Seventh Day Adventist school.

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Tweefo (October 28, 2015, 18:48:48 PM):
I was today at a school, West Rand Primary in Westdene. Here are their objectives as spelled out on a big sign in the hall. I like the critical thinking skills followed by the Seventh Day Adventist bit a line or two later. See how many other illogic bits you can spot. This is not a private school, it's a government school, but it is also a Seventh Day Adventist school. How does that work?

brianvds (October 29, 2015, 04:17:27 AM):
One more reason why we should have explicitly separated church and state, like the Americans did. Probably too late now.

Anyway, what with most of our government schools (and most of our private schools, for that matter) being in the condition they're in, it probably hardly matters.

Me, I am perforce out of the education industry: I was retrenched when the private school at which I worked restructured, and not being formally qualified in education, chances are small that I'll get a job at any other school. In fact, being almost fifty and white and Afrikaans, chances are small that I'll get any employment of any kind, so you may well see me soon, at a traffic light near you, with a placard around my neck. :-)
brianvds (October 29, 2015, 04:25:59 AM):
In the meantime, there is this:
Faerie (October 29, 2015, 07:19:06 AM):
which province are you living Brian? There is a very lively industry in tutoring and extra classes after school in the big cities. You work from home in the afternoons and earn more than the average teacher. I paid the same amount in extra classes as for school fees to get my boys through matric.
Rigil Kent (October 29, 2015, 09:52:51 AM):
I too have seen this type of lofty wording displayed at schools. Essentially they are saying that critical thinking is encouraged, as long as it occurs within the belief system of religion xyz. It's obviously nonsensical because critical thinking means considering EVERYTHING intellectually, even religion xyz. This is a travesty of what critical thinking should be.

In "normal" state Christian schools many kids end up going through the little motions of prayer and singing hymns etc. during school hours, but come 14H00 they return home to a more or less secular household (own observation). In contrast I can imagine that parents who go the trouble of enrolling their children in a school subscribing to a specialized flavour of Christendom such as this one, probably also give their children an unhealthy dose of the same medicine at home.



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