Western Cape Primary Science Programme

The Western Cape Primary Science Programme (PSP) is a teacher in-service training and support organisation that has been working since 1985 to address the inequalities in education in South Africa.

The PSP is a centre for excellence in primary education and aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning in South African primary schools in the critical fields of Mathematics & Numeracy, Natural Sciences & Technology, Environment, Language & Literacy Development and Social Sciences.

With a core staff of highly skilled and experienced education specialists, PSP projects are implemented in the most disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape, providing comprehensive and ongoing support to primary school teachers as well developing quality teacher support materials and resources.

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Latest News

PSP Newsletter Term 3 / 2014<div class='article-sub-heading'>18 July 2014</div>

PSP Newsletter Term 3 / 2014
18 July 2014

PSP's latest Newsletter is now available, covering all the highlights of the third term of 2014, including news on PSP's work in the Overberg, our new teacher support materials and brand new learner project book and much more.

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PSP Annual Report 2013 now available<div class='article-sub-heading'>23 June 2014</div>

PSP Annual Report 2013 now available
23 June 2014

Read more about PSP's activities, programmes, projects and latest developments: PSP's Annual Report 2013 is hot off the press and available at the PSP office, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or as a low resolution version for download here!

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PSP is Global Best Award Winner 2014<div class='article-sub-heading'>09 May 2014</div>

PSP is Global Best Award Winner 2014
09 May 2014

We are thrilled to announce that the PSP has once again been selected as the winner of the Global Best Award for the Category "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math" in the Africa Region!

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PSP launches TeachSmart: The new essential Handbook for first-time teachers and schools<div class='article-sub-heading'>27 March 2014</div>

PSP launches TeachSmart: The new essential Handbook for first-time teachers and schools
27 March 2014

On 27th March, the Primary Science Programme (PSP) launched its brand new resource for newly qualified teachers – TeachSmartAttendees included officials from the Department of Basic Education, Western Cape Education Department and a number of district officials, principals and teachers. Addresses by Prof. Brian O’Connell (Rector of UWC), Mr Michael Davids (principal pf Blossom Street Primary) and Vincent Belu (first-time teacher at Wallacedene Primary) emphasized the importance and value of mentorship for first-time teachers.

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Welcome in 2014!<div class='article-sub-heading'>20 January 2014</div>

Welcome in 2014!
20 January 2014

Welcome back!

The PSP is wishing all its teachers and partners an outstanding New Year!

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Happy Holidays from the PSP!<div class='article-sub-heading'>12 December 2013</div>

Happy Holidays from the PSP!
12 December 2013

Wishing all our teachers, principals, funders and partners a Joyous Holiday Season and a Very Happy and Peaceful New Year!

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RIP Tata Madiba!<div class='article-sub-heading'>06 December 2013</div>

RIP Tata Madiba!
06 December 2013

The PSP mourns the sad loss of the Father of the Nation. HAMBA KAHLE TATA.

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Support the PSP without costing you a cent: Get a MySchool Card from Woolworths & Partners now!<div class='article-sub-heading'>05 December 2013</div>

Support the PSP without costing you a cent: Get a MySchool Card from Woolworths & Partners now!
05 December 2013

With a MySchool Card from Woolworths & Partners, you can help us raise valuable funds without costing you a cent!

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Innovation Course Programme 2014<div class='article-sub-heading'>05 December 2013</div>

Innovation Course Programme 2014
05 December 2013

The new PSP Course Programme for our Innovation Programme 2014 is now available and can be downloaded here or collected at the PSP office.

We look forward to welcoming you at the PSP in 2014!

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TeachSmart - the new essential handbook for first-time teachers and schools.


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Quote"I learnt practical, REAL ways of introducing and doing fractions that will improve learners’ concept of fractions. This was informative, energetic, fun and practical. Thank you for reinforcing my love of teaching numeracy concepts to my learners!"
- Grade 2 Teacher from Imperial Primary, Mitchell’s Plain

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