To uplift the standing and impact of Life Orientation in high schools throughout South Africa.
From our experience, most Life Orientation HODs have FIVE major concerns:
Being aware of these concerns, Teenactiv offers a solution that addresses each of these needs.
Teenactiv will ensure your subject advisor reviews are excellent, moderation submissions are an affirming experience and that the setting of written tasks, projects and / or exam questions (with memo answers) will no longer be a dreaded event that requires the allocation of plenty of hours.
Furthermore, the development of upcoming lesson material and activities will be convenient and fun.
For IEB teachers, Teenactiv is starting to provide IEB specific tasks, IEB aligned discursive essays and catering for project based learning through our new resources section.
With a membership of over a hundred high schools, Teenactiv has a diverse range of subscribing schools. These include private schools, government schools (fee and no-fee schools) and home schools.
Furthermore, private schools of various faiths (including Christianity, Judaism and Islam) are also part of the Teenactiv Community.
Teenactiv focuses solely on the needs of high school Life Orientation Teachers. Whether you are a seasoned HOD, new to teaching the subject or exploring fresh ways of covering aspects of the Curriculum … Teenactiv is able to assist.
Teenactiv is completely aligned with all the latest requirements and guidelines for:
The IEB uses the South African National Curriculum which is regulated by the Department of Basic Education. Teenactiv is completely aligned with the National Curriculum.
Numerous IEB schools are members of Teenactiv.
In 2021, Teenactiv will be launching various initiatives aimed at the needs of its IEB schools – these include new IEB specific tasks, general resources per topic and discursive essays in exam papers.
Lesson Preparations, Written Tasks, Projects, June Exam Papers, November Exam Papers, IEB Tasks and various miscellaneous resources that are topic specific.
These are constantly evolving. In 2021, lesson preparations will typically include:
Teenactiv lessons include a variety of engaging resources and activities to make lessons more stimulating for both teachers and learners.
In 2021, all lessons will include a practical element (i.e. a strategy or tool) that learners can use to help them apply what they have learnt in class.
By making lesson content more stimulating, our aim is for learners to better recall the information covered so that they can make wise and informed choices when life situations arise.
All Teenactiv content is developed by selected, experienced LO teachers – who are guided by our team of experts and consultants. Furthermore, before being published, all content is quality checked by a team of experts to ensure activities are practical, relevant, inclusive and adhere to the latest Curriculum guidelines.
Unlike Mathematics where teaching Pythagoras’ theorem remains the same every year, the references and examples used to illustrate themes within Life Orientation need to constantly be updated – in order to remain relevant and stimulating for learners (and LO teachers).
Furthermore, with illustrations often drawing on topical issues in the media, it is important that these are regularly updated to reflect any changes. Example: Prior to February 2013, Oscar Pristorius would have been viewed as a role model.
New content is published throughout the year. In most instances, it is made available to schools in the term prior to its use - to provide teachers with sufficient time to incorporate components thereof into their term planning.
Teachers are emailed copies of all new material upon its publication on the Teenactiv website.
Over the past thirteen years, Teenactiv has developed good relationships with every Provincial Education Department. Please contact us should you need a contact person in your province.
New June and November Exam Papers are provided every year
Each Exam paper consists of Sections A, B, C and detailed answers are provided in the Memorandum. Furthermore, the cognitive level is indicated for each question.
For IEB schools: In 2021, we will start offering some discursive essays for each topic (over and above the usual exam papers)
Exam Papers are provided to member schools in Microsoft Word format – so that LO teachers can select and extract questions from each of the papers (for a particular grade) – to make up their own Exam Paper for that grade.
Every effort is made to limit any barriers to implementation. Where appropriate, alternative lesson activities are suggested – to cater for differently resourced schools.
Teenactiv has an agreement with Boost EQ, whereby Boost EQ is allowed to access and use any Teenactiv Past Exam Papers that are older than 2 years. In return, all LO teachers at Teenactiv member schools have free access to Boost EQ.
In 2021, Boost EQ will be able to include questions from both the June and November 2019 past papers.
However, all 2020 and 2021 June and November Past Papers are reserved exclusively for LO Teachers from Teenactiv member schools.
Teenactiv works on an annual subscription basis whereby a school joins for the year - with the option to renew.
The 2021 subscription fee is R3450 (incl VAT) per school. A discretionary discount is offered to dual medium, Afrikaans only and schools with learner fees of less than R10 000 per annum.
The subscription fee allows all Life Orientation teachers at a school to make full use of Teenactiv and all its resources till 31st December 2021.
As soon as your school’s subscription fee has been paid, your LO teachers will have immediate access to all the content available on the Teenactiv website.
Only teachers at high schools that cover the Life Orientation Curriculum.
With schools having to renew their membership each year- it serves as a measure of accountability and an incentive for Teenactiv to continuously seek to add value to our member schools.
This is done by ensuring that we stick to all our promises, maintain our high standards and constantly explore fresh ways to enhance the impact of the subject.
Subscriptions run till year end. Schools need to notify Teenactiv prior to year end, should they wish to discontinue.
Teenactiv provides daily support both through email (email@example.com) and telephone 021 686 2299 or 083 733 3632. Our response time is usually the same day.