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Teacher Contact Details

The DBE is in the process of setting up a database of contact details for teachers, principals and other education professionals so that we will be able to directly provide you with the most up-to-date and relevant information about what the DBE is doing.

What we need from you: Name, Email address, Cellphone number, School details


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Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011

TIMSS 2011 is centrally co-ordinated by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), and is managed by Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is making TIMSS Released Items available on this website as well as on the Thutong portal ( It is hoped that teachers will make use of these items to prepare learners on what to expect on the TIMSS tests. These items remain a useful resource for the teaching and learning of Natural Sciences and Mathematics beyond TIMSS 2011.

View the TIMSS Released Items here

QLTC Code for Principals

As a PRINCIPAL, I promise to:

  • promote the development of loyalty and respect for the profession by fulfilling my management and leadership roles to the best of my ability;
  • be punctual, well prepared for, and enthusiastic about my roles as professional leader; 
  • strive to be a lifelong learner; 
  • encourage and support my staff in their professional development endeavours; 
  • actively work to eliminate unprofessional behaviour, such as inappropriate teacher-learner relationships and drunkenness; 
  • ensure that all relevant circulars, documents and information are shared with relevant stakeholders as soon as possible; 
  • take the required steps to ensure that the PED/District receives all the required information necessary for the timely delivery of resources for learning and teaching;
  • ensure that the PED/District receives all the necessary information to facilitate the prompt filling of vacant posts;
  • monitor teacher attendance;
  • monitor learner attendance and strive to ensure that no child stays out of school unnecessarily;
  • provide information to parents on their children's progress on a regular basis; 
  • ensure that the QLTC at my school is implemented to the best of my ability, and to ensure that the significance of the campaign is understood by all role-players but particularly by parents and the local community; and
  • to support the SGB in the performance of its duties.


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