Leading Education Advice from Impaq

The benefits of using a curriculum provider

  • February 18, 2019
  • Impaq
Using a curriculum provider is a convenient, straightforward and effective option for home education parents – all you need to do is pick the grade and...

A successful start to your (home) school year!

  • February 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Home education is a wonderful, worthwhile journey, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming. So, whether you are just beginning this journey, or whether...

Overwhelmed by all the “teachers” out there

  • February 6, 2019
  • Impaq
We live in a time where there is an information overload through social media and...

Mathematics and Music – Is There Really a Connection?

  • January 15, 2019
  • Impaq
Is there really a connection between Mathematics and music? And, if there is – is...

One solution for most Maths problems

  • January 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Mathematics is one of the school subjects that require logic and insight. It often happens...

Bilingualism - Empower your child

  • December 20, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa is a multilingual community, and mastering more than one language is not only...

10 strange holiday traditions from around the world

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
Whether you are celebrating a religious festival, such as Christmas or Hanukkah, or something more...

Back to learning roots

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
How the future of learning will incorporate ancient wisdom. Nowadays, things are changing faster than...

Home Education - Is it a possible solution?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Impaq
There’s a scrimmage of 40 Grade 1 learners in front of their new class. They...

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...

Exam tips for first timers

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

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...

The approach to History as a possible compulsory subject

  • October 10, 2018
  • Impaq
Shortly after it was announced that History may become a compulsory subject in South African...

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

  • 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...

Make every day fun!

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

A, B, Zzzz

  • April 6, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sleep is a basic physiological need – it is crucial for our health because when...

Is Home Education Right For You?

  • February 23, 2016
  • Impaq
Perhaps you live on a remote farm or your child is not receiving the individual...
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MYSCHOOL MYVILLAGE MYPLANET AND GROW PARTNER FOR QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD…

  • February 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme has launched a new partnership with the GROW with Educare Centres project to establish 21 high-quality early childhood...

Helping your child make the most of repeating a Grade

  • February 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When babies are learning to walk, they fall (or fail) many times over. Babies need to repeat the process (of learning to walk) over and...

The benefits of using a curriculum provider

  • February 18, 2019
  • Impaq
Using a curriculum provider is a convenient, straightforward and effective option for home education parents –...

MATRIC 2019 ROADMAP: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR YEAR RIGHT FROM…

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The first few weeks of a learner’s final school year is like a rollercoaster ride...

Screen addition parenting in the age of a digital era

  • February 15, 2019
  • Sugar Bay
No other topic could create a catastrophe of opinions, judgements, beliefs and arguments as parenting....

FROM PLAYSCHOOL TO BIG SCHOOL: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD…

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Moving from pre-school into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for...

Kidico Sticks It to The Bland

  • February 14, 2019
  • Kidico
Kidico is a Durban-based sticker and label printing company with a difference. From customised vinyl...

A successful start to your (home) school year!

  • February 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Home education is a wonderful, worthwhile journey, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming....

GREAT RESULTS, NO UNI: STUDY OPTIONS IF YOU PERFORMED BETTER…

  • February 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Many Matrics from the Class of 2018 currently find themselves in the fortunate position of...

Consider all the costs before committing to a tertiary course

  • February 10, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Deciding to get a tertiary qualification is a big commitment, both financially and in terms...

MATRIC FAILURE: GETTING BACK ON TRACK WITHOUT LOSING HOPE

  • February 9, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The future may look bleak and uncertain to the more than 170 000 Grade 12s...

Values in the Classroom

  • February 7, 2019
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
As technological advancements have swept through classrooms in the last decade, the way in which...

Overwhelmed by all the “teachers” out there

  • February 6, 2019
  • Impaq
We live in a time where there is an information overload through social media and...

2019 World Read Out- loud Day

  • February 1, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
There is huge potential in South Africa to turn our literacy crisis around so that...

The Importance Of Creating a Love for Math

  • January 25, 2019
  • Gymathstics
We may take for granted that our children will inevitably learn how to add, subtract,...

Finding the best learning environment for the Gen-Z student

  • January 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
With matric complete, a new cohort of Generation Z (Gen-Z) is now in search of...

Explore the microscopic world – Fun ideas for bored kids

  • January 22, 2019
  • SciBuddy
Parents and caregivers need plenty of ideas to keep kids entertained throughout the holiday. If...

Mathematics and Music – Is There Really a Connection?

  • January 15, 2019
  • Impaq
Is there really a connection between Mathematics and music? And, if there is – is...

One solution for most Maths problems

  • January 11, 2019
  • Impaq
Mathematics is one of the school subjects that require logic and insight. It often happens...

Bilingualism - Empower your child

  • December 20, 2018
  • Impaq
South Africa is a multilingual community, and mastering more than one language is not only...

10 strange holiday traditions from around the world

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
Whether you are celebrating a religious festival, such as Christmas or Hanukkah, or something more...

Back to learning roots

  • December 17, 2018
  • Impaq
How the future of learning will incorporate ancient wisdom. Nowadays, things are changing faster than...

Home Education - Is it a possible solution?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Impaq
There’s a scrimmage of 40 Grade 1 learners in front of their new class. They...

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...

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...

Individualism and learning synergy

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

The conversations we need to be having with our school-leavers

  • December 5, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
The face of parenting changes year by year, as our children grow and develop their...

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...

12345...maths for your toddler!

  • November 30, 2018
  • Clamber Club
If you always thought that mathematics only revolved around numbers, think again! “There is a...

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...

Mastering Mental Math Through Movement – Gymathstics®

  • November 14, 2018
  • Gymathstics
What is Gymathstics®? Gymathstics® is an educational math program designed to meet each child’s individual...

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 to do if your parents don't agree with your…

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Many Matrics considering their study options for next year are finding themselves in the difficult...

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...

Food's influence on childhood behaviour and learning

  • October 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers...

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...

The approach to History as a possible compulsory subject

  • October 10, 2018
  • Impaq
Shortly after it was announced that History may become a compulsory subject in South African...

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...

‘Gap it’ to success!

  • September 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matriculant, not sure what you want to do with your life? Or perhaps you do...

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...

Mind the gap- why you should think twice before taking…

  • September 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Matrics who are tempted to take a year off after their school careers – whether...

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...

Matrics: use the calm before the storm to get your…

  • August 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
With the holidays almost over and preliminary exams on the horizon, Grade 12s are on...

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...

The problem with labelling children in primary school

  • June 15, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Labelling children, positively or negatively, in any phase of their lives, has a very direct...

Aftercare or aupair?

  • June 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Weighing up the best after-school option for your child The high cost of living, interest...

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...

Second term at a new school and still no friends…

  • June 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Dalit Segal, Education Psychologist of Southdowns College Joining a new school and making new...

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...

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