A group of Cape Town school principals started their fourth school term this week equipped with newly acquired problem-solving skills, following an executive coaching session on how to create an innovative strategy for their schools and involve their communities to a larger extent.

The group from Mfuleni, Fisantekraal, Blackheath and Morningstar are all participants in Symphonia for South Africa’s pioneering initiative, School @ the Centre of Community (S@CC), aimed at creating thriving schools at the centre of the communities they serve.

Based on the simple principle of partnering business leaders with school principals called ‘Partners for Possibility’, Symphonia for South Africa launched S@CC in 2010 to facilitate partnerships between schools and businesses.