Third Term NewsletterJul 15th, 2009 • Category: Newsletter
Welcome back to your third term! We hope you had a very restful holiday and would like to tell you about the
projects we have been working on for the Sunday Times and Sowetan for this term.
Sunday Times – 2009 Matric exam papers and answers
On September 13, the Sunday Times will publish a 48-page tabloid containing newly commissioned Matric exemplars and answers to help prepare Grade 12 learners for their Matric exams. The subjects include: English FAL, Mathematics and Maths Literacy, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Business Studies, Accounting, History, Geography and Economics.
500 000 copies of the tabloid will also be distributed to 2 040 high schools near the end of the third term. We urge you to get your parents and learners involved to collect this very useful supplement.
Sunday Times – Readers’ Storybook Campaign
The Sunday Times has launched a storybook campaign that aims to distribute 500 000 storybooks and newspapers to 2 500 schools across the country in the fourth term. We are asking all South Africans to join the newspaper and a range of local companies to help to fund the initiative. The Sunday Times Storybook is a colourful, engaging 132-page book containing 10 South African children’s stories written and illustrated by local authors and artists. It is designed to instill a love of reading, and improve skills and comprehension, in primary school pupils.
“The Sunday Times understands the importance of teaching children when they are still young,” said Mondli Makhanya, the editor of the Sunday Times. “Early childhood development is critical to ensure a better future for South Africa’s youth.”
How you can help: To donate two books SMS “story” to 39973; each SMS costs R15.
To donate four books SMS “story” to 42973; each SMS costs R30.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Sunday Times – ReadRight
ReadRight continues to publish the Sunday Times storybook initiative, in partnership with publishers Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Maskew Miller Longman and Macmillan, the project supports the National Department of Education’s (DoE) Foundations for Learning campaign to improve the reading and writing skills of children in Grades R-6. We urge you to get parents involved and to collect these valuable storybooks for your school. ReadRight is an insert in the Sunday Times Magazine (published during term times) and is targeted at children between the ages of six and 14; learners can SMS ROCKZ and their details to 32545 to become a member of the ROCKZ Club.
Sunday Times – Foundations for Learning Supplements
Sunday Times is publishing a series of learning supplements to support the DoE’s Foundations for Learning campaign. Both the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy for children in Grades R-6 will be addressed through these supplements, which are sponsored by the DoE. The project consists of seven supplements – one for each grade – published in the Sunday Times Magazine. The eight-page supplements, targeted at children, teachers and parents, are full of useful information and helpful tips as well as posters to put on classroom and bedroom walls. Should you want reprints of all seven supplements please contact Mrs Nozi Canca, Schools’ Marketing Assistant, on 011-280 5374 or email@example.com
The last supplement is available in the Sunday Times on August 23.
Skillz Magazine, available in the Sunday Times Magazine on August 15 and in the Sowetan – Power Your Future on August 26, is a production of Football for an HIV Free Generation (F4), uses the excitement around the FIFA World Cup 2010™ to engage young South Africans in the fight against HIV and Aids. Featuring the world’s and South Africa’s top soccer stars, the magazine draws on soccer to teach life lessons and encourages young people to make a positive difference in their communities. Join the F4 movement and fight HIV and Aids in South Africa – use Skillz life skills and as a HIV and Aids education tool. In every edition of Skillz Coach’s Corner features a simple activity that you can do with your learners to teach them about healthy living. Skillz is distributed to 2 500 primary schools and 1 060 high schools nationally.
Sowetan – Power Your Future (PYF)
Power Your Future (PYF), an educational supplement published in the Sowetan, Daily Dispatch and Herald newspapers every Wednesday (during term times), is targeted at older learners in Grades 10-12. PYF contains cut-out-and-keep curriculum pages as well as vital information on career choices and life skills advice. To join Planet PYF, learners can SMS PYF and their details to 32545.
PLEASE NOTE: From July 22, Power Your Future will publish free Matric exemplars and answers to help to prepare learners for their Grade 12 exams.
Newspapers in Education Workshops (NIE)
Avusa Education continues to conduct free workshops for your teachers as part of our Newspapers in Education (NIE) initiative that provides meaningful support to schools.
Avusa Education invests more than R1 million a year in running workshops for educators on how to use newspapers as a tool for teaching. Educators are provided with quality teachers’ guides. These workshops demonstrate how newspapers can be used in almost every subject area.
If you’re interested in a free workshop at your school, please contact us with your details.
Don’t Forget to Join our Teachers’ Club
SMS the word TEACH to 32545 to stand in line to win great prizes and to receive SMS teaching tips and details of
what educational resources Avusa publishes every week in term times.
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