Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
2 minute read
1 Feb 2021
12:22 pm

PICS: Back to school for private schools, public school teachers also return

Reitumetse Makwea

Monday marks the reopening of some independent schools while teachers returned to public schools to prepare for the new academic year.

Grade 1s at Mimosa School private school enjoy their first day of primary school in their classroom on 1 February 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that there will be a return for pupils this month, as the government’s “back to school” schedule officially kicks off on Monday.

Public school teachers returned to work on Monday morning in order to prepare for the arrival of pupils next week, with schooling officially starting from February 15.

Some private schools resumed classes on Monday though.

Grade 1s at Mimosa School private school enjoy their first day of primary school in their classroom on 1 February 2020.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

They have already started with classes, and pupils have been trooped into class to get schooling underway.

Grade 1s at Mimosa School private school enjoy their first day of primary school in their classroom on 1 February 2020.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

 

Grade 1s at Mimosa School private school enjoy their first day of primary school in their classroom on 1 February 2020.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

The National Alliance of Independent School Associations (Naisa) and Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (Isasa) welcomed the reopening of private schools.

“We are ready, learners are ready. The schools are more than ready because some of them were supposed to be opened days before,” said Naisa’s Confidence Dikgole in an interview with eNCA.

 

Grade 1s at Mimosa School private school enjoy their first day of primary school in their classroom on 1 February 2020.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

 

Grade 1s at Mimosa School private school enjoy their first day of primary school in their classroom on 1 February 2020.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

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