Teacher Collection

Personalisation in education: myth or reality?

From the media and popular cultural representation, it would seem that the personalisation of education for each learner is the ultimate goal that must be achieved.

School matters

Top-achieving matriculant credits Parent24 with his success, and shares more insider tips

Talk about the cream of the crop, Rondebosch Boys' High School 2019 matriculant, Gary Allen, placed second among the country's affluent schools, and he says Parent24 helped him to achieve his tremendous success!

School matters

What to do if you've lost your matric certificate

If you lost or damaged your original matric certificate, you must apply for replacement at the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or Provincial Education Department (PED) by completing the Replacement application form.

Back to School

Michelle Gildenhuys says parenting in the holidays is a 'sh*t show' - and we can so relate!

Michelle Gildenhuys says she's grateful for the time she got to spend with her boys but so ready to get them back to school.

School matters

SASSA warns of free uniform fake news

"It is disturbing that some insensitive people find time to manufacture such fake news and play with the emotions of the needy." The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is cautioning parents to be wary of fake news regarding free school uniforms.

Back to School

Back-to-school stationery lists can be cripplingly expensive, so what are your parental rights?

We asked Sue Larkan, who specialises in laws relating to school issues, what a parent's rights are if they cannot afford to buy certain items.

High school

You can buy a forged matric certificate for R 2 500, but it's not worth the real cost

The Department of Basic Education has again warned the public not to purchase fake matric certificates from people selling them on social media.

Back to School

For some, it's been a gloomy start to the new school year

Our WhatsApp line and emails have been buzzing with messages from parents asking how to deal with challenges like school admissions and readmission/ registration fees.

Back to School

The cutest (and funniest!) first day of school pics from around SA

The 2020 school year has kicked off, and for some little ones it's their first time at 'big school'.

Back to School

First day of school? Be careful what you post online

As tempting as it is to share your special moments online, the information that is revealed in the pic could put your child at risk.

Back to School

These 4 local retailers offer generic school uniforms at cost-effective prices

Parents say they're paying unnecessarily high prices for school uniform and we proved them right by looking at more affordable options for generic uniform items from four local retailers.

Back to School

PIC: Rachel Kolisi hilariously recreates viral back-to-school pic!

The wife of rugby champ Siya Kolisi is breaking the internet with her hilarious recreation of a famous back to school picture!

High school

Highlights of matric 2019: Everything you need to know

From the top student of 2019 to the province with the best matric results, here are your crib notes.

High school

Christel House students achieve top results for matric examinations

Christel House South Africa (Christel House SA), a non-profit school that serves students from severely impoverished communities in Cape Town, celebrated a 90% matric pass rate in the National Senior Certificate examinations, which is above the national average of 81.3%.


Couldn’t get a school for your child? This is what you can do now

Whether your child is going to primary or high school, the pressure of looking for a school can be stressful.

Back to School

Ten tips to help kids (and parents!) survive the first day of school

For all those starting school for the first time in January, this is a special day, marking the beginning of their journey towards knowledge, empowerment and independence.

School matters

The cream of the crop! The more than 500 top schools with a 100% pass rate in 2019 by province

To celebrate the cream of the crop, we've pooled the data provided by the DBE to share the schools that earned a 100% pass rate by province. See which schools have earned their bragging rights.

School matters

'Bringing down costs remains the priority': Government to monitor school uniform prices

"We received complaints from parents about schools coercing them to buy from certain exclusively selected suppliers and at a very high cost." The Competition Commission of South Africa shares how it intends to make the cost of school uniforms more affordable for parents.

School matters

These 104 schools have achieved a 100% pass rate since 2015

See which South African schools have consecutively received a 100% pass rate from 2015 to 2019.


4 things your child can do after matric

Many matriculants find themselves excited to be starting their higher education journeys while others feel unsure of what to do next.

Back to School

Back-to-school hacks that will save you bucks

Marlies Kappers, head of marketing at DirectAxis and a mother of school-going children, teamed up with some colleagues to come up with some back-to-school hacks to help you save money.

High school

PICS: Class of 2019 celebrate their success

The matric results are out and students are celebrating

High school

'Just be present, hold, comfort, listen': How to cope with disappointing exam results

"We wish to congratulate in particular learners who passed against the odds of poverty, suffering and at times going to class with an empty stomach."

High school

St. Benedict's celebrates their 45th consecutive year of a 100% pass rate

This year marks the 45th consecutive year St Benedict’s College has achieved a 100% pass rate.

Back to School

These local parents compared 8 retailers to find the most affordable stationery

When you want something done, ask a parent! These Parent24 readers supplied us with a comprehensive list of stationery prices that may prove useful to moms and dads across the country.

School matters

Withholding school reports, for any reason, is against the law

A school may not withhold a report card for any reason. The practice of withholding report cards is against the law.

Matric past exam papers

How to improve your IEB matric exam results

All is not lost if you did not achieve the required results for degree study. Here we tell you what to do if you're not happy with your IEB matric exam results.

Matric past exam papers

The NSC June 2020 supplementary exams: all you need to know

Out with the old in with the new, here's all the details you'll need if you plan on registering for the NSC June 2020 supplementary exams.

Tertiary education

What are my child's career options if they don't finish high school?

We all know someone whose teenager failed matric or didn't finish school, and feel helpless about their future. Well, there's help! Here's a round-up of great non-academic learning options in South Africa.

School matters

Withholding school reports, for any reason, is against the law

The practice of withholding report cards is against the law and schools may not even segregate the way reports are actually distributed.

Matric past exam papers

'Waiting for the results like': Matrics of 2019 release the pressure with these hilarious memes

Anxious matriculants have taken to Twitter to share how they're dealing with the run-up to results announcement day, and it's safe to say they've not lost their sense of humour in the waiting process.

School-exams: Practice papers, study guides and exam advice

Where to find matric exam results this week

Watch this space for all the relevant 2020 dates - we'll update as we receive news and information.

Matric past exam papers

Class of 2019, here's how to get ready for the matric results announcement day

Education expert Nola Payne of the Independent Institute of Education (IIE) provides some guidance and advice for matriculants and their parents on how to manage the lead up to the announcement of results.

School readiness

Why all children must learn code

Across the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalisation” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors.

School matters

Basic Education Minister guarantees disciplinary action against teachers who refuse to teach Sex Ed

Disciplinary action will be taken against educators who refuse to teach comprehensive sexuality education (CSE).

Finance & Legal

'My child's school handed me over to a debt collector. What can I do?'

"I went to the school to sort out the matter. But the school said it can only transfer the money back into my account so that I can pay debt collectors directly. I refused and now they have blacklisted me."

School matters

Malema says the EFF has five years to build a private school

EFF president, Julius Malema, said at the party's elective conference in Nasrec he gives the party five years to build a new school.
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