The overall aim of the Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy is to actively improve the quality of Maths and Science teaching and learning in schools.
Our key objectives are:
- Operating a Saturday School on the St Stithians College campus, providing extra tuition to Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 Learners who self-select to attend these classes from a large number of high schools in the greater Johannesburg area, and in particular from under-resourced schools. The curriculum focusses on Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Accounting and English.
- Facilitating the training of new Teachers through an Internship Programme which places Trainee Teachers in the schools of St Stithians College. There is a special focus on areas of critical Teacher shortage, such as Mathematics and Science, English and the Early Childhood Development (ECD)/Foundation Phase of education. The Interns are mentored by senior Teachers of St Stithians College during their internship
- Creating an in-service Teacher Development Programme for Educators teaching across the educational phases. Teachers are drawn from schools across greater Gauteng, and workshops focus on improving teaching skills and methodologies; classroom management; and integrating technology into teaching and learning. Special attention is given to key learning areas: Numeracy/Mathematics; Language and Literacy; Natural Science; Technology and Leadership
- Providing scholarships to highly talented FET-phase Students (from the group described as historically disadvantaged South Africans), enabling these Students to complete their schooling in a good performing, well-resourced school of excellence