Guidelines to a healthy diet for your 1st grader

2019-02-20 10:03

With the new school year in full swing, the initial excitement of 1st grade might not be enough to get your child through a packed school day anymore. Here are some guidelines to a healthy diet that will boost your child’s cognitive and physical development.

WATCH: 3 easy ways to pimp your pencils

2019-01-18 11:48

Printed, pompommed and pretty – here's an easy DIY for the kids to try. Added bonus: you'll never have to buy overly expensive, sparkly stationery supplies again!

Cape Town 'no-fee' schools turning away parents who can't fork out cash, one mother told to pay for her child’s chair

2019-01-15 09:03

Some "no-fee" schools are insisting parents pay once-off fees - and turning away Grade R children whose parents can't pay.

‘It’s not the children’s fault’

2019-01-10 15:38

Not all was smooth sailing on the first day of school on Wednesday as parents complained about their children being sent home for various reasons.

From playschool to big school: 6 ways parents can help make the transition easier for their children

2019-01-09 16:19

"Increased demands and an unfamiliar environment can be daunting, and children need to be eased into the new situation." An expert shares how you can help make this milestone easier for your little one.

No vandalism here! Lesufi schools Tsakane community

2019-01-09 12:24

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has appealed to residents of Tsakane, Ekurhuleni to not vandalise the newly-constructed Menzi Primary School, as he opened the facility on the first day of the new school year.

PRINTABLE: School morning checklist

2019-01-08 16:05

Are you wary of having chaotic mornings with the kids and realising you forgot something at home after just pulling up in front of the school gates? Print our helpful little checklist to ensure some sweeter school mornings.

11 Back-to-school lunchbox ideas that your kids will love

2019-01-08 11:03

Energy-boosting snacks and exciting lunches to look forward to this year!

Beautiful lunchbox ideas (that don't require cold cuts)

2018-03-06 13:32

It's that time of the year again, here are some healthy lunchbox ideas sans cold meats to get you into the swing of things as the kids head back to school.

Mom shunned after shocking admission

2018-02-08 11:09

A mom not complaining about parenting? A mom who enjoys spending time with her kids and doing the school run? What? We're outraged!


This dad compared 6 retailers to find the most affordable stationery for his domestic worker's child

2019-01-21 17:12

We compared 6 top retailers to find the most affordable supplier of stationery supplies and it turns out the store we frequent most often, isn’t the cheapest of the lot.

5 reasons to be cheerful about the new school year

2019-01-17 09:22

The start of a new school year can be a positive thing! Here are 5 reasons to celebrate it.

Relief for Cape Town principal who has 72 Grade 4 pupils in one class

2019-01-11 07:48

The desperate pleas for help from a Cape Town school, which has around 70 pupils in one class, may be answered soon after the Western Cape Education Department put in an urgent request for extra staff.

This teacher is showing us a side of teaching we rarely see

2019-01-10 09:17

It's one of the most underrated jobs and this teacher is showing us just how far educators are willing to go to ensure their students are successful.

WATCH: The secret behind Gauteng's third most-improved school

2019-01-09 14:28

It wasn't only the efforts of pupils that raised the matric pass rate at Moqhaka High School by 40%, but also the extra efforts of their parents, says the school's proud principal.

Oversized bags, tiny uniforms and straight to work for Grade Rs of 2019

2019-01-09 11:27

"Have a good day and don't fight with anyone!" said a mum who kissed her tiny son goodbye on his first day of Grade R.

8 ways parents and teachers can help children make friends in primary school

2019-01-08 16:00

Experts have found a positive link between high-quality friendships and better academic results. Here's what parents and teachers can do to help young ones make and maintain healthy friendships.

PRINT IT: Weekly extramural planner

2019-01-03 13:10

Download and print this simple weekly organiser to plan your toddler or children's regular activities.

5 lessons from a new high school mom

2018-03-01 10:43

With her eldest daughter starting high school this year, Nicola Davies-Laubscher looks back at some of the lessons learned over the first few weeks.

Back to school blues: how to help your child with shyness

2018-01-30 12:23

Need help understanding your child's back-to-school social anxiety? Here's how you can help your shy child adjust to their new environment.

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