Leading Education Advice from Impaq

How do I know if my child is school-ready?

  • November 29, 2018
  • Impaq
School readiness is one of the biggest concerns for a Grade R parent. How do you know if your child is ready to start "big...

Exam tips for first timers

  • November 12, 2018
  • Impaq
If your child is in Grade 4, she may have been exposed to class and term tests since the start of the year. But the...

All children are smart. Which type of smart is your…

  • November 5, 2018
  • Impaq
During my first year as a young senior Mathematics teacher, I realised that most parents...

Go outside!

  • October 26, 2018
  • Impaq
Over half of children spend an hour or less a day playing outside – that’s less...

What is the real effect of too much screen time…

  • October 22, 2018
  • Impaq
In today’s modern world, children grow up knowing how to take pictures with our iPhones...

It’s time to get serious about our heritage

  • October 5, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa currently has ten World Heritage Sites, of which the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains and...

The approach to History as a possible compulsory subject

  • September 17, 2018
  • Impaq
Shortly after it was announced that History may become a compulsory subject in South African...

Number sense- the root of mathematics

  • September 12, 2018
  • Impaq
Number sense essentially refers to a learner’s ability to use numbers in relation to one...

Phonics - the root of reading

  • August 27, 2018
  • Impaq
What do you want to achieve with a reading programme in the Foundation Phase? This...

Getting insight into bullying

  • August 21, 2018
  • Impaq
Rita Niemann Bullying is an example of school violence, which mostly stems from aggression and...

What to consider when searching for a school

  • August 14, 2018
  • Impaq
By Yandiswa Xhakaza Choosing a school is no small feat. Parents often undertake this task...

Bullying: What parents and schools can do

  • August 9, 2018
  • Impaq
ARTICLE BY PROF RITA NIEMANN, NALIZE MARAIS, ZENDRÉ SWANEPOEL AND MONIERA MOOSA Bullying is a...

Let your child fail – it’s okay

  • August 2, 2018
  • Impaq
Facing challenges and making mistakes can help your child grow. By Danielle Barfoot As parents,...

Cursive writing – Is it still necessary?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus: Foundation Phase Specialist We live in an age of computers and technology. Why...

Practically speaking, home education is easy

  • June 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Some home-education learners shy away from subjects such as Dramatic Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Hospitality Studies,...

What role should parents play in academic achievement?

  • May 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus – Specialist: Foundation Phase Nowadays, parents have a lot more control over their...

10 Tips for home education success

  • March 29, 2018
  • Impaq
By Danielle Barfoot, written for Impaq (Formally known as Impak Onderwysdiens) The scheduled academic year...

International Recognition for New Distance Education Learning System

  • March 5, 2018
  • Impaq
Home education was legalised in South Africa in 1996 and has been increasing in popularity...

Get a second chance at success

  • February 15, 2018
  • Impaq
If you’ve recently completed Grade 12, you’ll know that your matric results can lead to...

Collaborative Learning

  • November 9, 2017
  • Impaq
by Prof Rita Niemann Gerlach (2004) explained that collaborative learning is in essence a natural social...

10 Reasons to homeschool in 2017

  • December 8, 2016
  • Impaq
You know someone who knows someone who teaches their children at home and you’ve read...

Take time to reflect

  • October 17, 2016
  • Impaq
While most parents spend considerable time preparing for the beginning of the school year, not...

Look beyond the book

  • October 7, 2016
  • Impaq
We all know why it is important for children to read, and that developing a...

Make every day fun!

  • June 27, 2016
  • Impaq
It is almost school holidays again, and to prevent your children from complaining that they...

Is Home Education Right For You?

  • February 23, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Perhaps you live on a remote farm or your child is not receiving the individual...
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Global Trends of Education Influencing Education of the Future

  • December 12, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” At Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-school and Preparatory...

Former Springboks to offer up their expertise to schools

  • December 10, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH RUGBY ROLE-MODELS Former Springboks, professional coaches and provincial players are offering parents a solution to the dilemma of keeping...

Individualism and learning synergy

  • December 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The traditional educational system generally expects students to all act, think and talk the same....

Dealing with first year failure- temporary setback, not lifelong failure

  • December 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Thousands of first year students receiving their end of year results are having to face...

Matric results scenario planning - know your options for any…

  • December 3, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The period between the last exam paper and the release of Matric results are some...

How do I know if my child is school-ready?

  • November 29, 2018
  • Impaq
School readiness is one of the biggest concerns for a Grade R parent. How do...

Surviving matric results- a parent's guide

  • November 15, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I have a friend who used to work at the BBC going through the raw...

How to assist your child in developing their language of…

  • November 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Mom is strolling around the supermarket with a six-month-old infant in the baby seat. Not...

Exam tips for first timers

  • November 12, 2018
  • Impaq
If your child is in Grade 4, she may have been exposed to class and...

Making the most of your Child’s Education

  • November 9, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Education is not merely about improving one’s memory and spitting out facts but rather, it...

Exam tips for first-timers

  • November 7, 2018
  • CAMI
If your child is in Grade 4, she may have been exposed to class and...

5 Reasons why owning a Foldscope will make your child…

  • November 7, 2018
  • SciBuddy
It fosters independent learning Several studies have documented the benefits of independent learning and its...

All children are smart. Which type of smart is your…

  • November 5, 2018
  • Impaq
During my first year as a young senior Mathematics teacher, I realised that most parents...

Help! My child is unwilling to study for their exams

  • November 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The long-anticipated year-end exams are upon us and so are the challenges and pressures that,...

Go outside!

  • October 26, 2018
  • Impaq
Over half of children spend an hour or less a day playing outside – that’s less...

What is the real effect of too much screen time…

  • October 22, 2018
  • Impaq
In today’s modern world, children grow up knowing how to take pictures with our iPhones...

Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory – A creative learning solution for…

  • October 19, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Preparing to take the next steps in your little one’s learning journey can be extremely...

Curating your career starts in school

  • October 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Teenagers are accustomed to curating their personal image on social media. They select what to...

Getting your Gen Z child through the stresses of Matric

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As parents, we often think that because we once wrote Matric exams ourselves, we are...

Maths Matter: Why it's worth sticking it out when the…

  • October 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
In senior high school, the Mathematics syllabus becomes more challenging than ever, and many learners...

It’s time to get serious about our heritage

  • October 5, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa currently has ten World Heritage Sites, of which the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains and...

Gearing university education for employability

  • October 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
More young people have university degrees than ever before. Between 1995 to 2016, the percentage...

Public university or private: Choose the right institution for you

  • October 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
There have been many developments in the higher education sector in past decades, notably a...

Conversations to have with your young adult before University life

  • September 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Tracey Terespolsky (English Teacher and Parent at Crawford College Sandton) As I sit before...

Dissecting Dyspraxia

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Linda Langefeld, Grade 4 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School  Dyspraxia is a...

Hands-on Learning

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Hands-on learning: is a practical learning experience students are actively involved  allows for free exploration...

Should toddlers be exposed to technology?

  • September 25, 2018
  • CAMI
By Anne-Marie Reed Watching your two-year-old princess swiping effortlessly through the apps on your iPad...

Foldscope - When paper art and science meet.

  • September 20, 2018
  • SciBuddy
A paper microscope that will change the way children learn about science. As a rule,...

Some helpful tips on making subject choices for all Grade…

  • September 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Our Grade 9 learners are currently standing at the crossroad of having to make subject-choices....

The PROVES Method - the perfect strategy for mastering your…

  • September 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics from the Class of 2018 should now be deep into preparing for their upcoming...

The approach to History as a possible compulsory subject

  • September 17, 2018
  • Impaq
Shortly after it was announced that History may become a compulsory subject in South African...

The impact of poorly developed visual perception skills on reading…

  • September 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Michelle Rowland (Grade 1 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School in Lonehill) Many...

Number sense- the root of mathematics

  • September 12, 2018
  • Impaq
Number sense essentially refers to a learner’s ability to use numbers in relation to one...

Homework or no Homework for South African schools?

  • September 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The paradigm around learning in South Africa is changing rapidly. If, like most parents of...

Calming sensory activities for the classroom

  • August 28, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
What are the benefits of sensory play? Sensory activities engage a little one’s senses and...

Phonics - the root of reading

  • August 27, 2018
  • Impaq
What do you want to achieve with a reading programme in the Foundation Phase? This...

NQF explained: What prospective students should know before they sign…

  • August 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Terminology related to education in South Africa can often be very confusing, particularly when learners...

Getting insight into bullying

  • August 21, 2018
  • Impaq
Rita Niemann Bullying is an example of school violence, which mostly stems from aggression and...

Parenting your star athlete

  • August 20, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Keri Gallan, Sports Co-Ordinator of Crawford Preparatory North Coast  What do Tiger Woods, Serena...

Sports in Education: Core Skills Addressed

  • August 17, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Zelda Varela (Crawford Preparatory Fourways Sports Coordinator) Can you remember that elated feeling of...

What to consider when searching for a school

  • August 14, 2018
  • Impaq
By Yandiswa Xhakaza Choosing a school is no small feat. Parents often undertake this task...

The importance of Art in an assisted learning environment

  • August 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By: Melodie Artingstall, Grade 3 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School Art is an...

Bullying: What parents and schools can do

  • August 9, 2018
  • Impaq
ARTICLE BY PROF RITA NIEMANN, NALIZE MARAIS, ZENDRÉ SWANEPOEL AND MONIERA MOOSA Bullying is a...

Let your child fail – it’s okay

  • August 2, 2018
  • Impaq
Facing challenges and making mistakes can help your child grow. By Danielle Barfoot As parents,...

School’s back – time for a refresher on being safe…

  • August 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the second half of the school year about to start, a local private security...

Education Resources For Parents

  • July 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
A Tough Job Being a parent might be one of the most difficult occupations on...

Cursive writing – Is it still necessary?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus: Foundation Phase Specialist We live in an age of computers and technology. Why...

School yourself on feeder zones: A parent's guide

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
South Africa, 13 June 2018: “If I buy in Kensington will my kids get into...

Back off your Matrics

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I will be 42 this year, and I still from time to time have nightmares...

The Great Eye-Hand Link; The Importance of Eye-Hand Coordination for…

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Eye-hand coordination, also known as hand-eye coordination, refers to the smooth, controlled and coordinated movements...

Help! My child does not want to go to school

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The academic year can be a challenging time for families.  It becomes even more so...

Preparing youth for the workplace of the future

  • July 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Entering the working world can be daunting for graduates, and even more so when the...

How can parents be more involved in their children’s education?

  • June 28, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Being a parent is the toughest job on the planet! Besides ensuring that your children...

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

  • June 21, 2018
  • Sherpa Kids
Because aftercare shouldn’t be an afterthought. While pre-primary and primary schools are regulated in South...

ADHD vs Bipolar: Know the difference

  • June 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, sleeping problems, racing thoughts and moodiness. These are all typical symptoms of...

Hidden costs & their impact on study options

  • June 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Grade 12s should already be well into researching their study options for 2019 and should...

Schools must adapts approach for education and engaging generation Alpha

  • June 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The traditional approach to education must be revolutionised in order to ensure the best outcomes...

Practically speaking, home education is easy

  • June 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Some home-education learners shy away from subjects such as Dramatic Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Hospitality Studies,...

Matric subject choices: Avoid risky selections in face of changed…

  • May 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
In coming months, Grade Nines will choose which subjects to pursue during their final school...

Chasing academic A’s limits possibilities

  • May 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Education, as we have known it for the past 100 years, is fixated on academic...

Technical Matric opens door to practical careers desperate for skilled…

  • May 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Despite thousands of South Africans struggling to find employment because they never finished school, few...

What role should parents play in academic achievement?

  • May 1, 2018
  • Impaq
Hilda Erasmus – Specialist: Foundation Phase Nowadays, parents have a lot more control over their...

When screens replace teachers: danger of introducing tech in the…

  • April 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Technology has taken the world by storm and its use now pervades arguably all fields....

Which building blocks in the Foundation Phase can ensure my…

  • April 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Every parent dreams that their child will have a good job in the future. The...

Cultivate Senior High School study habits for lifetime success

  • April 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Senior high school learners from Grade 9 to 12 should not only spend energy on...

Don’t let your year go to waste- there are still…

  • April 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the academic year now in full swing, many prospective students who missed out on...

10 Tips for home education success

  • March 29, 2018
  • Impaq
By Danielle Barfoot, written for Impaq (Formally known as Impak Onderwysdiens) The scheduled academic year...

Matrics: 6 Steps to making one of your most important…

  • March 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As the Matric Class of 2018 settle into their final year of school and get...

The do’s & don’ts of returning to exercise after a…

  • March 15, 2018
  • Flourishing Fit Moms
Moms out there who have had or are planning to have a caesarean we’d like...

International Recognition for New Distance Education Learning System

  • March 5, 2018
  • Impaq
Home education was legalised in South Africa in 1996 and has been increasing in popularity...

Get a second chance at success

  • February 15, 2018
  • Impaq
If you’ve recently completed Grade 12, you’ll know that your matric results can lead to...

SA Children more at risk from sunburn at school

  • February 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Copious amounts of sunscreen are sold each summer holiday in an effort to protect, in...

Have a prosperous Back-to-School Journey

  • February 9, 2018
  • Munchkins
The metamorphosis from one year to another always entails a transition for children. Whether the...

Back to school – here’s how to deal with 1st…

  • February 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Dissolve those first term jitters fast and ensure your child is emotionally ready for school...

How to create the ideal parent-teacher relationship

  • February 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb which essentially means that...

Great Careers that don't require Degree Study (or even Matric)

  • February 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
As hundreds of thousands of prospective students attempt to secure a place at public universities,...

Disappointing Martic Results: Don't Catastrophise - Strategise!

  • February 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the imminent release of the matric results of the Class of 2017, thousands of...

1st Year Failure: Review your options, but don't check out…

  • January 26, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the release of university results in coming weeks, many first years have to face...

Preparation tips for parents on back to school headaches

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
It's back to school time again. Parents know this time of year all too well....

Help your Child Play (right) to lay the Foundation for…

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Giving their children a head start is something parents want to do. Unfortunately, the way...

Characteristics of a good camp counselor

  • January 18, 2018
  • Sugar Bay
Whether you want to work as a camp counselor, or you are a parent searching...

How to adapt to a new school and year

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Homework is generally a painful process that is rarely met with excitement and anticipation. In...

Handy homework hints

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Homework is generally a painful process that is rarely met with excitement and anticipation. In...

“Help, my child is behaving badly at school!”

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

How to ignite a passion for reading in children who…

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine for a moment what it must be like to be a child growing up...

Make Maths marvellous at home

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Cindy Glass, Founder and Owner of after-school remediation franchise, Step Up Education Centres says that...

Make Maths marvellous at home

  • January 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
indy Glass, Founder and Owner of after-school remediation franchise, Step Up Education Centres says that...

How to ignite a passion for reading in children who…

  • January 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine for a moment what it must be like to be a child growing up...

Handy homework hints

  • January 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Homework is generally a painful process that is rarely met with excitement and anticipation. In...

How to adapt to a new school and year

  • January 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Dr Claire Symington, Educational Psychologist and  head of the Academic Enrichment Centre at Southdowns...

Parent Involvement: Stretch your vision for a long-term parenting role…

  • January 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written by: Justin Kistan, English & Information Science teacher at Crawford College North Coast Traveler,...

Help your Child Play (right) to lay the Foundation for…

  • December 15, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Giving their children a head start is something parents want to do. Unfortunately, the way...

Deciding whether to keep a child back at school

  • November 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine that you are observing from the side of a swimming pool and are watching...

Grade 11’s – Now (not next year) is the best…

  • November 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
With three months left before they enter their final year of school, Grade 11 learners...

No more headaches about exams

  • November 17, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
Examinations are stressful enough for learners and students, without them having to worry about headaches...

The unwrapped gift of the gifted child

  • November 14, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
When we think of gifted children the first name that springs to mind is usually...

Early School Years Crucial for Cultivating Emotional Intelligence in a…

  • November 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Of the twelve years that children spend at school, the foundation phase - years one...

Collaborative Learning

  • November 9, 2017
  • Impaq
by Prof Rita Niemann Gerlach (2004) explained that collaborative learning is in essence a natural social...

Exams: Study Time vs Screen Time - Striking the Balance

  • November 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Helping children to build a healthy relationship with technology, and knowing how much of what...

Gap Year: Benefits of working at a summer camp

  • November 1, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Making a career choice at the age of seventeen and committing to it for a...

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