After three successful years, challenging and uplifting school principals in the Western Cape , CoLP (Community of Learning Principals) has launched in Gauteng.

They will be hosting their launch event, featuring guest speaker Clem Sunter, on Wednesday, 27th August from 15:00 to 17:00 at the University of Johannesburg. Entry is free for school principals.

CoLP was established in June 2011 as a platform which facilitates meaningful information sharing, coaching and development between educators and business leaders. The initiative was originally founded by Symphonia for South Africa in partnership with the Faculty of Economic and Management Services at the University of the Western Cape
and with financial support from MySchool.

Principals and other school leaders are continuously challenged in various ways in their roles. The current education landscape in South Africa is a dynamic one which requires senior level educators to display various personal and professional skills to lead the way as thought leaders, innovators and change agents including the ability to effectively manage challenges and maximise opportunities. Now, with the support of MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet school leaders in Gauteng will be able to benefit from the CoLP capacity building workshops.

The theme for the workshop on Wednesday 27th August is “The World and South Africa beyond 2014 – how a fox sees it”. The future has never been more unpredictable. The 21st Century global megatrends and the scenarios for South Africa require that education prepares its learners in a completely different way. Guest speaker Clem Sunter will look at how the education of today does not holistically build the skills that will be needed by the future generation to thrive and how principals, in order to be the inspirational leaders South Africa needs, have to think beyond the curriculum.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet sponsors the CoLP sessions to ensure that school principals and other school leaders can attend free of charge. Anybody who would like to attend the CoLP  workshop with Clem Sunter can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact her on +27 21 913 3507.