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14th July 2017

On Friday 14th July Colin Northmore held workshops for both staff and pupils on Critical Thinking Skills. Colin has made presentations at Independent Examination Board (IEB) Conferences as well as other forums and it was good to have an expert share his thoughts on this topic. Staff were exposed to a workshop on this 21st educational century topic and will hopefully make use of these skills in the various subject matter. Pupils were challenged in Colin’s sessions with them as he “opened up their minds”. This important skill also falls in line with our ICE initiative which was reported in last week’s newsletter.

More about Colin Northmore: 

Colin Northmore obtained all his degrees from Wits University culminating in a Masters Degree in Education in which he specifically focussed on school discipline. Colin is currently Head of Sacred Heart College, a Marist School in Observatory, Johannesburg.  He is a member of the Association of Moral Educators and has written a number of articles and co-authored books on topics such as School discipline, whole school evaluation and school quality management and dealing with substance abuse at school. Colin believes that technology is transforming the way we interact with our students and creating new possibilities for teaching and learning. He has consulted to Core group on their educational programs and has been instrumental in developing a strategy for the effective and appropriate use of technologies at Sacred Heart. 

Colin Northmore has been the Head of Sacred Heart College in Observatory Johannesburg since 2003. Prior to this he has worked in the Catholic Institute for Education, in the Centre for school quality and improvement and has been a teacher, head of department and deputy principal in various state schools.

As part of his duties to ensure that Sacred Heart College remains involved in taking a stand against social injustice, he instituted the Three2Six project in 2008.  This project provides a safe educational environment for 200 refugee children.  

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