The Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy was created in 2005, a pioneering initiative of St Stithians College to provide educational growth opportunities for students and teachers based in public schools in greater Johannesburg.
The Academy has evolved around four programmes, or ‘buckets’ as I prefer to call them: a Teacher Intern Project; a Saturday School from Grades 9 to 12; a Teacher Development Programme; and Thandulwazi Scholarships to attend St Stithians. Each of these programmes has a significant educational impact, operating in synergy with St Stithians College.
The focus on Maths and Science provides the opportunity to make a signal contribution in the public education sector and in scarce skills development. It is necessary to ensure a clear flow from the work buckets so that there is continuous improvement in the execution of the expected deliverables for the Academy, as identified in our goals and objectives.
The Academy’s activities are hosted at and supported by St Stithians, and funding is provided predominantly through corporate CSI contributions and private donations. This is a shining private-public partnership model and St Stithians is proud to call the Thandulwazi Academy the seventh school of the College.
Education is my passion, specifically Mathematics and Science education, and I am committed as Head of the Thandulwazi Academy to impact the lives of teachers and students as we create the future of our beautiful country.
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