Cutting edge Cape school principals share creative innovations

The heads of Pinelands North Primary School, Sun Valley Primary School, Westerford High School and Oval North High School have shared how they have managed to improve the classroom environment at their schools respectively.

The principals each found creative ways of tackling challenges at their schools, from inclusivity and safety to homework and uniform policies.

Sun Valley Principal Gavin Keller spoke about scrapping homework and how it has improved the performance, productivity and literacy of pupils.

Principal of Oval North High School in Mitchells Plain, Na-aim Kassiem, opened up about how learners have managed to strive, particularly in matric, despite gun violence and gang activity in the surrounding communities.

Half my pupils come from Khayelitsha and the other half are from Mitchells Plain. Last year we obtained a 95% matric pass rate and we will not rest before we closed that 5%.

Na-aim Kassiem, Principal of Oval North High School

Ron le Roux, the Head of Westerford High School, spoke about the process of reviewing the school's uniform policy and the decision to introduce a gender-neutral stance on hair and jewellery.

Principal of Pinelands North Primary School, Ann Morton, shared how the dual-medium school has transformed over the years and has become the face of diversity.

Listeners and members of the studio audience fielded questions to the principals during the engaging discussion.

Take a listen as Pippa Hudson talks education innovation with the principals of Cape schools leading the way:

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