With school registrations for Grade 1 and Grade 8 opening on 13 May, parents are worried not only about whether their children will get a place at school, but also where that school will be.
If you dread the thought of registering your child with the GDE, if you are anxious that your child’s placement will be less than ideal, or if you are simply curious about other options, here are a few alternatives to traditional government schools to consider. Read more
Home education is a wonderful, worthwhile journey, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. So, whether you are just beginning this journey, or whether you are already a seasoned home schooler, here are a few tips to ensure success. Read more
Homeschooling has become a popular education option over the past few years. In fact, with bullying, overcrowded classrooms and falling academic standards, it is the smart choice for many families today Read more
Dawncoft Ed is an alternative schooling centre using distance learning with tutor support. The homeschooling centre aims to support parents whose children prefer smaller classrooms and personalized education. Read more
A traditional school is not your only option when it comes to your child’s education. Homeschooling offers an alternative to traditional schools and allows you, as a parent, to take control of your child’s education. Read more
There are many children struggling in school who don’t need to be placed in remedial classes. They need something special, but they’re not exactly special needs. They would thrive in a different environment but not that one. Read more
Aside from the stigma, loss of income, potential halting of a good career and overall impact on the economy at large, there are serious long term consequences to putting someone into the criminal justice system. The stress that this would place on the parent and family is enough to cause both physical and mental breakdown in most people. Read more
If your child loves his/her devices and often has to be nagged to just *move*, you need to read this article. It’s about actualising more of the brain-and-body-potential that’s inside our children, using easy brain-boosting activities. Plus, research shows that stimulating both sides of the brain enables children to learn better, become more creative, deal more effectively with challenges and emotions, and build enhanced confidence, self-esteem and understanding of their environment. Read more
What’s the up side to letting our kids loose in the garden? What does it do for their brains, bodies, social consciousness, eating and just plain joy? I consulted an expert – Caro Tapson, former pro landscaper, mom, and owner of Seedling Stokvel – and learned some awesome things. Read more
Does the concept of home education apply to preschool children? And if so, at what age should you start?
Home education certainly does apply to preschoolers, perhaps just in a slightly different way than you imagined. Read more
I will be 40 this year, and I still from time to time have nightmares about my matric exams. I’ve dealt with a lot of stressful situations since then, but nothing quite compares to that feeling that what happens in those few weeks will determine the rest of your life Read more
Aside from a lack of viable schools, the reasons parents educate their children with special needs at home vary. They may be frustrated that schools are unable to provide the services their child needs, t Read more
There’s no doubt that proper school supplies are expensive but there are, like most things, way to save. Read more