2018 Welcome back Message from the President
The President of NAPTOSA welcomes you to 2018, a year that will hopefully be filled with great success as you continue on your journey towards bringing academic excellence to the learners of our country.
While the release of the matric results occupies the education narrative, NAPTOSA wishes to encourage educators whose classes are over-crowded not to be discouraged and to persevere. The lack of places in schools for thousands of learners remains a challenge. NAPTOSA will, however, continue to put pressure on the Department of Basic Education to provide more schools and facilities.
DAIRIES AND CALENDARS
It is hoped that every NAPTOSA member has received his/her 2018 diary and calendar to assist day-to-day planning. If not, please contact your provincial NAPTOSA office for assistance in this regard.
Public Service wage negotiations for the 2018 financial year resumed on 9 January 2018 with the appointment of two external facilitators. Parties have had an opportunity to brief the facilitators. Members will be kept informed once substantive progress has been made in the negotiation process.
WORLD READ ALOUD DAY 2018
Nal’ibali – the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day on Thursday, 01 February 2018 and is inviting caregivers, schools, and communities to join them in reading a single to story to children across SA on the day. Last year the campaign read aloud to over 700 000 children and this year it hopes to reach 1 000 000 children! To download the specially-created story in any SA language and make your pledge to read aloud, visit: www.nalibali.org. NAPTOSA urges schools to participate in the World Read Aloud campaign.