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Back to school: What parents and pupils need to know

"All learners, educators and support staff will receive orientation and training at the start of the school reopening commencing with Grade 7 and 12"

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NPOs to create virtual support spaces to reduce the rate of school dropouts in SA

"We encourage NPOs to sustain contact with learners during the lockdown by using phone calls or WhatsApp groups where applicable to create virtual supportive spaces." The Zero Dropout Campaign is hoping to encourage NPOs to revise their dropout preventative strategies in light of lockdown restrictions.

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You might want to look at these local online schools this year

If back to school is out of the question for your family at this time, here are a few online schools to consider.

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Russian Roulette? Sick kids face Covid-19 or school de-registration

"The school debate has got me in a cold sweat. Like many parents, I’m sure, the thought of sending kids back to school in such uncertain times is terrifying – whether your child is healthy or not."

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'It's a choice': Parents say the kids are ready to go back to school

The issue of schools re-opening on 1 June has caused parents across SA to engage in heated debate, as they are divided between two camps.

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'I'm a teacher. We are going back to school. We do not have a choice in this matter.'

"My day will start at 6:45 as I report to school to make sure I scan temperatures and screen children."

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Opinion: Vandalism keeps rural and township schools on a perpetual back foot

"Burning schools, most of which are already not in the best of conditions, is a crime against the very same children we claim to be the future of this country."

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'Deepening inequalities?': The impact of Covid-19 school closures on education in SA

Our findings underscore the fact that disasters amplify the existing structural inequalities in society and worsen inequalities through an unequal recovery process.

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'Rather miss a grade, than dig a grave': Save Our Children movement calling for a mass school stayaway on 1 June

Thousands of parents have come together in a movement on a Facebook group called Save Our Children.

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'Some of us are just born to teach': Local mom says she'll continue to homeschool her kids well after lockdown ends

"I have been loving this experience, and am very excited to start their homeschooling experience."

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Opinion: Of open-toe shoes and going back to school

As the back and forth about when, or even if, to open schools, as well as the various concerns related to that continue, I am concerned that the back-to-school issue is going to fall into the same silliness and miscommunication of open-toe shoes.

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Find homeschooling sites and information here

Learn more about homeschooling and what curricula they use by visiting these websites run by parents and organisations that have home-schooled their children.

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Lockdown: What is happening to aftercare facilities, and their teachers?

In a recent report, 99% of ECD operators said that parents have stopped paying fees owing to the lockdown.

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'It's time': Parents come out in support of the re-opening of schools

"Our country has a huge problem with education. We can't escalate it."

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'Dead set against sending my child to school': Parents respond to DBE announcement

"Who will take responsibility, if my kids get infected, and who will pay the hospital bills?"

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'My child is not a guinea pig': Will you send your kids back to school this year?

"Streptococcus pneumonia is no joke, so ventilation is something I would prefer to not even consider right now."

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Will it be safe to send your kids back to school? And what happens if you don't?

While many parents agree and can't wait for school to open fully, on the other hand, others are saying that it's too risky to return to school soon, and that exposing their kids to infection isn't worth the benefits.

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Can I hire a teacher to care for my kids at home during lockdown Level 4?

"There’s a lot of ambiguity with Lockdown Regulations, the President even conceded to that in his most recent address"

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OPINION: Lockdown learning is not home schooling

There is a huge distinction between home education and lockdown learning.

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'Crafted lessons will be offered by expert teachers': New matric resources now available on radio

The materials will cover term 1 and 2, and each live broadcast lesson will last for an hour per day during and after the lockdown period.

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5 ways to help your kids stay safe in digital classrooms

“Malware, stealing logins, information harvesting or extorting money are all genuine cyber risks,” says Collard.

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Just how safe are your kids in online classrooms?

Privacy issues almost always lie in what is happening in the digital background that we don’t see.

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OPINION: 'The Covid-19 crisis is a teachable moment for our education sector'

I believe that the Covid-19 crisis is a teachable moment for our education sector. We should acknowledge the loss of academic time, but education is not lost. We can choose to seize the moment and take the opportunity to improve our view of education, or we can regress.

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Finding it hard to keep your kids motivated to learn at home? Here's one way to get them inspired

If finding creative and inspiring ways to keep your at-home pupil engaged during this stressful time is proving a challenge for you as a teacher or parent, help is at hand.

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Are you parenting, teaching and working during lockdown? A former teacher offers help on how to make it work

If you've been parenting, working and having to school little people the last few weeks in lockdown, you have probably been mastering the art of Peachinking.

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WATCH: Incredible virtual performance by local school band is a must-see

Greenwood Primary School in Port Elizabeth has just given the phrase 'the show must go on' a whole new meaning.

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Delivering education online: coronavirus underscores what’s missing in Africa

Almost universally, one of the first measures taken to contain the spread of Covid-19 was the closure of schools, colleges and universities. This has affected over 1.576 billion learners, constituting slightly over 91% of enrolment.

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Is Natural Learning the key to keeping young minds sharp during lockdown?

Are you mid-battle with your children over maths, geography or completing a worksheet? You might want to give Natural learning a try.

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Managing matric in a time of turmoil

Education expert Wonga Ntshinga addresses ways in which learners can adjust and respond to crisis.

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'So brave': Primary school kids thank the president in more cute letters

From compliments for being "the best president in South Africa," to being "so brave to speak to us on television," here are a few more of the sweet letters from a local Grade 2 class.

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OPINION | Corona, trauma, school and the future: Where to from here?

We need to be thinking how best we can support our kids and their parents in a more trauma-informed way, to perhaps mitigate past hurts as well as current and future trauma.

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SEE: What back to school looks like for these Chinese students

Images show the adorable children each wearing a surgical mask as well as their one-metre hat.

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OPINION: What going back to school post Covid-19 could look like

If provided with the right environment, sensitive to their needs, our children will learn.

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DBE provides helpful tips for parents who have taken on teacher tasks

A routine allows children to feel safer, and develop a sense of mastery in a secure environment.

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READ: How the Windy Mountain became Devil’s Peak

Once, in the days when there were only a handful of houses huddling in the shadow of Table Mountain, a great sailing ship dropped anchor in Table Bay. Read on...

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Five tips to help you cope with school closures

It's also critical to ensure your children are engaging in physical activities such as playing in the garden.

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Learning in lockdown: Suffer in silence or yell at the school? A former teacher advises parents

In the end it is the state that will need to ensure that all children are given their best shot at learning in 2020.You will do your best. The times are traumatic for all parties. You are not required to become a teacher. Be calm. It will all work out.

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OPINION: Our children are living history now, let’s give them a break

If you feel it is impossible to do anything remotely educational without falling apart, do this one thing once a day – sit down together and read out loud to your children.

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WATCH: Local teachers share hilarious clips of bungled lockdown classes

A school in South Africa has posted a funny compilation video of when their teachers’ online classes go horribly wrong during Covid-19 lockdown.
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