HS News

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

GAHS before Parliament!

2022-12-02T15:14:42+02:00

The Gauteng Association for Homeschooling appeared before Parliament this week on Tuesday, 29 November 2022. Our mission was simple, though not easy at all: to request the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education (the PCBE) to reconsider the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill provisions that pertain to home education.   In June 2022, we submitted [...]

GAHS before Parliament!2022-12-02T15:14:42+02:00

BASIC EDUCATION LAWS AMMENDMENT BILL – Letter to Parliament.

2022-06-24T14:01:19+02:00

Attention: Mr L A Brown Dear Mrs B P Mbinqo-Gigaba, Chairperson: Portfolio Committee on Basic Education   RE: BASIC EDUCATION LAWS AMMENDMENT BILL – Concerns about home education sections. The Gauteng Association for Homeschooling welcomes the opportunity to comment on the BELA Bill which is now before the Portfolio Committee of Basic Education. A. Introduction [...]

BASIC EDUCATION LAWS AMMENDMENT BILL – Letter to Parliament.2022-06-24T14:01:19+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

IEB, Cambridge or DBE: Which one to choose?

2022-04-05T10:50:39+02:00

There are a number of systems available from which to study. The trouble is, which one does one choose? Most of the so-called ‘elite’ private schools use either IEB or Cambridge. All state schools are obligated to use the DBE systems, which is basically CAPS. It might help to understand some of the history of [...]

IEB, Cambridge or DBE: Which one to choose?2022-04-05T10:50:39+02:00

S.A’s First National Homeschooling Athletics Day.

2022-03-06T15:07:57+02:00

The SA Homeschool Beat went to South Africa’s first ever athletics race event, which took place at Laerskool Wonderboom on Saturday, 26 February 2022. This massively successful event was inspired by Eben and Michelle Steyn, who did an absolutely amazing job at co coordinating the entire event. What they did was divide the teams into [...]

S.A’s First National Homeschooling Athletics Day.2022-03-06T15:07:57+02:00

2022 Home Education Expos

2022-01-27T20:55:33+02:00

Dear Homeschooler, In South Africa and worldwide, we are observing a changing paradigm in education. In reflecting on the future readiness of their children and taking on self-responsibility, more and more parents are moving away from state-run education to other alternatives. This is especially evident in the fast-growing movement towards homeschooling – South Africa is [...]

2022 Home Education Expos2022-01-27T20:55:33+02:00

Some Exciting News!

2021-10-06T21:31:51+02:00

We have some exciting news to share! We’d like to welcome three new members onboard the S.A Homeschool Beat team. Without wasting any time, let’s get to it and meet them straight away: Catherine Dorian Catherine Dorian is our new editor onboard. Catherine is an established school teacher from Massachusetts, USA, who has left the [...]

Some Exciting News!2021-10-06T21:31:51+02:00

Humanitarian relief in Natal- the home-school community played their part.

2021-08-10T03:17:50+02:00

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 [...]

Humanitarian relief in Natal- the home-school community played their part.2021-08-10T03:17:50+02:00

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