Leading Education Advice from Impaq

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 under enormous pressure and in a hurry to find a...

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 great concern for both parents and schools. Here we outline...

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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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 Williams and Lewis Hamilton have in common? Apart from dominating...

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 being part of a team, or maybe not making the...

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....

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...

Child writing matric? Here’s what the experts say…

  • October 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
You’ve almost seen your child through 12 or so years of school; and now, over...

Why is early childhood education so important?

  • October 19, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By... Chantelle Anderson - Head Directress and Owner at Montessori Nosipho pre-school As an early childhood educator...

New educational tech for kids to save the planet and…

  • October 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Johannesburg, South Africa. September 2017 – Gammatek, a leading distributor of technology accessories is proud to...

Help, my child is behaving badly at school!

  • October 3, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The trouble with bringing children into the world is that they do not arrive with...

Why kids prefer camp over school

  • October 2, 2017
  • Sugar Bay
Camp and school are very similar in that both are learning environments for children. However,...

Stimulating Language and Listening Skills

  • August 31, 2017
  • Skidz
Language is considered a verbal behaviour which is learned by means of the environment. A...

Montessori Nosipho

  • August 8, 2017
  • Montessori Nosipho
Montessori Nosipho was started in 2008, and throughout the years we have welcomes many children...

Setting your child up for Term 3 success!

  • August 7, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The much-anticipated July school holidays seem to have flown by. Alarm clocks have been quiet...

University Application Survival Kit

  • July 19, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
With university application season now in full swing for Matrics who want to pursue further...

Infant Stimulation - What is the big deal?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
When it comes to stimulation in babies, there seems to be two camps: On the...

Ditching Maths Myths

  • July 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The best start parents can give children to ensure they master maths throughout their school...

Crèche Syndrome

  • July 7, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Parents whose children attend crèche or playgroups are very often faced with crèche syndrome. Crèche...

Subject Choices: Plotting Your Future Options in Grade 9

  • June 27, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
In coming months, Grade 9’s will have to select the subjects they want to pursue...

Ambidextrous kids - disorder or gift?

  • December 15, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
I watched a film once where the main character was completely ambidextrous – he could...

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...

So what does dyslexia really mean?

  • November 28, 2016
  • Carla Grobler
(All information was obtained from Stark – Griffin’s book Dyslexia) Definition of dyslexia - A neurological-functional...

Why Reading With Your Child Is So Important - 5…

  • November 25, 2016
  • Sharon Standsfield
There is such a sense of joy, warmth and togetherness that comes when we read...

Developing reading skills to help children triumph against dyslexia

  • November 24, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
There were two important educational issues in the local and international spotlight during September and...

Matric Stress – When is enough, enough?

  • November 11, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
As hundreds of thousands of young South Africans are busy writing their Matric exams this...

Reading and writing: Confidence is the key

  • November 3, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Many parents find themselves in a daily battle with their little ones over reading and...

Exam Stress

  • November 3, 2016
  • The South African Depression and Anxiety Group
A moderate amount of stress can be a good thing.  It can sharpen concentration and...

ADD/ ADHD And Alternative Treatments

  • October 28, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Over the past years there have been many debates and controversy discussions around what Attention...

Setting the stage for a successful Matric

  • October 26, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
At the end of this month, the country’s latest cohort of aspiring matriculants will begin...

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...

Cyberbullying causes Depression, Nightmares and Anorexia

  • August 24, 2016
  • Kaspersky Lab Africa
According to the study Growing Up Online – Connected Kids, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids...

The real price of not addressing your child’s learning problems

  • August 3, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
Failing or delaying to address a child’s learning difficulties has far-reaching implications for both parents...

Questions To Ask Your Child's Teacher

  • August 1, 2016
  • Edu Help
The third term is upon us and meeting with professionals working with your child is...

Could you be the reason for your child cheating?

  • July 28, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Mrs M, with her short straight black hair and angular face, peered suspiciously at us,...

Experiential Education:
How holiday camps are valuable teachers

  • July 27, 2016
  • Sugar Bay
There are many things that simply cannot be studied from the pages of a book,...

5 Steps to study success for working parents

  • July 19, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
In today’s challenging economy, many parents are taking on further studies, often in an effort...

Dyslexia: Fact or Fiction?

  • July 4, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
Megan struggles to read. She is eight years old and everyone in her class seems...

Make every day fun!

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

Are your kids getting too much homework?

  • June 2, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Homework is an essential part of learning independent work and self-discipline… and I think that...

Open a book, open up your world

  • May 26, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
A book is a dream you can hold in your hand. Last year the UNESCO...

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic - How does your child measure…

  • May 5, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. The question for all parents...

Grade 9's: Don't leave subject choice decisions to the last…

  • May 3, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Grade Nines preparing to enter their final phase of schooling next year will in coming...

Why It Pays To take Grade 11 As Seriously As…

  • April 21, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Throughout one’s school career Grade 12 – Matric – is viewed as the ultimate year,...

Why I Decided To Homeschool

  • April 19, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
This was not the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make. I love my work....

Don’t Be PENalised For Not Being Able To Write

  • April 6, 2016
  • StudyChamp
You helped your child prepare for his history test. He could recite all the answers...

The Importance of Rhyming

  • March 16, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Having just had the wonderful opportunity to see Julia Donaldson live presenting her show “the...

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...

Learning Using Everyday Items From Around Your Home

  • January 14, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
This article is to give you some fun ideas on how to stimulate your child’s...

When Do You Know Your Child Is Ready For Chapter…

  • November 17, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
We often think that pushing our kids to read chapter books and away from picture...

Life After Matric - How To Decide

  • November 9, 2015
  • Parenting Hub
This month, hundreds of thousands of young South African are sitting the most important exams...

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