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GADRA Education Scaling the Summit.
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External Evaluator’s Stamp of approval on Whistle Stop School
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Read more about the results of the GADRA Education and Rhodes University Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education quantitative study investigating the comprehension skills of all Grade 4 learners attending public primary schools in Makhanda.
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40% of Grade 4 children in Makhanda are able to read for meaning, more than double the national rate of just 19% (PIRLS 2021).
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51 GMS alumni walked proudly across the stage at the various Rhodes University graduation ceremonies held last week. This is the fifth consecutive year that GMS has been the feeder school which has produced the largest number of Rhodes University graduates.
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Our 2022 Annual Report is now ready for download.
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The Makhanda Matric Class of 2022 has delivered a generally very pleasing set of results in the NSC examinations.
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Makhanda's 2022 Matric results show that GADRA Education is at the forefront of the current transformation and revitalisation of public schooling across the city.
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Recent External Evaluation concludes that GADRA Education has directly and indirectly contributed towards the favourable transformation of the public schooling system in Makhanda.
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Makhanda's Meteoric Matric Rise Continues
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This review, written by Ashley Westaway, Kelly Long and Cathy Meiklejohn of GADRA Education and Lise Westaway of the Rhodes Education Department, provides an overview of the scope and type of primary school literacy interventions in the last 15 years.
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This paper, written by Claire McCann and Anna Talbot of Rhodes University and Ashley Westaway of GADRA Education, explores the Nine Tenths Mentoring Programme as a solution for educational justice in South Africa.
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GADRA is proud to be associated with Rhodes University - the first SA university to win top spot in a prestigious prize for global citizenship.
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The GADRA Matric School 2021 Graduation Achievement
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Makhanda schools have bounced back from the disappointing results of 2019 in style and in the process recorded a collective pass rate of 80% for the first time in the city’s history.
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Our 2020 Annual Report is now available for download
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The public school matriculants of 2019 have failed to reach the stellar heights scaled by their 2018 predecessors. Read more in the full report.
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Our 2019 Annual Report is now available for download
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Our 2018 Annual Report is now available for download
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The public school Class of 2018 has produced the best set of matric results in the history of Makhanda (Grahamstown).
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Our 2017 Annual Report is now available for download
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Our 2016 Annual Report is now available for download
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