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Why do homeschoolers resist assessing our children?

2023-10-11T11:08:08+02:00

Why do homeschoolers resist assessing our children? Well, firstly, let’s look at a school classroom. It consist of 20-30+ children and ONE teacher. So there is no way a teacher will know where she stands with each child, right? Therefore, the school system uses assessment’s and rightfully so. We respect and appreciate that. Now, let’s [...]

Why do homeschoolers resist assessing our children?2023-10-11T11:08:08+02:00

The Key to Successful Homeschooling= Discipline.

2023-09-29T12:23:14+02:00

Those of you who have read my series: Nature vs. Nurture, Season 1, will know that I am a mother of thoroughness. I don't believe in half jobs. In my reality, we only give 100%. Even when it becomes boring, or sudden loss of interest. When we need to do something, we do it to [...]

The Key to Successful Homeschooling= Discipline.2023-09-29T12:23:14+02:00

What is Home School?

2023-05-18T19:48:55+02:00

I ‘ve noted a lot of confusion, especially in South Africa, about the term – homeschooling, and I have reason to believe, it is a direct result of some institutions, incorrectly (and sometimes even purposely) adopting this word in their logos, and advertising their services, under this term. To best start the explanation between the [...]

What is Home School?2023-05-18T19:48:55+02:00

Our day in court!

2022-11-09T16:52:01+02:00

As I get to the front gate of my home, I see the two police officers arriving in their vehicle, asking if I am Mrs. Swart and if they may enter my gate. I knew in that moment, that my entire family was in trouble and my child’s future was at risk. I gracefully invited [...]

Our day in court!2022-11-09T16:52:01+02:00

The flip side of the “socialisation question”…

2022-10-31T10:39:52+02:00

"Socialisation", and those questions we know all too well from concerned friends, family members, and everyone else as well, “surely your children need the social element of a school”, “how will they ever learn to work independently of you – cut the apron strings mommy”! The list is endless, but I’m not here to criticise [...]

The flip side of the “socialisation question”…2022-10-31T10:39:52+02:00

Why Not Homeschool?

2022-07-21T21:43:29+02:00

When I was getting ready to embrace the ‘rat race ‘of the Western civilization again, after 3 years had elapsed since giving birth and my daughter was now ‘ready for school’, according to the contemporary way of thinking. I decided to go knock on some school doors in order to see where my daughter would [...]

Why Not Homeschool?2022-07-21T21:43:29+02:00

Nature vs. Nurture Part 10 – Speech and Language Development.

2022-08-28T21:16:53+02:00

As we continue part 10 of Nature vs Nurture, lets learn more about speech and language development from our interview with Speech Therapist and Audiologist Mignon Botes.   Are the best years to learn a language between 2 to 4 years? “No, I think, the best years to learn a language is from birth and all the [...]

Nature vs. Nurture Part 10 – Speech and Language Development.2022-08-28T21:16:53+02:00

Nature vs. Nurture Part 9 – The Foundation of Language.

2022-07-21T21:14:55+02:00

In life, there is only one type of knowledge that truly counts, and that is VERIFIED KNOWLEDGE. You can borrow knowledge from a doctor, speech therapist, a book, a professor, or wherever you think has the greatest knowledge, but one thing is for certain, nothing and no one beats VERIFIED KNOWLEDGE. This refers to knowledge [...]

Nature vs. Nurture Part 9 – The Foundation of Language.2022-07-21T21:14:55+02:00

Meeting with the Dept of Education for Working group.

2022-06-01T21:12:53+02:00

As the chairperson for the Gauteng Association for homeschooling, I had the delightful honor of being invited to South Africa’s first “working group” meeting, with the Department of Education here in Gauteng on Wednesday, 18 May 2022. The meeting was scheduled to run for 4 hours, starting at 10am, with the intention of informing the government [...]

Meeting with the Dept of Education for Working group.2022-06-01T21:12:53+02:00

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