On Tuesday morning 13 July 2021, the day started as any other July morning, with all of us attending to our normal early morning chores, when suddenly a WhatsApp video appeared on my phone… What seemed to be a video of some foreign country in distress, with people breaking into shops, looting everything, I froze [...]
About Gerda WelmanMy keuse om 'n tuisskool mamma te word, was vanselfsprekend, die eerste dag toe ek my oë gelê het op my eersteling. Wêreld oë, verwagtings en normes, het wel ongelukkig die gedagte gekweek, dat dit wat vir almal "gewerk" het, seker maar moet gebeur, om te waarborg -"ons bied die beste vir ons kinders"... WONDERLIK was die besef, na konsultasies en "na-ure" klaskamer gesprekke, dat daar net bloot geen beter opsie is as tuisskool nie. Ons pad as tuisskool gesin, het die wêreld so groot oopgemaak vir ons en ons twee kinders. As koordineerder van Bloemfontein en Vrystaat omgewing, groei ons individueel en as groep, steeds daagliks. Ek besef watter voorreg ons as tuisskolers het, om ons kinders op hierdie ongelooflike pad na hulle toekoms te kan vestig.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE: COTTAGE SCHOOLS, CENTRES, SMALL SCHOOLS, MICRO SCHOOLS VS HOMESCHOOL Firstly, let’s address this question: Cottage Schools, Centres, Micro and Small Schools and any other Learning institutions, are NOT “homeschool”. The SA Schools Act specifies that home education only applies where each child is educated in his or her own home. Different Provincial [...]
Magriet has used Nukleus for 4 years, after having previously used another curriculum for 2. Her daughter was starting Grade 12 in the year that Magriet changed to Nukleus. “It is very child and parent friendly,” says Magriet, “and the parent’s admin in minimal. My daughters (Grades 12 and 7) were able to handle their [...]
Herculeen has been using Brainline for one term. Her child is currently in Grade 9, and they chose to follow the IEB route. “We are still new to Brianline, which is virtual schooling and available in both English and Afrikaans. It the Secondary school years it becomes more mathematical, and is much more challenging for [...]
Distance Educator Brainline says that, while the coronavirus and subsequent lockdown have wreaked havoc on basic education in general, it should also be seen as an opportunity by policymakers to introduce solutions that incorporate digital learning. The education of hundreds of thousands of learners are still being affected by school closures, which are expected [...]