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School governing body elections 2018

Governing bodies are made up of the vital stakeholders at a public school. The principal, parents, educators, members of staff (non-educators) and pupils (at secondary schools) are the members of the SGB. Each constituency is elected from representatives from that constituency.

Knowledge is Power: The interview committee

The SGB has to formally elect the Interview Committee (IC) from within its members. Prior to the election of the IC, the chairman must ensure that all substantive vacancies on the SGB are filled. Usually, 30 days’ notice has to be given for such by-elections.

Knowledge is Power: What to do when exams are over

It is now common practice for high school pupils to find temporary employment during this waiting period. This helps to relax the mind and to take away the focus from the nervous wait. It also serves as a source of income for the pupil.

Are some of our leaders sociopaths?

Sociopaths are not necessarily confined to prisons and found in gangs. They are ordinary people who live among us. They are also in leadership positions wielding great power and influence over us. That’s where the danger lies.

Policy development by School Governing Bodies

The core function of SGBs in public schools is to support the principal and staff of a school in the promotion of quality public education for all pupils.

BLOG: Why do children take drugs?

A belief that it can’t happen to me or that the consequences don’t matter is short-sighted. Immature young adults may wrongly believe that they are invincible and in control.

How is your relationship with your mother-in-law?

Another way to avoid conflict is to resist becoming defensive of your own family when they are wrong. Also avoid causing a distraction by pointing out a similar trespass in your partner’s family. Two wrongs are worse.

Effects of drug use affect families  

Family members, brothers, sisters, parents and grandparents become stressed and their lives are disrupted when a member is a drug user.

The month of love is over…Now what?

Here are some ideas to improve your relationships and continue the bond you felt when you were showered with love on Valentine’s Day.
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