Congratulations to all 52 learners who made it through to SAILI’s final round of testing. You are all winners and we wish we could award scholarships to everyone. If you haven’t made our final shortlist, remember to keep working hard, be curious and never give up. SAILI is now closed for scholarship applications for high school 2019. If you missed out on applying with SAILI you can apply to Leisure Education Trust.
The following learners are successful in their application. To continue with your scholarship application you must apply to a SAILI high school and be offered a place. If you accept a scholarship with another organisation, please let us know as soon as possible. To find out more about our scholarship deal, read here.
Final High School Shortlist, 2019
|Maya||Morkel||Sid G Rule|
|Mogamad Zaakir||Cloete||Sid G Rule|
|Mogamat Lut||Ryland||Searidge Park|
|Nisha||Meyer||Sid G Rule|
If you took a whole bunch of photos of yourself you would be able to see that even though they are all different, they are still all uniquely “you”. As you study the pictures you will see yourself with different profiles – a different part of your face showing, a different tilt of your head. You are still the same person but you look different depending on the angle. A School Leaver CV or Personal Profile is a description of you. It isn’t the whole of who you are and everything you ever did, it is just one particular picture of you. It must be a true picture but it can have an angle.
You want to show the reader not only your best side, but the side of you that is most useful to them. When you send a CV, your application is often one of very many. You need to catch your reader’s attention right at the top of the page, by selling them exactly the person they are looking for… who also happens to be a true version (or profile) of you! Read more
With the very many subject teachers involved in teaching the high school curriculum, it is likely that all students will face teacher troubles at some time. Our first blog gave practical steps to help you identify and resolve teacher troubles. However this process may take some time during which your marks may well start to suffer. Whilst you are trying to figure things out with your teacher, you will still need to pass your class. At no point is it OK to point at a terrible mark and blame your teacher. Your marks are YOUR responsibility. So here are some bad teacher survival ideas: Read more
As a scholarship organisation with 110 kids in 12 schools, we get to hear about teacher troubles a lot. The reality is that over the course of your high school life, you are going to have around 30 teachers and whilst some will be great and others will not. What can you do?
Step 1: Is this just me?
Start by evaluating your own behaviour. Are you turning up to class on time? Are you neat and respectful? Are you participating in class, asking and answering questions? Do you put your best effort into your homework? If your behaviour and attitude are not up to scratch then this will affect how the teacher responds to you. Teachers are more likely to interact with students who are motivated and positive about learning. If you and your teacher are stuck in a negative cycle of interactions, it is up to you to change them. Tidy up your appearance and behaviour and see if the problem goes away.
Step 2: Or is this the teacher? Read more