SAPA National Conference 7 - 9 October 2013

The South African Principals Association (SAPA) will be hosting their National Conference from 7-9 October 2013 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng. The overall goal of the conference is to bring together leaders and managers in the education sector in an effort to get Education on Track in South Africa.

SAPA has called on organisations across all sectors to sponsor as many school Principals and vice-Principals to attend the Conference as possible. This is to provide Principals and vice-Principals from under-performing and underprivileged schools with the opportunity to be at the Conference. Scholarships will then be awarded based on certain criteria and all recipients will be required to attend the set skills building track.

The overall quality of South Africa’s education system has been ranked at 140/144, according to the Global Competitiveness Report (2012-2013). The quality of mathematics and science teaching is at 143/144 and the quality of primary education is ranked at 132/144. These shocking statistics indicate that an intervention is required to address the problems that our education system faces.

Topics that will be touched on at the SAPA National Conference include, Government Involvement, Education and Legislation, Leadership and Management of Schools, Discipline in Schools and Sharing Best Practice.

Dr Louise van Rhyn, Founder and Director of Symphonia for South Africa, will be speaking  at the Leadership and Management of Schools session, on Tuesday 8th October, from 14h00-15h30.

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