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SPARK Schools Blog 11 May 2021 How to keep the flu virus at bay this winter

With most children either back at school full time or still attending cohorts, the winter season can be challenging for many parents. With the world still going through a pandemic, the flu season can create anxiety and worry for many parents. Boosting your child’s immune system can help minimise sicknesses. While getting the flu might …

SPARK Schools Blog 23 Apr 2021 How to make remote learning work for you
If you are a parent and struggling with remote learning, you are not alone. With many parents back at work, either physically or working from home, remote learning can become challenging.   But it doesn’t have to be; with the right strategies, you can make remote learning work for you and your child.   We share some ...
SPARK Schools Blog 6 Jan 2021 How to help your child deal with anxiety

Many children are returning to school. And while some are excited, others might be anxious. Clinical Psychologist and founder of Psych Matters, Joanna Kleovoulou, says parents should have open communication with their children about going back to school. It is vital to acknowledge your child’s feelings and worries without making the situation worse. “This is …

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SPARK Schools Blog 25 Nov 2020 What are the benefits of Social-Emotional Skills?
Dealing with challenges is something that we all have to face at some point in our lives. Like adults, children also have their own struggle Some of these issues could lead to behavioural problems in children, as they don’t know how to articulate their emotions. Social Emotional Learning equips children with skills that can help ...
SPARK Schools Blog 19 Nov 2020 Five tips on how your child can end the academic year strong

2020 will go down as one of the most challenging years for learning, as there have been so many interruptions. Learners have had to adjust to being home-schooled and the new normal that COVID-19 has brought into our lives.  They had to endure not seeing their teachers, friends and not socialising with other kids.  Despite …

SPARK Schools Blog 12 Nov 2020 Tips on how to save for school fees

Research shows that education is one of the top priorities for South African parents. A recent study by Sanlam found that saving for education was one of the top four monthly expenditures among lower-income households, IOL reports. Planning and saving ahead of time for school fees give can give you peace of mind, however it’s …

SPARK Schools Blog 5 Nov 2020 What does Grade-R look like at SPARK Schools?

Have you ever wondered what Grade R looks like at SPARK Schools? This article takes a look at what Grade R offers at SPARK Schools. In Grade R learners get introduced to fundamental skills to prepare them for Grade 1. Introduction to literacy and numeracy  A child has to be introduced to skills such as …

SPARK Schools Blog 29 Oct 2020 How to make weekend learning effective

Many children across the country are preparing for their final exams. This means that there will be a lot of studying required. The weekends can be an excellent way for your child to recap the content they’ve learned during the week.  The idea of learning during the weekend might not be one that your children …

SPARK Schools Blog 22 Oct 2020 How can I help my child deal with exam anxiety?

Exam anxiety is a real thing, and many children go through it. Since we are heading towards the end of the year, learners across the country are anticipating their final year exam. This can be a break and make for children, as they want to succeed.  We had a chat with an educational psychologist to …

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