Independent Education Spring 2019

advertorial reading accuracy of 2.0 or more and 32% achieving gains of 2.0 or more for reading comprehension. After attending a THRASS parents workshop, Leean Govender from Bradford Primary School gave the following testimony: ‘It was a pleasure attending the THRASS workshop at Bradford for the second time… like the first workshop, this one was insightful and helpful… This THRASS programmes outstanding. My Grade 1 son can read words and sentences that are aimed at a Grade 4 child…Truly excited about THRASS…’ Lesley Stanbridge, an intersen teacher at Woodland College in Boksburg, says that some of the benefits of THRASS include improving word attack skills to help pupils attempt the reading and spelling of new words associated with cultural subjects, and that with THRASS, there is steady improvement in reading, spelling and comprehension ages on standardised tests. Universities such as the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and North West University have embraced THRASS as a necessary ingredient in the preparation of students wanting to become teachers, and invite Next Level Learning – a company that publishes THRASS resources and provides teacher training and parents workshops – to give THRASS lectures to their final year students. Should your school not consider joining a growing community of schools who enjoy the benefits of THRASS? These schools include Holy Rosary School; in Johannesburg, Crawford College; in Johannesburg, St Benedict’s Catholic School for Boys; in Johannesburg, Penryn College; in Mpumalanga, St Mary’s School, Waverley; Johannesburg, King’s Court School; in Limpopo, King Edward VII Preparatory School; in Johannesburg, Hout Bay International School; in Cape Town, St Martin’s School; in Johannesburg, Bradford College; in Johannesburg, Cliffview Primary School; in Johannesburg, Livingstone Primary School; in Durban, Grayston Preparatory School; in Johannesburg, Micklefield School; in Cape Town, Bridgeview Primary School; in KwaZulu-Natal, Greenfield Girls’ Primary School; in Cape Town, the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria and Nova Pioneer School; in Johannesburg, just to name a few? Get in touch with us. THRASS at NW University

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