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

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.

Fun

PRINT IT: School readiness work sheets

Here are beautiful sheets, specially designed by Your Baby magazine, to help your child prepare for Grade 1.

High school

How does your child learn best?

To get the best out of your child, help him show his brand of brilliance.

Primary school

School uniforms? No thanks.

Sam Wilson wonders if school uniforms are really necessary?

Back to School

Get set for back-to-school success

The start of the new school year or term gives us all a chance to make a fresh start, break bad old habits and adopt good new ones. Here are some suggestions.

Back to School

How schools group children with different abilities

In the old days, children were streamed into classes according to their academic ability. These days, South Africa encourages an education policy of inclusion. Lorayne Excel explains

Primary school

Co-ed or single-sex schools

The arguments for and against single sex and co-ed schools are far from simple. While there are passionate views on all sides and a lot of research to consider, no one answer will suit every child or parent. Charlene Naidoo discusses

Back to School

New school blues

How long do you let your child be unhappy before you decide to make a change? This single dad of three considers the options.

Primary school

Learning to spell

Homework or study time might often be met with moans and groans, but it could be that your child has no idea of how to study. Here’s the inside information from teachers and study skills specialists:

Primary school

Back to school checklist

Here’s what you really need to make a smooth start to the year.

High school

6 ways to access matric results

Get your teen's matric results quickly and easily in a number of different ways.

High school

Maths pass mark dropped to 20% - more views

After hearing the reasoning behind the maths mark being dropped to 20%, readers shared their opinions and concerns.

High school

Pressured South African schools had no choice but to relax maths pass mark

Passing mathematics with 20% no longer means your kids will fail the grade.

High school

Why it doesn't help - and may harm - to fail pupils with poor maths marks

The minimum pass mark for mathematics was 40% for the longest time, but now the figure has been dropped by another 20%. Elizabeth Walton explains why this is more problematic than beneficial.

High school

SA's top rugby schools, the world's best travel destinations and a fairytale wedding

Catch up with our round-up of the week's most popular stories.

High school

SA's top rugby high schools 2016

We take a look at South Africa's top high schools for rugby in 2016.
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