Our Lady of Fatima is a Dominican Convent School, situated in Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal. This an independent school, established in 1954, and has 640 learners and a staff of 60. They cater for girls from grade 1 to 12.

In 2016, the school took the leap from traditional teaching and implemented ITSI’s blended learning platform. Principal, Mrs Dee Horsfall, says: “We were aware of the fact that there was a lot of criticism about the gap between the education process and the way education and schooling was happening, and the criticism was that we still belong to an education system of the industrial revolution. We started to investigate how we are going to bridge the gap between this model of schooling and the world out there where technology is fast taking over.” Ingrid Edwards, HOD High School Planning added: “We want to remain relevant and want to make sure that when the girls leave that they can take up positions in jobs across society.” And so their journey started.

Today, teachers of all ages adapted to the technology, and truly benefit from using ITSI’s educator folders to share information with their learners, adding lengthy notes as additional resources to their textbooks. With the ITSI Solution, their teaching methods have remained the same, but are much more effective.

The learners enjoy using technology and having everything organised in a single place.

To find out more about their unique journey, visit ITSI’s channel on YouTube.

Ingrid Edwards, HOD High School Planning

Leave a Reply


Related articles

Teaching amid COVID-19: Spotlight on Edenglen High School

  • Optimi Classroom

The COVID-19 pandemic has caught everyone off guard. This while the national lockdown presents new challenges to schools, principals, teachers, learners and parents.   We would like to inspire and motivate you with our new series “Spotlight on…” where we will look at how schools face these challenges and what tools they use to achieve […]

READ MORE

One Of The Most Important Decisions: Choosing Your Career Path

  • Optimi Classroom

Choosing a career path is probably one of the most difficult decisions a person has to make. And, often, you have to make that decision when you are still a child (between 15 and 19 years old). It starts with subject choices in Grade 9 and continues with your choice of study courses when enrolling […]

READ MORE