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Hurry! Gauteng school application deadline looms

Applications for Gauteng schools are closing on 12 June. Make sure you do yours in time!

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The importance of spelling and writing in a digital age

We investigate the importance of handwriting and spelling and share some tips on how to identify problems that your child may be experiencing.

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Gauteng schools to be graded with a star rating

By the end of next year, Gauteng schools will be rated according to a 5-star system, it was recently announced.

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Explaining school admission policies

Which criteria do South African schools use to sort through applicants, and what does the law say?

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Extra maths tuition: maths help for SA school kids

Does your child need a bit of a boost understanding and practising maths? Or is she bored at school and need some extra stimulation? Try these maths programmes that will put the joy back into mathematical discovery!

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Lego salutes legendary #WomenOfNasa

The popular Danish toy company is set to release one of their most momentous play sets yet - #WomenOfNasa!

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The gamification of education

Using games in the classroom is a great way to teach kids in a more creative and efficient way.

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Lessons from Africa prove the incredible value of mother tongue learning

Successful education cannot occur unless children understand the language through which it is provided.

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Maths: Finger calculations the Indian way

Curious to know how the Indian school children do fast calculations on their fingers?

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Abacus counting: how to do calculations the Japanese way

If you think an abacus is something preschoolers use to learn to count to 10, or all the way up to 100, get ready to learn a whole new way of doing maths!

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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.

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Why children's books teaching diversity is crucial

We live in a global village, where we are all connected by technology, so why aren't we educating our kids about all the diversity out there?

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Deadline: enrol your child now for 2018!

Western Cape parents are told not to wait.

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

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

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Top recycling SA school announced

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

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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.

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Right, left or mixed-handed?

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

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Should girls wear dresses to school? Our readers respond

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

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How to make bag charms

Bag charms liven up any school bag or backpack. They are a great way for kids to express their personalities. Here are some suggestions

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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.

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Should schools replace detention with meditation?

A US school is seeing drastic results after it replaced detention with meditation. Would this work in South Africa?
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