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SPARK Schools Blog 26 Jul 2021 How to deal with anxiety after traumatic events in SA

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought grief and anxiety to many families across the country.  Over the past weeks, we’ve also seen riots that led to looting in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. These events have left devastation for many families, and dealing with the aftermath can lead to anxiety.  Rushka Lee Pedro, Family Law …

SPARK Schools Blog 15 Jul 2021 How to help your child learn how to save money
Learning how to save money from a young age is vital to building healthy financial habits. There are many things that children learn from school, which leads to a successful future; however, saving money is not one of them.  Learning how to save money will help your child better manage their money when they start ...
SPARK Schools Blog 8 Jul 2021 What should my child know by the end of Grade-R?

Research has shown that Early Childhood Education offers several benefits, such as language development, cognitive skills and social skills.  While many schools and pre-schools offer Grade-R, the quality of their Grade-R programme is the determining factor on whether a child will develop the skills they require to build a solid academic foundation.  SPARK Rosslyn Hub, …

SPARK Schools Blog 1 Jul 2021 Engaging activities to do with your kids during school holidays

The school holidays have come earlier than expected for many parents across the country due to the rise of COVID-19 infections. The decision to close schools early was made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, 27 June, as he moved the country to alert level 4.  While many parents are breathing a sigh of relief …

SPARK Schools Blog 24 Jun 2021 Why values are essential to developing a positive school culture

When parents choose a school, one of the determining factors is the school culture and environment. A school with a positive culture and environment will always win favour with parents. Parents know that a positive school environment will positively impact their child’s growth and development instead of negative school culture. Building a positive school culture …

SPARK Schools Blog 15 Jun 2021 What our scholars have to say this youth day

On June 16, South  Africa celebrates youth day. Youth day commemorates the 1976 Soweto uprising, where students stood up against injustices within the education system. 45-years later, since the Soweto uprising, young people in South Africa continue to face many challenges. As we celebrate youth day, we had a chat with our high school scholars …

SPARK Schools Blog 27 May 2021 How to keep your kids safe from Covid-19

South Africa is currently facing the third wave of COVID-19. The country’s daily positive cases were sitting at 9149 on Thursday 10, June 2021, with Gauteng leading with the highest reported new cases. To keep our families safe from contracting COVID-19, we need to continue to follow the health and safety guidelines as recommended by …

SPARK Schools Blog 20 May 2021 Why collaborative learning is vital for success

The way schools teach today is not the same as they did a decade ago. While not every school has adopted a new approach to teaching, schools have to reconsider how they teach in the ever-changing world.  While a more traditional teaching method still has a place in education, adjustments have to be made to …

SPARK Schools Blog 14 May 2021 How teachers can effectively communicate with parents

Parent-teacher communication is one of the key ingredients for student success. Without effectively communicating with parents, teachers run the risk of alienating parents from being fully involved in their children’s education.  Research has proven that parent-teacher communication plays a role in building a relationship between parents and teachers.  According to the Early the Learning Network, …

News 13 May 2021 Coping with the new school day

Source: SA Schools Magazine
Date: 13 May 2021

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