On Saturday, the Eldorado Park Principal’s Forum held a workshop that was a great success. The workshop was the first all-inclusive School Governing Body (SGB) training for newly elected SGB members for all schools in Eldorado Park, Freedom Park and Klipspruit West.
The SGB training was conducted by Sbu Ndebele who is the deputy chairperson of the South African Principals Association and a full-time member of the Department of Basic Education.
James Ndlebe, national director at the department of education, who is responsible for drafting and implementing of governance policies was in attendance as well. Ndlebe flew in from Cape Town to explain the functions of the SGBs.
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“Who better than the man who wrote all the policies to explain it to our SGB’s?” said Marlon Louw, the Eldorado Park Secondary School principal.
He added that the forum was founded out a need to improve education in all the Greater Eldorado Park schools. Louw said that many of those who attended the training felt that it was the best SGB training that they have received.
Louw and his team hope to bring more empowering workshops to Eldorado Park because parents, teachers and learners alike need to be empowered and be informed about the latest developments in schools.
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“This is the only way that we as a community can move forward,” said Louw.
Last year, principals and educators from the Greater Eldorado Park celebrated their profession with a workshop hosted by the South African Council for Educators.
Guest speakers from the organisation motivated teachers and urged them to achieve the goals they set out for themselves and their learners.
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The principal’s forum believes that it is time to take education and school goals and initiatives more seriously. The forum hopes to move to another level where they can give hope-not only to school learners, but the community at large.
“We can’t wait on the department or government to do certain things for us or for them to bring educational programmes to our schools. Many more exciting programmes are still to come,” said Louw.
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