Post matric? What to study?

Johannesburg – For most high-school learners, the achievement of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) – otherwise known as a matric – is the ultimate goal to enable them to study further. But what are your options to study further if you pass (or fail) Grade 12? Sheryll Kisten, chief HR officer at Embury Institute for…

Sweet success for Northdene mom

MOST people at the age of 45 are well adjusted within their careers, with some even holding senior positions at their respective places of employment, however, Northdene resident Sharon Sweet’s story is quite the contrary. “I’m here for myself, I am following my dream. I should have done this a long time ago.” This was…

The Sweet path to realising your dreams

“I’m here for myself; I am following my dream… I should have done this a long time ago.” This is what Sharon Sweet, a current lecturer at Embury Institute for Teacher Education (Embury) said to herself after she began her four year teaching degree at Embury. Although, Sharon didn’t match the typical criteria of most…

‘My Deafness Does Not Limit Me’

Undettered by her deafness and so determined was she to become a teacher Ashley Hodgekinson attended a mainstream university. Over the four-year course – while studying at the Embury Institute for Teacher Education – she did all the research, assignments, tests, and examinations entirely on her own, just like the other students are expected to…

Tekort aan LO-onnies skaad SA jeug

Embury Institute for Higher Education is expected to provide R3.5 million in bursaries for teacher education in 2018. The Embury Institute for Higher Education (Embury), owned by Stadio Holdings, the higher education business of Curro Holdings, has announced that applications for its upcoming 2018 bursaries, worth a remarkable R3.5 million, are now open. The announcement…

PE teachers needed in SA

In the past, Physical Education (PE) might not have been the most engaging subject, underpinned by the fact that it was removed from the South African curriculum in 1994. Reintroduced in 2013 as part of the new national CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) curriculum, PE had to be reimagined, driven by the priority of…

Rural KZN Teacher Awarded National Teaching Award IT

Lindiwe Gumede, an Embury Institute for Teacher Education (Embury) alumni and current teacher at Vondlo Primary School in the remote Enseleni region of KwaZulu-Natal, never thought that she would become the recipient of the Department of Basic Education’s National Teaching Award. But she did. This accolade is especially a victory for teachers who are teaching…

Teacher Wins National Award

Lindiwe Gumede, an Embury Institute for Teacher Education alumni and a teacher at Vondlo Primary School in the remote Enseleni region of the province, never thought she would become a recipient of the Department of Basic Education’s National Teaching Award. But she did. Lindiwe scooped the prestigious award in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) category.…