UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

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Schools Liaison Office
Schools Liaison Office
Schools Liaison Office

The Wits Schools Liaison Office is a dynamic team that forms the link between high school and university allowing a smooth transitional process for the student. The Schools Liaison Office gives the student a holistic understanding of what is expected of them at university level.

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Our Schools Liaison Officers visit a vast number of schools and advise learners about:

Other activities of the unit include:

  • Presentations to grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 learners
  • Participation in University open days
  • Parents Evenings
  • Career Exhibitions
  • Career Evenings
  • Campus Tours etc.

Should you wish to invite us to your school or any other venue suitable to make presentations on the above listed topics, please click here to make a booking.

 Schools Liaison 2012 Annual Report

 Schools Liaison 2011 Annual Report

 Schools Liaison 2010 Annual Report

Top feeder schools honoured at Wits

By Vivienne Rowland

10 August 2011

In recent years schools have started to focus on the holistic development of learners instead of merely getting learners through and out of the system. 

This was one of the talking points at the breakfast hosted by the Wits Schools Liaison Office, where the principals and heads of the top ten Wits feeder schools in 2011 were honoured and thanked for their contribution to developing this year’s top learners.

Carol Crosley, Deputy Registrar: Student Enrolment said that the schools are being thanked for offering Wits such superb learners and for encouraging them to apply and study at the University.

“We would like to thank you and acknowledge your contribution. We have received superb learners from your schools with great achievements to their names who have made good progress at Wits,” said Crosley.

The top ten Wits feeder schools are Parktown Girls High School, King David (Linksfield), Northcliff High School, Crawford College (Sandton), Lenasia Muslim School, Jeppe High School for Girls, St. John’s College, Greenside High School, Randpark High School and Mondeor High School.

Dr Lee Rusznyak, B Ed Programme coordinator, Wits School of Education presented a case study entitled Building an alternative vision of what could be: A Challenge of Teacher Education, focusing on the Limpopo Department of Education’s initiative which offers their Foundation Phase teachers an unprecedented opportunity to return to university and restart their teacher education..

“Teaching should not be confused with being in the classroom during school hours. Just because you have a license to teach does not mean that you are expected to teach at Wits levels from the start. It takes time. It is not simply about getting learners through examinations, but it takes a wider and broader commitment to teaching,” said Rusznyak.

The Wits Schools Liaison Office is a dynamic team that forms the link between secondary school and university allowing a smooth transitional process for the student.

The Schools Liaison Office gives the student a holistic understanding of what is expected of them at university level and provides information about admission requirements, career opportunities, the range of degree courses offered at Wits, financial aid programmes, student life on campus and the University’s core function – teaching and learning.