AUG
02

Northcliff & Melville Times - Linden Police visit and educate at De La Salle Holy Cross College





Linden police visit and educate at De La Salle Holy Cross College

 

VICTORY PARK – Grade 2s excitedly storm police vans.Constable Takalani Matumba allows some of the De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School Grade 2s to try on her bulletproof vest. 

Grade 2 children were excited when they had an interactive and educational visit by local police.

On the day, the De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School’s little ones sat patiently waiting for the Linden police and, upon their arrival the festivities began.

The little ones from De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School are taught how to salute high-ranking polices officers by Constable Takalani Matumba during Linden police’s visit to the school.

 

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JUL
01

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JUN
10

The Southern Cross - Can We Educate Without Homework?


 

By Michael Shackleton – Our special supplement on Catholic Education provided a reasonably comprehensive assessment of the state of education in South Africa, with special attention to our own schools.

The positives and the negatives were highlighted, so readers could see that whatever problems schools, teachers and learners were faced with in past years, they had now taken on a fresh 21st century challenge.

Although in theory education is on the right track, it needs a new impetus to rise higher and achieve greater success in producing citizens well prepared to handle today’s turbulent environment.

there were press reports that told of a growing number of South African teachers who believe homework is a potential hazard for children’s emotional wellbeing at primary school level.

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JUN
05

CSO - 'The Good News'

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To see previous issues of the CSO Good News newsletters, please go to: www.cso.za.org

JUN
03

The Southern Cross - A Second Chance at Getting an Education!


Some of the students of the Victory Park Adult Education Centre

 

By Alice Markham – Most of the students at De La Salle Holy Cross College High School in Johannesburg are well on their way home by the early evening, but students of the Victory Park Adult Education Centre hosted on the campus are only just arriving — many after a long day of work.

Every weekday, from 18:00 to 20:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 16:00, the 170 students of the centre come to the school to further their education in otherwise empty classrooms.

Victory Park Adult Education Centre is a satellite school of the City Deep Public Learning Centre and has been facilitated by De La Salle Holy Cross College since 1985.

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MAY
29

702 Talk Radio - The question of homework or no homework for school pupils

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 Click on the logo above to listen to Mr Neil Berndsen talking to Azania Mosake about 'The question of homework or no homework for school pupils' 

How much homework should kids be getting? How much is too much?

Some argue that children these days spend far too much time doing homework and it eats into family time.

There are schools which have begun to introduce no homework for learners but some feel pupils will be losing out on essential work.

Azania Mosaka speaks to the Headmaster at De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School Neil Berndsen to understand the importance of homework and how much work should be given to pupils.

Homework that requires pupils to work late into the evening could be making them tired and anxious.

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MAY
27

Northcliff & Melville Times: Northcliff High, De La Salle and Greenside High compete in Spar Hockey Challenge



Northcliff High, De La Salle and Greenside High compete in Spar Hockey ChallengeNORTHCLIFF – Local schools have a blast at regional girls hockey festival.Anna Mungle of De La Salle Holy Cross College and Ivy Goso of Greenside High School compete at the Spar Hockey Challenge. Photo: Nicholas Zaal

 

Three local schools competed in the Spar Hockey Challenge at Fourways High School on 27 May.

After a series of action-packed 20-minute matches, Northcliff High School finished fifth at the girls’ hockey festival.

De La Salle College and Greenside High School took sixth and 10th places respectively.

The event was competitive but also fun. In-between matches, players had a chance to interact with their opponents, practise with them in the indoor arena, or even eat boerewors rolls together.

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MAY
26

Saturday Star - 'Is extra work at home worth it?' - Mr Berndsen




Is extra work at home worth it?Decades of global research, shows that homework in primary schools is unnecessary and unproductive.

Johannesburg - Before the teachers at De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School assign homework, headmaster Neil Berndsen asks them to consider one key question: Is the extra work at home worth eating into the already limited time the school’s young pupils have at home?

“If they feel it is worth it, then they must go for it,” he says. “But they mustn’t just give homework for the sake of it.”

There are other “golden rules” for the teachers at the Catholic primary school in Victory Park, north of Joburg. Homework can only be assigned on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - Wednesdays are strictly family nights. And it mustn’t exceed 15 minutes for young children and 30 minutes for children in the higher grades.

Homework must incorporate sufficient reading, skills-based exercises and activities, as opposed to content-driven tasks.

Berndsen is part of a small but growing movement of educators in South Africa who are redefining their approach to homework - or scrapping it.

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MAY
06

South Coast Herald - Fidler in the Hood: ‘Kings of the Road’ hit the town

MAY
05

Northcliff & Melville Times: The Lost City of Atlantis-themed matric dance for De La Salle Holy Cross College

APR
03

Northcliff & Melville Times: Adults second chance at furthering their education

The Victory Park Adult Education Centre is a satellite school for the City Deep Public Learning Centre and has been facilitated by De La Salle Holy Cross College since 1985.
 
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JAN
31

#TheShift

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#THESHIFT:Please click on the image below to watch #TheShift video, taken on the evening:2018 is well on its way, and we’re stepping into the future and the new year with #TheShift!Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for an evening of fun as we revealed our exciting plans for De La Salle Holy Cross College – here’s to some incredible years ahead. 
JAN
25

Northcliff & Melville Times: Former De La Salle Holy Cross College student becomes headmaster

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VICTORY PARK – One of De La Salle Holy Cross College’s alumnus has returned to be headmaster.
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JAN
03

Northcliff & Melville Times: 31st consecutive 100 per cent matric pass rate

Northcliff & Melville Times: 31st consecutive 100 per cent matric pass rate
DEC
07

Northcliff & Melville Times: De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School bids farewell to headmistress

Northcliff & Melville Times: De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School bids farewell to headmistress
VICTORY PARK – The De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School headmistress will return to the school in a new position.
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NOV
16

Northcliff & Melville Times: Debaters put their best word forward

Northcliff & Melville Times: Debaters put their best word forward



NORTHCLIFF – Debaters put their speech presenting skills to the test at the Northcliff Rotary Club.

Brian Appelton, Tommy Stratten, Gareth Rigden, Oscar Swanepoel, Megan Hunt and Dean Gounden at the competition.

Speeches were the order of the day when Northcliff Rotary Club hosted the finals of their annual speech competition.

The competition took place recently at De La Salle Holy Cross College. Other primary schools which participated include Bryandale, Bryanston, Blairgowrie, Franklin D Roosevelt, Fairways, Crossroads, Constantia Kloof, Craighall and De La Salle College.

Ashley Tanton and Mwewa Ngandu hold their certificates for the impromptu speech category.

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NOV
08

Boksburg News: Sponsors help babies to be snug in a rug

Boksburg News: Sponsors help babies to be snug in a rug

Members from the Anglican Church of Boksburg, who head the Oliver Tambo Memorial Hospital baby project, have thanked some of their donors who assisted them throughout the year.

Seen here is Deacon Barbara Morrison from the Anglican Church of Boksburg holding some of the hampers comprising basic baby clothing, blankets, baby wipes and other products that are given to the mothers at OR Tambo Hospital.

The project started in 2013, after the church noticed needy mothers leaving the hospital with children wrapped in newspapers or putting them into shopping bags.

Every two weeks, with the help of the community, church members and various organisations have handed out hampers of basic clothing, blankets, baby wipes and other products to the mothers of the newborns.

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OCT
19

Northcliff & Melville Times: ‘Being first that you may be of service’

 

VICTORY PARK – We have great faith and are very proud of our new councillors and 2018 matric class – headmaster.

 

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OCT
03

Northcliff & Melville Times: De La Salle College believes in long-term community work

MELVILLE – ‘It has made such a difference to our aftercare schedule,’ – Sparrow Foundation School.
 
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AUG
15

Randburg Sun: Joburg’s best soccer youngsters descend on Randburg











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PRAEGVILLE – The Discovery Knockout Cup finals treat spectators to a soccer spectacle.Bianca Heise of De La Salle takes the ball forward with Genevieve Rossouw in support during the U14 girls final. 

Diggers Rugby Club at the Randburg Sports Complex was privileged to host the finest young soccer talent in the city, for the Discovery Knockout Cup finals.

The best school teams from across Joburg made their way to the field on 15 August, to play out the finals in the U9–U14 boys and girls divisions.

The day saw non-stop action, and the crowd was well pleased with the soccer spectacle, as tears of joy and heartache alike were shed and sportsmanship reigned supreme.

Bothlale Maja of Saxonwold chases Jennifer Greig of De La Salle in the U14 girls final.

Some of the highlights included an 8–0 thrashing De La Salle Holy Cross College’s U14 girls inflicted on Saxonwold Primary School. The shocking scoreline was made even more surprising by the fact that both teams went into the match unbeaten.

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