Road to PEP – Harnessing Creativity

Mastery in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is reflected in a student’s ability to apply content knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the National Standards Curriculum (NSC). The expected student outcomes in the NSC are grounded in the mastery of the 4 C’s — Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking. Source:

Let’s Have a PEP Talk!

There has been confusion among some educators, parents and students surrounding expectations for the National Standards Curriculum (NSC) and the exam slated to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2019 – the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). The confusion stems from a misunderstanding of the concept of 21st century teaching, learning and skill development. […]

Combating pre-GSAT Disorder Part 2

As the last set of students prepare to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2018, parents must acknowledge and guard against GSAT Disorder — consciously or subconsciously measuring their child’s value based on a school placement. Last week (Wednesday, August 16, 2017), we discussed the number one cause for the pressure built along the […]

Combating pre-GSAT Disorder Part 1

Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Disorder is a combination of physiological over-arousal, tension and somatic symptoms, along with worry, dread, and fear of failure. And sometimes that all leads to catastrophising — children predicting a negative outcome and parents jumping to the conclusion that if there is a negative outcome, it would be a catastrophe. […]

The Miseducation of the Modern Child

I am not yet a mother to my own children, but I have big plans for who they will be. I envision children sure of who and whose they are; walking in purpose; contributing to the thriving development of The Kingdom and this nation. My children will be influencers; my children will be difference makers. […]