Primary school

African girls don't suck at maths and science

There has been this misconception that girls aren't good at maths and science. We need to change this fallacy.

Learning difficulties

Down syndrome won't keep me down: four friends open own pizza business!

Struggling to fight discrimination and find jobs, four friends, each living with Down syndrome, decided to open their own catering service – and it's thriving.

Tertiary education

Matrics, here’s all you need to know about the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)

The National Benchmark Tests (NBT) assess how ready you are for tertiary studies in South Africa. Here's everything you need to know about the registrations, test schedules and deadlines.

Tertiary education

Struggling with learning in English? Take excellent notes!

Many or most tertiary students in South Africa are studying in their second or third language. Researchers have found that writing notes and assignments in English really help a student's comprehension of the subject.

Primary school

Deadline: enrol your child now for 2018!

Western Cape parents are told not to wait.

Primary school

What's lurking in your child's school bag?

From "saved" fish to yogurt from last week...

High school

Important school dates for 2017

Mark these sport, academic and cultural dates in your family's calendar!

Primary school

Top recycling SA school announced

Kabega Primary School in Port Elizabeth showed particular gusto with their recycling and community clean-up projects.

High school

"I am a wolf parent": confessions of a matric mom

Jennifer Crocker, whose last child just finished matric, reflects on the way she brought her kids up.

Back to School

APP FOR THAT: Back to school? Try Break Thru

Break Thru is an exciting new app connecting South African learners with qualified tutors.


Does your school have an effective anti-bullying strategy?

How does your child's school work to curb and deal with bullying? In what way is it effective? Share the system and procedures to help other headmasters, teachers and governing bodies formulate better strategies in their schools too.

Primary school

SA kids shine at Mental Maths Championships in South Korea

26 pupils from the A+ Students organisation represented South Africa at the PAMA Global Mental Maths Championships in Seoul.

Tertiary education

South Africa’s universities can do more to make disabled students feel included

It’s not enough just to enrol disabled students at universities. They need particular support.

High school

Matriculant with 97% average shares her secrets

Christine Vivier from Kuilsrivier has four tips for the class of 2017.

High school

How teachers can use virtual reality

Virtual reality technology can change the way students learn, and it's becoming more accessible.

Primary school

Should girls wear dresses to school? Our readers respond

Parent24 readers share their thoughts on our much-talked-about article.

Primary school

Right, left or mixed-handed?

How children's brains develop to make them right or left handed (and why being left handed is fine).

Back to School

When back to school isn't cool

Having been born with physical challenges and dyslexia meant the young John Demartini wasn't fond of school – initially. But then he realised the true value of learning, and today he inspires thousands to embrace school and their inner genius. Here he shares tips to help support your child who thinks school just isn't for them.

Back to School

Is your child's school bag too heavy?

Protect your child from back pain with these simple steps.

High school

South Africa can’t compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths

Investing in pupils’ maths skills is an investment in a country’s economy.

Primary school

Why do we still make girls wear skirts and dresses as school uniform?

Wearing a skirt can prevent girls from being active and eventually from participating in sports, as this Australian researcher found.

High school

#MatricResults2016: 9 Great stories you need to read

D-day has arrived for our matriculants! From celebrations to counselling, here's a round-up of important stories to read.

High school

Why caution is called for when analysing South Africa's matric results

Nearly 718 000 people wrote the exams and 72.5% of them passed - a small increase on last year.

High school

Failed Matric? Don't worry, here's your Second Chance

The Department of Basic Education launched a new programme aimed at students who did not make the grade.

High school

I'm not happy with my matric marks, what now?

All you need to know about matric paper remarks and rewrites.

Back to School

2017 school holidays in South Africa calendar printable

Here are SA's school and public holidays for 2017 in a neat downloadable calendar – plus a few handy tips on when to take to leave to get the maximum benefit!

Back to School

Starting Grade 1

The 3Rs of Grade 1 for new parents. Pretty useful for other parents too!

Primary school

Can you afford school fees?

Know your rights and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
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