Language

THIS IS A BONUS SUBJECT - LANGUAGE Literacy and English Principles - Language and literacy are of personal, social and economic importance and ability to use language lies at the centre of the development and expression of our emotions, our thinking, our learning and our sense of personal identity. Language...

Arts

THIS IS A BONUS SUBJECT - ARTS Children develop life skills through art activities. When a child draws a picture, paints a portrait, or hangs buttons from a wobbly mobile, that child is beginning to communicate visually. A child may draw to document an actual experience like playing in the...

STEMSSA

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education combines rigorous academic disciplines with the technical challenges of mastering skills in these learning areas. This deliberate grouping is essential for the development of critical thinking, creativity, engineering design process and problem solving skills.Teaching STEM to younger students addresses the same skill areas...

Africa

https://vimeo.com/442876591 Our (Africa's) Emerging Problem? Many children remain out of school. Despite the salutary progress in the past, an estimated 54.6 million African children of primary- and lower secondary school age (averaging 24 percent of this age group) remained out of school in 2015 (reported by WorldBank, link to report down...

Mathematics

THE M OF STEM IS FOR MATHEMATICS When children have a strongly internalised understanding of numbers before beginning kindergarten, they are far more likely to demonstrate long-term proficiency not only in mathematics but also in literacy over their academic lives. Demonstrating strong math skills at an early age is a...

Engineering

THE E IN STEM IS FOR ENGINEERING Introducing children to engineering at pre-school and elementary school brings a host of benefits.  Engineering “allows for all kinds of learning to shine. We at STEMSSA believe that it is important to attract potential engineers before they get distracted by other activities in...

Science

THE S OF STEM IS FOR SCIENCE The Benefits of Early Years Science Education - Providing opportunities for scientific discovery in early years settings is beneficial to young children in several ways: It can foster a lifelong love of science, a basic grounding in scientific concepts and scientific thinking and...

Technology

THE T IN STEM IS FOR TECHNOLOGY During the preschool years, young children are developing a sense of initiative and creativity. They are curious about the world around them and about learning. They are exploring their ability to create and communicate using a variety of media (crayons, felt-tip markers, paints...