In January 2016 the Integrated Maths Programme funded by Comic Relief UK started in the Northern Cape and Western Cape. This project is implementing Technology Assisted Learning to improve the quality of Maths Education. Pniellangoed School was chosen to take part in the project because they are multigrade schoool who could really benefit from this blended learning programme for Maths.
The multi-grade set up of this school has necessitated some innovative approaches to implementing this blended learning programme. The role of the Technical Teaching Assistant in managing learners using the technology AND liaising with the class teacher has been essential. The collaboration between the teacher and TTA has led to the successful implementation of this blended learning programme.
Pniellandgoed is a very rural, multi-grade school about 35km from Kimberley and 5km outside of Barkly West.
The language of instruction at the school is Afrikaans and most of the learners come from the settlement “Pniellandgoed farm” where the school is situated.
The school is very well organised and managed even though the school has little resources and teachers (only 5 teachers and the principal teaches full-time), with about 160 learners. The TTA (technical teaching assistant) at the school and provides essential support to the blended programme. The school has no internet connection and relies on an offline solution to make use of Green Shoots' Maths Curriculum Online.
Contact: Ms Le Roux
Contact Title: Principal
Pneillangoed Primary School
Pniel, Northern Cape