Get your kids organised for the school year!

2020-01-14 14:51

The school holiday has ended and reality is sinking in – it’s bye-bye beach, hello books.

"Homework? No thank you" – a principal responds

2019-02-07 12:34

"All the latest and best research around the world now indicates that homework at primary school level is unnecessary and often dangerous to the cognitive and social development of our children. To give or not to give homework is not an ‘age old debate’ as it is actually no longer a debate. The science is in and it is irrefutable."

Tips to make homework less stressful

2019-01-25 10:03

Homework may seem like the most tedious and unnecessary of tasks to our kids, but here, Adele Keyser explains why it's a great way to help your child.

Schools must equip learners to use credible websites as resources

2018-06-21 12:16

Learners must be vigilant and aware of the agendas of their sources, especially when doing history research, and not fall for fake SA news sites that incite fear and hatred. And when it comes to international history, we must teach them to look out for some US alt-right "news" sites which have very specific beliefs, including white supremacy and holocaust denialism.

#Homeworkmustfall: parents weigh in

2015-11-25 01:25

We received hundreds of comments from parents, teachers and principals on the no-homework debate, and most were in agreement. Here is how South African parents feel about #homeworkmustfall.

5 tips to avoid school work nightmares

2015-07-27 09:01

Get your kids on the path to success at school with these easy pointers.

Help your teen get better grades

2015-01-15 12:17

The New Year brings new academic challenges for high-school kids. Give your teens the support they need.

When homework overwhelms Mom

2013-05-16 16:19

Are we putting too much pressure on young children by giving them a lot of homework?

Hands off the project!

2011-05-11 12:13

Do school projects give you nightmares? Here’s how other parents handle them.

Kids under stress

2010-08-18 13:15

Adults aren't the only ones under stress, school kids have stress too. Do you agree?


Yes or no to homework? Parents respond

2019-02-12 14:15

We recently published a letter sent in by the headmaster at Riverview Preparatory School in Mpumalanga, Gareth Dry, in which he explained exactly why we should do away with homework. We got so many responses from parents, some of whom agreed, some with differing views, but they seem to have reopened the debate. What are your thoughts?

Stressed boy calls emergency operator for help – with math homework!

2019-01-29 13:57

A 10-year-old schoolboy called emergency services for help with a difficult assignment – and a kind dispatcher patiently helped him.

Does helping your child with homework hinder their progress?

2018-09-11 17:00

No parent wants to see their child struggling but that's exactly what sets them up for future success, say experts.

WATCH: 88.8% of polled parents say schools should scrap homework

It's clear the homework burden has increased since the introduction of CAPS; children as young as grades 1 and 2 are spending hours doing homework every day.

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‘The light went on’ – Sun Valley principal on axing homework

2015-11-24 10:23

Following Sun Valley Primary’s decision to scrap all school homework, News24 users had their say on the idea, with the overwhelming majority in favour of scrapping homework altogether. We also spoke to principal Gavin Keller.

Every maths lesson, ever [hilarious video]

2015-02-05 09:05

This is exactly what maths classes feel like for some kids- can you relate?

School mom friendships

2013-06-28 13:59

Having a school mom friend can be a huge help.

From one Grade1 parent to another

2013-01-09 10:53

Advice from parents who've been through the motions of starting Big School.

Don’t hate homework

2011-01-12 10:48

Starting the year with a homework plan in place can help avoid tears and trauma.

Holiday homework

2009-09-30 09:25

Just when you relax into holiday zombie mode, here’s a curve ball.

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