Winter School Camps in full swing


In our continued attempts to respond to the goals of Action Plan 2019: Towards the Realisation of Schooling 2030 and an improved National Senior Certificate pass rate in 2018, the Northern Cape Department of Education will be hosting Winter Residential Camps as well as Walk-in School-Based Winter Schools for identified Grade 12 learners in all districts in the province from Monday, 25 June 2018 until Sunday, 1 July 2018.  We have identified 15 Residential Camps where learners were accommodated since Sunday, 24 June 2018.


These Winter Camps form part of our continuous interventions for the Class of 2018 in the Northern Cape and we have committed ourselves to provide them with the maximum support. Educators who teach the various subjects at the Winter Schools are recruited through a rigorous scrutinizing process. All the educators are Grade 12 teachers in their specific subject and have been involved in the various provincial examination processes either as markers or examiners. Because of their experience, they are able to prepare learners for their final examination and focus on problem areas. 

A wide variety of subjects are offered to the matriculants. However, subjects are only offered if requested by a minimum of 15 learners. The subjects that are offered at our Winter Schools are English First Additional Language, Afrikaans Home Language, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Agricultural Science, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Technical Maths, Technical Physics, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, History, Geography and Tourism. 


The purpose of these sessions is to render additional support to Grade 12 learners in the form of revision and consolidation of subject content.  In addition, learners will write a Pre- and Post-test based on the content which will be covered during the session. A total of 3300 learners are benefitting from the Winter School Camps as we prepare them for their most important final Examinations. 

The MEC for Education, Ms Martha Bartlett accompanied by Melanie Du Bois (from 7de Laan) are visiting Winter Camps across the Province during the course of this week to motivate and encourage learners to do their best. The purpose of these visit is also to assess and monitor how the Winter Camps are progressing. 

At the end of the week a special session will be held in which the students receive information on career guidance and post-matric studies. For this session, career counsellors from the NCDoE and professionals from various tertiary institutions will be invited to address the learners.