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SPARK Schools Blog 13 Jan 2022 Easy guide to ease your child back into the school routine

As schools reopen, parents and children have to get back to the school routine. While some children might be excited to go back to school to see their friends and their teachers, getting back into the school routine can prove to be a challenge. We share an easy guide to ease your child into the …

SPARK Schools Blog 22 Dec 2021 Spend wisely during the festive season: Plan better for January

During the festive season, consumers tend to spend more than they should. While spoiling your family after a long year is fine, spending wisely during the festive season is essential.  Spending wisely during the festive season can ensure that you are not caught off guard in January when you have school fees, uniforms, and stationery …

SPARK Schools Blog 17 Dec 2021 Outdoor Activities to do with your kids during the holidays

Keeping children entertained throughout the holidays is not easy. Many parents run out of ideas probably in the second week of the school holidays. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are many outdoor activities that parents can do with their children. With the holidays being an opportunity to spend quality time with …

SPARK Schools Blog 2 Dec 2021 Why school values are important for Grade R scholars

School values play an integral role in building a strong school culture where scholars respect and value others. “Values, in general, contribute to who we are, how we conduct ourselves and how we interact with other individuals,” explains SPARK Schools Regional manager Nkazimulo Zitha said in a previous interview.  What is the role that values …

SPARK Schools Blog 18 Nov 2021 How we help Grade R learners transition from pre-school to primary school

Transitioning from preschool to primary school is a significant milestone for children and parents. However, adapting to the new school environment can take some time. This transition is even harder for Grade-R learners. One of the reasons that make adjusting to primary school a challenge is a change in routine.  In preschool, learners are allowed …

SPARK Schools Blog 12 Nov 2021 How to redefine failure for your child

As parents, it is natural to want your child to succeed all the time; however, the reality is that your child will fail at some point in their life. We know that dealing with failure is hard, but your child has to fail to succeed.  In this article, we share the importance of redefining failure …

SPARK Schools Blog 29 Oct 2021 5 ways to prepare you for staying calm during your exams

So you’ve done all the groundwork and studies for your exams, but your nerves are still getting the better of you. In this article, we share five tips to help you prepare for staying calm during your exams.  Exams are stressful even for the most prepared students, but preparing for exams doesn’t always relieve the …

SPARK Schools Blog 22 Oct 2021 How to survive and thrive in your first year of high school

Every year, thousands of teens start their journey into high school. While some kids can immediately thrive, others may find high school difficult. Some kids may have difficulty adjusting to high school as they are unfamiliar with the school environment and culture. SPARK Randburg High Assistant Principal Fradrick Chelenje shares five practical tips to help …

SPARK Schools Blog 14 Oct 2021 Tips to help you deal with matric exam anxiety

Matric (Grade 12) is a highly stressful time for many reasons. With matric being the final year of high school, there is a lot at stake for learners. Not only do they have to worry about their exams, but they also have anxiety about being accepted at university.  These reasons, among many, can lead to …

SPARK Schools Blog 1 Oct 2021 The benefits of attending a school open day

Whether you are a prospective parent or have already enrolled your child, attending a  school open day is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the school. During an open day, parents and learners get insights about school culture, the school curriculum, the learning model and how students engage with each other during the daily …

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