LINKS & HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SA HOMESCHOOLERS

Compiled by Robyn, South Africa ă September 2004

 

When I started researching home education in South Africa, I had a difficult time finding information.  To make things easier for you, here are some helpful South African links to give you the info you may be looking for. If you don’t find what you need, or have any other links to add, please contact me.

 

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TRUSTS AND ASSOCIATIONS

 

THE PESTALOZZI TRUST ~ Legal Defence Fund for Home Education in SA

 

THE EASTERN CAPE HOME SCHOOLING ASSOCIATION

 

C.H.E. CAPE HOME EDUCATORS

 

KZN HOMESCHOOLING ASSOCIATION

 

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Tuisonderwys

A South African Discussion list on home education

mailto:tuisonderwys-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

Home School Kitchen Table

A Group of Relaxed Christian Home Schooling Mothers

mailto:HSKitchenTable-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

Homeschooling SA

A Relaxed & Friendly Non-Religious SA Home School Group

mailto:homeschoolingsa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

SOUTH AFRICAN HOME SCHOOL MAGAZINES

 

THE LEARNING HOME MAGAZINE

The Learning Home Magazine is a magazine for home educating families in South Africa, and is published and distributed quarterly. Each edition of the magazine has a theme relevant to homeschooling, such as ‘Extramurals’, ‘Homeschooling Boys’, ‘Motivation’, and ‘How we make History come alive’.  If you would like more information on how to subscribe, please email TheLearningHome@iafrica.com

 

SOUTH AFRICAN CURRICULUM PROVIDERS and EDUCATIONAL LINKS

 

FOOTPRINTS ON OUR LAND – Excellent!

Offers a full scope & sequence on South Africa’s history; lesson plans based on children’s literature from South African authors; Unit Study Themes incorporating language arts, science, geography, nature study, biology & hands on activities.

 

BEIT HASEFER – HOUSE OF THE BOOK

An education product supplier where you can consult and find anything you need for educating your children.

 

CLONARD PUBLISHING

Providers of a Classical Curriculum from Preschool to Grade 10, closely aligned to the South African school syllabus.

 

BRAINLINE

A distance education school offering a full curriculum on disc and the internet, from Grade 0 to 12 which culminates in a National Senior Certificate in SA or an international Grade 12 issued by Cambridge and accepted by all universities.

 

THEOCENTRIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Suppliers of a Christian based Curriculum.

 

ACCELERATED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Provider of a Biblical Educational Curriculum.

 

DYNAMIS

Home Education Information Centre based in KZN. Stockists of TCE, ACE, Konos Unit Studies, Weaver Unit Studies, Moria Tuisskoolmateriaal, Individualised Programs and more…

 

HANDS ON HOME SCHOOLING

Curriculum for Preschoolers & Toddlers.

 

KONOS UNIT STUDIES

For more information please contact them on oikos@iafrica.com

 

CREATIVE LEARNING SYSTEMS

South African distributors of Autograph, Derive, Geometer's Sketchpad,
Maths Circus, Miquon Math materials, Superspell, Wordshark & Numbershark
Complete Physics Series, Biosphere & Core Chemistry

 

SHERSTON-SHESHANI

Providers of interactive curriculum focused software for ages 4 14. Literacy programmes are available in English, Afrikaans, isXhosa and isiZulu.

 

KEN WEB

Computer based Afrikaans curriculum for Grade 0 to 12.

 

LOVE 2 LEARN

A South African-born, Christian, literature-rich curriculum that’s true to the principles of Charlotte Mason; catering for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners, spanning Grades 00 right through high school to Cambridge IGCSE and ultimately AS- and A-Levels.

 

WEBLESSONS

An online, fully interactive learning and teaching tool. Sign up for a free trial. Under the free trial there are only limited subjects available.

 

GET AHEAD

The GetAhead range of products, fully bilingual and available from grades 1 - 12, will help your children revise their schoolwork, assess themselves, and have FUN! All our products are based on the current South African school curriculum and are fully OBE compliant. About R300 per Grade.

 

JADE EDUCATIONAL TRAINING

Local distributors of Singaporean Maths, Science, English and Pre-primary material. This material is used internationally for home schooling.  Comprehensive teachers’ guides are available and will enable any parent to successfully plan lessons and assess progress. E-mail : singaporemaths@global.co.za

 

LEARN TO GROW

Offers a wide variety of books for homeschoolers including the DK Range, Struik, Lappa, Usborne, Two-can, Tick-tock,  Readers – right from beginning to read up to chapter reading. Specifically sourcing exciting & inspiring books to give homeschoolers an edge. E-mail: sarah@abacsa.co.za

 

SMILE EDUCATION

Providers of Fun Educational Books, Games, Puzzles, Toys, and much more.

 

PHONIX IN A BOX

Educational resource for parents - colourful set of reading and spelling card games designed by a Speech-Language Therapist to strengthen a learner's spelling and reading skills. The set of 5 boxes covers all the phonics taught from Grades 1-6.

 

MATHS KIDS ONLINE

Step by Step Maths activities and video tutorials by a qualified maths teacher - Grade 8 to Grade 12 based on the South African Curriculum. Sign up for R50 per month.

 

COMPRIS

Printer and supplier of a variety of Afrikaans and English educational books for pre-primary, primary and high school pupils. They sometimes have good specials.

 

THE ANSWER SERIES

Study guides for learners in Grades 10-12. They also offer some free subject downloads.

 

ANT BOOKS

Excellent, affordable workbooks and readers in English, Maths, Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikaans, for children aged 5 to 14.

 

TRUMPETER BOOKS

Excellent, basic, user friendly and affordable workbooks with an emphasis on languages (English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa), numeracy and life skills for Primary School.

 

M.R. PUBLISHERS

Workbooks and readers available for English, Afrikaans, Maths and lots more! These are great books.

 

OPTIONS FOR OBTAINING YOUR SENIOR CERTIFICATE FROM HOME

 

http://www.bidc.co.za/

 

http://www.brainline.co.za/redo/

 

http://www.intec.edu.za/live/index.php

 

http://www.damelin.co.za/

 

OTHER HELPFUL SOUTH AFRICAN LINKS

 

ST AIDENS SOUTH AFRICAN HOME EDUCATION

South African homeschooling website.

 

HOMESCHOOL INFO SOUTH AFRICA

Excellent Website – Be sure to subscribe to the excellent Newsletter on the Contact Page!

 

HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR LIFE

This webpage is dedicated to helping you find not only a curriculum but also how to live your own homeschool curriculum for Life.

 

REVISED NATIONAL CURRICULUM STATEMENT GRADES R-9

The South African Government’s revised national curriculum requirements by grade and subject.

 

SHIRLEY’S PRESCHOOL ACTIVITES

Excellent SA site with themes, arts & crafts, songs, science activites, printables and more!

 

ICI – INSIGHT CONCEPTS IDEAS

Gauteng workshops for parents, whether they educate their kids at home full time or part-time, for the answer for education is at home. During the workshops we discuss various issues regarding education, specifically home education, why 21st Century education should be different, we look at developing the whole child, we discuss the legal issues, socialization, sport, we look at curriculum and how to choose and we do a short overview of thinking preferences and learning styles and other aspects of education. Personal consultations are also available. We look at brain profiles, learning styles and other relevant issues which help parents to help their kids reach their full potential. Contact: Niell Bester Cell. 083 384 0549 e-mail: jjop@mweb.co.za

 

 

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Please let me know if there are any other SA Educational Sites you feel should be included or if you find ANY BROKEN LINKS.  I hope this was of some help to you in your personal home school journey.

 

 

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