquely capable, creative and curious individual, with multi intelligences.  To fulfil their holistic potential – cognitively...

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Principal Learning Journey

The Life Skills Curriculum

Developing Foundational Literacies, Competences, and Ch

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Ethos

Our ethos is driven by i). our vision of an equal and i

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The wonder within the curriculum

I wonder what you think of when you hear the phrase ‘

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BF

Always willing to help, join in, and / or lend a hand,

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IS

I is ‘thinker’. He listens intently, takes

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SM

S is incredibly adaptable, shows initiative, and demons

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HF

H is an adventurer, a designer, and an innovator of not

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Making Learning Visible

Documentation Documentation is a key feature of the Reg

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An inquiry into identity, through sound

The context For one week of the Easter break, a series

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HH

Inside H is an ‘agent of change’ waiting to unleash

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LW

L works well independently, in pairs, and /or as part o

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HS

H’s description of how and where Gold is made and fou

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KZ

K flourishes in environments where she is able to explo

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ML

M is an incredibly creative, innovative and inventive i

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CS

CS (right) views life through a creative sense lens; co

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KC

K is a beautiful human being, comfortable to explore qu

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JN

J encapsulates the spirit and levels of freedom that we

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KH

K (left) is a joy-full, loving and caring individual, w

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LH

L is an extremely capable, determined, and strong indiv

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BG

B (left) is gentle, sensitive, and an incredible listen

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MN

M (left) enjoys clay, painting, and model making, where

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Re-positioning the Curriculum

In feeding-back findings from our world-wide research i

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Culture

Vision An equal and integrated South African society, w

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About

Just imagine an consistently equal and integrated South

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Core Values

Quality Education. We have a high definition of quality

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Best Practice

Image of the child. We believe every child is a unique

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Will all this competition be death of us?

I woke up, glanced at the previous night’s football r

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Parenting and Education

January is upon us, and within the next couple of weeks

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‘Glocal’ Research

As part of the process of establishing a child-centred

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More than a dream.

At game-changers we truly believe that every child &#82

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Ensuring ‘Quality’ within Early Childhood Education in Sydney.

Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre at Macquarie Univ

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The image of a Child.

We believe every child is a unique individual, who

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A Celebration of History and Culture at Awhi Whanau, Auckland.

How to establish a school with a culture / environment

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Rachel Bowyer

As a Qualified Teacher, Rachel Bowyer taught Grades 00-

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Philip Bowyer

Philip Bowyer is an Accredited Christian Minister, with

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Inquiry-Based Learning at Richmond View, Blenheim.

Inquiry-based learning or IBL is a concept that is bein

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Collaboration – ‘I am because we are’

Throughout 10 weeks of research, the collaborative natu

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Prioritizing Quality for the sake of Peace in Jerusalem.

The Peace Preschool was established in 1982 as part of

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Creating a strong culture At Oasis in London Waterloo.

…inspiring, accountable, motivated, energetic, holist

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Modern Learning Environments in Blenheim.

Depending on the individual, a person who is required t

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Food glorious food

Ten weeks ago today the search for innovative schools b

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Freedom to explore and learn at the Malachim Preschool in Tel Avi-Yafo.

The Reggio Approach to education – developed in Italy

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Don Bosco Cristo Rey, a school that really works.

Moving south to DC, a divine connection emerged with Do

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EXCELLENT TEACHERS, EXCELLENT EDUCATION AT AD FONTES ACADEMY

Whilst in Washington DC, an opportunity arose in the ne

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The Angels of Harlem

Remaining in New York, but in Harlem, an area of northe

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Uncommon Schools and leverage leadership in Brooklyn.

Mention affordable and excellent education in South Afr

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Dynamically balanced education at the Blue School

WELCOMING, JOY-FULL, INNOVATIVE, FUN, EXCELLENT, A REAL

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Reflections on the Reggio Approach and Italy.

The Italian city of Reggio Emilia birthed an education

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Vibrant Schools lead to Vibrant Citizens

As part of our life-widening intention to establish edu

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Peace, democracy and freedom for all

How ‘Schools, Safety and Space’ make cities

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Inquiry-based Learning (IBL)

To ensure a broad understanding and depth of knowledge

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‘Excellent’ Education

Project leaders, Phil and Rachel Bowyer are meeting reg

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Collaboration

How do we view children? Graham (2019, p.xvi), in his b

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Let us make a start together

We currently have: 58% of what we believe we need to be

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Celebrating the resource of diversity.

Between April and June, Phil and I, spent 10 weeks expl

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Feasibility Study

We asked 100 parents… what they conside

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Fundraising #1. Aerobics-athon

organise a once off timed event or a regular weekly aer

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#2. Art and / or photographic exhibition

are you a budding artist or belong to an art club? Or m

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#3. Auction

some say that if you haven’t used something in the la

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#4. Bag packing

if you know your fruit and veg from your dairy or your

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#5. Barbeque or Braai

spot a break in the weather and organise a bbq, barbie,

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#6. Bike ride / cycle race

next time you’re thinking about a casual Sunday after

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#7. Book club

have you or your colleagues, friends, neighbours ever c

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#8. Book Sale

what to do with all your books once they have been read

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#9. Bring and buy

exactly what it sounds like; you beg or borrow a space,

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#10. Cake sale

bake as many cakes as you can, or better still get your

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#11. Car boot

clear out your attic, garage or spare room and drive wh

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#12. Car wash

do you live on one of those streets that is blessed wit

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#13. Coffee morning

organise some quality Fairtrade beverages, biscuits or

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#14. Dancing

whether you see no harm in barn dancing or you’re str

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#15. Dress down / up day

store away that school uniform, save the suit and ditch

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#16. Dinner party

invite your friends, family, neighbours to join you for

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#17. Dish washing

before the days of automatic dish washers there was suc

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#18. Dog walking

ask around, see if your neighbours have hounds that nee

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#19. Easter

organise a supervised session for local children where

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#20. Egg hunt

ask colleagues, friends, family, or local businesses an

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#21. Fashion

put your creative talent to the test and let the catwal

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#22. Five-a-side football

challenge friends or local community groups like builde

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#23. Games night

cut the console, tie down the tablet and lock up the la

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#24. Garage Sale

is your garage full of everything but the kitchen sink

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#25. Garden Party

are you a keen gardener or know some green fingered gua

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26. Golf Day

thinking of organising a charity Golf day? Well you’d

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27. Sel Blue Jam

organise a sale of totally miscellaneous second-hand ar

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28. Karaoke

do you love a good sing song? Well if quality is what y

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29. Knitting competition

why not challenge your friends, family or colleagues to

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30. Light party

host an alternative October 31st party on the eve of th

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31. Litter picking

organise a group of volunteers, and sponsorship, for a

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32. Musical or poetry recital

do you appreciate prose, rhyme and sonnet, or maybe pla

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33. Online auction

if you’re not already one of the 25 million sellers u

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34. Pampering

spoil yourself, your friends, and your loved ones by pa

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35. Pancakes

how many pancakes can you make, how high can you flip a

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36. Parachute jump or sky diving

if there is ever a quick way to raise £1,000 in one go

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37. ‘Pets win prizes’

plan a pet show in your community with categories that

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38. Plant sale and / or garden question time

if you know people with green fingers, now is the time

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39. Present-free birthday, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and / or Wedding

now this is a hard one, because it means personal sacri

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40. Present wrapping

skilled with scissors, sticky tape and strategic foldin

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41. Quit something

can you ever imagine giving up biscuits, cakes or even

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42. Quiz Night

whether you keep it general or go the specialist subjec

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43. School reunion

love them or loathe them, a school reunion is either ju

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44. Sell yourself

well rather than ‘sell’ self, perhaps profiting fro

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45. Sponsored silence

keep ‘mum’ for 24 hours, or at least for a set numb

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46. Swimathon

what could be better than raising money by doing what y

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47. Talent contest

hold a contest to showcase your talent, your friends’

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48. Theatrical production or school play

‘sell’ tickets to your next school play and send th

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49. Treasure Hunt

think about organising a fun hunt for children and /or

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50. Walk, park run, fun run, Marathon (full or half)

did you know that over 70% of South African children wa

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Fundraising Ideas

When it comes to fundraising ideas your options are en

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An A-Z of fundraising

As you begin to explore potential ideas and plan your f

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Ross Nevette

Founder and owner of Earth Landscapes, Ross Nevett

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Barbara McLean

Barbara McLean is the Operational Manager at Brigh

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Jo Douwes

Jo Douwes was born in Durban and attended Durban G

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