Top Ten Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Teaching

The following tips are from the series Empowering the Beginning Teacher in Mathematics, by Cynthia Thomas. 10. Not every student will be interested every minute. No matter how much experience you haveor how great you are at teaching, you will encountertimes in the classroom when no student is interested!The solution is to change your tone of voice, movearound […]

The Arabic Language


Arabic language is one of the core courses offered in almost every private full time Islamic schools in S.Africa. It is the language in which the Qur’an is written, and, therefore, a certain familiarity with Arabic is necessary for all students in Islamic schools. Islamic schools form a permanent reservoir of Arabic language instruction in […]

Probing Patterns of Matric Excellence

matric results

Opinion -Can you see any notable patterns in the following list of KZN schools that have impressively achieved a 100% matric pass rate over the last five years? Here they are in alphabetical order: Al-Falaah College, Danville Park Girls’ High, Durban Girls’ High, Eden College Durban, Ihsaan Girls’ College, Inkamana High, Islamic College Newcastle, Kwathintwa […]