AIMS South Africa hosted one of the National Science Week Western Cape events from 3 to 8 August 2015 at its centre in Muizenberg and at the Muizenberg Pavilion. The event reached learners, educators and the public within the township and urban areas around Overberg, Cape Winelands District Municipality as well as the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality. Each day approximately 300 scholars from 6 different Cape schools attend the event.

National Science Week, is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and is a country-wide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting science-based activities during the week.

“AIMS was proud to be part of this initiative by the Department of Science and Technology as we support the government’s drive to help increase the pipeline of students progressing into secondary and tertiary mathematics education. Events like these help ëducate scholars in a fun and exciting way about the opportunities available to them if they continue with Maths and Science,” said Prof. Barry Green, Director of AIMS South Africa.

All scholars were sponsored to attend the event, with the costs of bus trips and lunch covered by the organisers.

National Science Week is run in all nine provinces simultaneously at multiple sites per province.The aim of the Week is to showcase local innovations in science and technology, make these areas of study appealing to learners, so that they consider Science, Engineering and Technology as a preferable career option, and, to make science popular to the broader South African Society. The theme is the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies.

The programme for scholars from 3-7 August 2015 consisted of scientific experimentation and expos, “Mathematics: Apply It!” lecture series, mathematics and science shows, career guidance and role modelling.

There was also a Maths Educators and Principals workshop on Saturday 8 August 2015, focusing on GeoGebra, teaching vocabulary in Mathematics classrooms, planning for learning, geometry, trigonometry, number, data handling and probability.

AIMS South Africa also hosted two public lectures. The first was held on Tuesday 4 August titled: “Computing the Universe” by Prof. Romeel Davé, the SARChI Chair in Cosmology with Multi-wavelength Data, a joint national research chair split between AIMS, the University of the Western Cape, and the South African Astronomical Observatory. The second was on Thursday 6 August 2015 titled: “The Role of Science in Water & Sanitation within the Municipal Environment” by Dr Rembu Magoba, Head of Research and Development Section, Scientific Services, City of Cape Town.

The following schools attended the event:

  • Rosewood Primary (Gr7),
  • Vuyuseka High School (Gr 8 – 10),
  • Plumstead High School (Gr 8 -12),
  • RCL Hyde Park`(Gr 8 – 10),
  • Manzomthombo High School ,
  • Mfuleni High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Lavender Hill High (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Windsor High (Gr 10 – 12),
  • Bulumko High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Fish Hoek High, (Gr 10 -11),
  • Bergsig Primary School (Gr 7),
  • Siphamamdla High School (Gr 10 – 11),
  • Harry Gwala High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Prince George Primary (Gr 7),
  • Sinako High School, (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Square Hill Primary School (Gr 7),
  • Joe Slovo High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Harold Cressy High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Sizimisele High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Wesbank Secondary School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Umyezo Wama Apile Primary School (Gr 7),
  • COSAT (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Uxolo High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Firgrove Primary (Gr 7),
  • Matthew Goniwe High School (Gr 8 – 12).

For more information please visit the website

AIMS South Africa hosted one of the National Science Week Western Cape events from 3 to 8 August 2015 at its centre in Muizenberg and at the Muizenberg Pavilion. The event reached learners, educators and the public within the township and urban areas around Overberg, Cape Winelands District Municipality as well as the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality. Each day approximately 300 scholars from 6 different Cape schools attend the event.

National Science Week, is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), and is a country-wide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players conducting science-based activities during the week.

“AIMS was proud to be part of this initiative by the Department of Science and Technology as we support the government’s drive to help increase the pipeline of students progressing into secondary and tertiary mathematics education. Events like these help ëducate scholars in a fun and exciting way about the opportunities available to them if they continue with Maths and Science,” said Prof. Barry Green, Director of AIMS South Africa.

All scholars were sponsored to attend the event, with the costs of bus trips and lunch covered by the organisers.

National Science Week is run in all nine provinces simultaneously at multiple sites per province.The aim of the Week is to showcase local innovations in science and technology, make these areas of study appealing to learners, so that they consider Science, Engineering and Technology as a preferable career option, and, to make science popular to the broader South African Society. The theme is the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies.

The programme for scholars from 3-7 August 2015 consisted of scientific experimentation and expos, “Mathematics: Apply It!” lecture series, mathematics and science shows, career guidance and role modelling.

There was also a Maths Educators and Principals workshop on Saturday 8 August 2015, focusing on GeoGebra, teaching vocabulary in Mathematics classrooms, planning for learning, geometry, trigonometry, number, data handling and probability.

AIMS South Africa also hosted two public lectures. The first was held on Tuesday 4 August titled: “Computing the Universe” by Prof. Romeel Davé, the SARChI Chair in Cosmology with Multi-wavelength Data, a joint national research chair split between AIMS, the University of the Western Cape, and the South African Astronomical Observatory. The second was on Thursday 6 August 2015 titled: “The Role of Science in Water & Sanitation within the Municipal Environment” by Dr Rembu Magoba, Head of Research and Development Section, Scientific Services, City of Cape Town.

The following schools attended the event:

  • Rosewood Primary (Gr7),
  • Vuyuseka High School (Gr 8 – 10),
  • Plumstead High School (Gr 8 -12),
  • RCL Hyde Park`(Gr 8 – 10),
  • Manzomthombo High School ,
  • Mfuleni High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Lavender Hill High (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Windsor High (Gr 10 – 12),
  • Bulumko High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Fish Hoek High, (Gr 10 -11),
  • Bergsig Primary School (Gr 7),
  • Siphamamdla High School (Gr 10 – 11),
  • Harry Gwala High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Prince George Primary (Gr 7),
  • Sinako High School, (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Square Hill Primary School (Gr 7),
  • Joe Slovo High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Harold Cressy High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Sizimisele High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Wesbank Secondary School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Umyezo Wama Apile Primary School (Gr 7),
  • COSAT (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Uxolo High School (Gr 8 – 12),
  • Firgrove Primary (Gr 7),
  • Matthew Goniwe High School (Gr 8 – 12).

For more information please visit the website