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PRINT IT: A monthly calendar to help you organise your family's 2019

We designed a pretty 2019 calendar for you to print out and stick to your fridge.

Tertiary education

What SA’s matric pass rate means for universities

In 2018, out of a total of 270 516 mathematics writers, 37% passed with 40% and above. And those who start university and come in with a National Senior Certificate mathematics mark of 90% and above are more likely to pass a university course, usually with an average mean of 64%, if they're lucky. So although strengthening the pool of students will require efforts at primary and secondary level, the onus for growing the pool of qualified graduates lies with higher education.

Tertiary education

What if I don’t get into my dream institution or course?

Don't freak out! We've compiled a few useful tips on what to do after that first rejection letter.

Tertiary education

Bursaries, scholarships & loans: Here's how to fund your studies

Find the contact details for South Africa's tertiary institutions' finance offices, plus websites where you can find more on bursaries and student loans.

Tertiary education

South Africa's universities and colleges: contact details

Deciding where to study after matric is exciting – and potentially confusing. Here we list nearly 200 tertiary institutions in South Africa to kick-start your research.

High school

This teacher is showing us a side of teaching we rarely see

It's one of the most underrated jobs and this teacher is showing us just how far educators are willing to go to ensure their students are successful.

Matric past exam papers

How each SA province fared in matric exams over the last 5 years

With the 2018 NSC matric results all wrapped up, let's take a look at how each province has performed academically from 2014 to 2018.

Tertiary education

How much did a first year at a SA tertiary institution cost in 2018?

Parent24 compares different qualifications at a few of South Africa’s state and private universities and colleges.

Back to School

From playschool to big school: 6 ways parents can help make the transition easier for their children

"Increased demands and an unfamiliar environment can be daunting, and children need to be eased into the new situation." An expert shares how you can help make this milestone easier for your little one.

Back to School

How much does stationery cost?

Here's what the average cost of stationery is in South Africa.

Matric past exam papers

These are the government schools who got a 100% matric pass rate in 2018!

Over 500 schools in the country achieved a 100% pass rate for the 2018 matric exams and a fifth of them have been doing so for 5 years now. These are SA's top achieving schools.

Back to School

PRINTABLE: School morning checklist

Are you wary of having chaotic mornings with the kids and realising you forgot something at home after just pulling up in front of the school gates? Print our helpful little checklist to ensure some sweeter school mornings.

Matric past exam papers

This is how Matric results are celebrated in the Twitter streets

The speech has been made, the results have been released and hundreds of thousands of learners are celebrating their success. See how the class of 2018 reacted to their matric results.

Matric past exam papers

Anxiously awaiting the 2018 matric results? Laugh away the stress with these hilarious Twitter posts

As parents, teens and the country at large awaits the NSC matric results, here are inspiring and hilarious tweets and memes from social media to keep the nerves at bay.

Tertiary education

Is multilinguism the silver bullet in SA varsities, or does it in fact create elitism?

It is a beautiful ideal that our Constitution provides for education in each of our official languages. But if the government doesn't provide funding to properly see this through, it may end up excluding minority groups – again. Dr Dioné Harley explains.

Matric past exam papers

Where can we get the 2018 matric results?

The wait is almost over for the matric class of 2018. Here are seven ways to access exam results.

Tertiary education

Understanding university grading, credits, Dean's list and more

Transitioning from high school to university can be a big leap with all sorts of changes, especially when it comes to the workload and grading system. Here's what you want to know about grading, credits, the Dean's list and honour societies.

Matric past exam papers

Disappointing matric results? Here are your options

Don't fret! From remarking your exams to completely redoing your subjects – there are so many options available to you.

Matric past exam papers

UPDATE: What are the NEW matric pass requirements?

If you're in the dark about what the minimum pass requirements for matric are, and what a bachelor's pass is, here's all you need to know.

Matric past exam papers

While you wait for the matric results...

It's the countdown to the matric results. Here are some of the best tweets and memes while we wait... only 1 more week to go, folks!

Matric past exam papers

The new NSC June 2019 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 2019 exams.

Matric past exam papers

Matric 2018: When the results will be released

Here's what matrics are saying about the final exams so far, plus some important dates to diarise, including when results will be released.

Tertiary education

Seven bursaries matriculants should know about

Getting funding for tertiary education is always stressful – especially when you’ve left it to the last minute.

Primary school

Here's why the December school holiday will be shorter this year

You may have noticed the December school holidays will be starting a week later than last year's, and the schools are starting particularly early in January, which makes for a shorter end-of-year break for the kids. Parent24 spoke to the Western Cape Education Department and here's why.

High school

"No parent should have to bury a child especially if the death could have been avoided!": Readers question school sports and safety

After reading the tragic story of how a father lost his son due to a senseless accident while playing soccer at school, our reader's share their thoughts on the lack of safety protocol at schools.

High school

This is how the Class of 2018 turned up for matric dance season

Second only to clenching a good matric pass, matric ball night makes the entire year worth the blood, sweat and tears. And in this part of the world, it's practically a rite of passage.

Learning difficulties

OPINION: As 2018 draws to an end, let’s finally say goodbye to learning styles

Is it really true that “learning styles” does not work? ITSI CEO, Lieb Liebenberg, dispels commonly held myths about how the brain and learning works.

High school

The start of high school doesn’t have to be stressful

We know it's easier said than done, but surviving the first few days of high school is all about adopting a growth mindset – knowing that things may be tough but I can learn and grow – and trusting that change is good.

Primary school

Why teachers shouldn’t be afraid of home languages spoken in the classroom

Instead of viewing linguistic diversity as an obstacle, we should be working toward understanding the social and emotional benefits for children using their home language in the classroom.

High school

98% of South African children attend school and other facts about access to education from the 2018 Child Gauge report

Children make up 35% of the South African population and the recently released Child Gauge 2018 report highlights the facts and figures that shape their reality. Here we look at what data has to say about a South African child's access to education.

Learning difficulties

Local mother on raising a child with autism: ‘Never give up on your child’

Chulayo Thapelo Mthembu’s seven-year-old son Agape was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three after she noticed he wasn’t developing the way other children were.

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

A Reddit poster gives some pretty potent advise for stressed-out matrics

"Nobody is going to ask you in a job interview what your marks were at the end of matric." Exams end in a few weeks, and your matriculant may be knee deep in stress right now. Here's some words of encouragement from a mediocre achiever who says he still turned out pretty well, poor marks and all.

High school

South Africa's top rugby high schools in 2018

From the First XV rankings to Rugby365's top 20 list, see which schools from around the country came out tops for 2018.

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

Intelligence and study styles: What works best for your child?

Visual or auditory, logical or social... or perhaps a combination of some? Find your child's strengths and help them reach their potential, whether they're writing exams or choosing subjects.

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

School exams! We're here to help with past papers, study guides and tips

It's that time of the year: all the grades from Grade 4 are gearing up for the end-of-year exams to test their understanding of the year's school work. It shouldn't and needn't be stressful. Here's some guides to help your family through the next few weeks.

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

PRINT IT: Free study guides for maths, science, languages and more

Every child deserves the best, and if we can help one child understand a subject better and achieve a higher mark in their exams, we sleep better at night. Here are study guides for many high-school grades in several subjects, available for free, courtesy of organisations who work tirelessly to help advance education in South Africa.

Primary school

WATCH: How one teacher is turning children in Istanbul into little scientists

When Zeynep Taskiran Yalcinkaya graduated from the chemistry department at her local university, she soon realised she didn't actually want to become a chemist. So instead she launched Miniskop – a science and art academy for kids that has since intrigued the minds of 35 000 little scientists.
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