A CONCISE HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES

  • October 10, 2017 | Mr Greg Royce

CONCISE HISTORY OF TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES

PUPILS: ENROLMENT

1977:     School opens to all races

2010:     Admissions Policy amended to hold places open for black families unaccustomed to enrolling their children at birth

2013:     Target of 25% pupils of colour set in 2010, achieved

Demographics: Pupils of colour

2007:     15%        Gr 0 – 7

2014:     21%        Gr 0 – 7 (40%  -  Gr 0)        

2016:     30%        Gr 0 – 7 (48%  -  Gr 0)

2017:      Girls School: 168 black, 342 white

                Boys School: 208 black, 413 white

2017:      Soccer Club founded; Basketball expanded, additional coaches appointed             

 

INTERNS

1997:     First 3 black teacher interns recruited

Intern programme continues without interruption.  Interns recruited in partnership with:

Gauteng Cricket Board – development coaches
UNISA Education Dept.
Connections with State schools in JHB and Pretoria

Interns placed at State and Independent Schools

Two St Peter’s Interns appointed HODs in State Schools
One St Peter’s Intern appointed Deputy Head at a Marist School.
Over 30 interns hosted since 1997

2012:     St Peter’s Foundation established.  Foundation funds a portion of intern training.

2015:     Isematholeni Intern Programme commences

2016:     St Peter’s supports 20 Interns

Non-Teaching Interns

Nurse
HR
Priest x 2
Finance
IT x 2

 

St Peter’s has appointed 5 interns to permanent positions.

2017:     4 interns appointed to staff in previous 3 years.

 

PARENTS

2009:     Parent Transformation meeting

2010:     Parent Volunteer Task Teams appointed (Bursaries, Staff Recruitment, Family Integration, and Marketing)

2010:     St Peter’s Policies reviewed by Volunteer Task Team

2011:     PA Representatives appointed (Boys School)               

2014:     Parent Transformation Sub-Committee begins regular interaction with Boys School Headmaster and meets to formulate vision and strategy.

2015:      Parent Transformation Workshops x 2 (Mrs T Chaane)

2015:     Additional PA Integration Reps appointed (Girls School)

                Shebeen Evening

2016:     Integration Committee defines Vision & Strategy

                ‘My Story’ meetings commence

2017:     Family Soccer Day

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Twinning with Diepsloot and Sefikeng schools
Provision of facilities e.g. computer lab, library
Introduction of and funding of Read for Africa Programme
Teacher and parent volunteers who implement this crucial reading programme
Weekly intern teaching at both schools
Rector facilitates strategic planning workshops for Sefikeng staff & SGB.
Rector conducts strategic planning workshops for schools in Diepsloot & Alexandra.

 

GENERAL

2005/2007:  St Peter’s establishes independent BEE companies from outsourced staff. (Ntjilo’s Cleaners, Muchachari Garden Services)

2011:             Mvukuzane field named for Old Boy donors: surname - Mole.

 

BURSARIES

1998:     First recorded bursaries for black students.

                Bursaries for previously disadvantaged individuals were offered prior to this time, but accurate records are extremely difficult to access.Bursaries have continued to the present day.

 

2012:     Foundation established and commences funding support for bursary students, including, where necessary, all extraneous costs e.g. camps, stationery, boarding, et al.

                Foundation contributes towards High School & University fees for some candidates

Omphile Ramela (2001) – highly regarded batsman for ‘Cape Cobras’ since 2014

Sibusiso Molimi (2007) – motivational speaker & author

 

STAFF

1999:     First black admin staff member appointed

2000:     EE committee established

2001:     First black assistant librarian appointed

2002:     First black teacher appointed

2004:     Black staff recruitment strategy commences

                (adverts to Parishes, The Southern Cross, Sowetan)

2007:     4-day Diversity Workshop for all staff             (Anthony Hartmann)

2007:     Diversity Workshop for Exec (Prof. Mthuli Ncube)

2008:     Diversity Director appointed.  Joins Boys School Exco

2008:     Diversity Committee established to review   curriculum, celebration of Festivals, etc.

2008:     Diversity workshop for Exec & Line Managers              (Tanya Karusseit)

2013:     Establishment of Workplace Forum

2013/14: Staff Transformation Workshops (Mrs T Chaane)

2014:     Personal Development Course for Support Staff          (Rector)

2014:     Exco attends ISASA ‘Toolkit for Transformation’ Workshop

2015:     Support staff personal development courses continue; results in abandoning Stokvel in favour of investment in unit trusts

2015:     Antoinette Sithole (sister of Hector Pieterson) addresses whole school and support staff in small groups

2017:     ‘My Story’ – each staff member volunteers a turn during weekly staff meetings

 

OLD BOY ACHIEVERS

Lebogang Montjane (1984):  Executive Director ISASA

Hanyani Shimange (1990): Springbok Rugby player and currently on Supersport.           

William Tsolo (1995): First black Head Boy - Kearsney College

Tebello Chabana  (2005): Member of Tshikululu Trust     [Old Boy achievements to be completed]

 

COUNCIL

1985:     First black Council Member appointed

2006:     Transformation portfolio created

2010:     Transformation Statement published by Rector