Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Grade 6 teacher needed immediately at WEPS

Walmer Estate Primary School in Cape Town currently needs a qualified educator to start immediately at their school.  This should be a WCED paid position.  The post is for a Grade 6 educator who can teach both English and Afrikaans.  The teacher must have experience teaching CAPS and be registered with SACE.

Those interested and available to start immediately (by Monday 3 November 2014) can call their office at 021 447 6760.  Or email them at adm.weps@gmail.com.

Please share this information in the interest of education.

Thank you
Idrees Kamish

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Western Cape Government Broadband Initiative – school survey

The Western Cape Government has signed an agreement with Neotel and the State

Information Technology Agency (SITA) to provide access to broadband across the province.  The WCED will work with schools and service providers to connect schools over a two to three-year period.

From September 2014, a Centre for e-Innovation (CEI) representative will make appointments with schools to discuss how best to connect schools to the WAN.

This will involve Neotel and the Centre for e-Innovation (CEI) in the Department of the Premier conducting an on-site survey to establish, for example, how to install a fibre-optic cable from the boundary of the school to a designated point within the school.

We would appreciate it greatly if you could assist in the following ways:
(For further details click the link below):

Broadband Initiative

2014 Annual National Assessments - Management

Management, administration, conduct and marking of the 2014 Annual National


1. Introduction

1.1 Schools were informed through Circular 0019/2014 of the 2014 Annual National Assessments (ANA) to be written on 16 – 19 September 2014 by Grades 1 to 6 and 9 learners at ordinary public schools and some special schools. At state-aided independent schools, only Grade 3 or Grade 6 will write the ANA, whichever grade offered at the school is higher.

1.2 The purpose of this minute is to explain the arrangements for the management, administration, conduct and marking of the ANA.

To access the complete minute, click below:

ANA 2014 Minute (16-2014)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

School Improvement Monitoring for the third quarter

1. The following focus areas will be monitored in the third quarterly School

Improvement Monitoring (SIM) of the School Improvement Plan (SIP):

 Progress on the SIP;
 Workbooks;
 Textbooks and stationery;
 Grades 1 and 9 pass rates;
 Management (meetings with parents, planned teaching and support, the pace of  curriculum delivery, data management, attendance management, appointments);
 Desks and chairs;
 Infrastructure; and
 Financial management.

Monday, 11 August 2014

2014 Provincial School Discipline Summit

1. The issue of ill-discipline in schools has a direct impact on the performance and achievement of learners. A shared understanding is required of what discipline means and what alternatives can be put in place to promote discipline at our schools. The Directorate: Institutional Management and Governance Planning (IMGP) will be hosting two summits during August 2014 in order to address school discipline.

2. All school principals, school governing body (SGB) chairpersons as well as either the repre-sentative council of learners (RCL) chairperson or secretary are invited to attend one of the two Summits at the venue indicated below.

To view the complete circular (0012/2014) click CIRCULAR.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Eid Mubarak!

We wish all family, colleagues, students and friends
a Blessed Eid (Mubarak)!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

CPTD Info from Lesley Hutchings

Good morning Colleagues

Attached please find the following 2 CPTD related documents:

1. A  CPTD newsletter
 *HODs are to please confirm attendance at the CPTD MS orientation session by returning the reply slip attached to the newsletter by 20 June. Thank you to the schools that have already submitted their names.

2. The CPTD Management System Educators’ Guide which includes a CPTD Management Plan outlining the required CPTD processes for each month. Refer to page 4.
      *The Guide also contains

Friday, 30 May 2014

Petition - Bring Back Our Girls

Dear Principal

The Department of Basic Education has requested schools to pledge their
support for the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram on 15 April 2014 in Nigeria.

You will find details on the DBE website at:

The website includes a petition

Wednesday, 21 May 2014



Dear Colleague


1.     Many principals have expressed their frustrations to find bursary holders to fill vacant posts.
2.     The Director’s office will assist you in your search.
3.     Please complete the table below

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Cost Of Living Salary Adjustments for Employees on Salary Levels 1 - 12


The Minister for Public Service and Administration (MPSA) has approved the cost-of-living
adjustment of 7.4% for the 2014/15 financial year, effective from 1 April 2014. (DPSA circular no 2 of  2014, hereto attached).
Arrangements have been made

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Annual National Assessments (ANA)

1. The Annual National Assessments (ANA) are scheduled to be written from
16 to 19 September 2014 by all ordinary public schools, state subsidised independent
schools and certain special schools.
2. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has developed assessment guidelines for each
grade and subject (Language and Mathematics) that outline the minimum curriculum
content that must be covered by all learners prior to the writing of the tests.
3. The assessment guidelines set the scope of work that should be covered by all learners prior
to the writing of the tests for each grade and subject.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Security at Schools

Dear Principals and Security Personnel

The requirements of WCED for appointing Security Companies to perform duties at school and the relevant documentation relating to applying for WCED funding can be found on our Security At Schools PAGE.

I trust you'll find this info. useful.


Monday, 3 March 2014

HPV Vaccine for all Grade 4 Girls

Subject: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine information sheets and consent forms

1. The introduction of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a major public health milestone for South Africa. The HPV vaccination programme aims to protect girls against cancer of the cervix (CaCx). Every year, over 5 743 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and a further 3 027 die from related complications. The availability of an effective vaccine against the most prevalent high risk types of HPV has made it possible to protect women against cervical cancer, which is currently the most common cancer among women in South Africa. 

2. The HPV vaccine should be given before becoming sexually active or exposed to the HPV infection. Therefore, it is recommended for use in girls aged 9 to 15.

Updated School Visit Roster

The new, updated School Visit Roster of Mr Daries can be found by clicking the link below:


Sunday, 2 March 2014

2014 Annual Survey for public and independent ordinary schools

Subject: 2014 Annual Survey for public and independent ordinary schools1. The gazetted Annual Survey for ordinary schools will be conducted on 4 March
2014. Principals will be required to sign off on the accuracy of the learner data on
CEMIS. Please ensure that the following reflect correctly on CEMIS by 4 March
1.1 Learners are in the correct grades, classes and LOLT category;
1.2 Learner transfers (in and out) have been completed; and
1.3 Grade changes have been completed.

For the complete minute (Knowledge and Information Management Minute: 0002/2014) please click below:


Monday, 17 February 2014

Education Law for School Managers

On Saturday 8 February a number of principals and deputies of Circuit Two attended the Aspects of Education Law for School Principals workshop.  This workshop was arranged by Mr Daries (IMG).  Mr Jimmy Slingers presented the workshop with his usual flair and expertise.  Judging by the comments from principals on the day, as well as at the Principals' Meeting held on 13 February at the Zonnebloem Estate, it was well received and much appreciated.  In fact those who couldn't attend, requested a second workshop, which should ideally include other SMT members.

Here are some photos (which were taken by Mr Slingers himself):

Here are some more photos: 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Quarterly School Visits

Dear colleagues, please be informed that my quarterly school visit for this term shall focus on the following:

1. Analysis of academic results - EOY, ANA and Systemic (strengths, challenges, what did not work and why?)
2. Academic Intervention Plans for the phase (primary schools) and grades 9,11 and 12 (high schools)
3. Internal Moderation Policy and school calender indicating assessment, moderation and ILST dates for the year.
4. Primary schools must draft

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Welcome Back 2014

Welcome Back Colleagues
Please click on the words: NEWSLETTER 01/14
to read the first Newsletter from Mr Daries & Mr Lambert
Thank you