[lg policy] South Africa: Kellman Brown Academy Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 21 16:00:43 UTC 2013

Can anyone who is conversant with the policies/regulations which
governs schools on the issues of language uses please assist me on
this matter. I have enrolled my child in Grade 8 this academic year
(2013) at school which have a medium of instruction of English and
Afrikaans meaning there are two classes for Grade 8. Now the problem I
am having with the school is that when they communicate with the
learners outside class they use Afrikaans 95% and 5% in English.
I recently attended parents meeting at the school and even at the
parents meeting they apply the same principle. From my observation the
English class is 50% and Afrikaans 50%. The school is a public school
hence I am convinced it is regulated by the Department of Education
policies. By using Afrikaans as a dominating language denies me and my
child a right to information as we understand less Afrikaans. Can
anyone assist on how can I deal with this matter?


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