On September 10, 2018

Zenex-sponsored learners get practical at Sci-Bono

There’s nothing like a visit to a laboratory to get children excited about science, especially when that visit includes a fun experiment. When learners on the Star Schools Matric Rewrite Programme sponsored by the Zenex Foundation heard that they would be visiting the physical sciences laboratory at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre they were thrilled. Sci-Bono
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On September 6, 2018

Celebrating 20 years with the CAO

Star Schools national operations manager Andrea Pratten and Jay Naidoo, chief education specialist (acting) for Special Needs Education Services, Umlazi district were among the attendees at the Central Applications Office’s (CAO) recent 20th birthday celebrations, held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The CAO was established in 1998 to increase the
On September 5, 2018

Cheers to 50 years!

Celebrating its 50th year of existence this year, Star Schools is nationally renowned for the thousands of lives it has changed through the various education programmes it offers. It was around 1968 when two men, one an English language specialist and the other a scientist, realised the financial potential of presenting extra lessons in English
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On August 3, 2018

Celebrating with the Do More Foundation

Star Schools national operations manager Andrea Pratten celebrated the Do More Foundation’s first birthday celebrations along with Nkomasi mayor Johan Mkhatshwa, RCL Sugar and Milling division director Derek van Niekerk and Nkomazi municipal manager Muzi Ngwenya. The Do More Foundation, together with AgriSeta and Sasol, supports the Star Schools programme in Nkomazi, where 150 grade
On January 20, 2018

2017 Incubator Programme achieves full marks

Besides achieving a 100% pass rate in the final National Senior Certificate exam, an impressive 85% of the 637 learners on the 2017 Star Schools Incubator Programme achieved a bachelor pass. “We are extremely pleased with these results,” says national operations manager Andrea Pratten. “While the pass rate for the Incubator Programme has been consistently
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On January 10, 2018

Star Schools Matric Rewrite learners excel in final exams

Star Schools’ Matric Rewrite class of 2017 achieved outstanding results in the final National Senior Certificate exam, attaining an average pass rate of no less than 78%. This figure includes results achieved in English and Afrikaans, explains national operations manager Yunus Ebrahim. An analysis of Star Schools learners’ performance in selected subjects (excluding languages) puts
On February 3, 2017

Grade 9 Maths Programme takes learner from failure to top achiever

Forty nine per cent. That’s how much Sithulewaka Nyilika’s mathematics marks improved after attending the Star Schools Fuchs Lubricants Grade 9 Maths Programme in Tembisa. Sithulewaka was the top achiever among 230 learners selected from nine schools in the area. A learner at Masisbenze Comprehensive School, Sithulewaka admits that prior to doing the programme, maths
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