School's out for 2022!

The Western Cape’s Education Department (WCED) has wished learners and those in the education fraternity, well over the festive season, as schools closed for the fourth term, on Wednesday.

MEC David Maynier says there’s been a lot of standout moments for the department, including two of the province’s schools received as finalists in the World’s Best School Prize.

‘’…we can reflect on the many wonderful highlights in the Western Cape education sector this year, from the stellar performance by our teachers at the National Teaching Awards, to the international recognition that two of our schools received as finalists in the World’s Best School Prize.’’

‘’Our learners have also been achieving on the international stage, from science fairs to tourism competitions. But my greatest highlight from the year has been the conversations I have had with our principals, teachers, practitioners, and officials. They have been frank and generous with their experience and knowledge, and I have greatly appreciated their warm welcome,’’ he added.

As many will enjoy the month’s break, some parents are still scrambling to place their children in schools. The WCED said since November, they have placed more than 100 000 learners in grade 1 & 8, for the 2023 school year.

‘’We have taken bold steps to rapidly expand the number of places for learners in our schools, and to reverse the learning losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,’’ said Western Cape Education MEC, David Maynier.



Done By: Mitchum George