Two SA schools shortlisted for World's Best School

Two SA schools shortlisted for World's Best School

There might not be much optimism surrounding the current state of South African schools, but not all seem to be lost.

SPARK School Soweto
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Two South African schools, Rondebosch-based Rustenburg Girls' High School and Spark School Soweto Campus, have been shortlisted for The World's Best School Prize.

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T4 Education’s World’s Best School Prizes looks at five different categories in which schools could be recognized for their "societal progress". 

These categories include:

  • Community Collaboration
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Supporting Healthy Lives
  • Innovation
  • Environmental Action

Spark School Soweto Campus has been shortlisted in the Top 10 schools for Community Collaboration.

"This Prize recognises schools that have collaborated and developed partnerships with their community to have an integrated approach in helping each of their students striving for a whole child approach based on equity and inclusivity."

Rustenburg Girls’ High School is shortlisted in the supporting Healthy Lives category.  

"This category recognizes schools that provide access, relevance, and opportunities for students, staff, and the community to develop healthy habits, behaviors, knowledge, and skills. We understand that health is about balance, resiliency, and consistency and has many components, including mental, physical, nutrition, personal safety, sexual, environmental, emotional, and much more. We are looking for a school that promotes any and all of these areas of health in a planned, integrated, and holistic sustainable way."

Working under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the World’s Best School Prizes represent T4 Education’s "proposed approach to help schools strengthen their institutions and contribute to wider societal progress".

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Global political leaders and celebrities have been known to endorse the schools that participate in the World's Best School Prizes.

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