Exams are a significant aspect of your child’s life. Most schools have mid-year exams coming up in the next few weeks. Exams typically create more work for the children, which means more stress, late nights and bad eating habits. Parents may not realise it, but this is a time when they need to take the […]

Imagine your child feeling a surge of pride and connection every time they speak their mother tongue. This is the power of integrating indigenous languages into education – it not only bridges the gap between learning and cultural identity but also enriches the cognitive and emotional development of our children. Sadly, ours is a continent […]

In today’s classroom, students might be as likely to talk about the Elmo Visual Presenter, a computerized digital projector, as Elmo the red, fuzzy and lovable “Sesame Street” character who loves hugs. It’s the digital world they live in, and today’s children are enveloped by it in both their home and school lives. How they […]

Neurodivergent young people often face a range of challenges related to variances in sensory processing. Some students may be hypersensitive, meaning that they take in far more stimuli than other students. For example, they may perceive noises or lights to be excessively bright. Behaviour related to sensory avoidance may arise from this.  Some students, however, […]

Parental involvement in child development is a multifaceted endeavor that requires a delicate balance between providing support and fostering independence. Knowing when to push a child to excel and when to step back and allow them to navigate challenges independently is a critical aspect of effective parenting. In this article, we explore the factors to […]

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education into the classroom has emerged as a crucial component of modern pedagogy. This article explores the myriad benefits of incorporating STEM disciplines into the educational curriculum, highlighting the transformative impact it has on students’ academic development and future prospects. Fostering […]

The teenage years are a time of transition, growth, and challenges for both parents and children. As teenagers enter high school, they face new academic, social and emotional pressures that can affect their well-being and behaviour. While this time might feel perplexing and very challenging for parents, they play a crucial role in helping their […]

READING … It has been said that in Grade 0 – 3 a child learns to read and from Grade 4 up, they read to learn. Learning to read is different from learning to communicate. Children are born with the inherent ability to learn to communicate, but they are not born with the inherent ability […]

Board games and puzzles are not only fun activities for children, but they also provide valuable learning opportunities that can help them develop various skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, perseverance, and teamwork. Snakes and Ladders is one of the most popular board games among children, and it can be an excellent way to […]

As the Class of 2023 embarks on the journey beyond school, and the Class of 2024 prepare to do so next year, these young people stand at the crossroads of exciting opportunities, daunting challenges and significantly, a bucket of options that can quickly entangle them in analysis paralysis. Leaving behind the familiar halls of high […]