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Thinking of making homeschooling permanent? Here are the pros and cons

Here are some homeschooling pros and cons to consider if the lockdown has sparked an interest in teaching your kids at home.

Primary school

WATCH: Genius maths hacks: The 9 times table

If you've got your tables memorised, you can probably read off your 9-times tables like nobody's business. But we've put together these genius math hacks that make it easier to tackle even the bigger numbers.

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WATCH: A fun and easy way to explain density by creating a seascape in a jar

The easiest, and often simplest, way to explain particular scientific concepts to kids is to show them an experiment. So we put together one explaining density by creating a seascape... in a jar!

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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.

Primary school

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.

Primary school

Mr President, you've got mail! Grade 2 pupils voice their appreciation in cute letters

"Thank you for puting [sic] lockdown... I am happy but bored. For the past few days, I've been going crazy." This is hands down the sweetest thing you'll see today!

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Is homeschooling for you?

Cath Jenkin gives us an inside look at homeschooling.

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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.

Primary school

10 things you need to ask about your child’s after-school care

Because aftercare shouldn’t be an afterthought. Here's what parents need to be asking about their children’s after-school care programme.

Primary school

Consent in the classroom: Why these 23 pupils finally reported their sex pest teacher

We're not talking about R Kelly cases that have been going on for years. No, no, it's a lot closer to home.

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Selecting the right primary school for your child

Making the right choice from the start can help your child get the best building blocks in their education and will also ensure that they are in a healthy, happy space to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning.

Primary school

At this year's prize giving, we are all achievers

The challenge lies in making every child who is starting out believe that they matter, they are capable and their achievements are recognized. Find something you can reward them for, surely it can’t be that hard.

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From historic to state-of-the-art: Modern structures for the Botha's Halte rural school in Worcester

The historic community school on the outskirts of Worcester, Botha's Halte Primary School, has been transformed into a state-of-the-art facility.

Primary school

'Men are disappointing us' - PE primary school learners protest for a safer South Africa

Learners from St Augustine’s Primary School in Port Elizabeth protested in the city centre against violence against women and children.


Picture of boy comforting his classmate on first day of school goes viral for all the right reasons

A photo of an eight-year-old boy holding his crying classmate’s hand on the first day of school has gone viral.

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Who am I? Why am I here? Why children should be taught philosophy (beyond better test scores)

Philosophy doesn’t just improve children’s grades, it helps them make meaning of their place in the world.

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Future skills: Time management

The final article in our Future Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution series, where we provide parents with the information they need to help their children to thrive in an increasingly high-tech world.

Primary school

WATCH: Can you spell horripilation? These kids can – their parents, not so much

Children at this year's US National Spelling Bee were asked to spell words like horripilation and parochialism.

Primary school

From Peru to South Africa: ballet classes are changing lives

After school activities aren't a reality for many South African learners who are often held back by steep costs.

Primary school

Science has proven it! Little dinosaur fanatics are super smart

Is your toddler fascinated by dinosaurs? This research provides more reason to help your child keep up their interest.

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South Africa’s main parties all have plans for education. What’s missing?

Are South Africa’s biggest political parties offering anything new to inject much-needed life into the ailing education system? We take a look at how the ANC, DA and EFF have promised to make a difference in the lives of SA's children.

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WATCH: Genius maths hacks: Adding fractions with the butterfly method

We all know how to add fractions the standard way. But have you heard of the butterfly method?
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