SAOU INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INITIATIVE – SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

SAOU INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS INITIATIVE

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THE POWER OF LEARNING IS DETERMINED BY THE PROVISION OF OPPORTUNITES TO LEARN.

The South African Teachers’ Union, (SAOU) is acutely aware of the stringent demands a richly diverse and multi-cultural South Africa places on its schools and educators.

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Understanding the Independent School –Towards an Inter-connected Ecosystem of Public & Independent Schools

Introduction: Dr Tim Nuttall, Rector of St Stithians College, presented the Independent Schools Keynote Address at the Principals’ Symposium in Port Elizabeth on 10 September 2018.

In his presentation Dr Nuttall

  • defined the nature of the Independent School and;
  • clarified the role it  plays in society as similar to but distinct from the public school;
  • suggested that ultimately, an inter-connected ‘education ecosystem’ is a highly desirable education model.

Using his own school’s endeavours as illustration, he showed how to successfully manage the provision of excellence in education.

Illuminating and sometimes provocative Dr Nuttall’s PowerPoint Programme, available here for your perusal, illustrates why St Stithians College is considered to be an outstanding example of a successful Independent school.