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SA schools are being forced to choose between Covid-19 essentials and paying the electricity bill

The Education sector did not receive additional money for adequate water access and clean, dignified toilets in schools, which are now more urgent than ever.

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Not sure where to start with homeschooling? Here are a few tips

The very first step is for both parents to be in complete agreement on this. Homeschooling is very rewarding, but also quite challenging, and you will need the support of your partner.

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UPDATED | Print the revised 2020 school calendar

This is what the rest of the school year will look like.

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OPINION | Since schools are closed, should school fees be waived?

This is a stressful time for everyone – parents, pupils and teachers alike – and we're all doing our best to adapt and survive.

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Can the school blacklist me for not paying school fees?

In light of the lockdown and subsequent job losses and salary cuts, can a school blacklist you for not paying school fees?

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Willard Katsande: ‘Homeschooling? I’d rather stick to football!’

"I certainly don’t believe I’d be a good teacher. I think, for now, I’d rather stick to football and “teaching” our opponents a lesson on the pitch."

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OPINION: The closure of schools is a disaster for the children

Who is going to pay the extra school costs as now there may be a month or two additional costs at primary school for my Grade 7?

High school

'As a matric student, I am very worried about this year'

"Matric is a very stressful year and knowing that our future is in the hands of others makes the stress much worse."

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New school closures a victory, or a disaster?

The purpose of this school closure is to lower the infection rate.

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Think before you say 'close schools', says deputy principal

"My new hobby is looking at the Facebook profiles of the parents who question and criticize schools relentlessly about safety in schools."

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'It doesn't matter how tired or scared we are, we carry on': Healthcare workers' appeal to teachers

"What if we said we cannot come to work because we are afraid and tired, working 10 times harder than normal?"

Teacher Collection

Maths teachers in South Africa: case study shows what’s missing

The results show that South Africa’s performance is far from competitive in relation to other countries.

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'Dear Angie, you don't know what we're going through': Teacher shares an emotional open letter

"You see teachers, but you forget we're human." A teacher shares her raw emotion about returning to school.

Home-schooling

From mainstream schooling to homeschooling: What parents need to know about the legal requirements

A parent reserves the right to guide, direct and secure a child's education, but there are "legal formalities", says local attorney Shando Theron.

Home-schooling

WATCH: How to make homeschooling fun, engaging and successful (in English, isiXhosa and isiZulu)

The #EdufundiAtHome series was created in response to the number of parents navigating homeschooling with their children during lockdown and becoming teachers overnight.

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Parents weigh in on the idea that the 2020 school year be cancelled

Some school grades have been open since early June, but not everyone is convinced they're safe.

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School cleaners in the Eastern Cape share their experience of heading back to work

"Sanitising and temperature checking is not enough, more needs to be done."

Back to School

How to ensure that kids travelling to school have a safe ride

Several Covid-19 safety protocols and rules apply to the various modes of school transport.

High school

'Embrace the abnormal': Great advice for matrics going back to school

Now you are expected to go back to school, and in a few months from now write your Matric Finals and then pretend it is all okay, that it didn’t happen?

High school

The Lost Year: Is the matric Class of 2020 ok? Not really

...for most of us 2020 has been a year of profound loss, uncertainty, and change.

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Seven key qualities your child will need to succeed in a post-Covid world according to local CEO

"As parents, we can help by instilling the right qualities in our children that will be of value to them in future."

Home-schooling

Mom who doesn't believe in school lets her kids spend their days at the beach

An anti-school mum takes her children to the beach for picnics during school hours and claims more parents than ever are considering 'unschooling' since lockdown.

Teacher Collection

Keeping safe during a pandemic is about more than following rules

Some members of the public still maintain their non-Covid-19 behaviour of no mask-wearing and no physical distancing, by so doing putting their lives at risk.

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WATCH: Primary school teacher uses a genius high-five-machine to greet returning school kids

Covid-19 didn't stop this innovative Dutch teacher from finding a way to keep up his morning ritual.

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Teachers and students share their experience of going back to school

Some schools in rural areas have not opened due to the spread of Covid-19, and all the schools interviewed expressed the need of extra funding.

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Local matric students share their experience of returning to school in a pandemic

"I thought that my last year of school would be a really memorable one."

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Advice for families navigating the tension around the reopening of schools

Even adults who have returned to the workplace after the hard lockdown have experienced fear and anxiety at varied degrees.

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Home schooling: What does it all actually mean?

For some parents, this is a life or death situation - and they are choosing life.

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WATCH: Is it safe to send your kids to school? The experts weigh in

A panel of experts unpacks the pros and cons of sending children back to institutions of learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Reshaping access to education with remote learning

There is some infrastructure and development needed to adequately move and equally facilitate the curriculum online for all children.

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60% uptick in homeschooling enquiries as parents weigh up their options

What is the difference between crisis schooling, online schooling and homeschooling? Find out here.

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An open letter to white teachers and parents - consider this an olive branch

There are people like me and many others who are willing to journey with you on this work so that in another 10 or 20 years from now, we never hear these stories, and if we do, they should actually shock us.

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OPINION | A new start: Liberation through Education

I find myself taken back to a time in history when fear and anxiety filled the air.

Development & Behaviour

Yes! You can homeschool your preschooler

You don't have to send your child to preschool. They can get ready for big school right at home.

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Unsettling images reveal what back to school looks like around the world

While it is important that schools get back to teaching, the images can be unsettling.

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

The Answer Series launches free videos for Grade 12 learners

The video courses are created by subject specialists - teachers and authors with years of experience - some of whom wrote TAS study guides.
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