Month: May 2019

  • Breaking the Code of Silence in Schools

    On Friday 10 May, Durban High School will host the first in a series of seminars as part of the Safe Schools Project. Addressing the abuse of learners in schools, it is an immensely commendable, though long-overdue, gesture. South Africa, like most other countries, has a hidden seam of...

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  • What can South African schools learn from the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse?

    In late 2018 the 17-volume Final Report of a most remarkable inquiry into child sexual abuse and how institutions have dealt with that abuse was published in Australia. Known as the Australian Royal Commission (RC) into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, this powerful inquiry was set up in...

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  • Safe Schools Seminar “Breaking the Code of Silence”

    The first in a series of day-long seminars to interrogate ways of making schools a safer place for high school learners will be held at Durban High School on Friday 10 May. Educators, Governing Bodies and other stakeholders have long been grappling with fault- lines in typical school systems...

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  • Breaking the Code of Silence in Schools

    Learners choose to adopt a culture of silence when faced by the myriad complex challenges being negotiated by adolescents today. As parents, educators, and caregivers this apparent inability to communicate is baffling and frustrating. How do we break through this and encourage our young people to speak out and...

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