Curriculum and Social Development
Curriculum development programmes in Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, English, English Literacy, Natural Science, Geography and Economics. Group training as well as classroom-based support is provided to all educators. Subject mentors provide additional support by co-teaching subjects that are challenging to educators.
Through this method, educators have the opportunity to improve their content knowledge and observe effective teaching methodologies. In preparation for the final year examinations, KST service providers have worked intensely with the schools by designing mock test papers, reviewing past papers and providing direct support to learners where necessary. KST collaborates closely with district officials and at every opportunity and dovetails its efforts with those of the Department of Education.
The social development element of the programme currently offers vision testing and the provision of spectacles as required. Service provider, Premier Optical, have developed sustainable solutions to optimise resources. They have trained educators and DBE district officials in the fundamentals and techniques of vision screening. They also work with Health and Welfare SETA to offer temporary employment to trained community health workers from their database.
This refers to the building or renovation of ablution blocks and classrooms, perimeter fencing and the provision of desks and chairs. All schools will receive basic infrastructure where it is required and where it is not already being provided by government.
This refers to facilities such as science laboratories, libraries, computer centres, maths centres, multi-media centres and sports facilities. Schools that perform above the target that has been set by the Free State Department of Education, qualify for incentive infrastructure projects.