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LINKS & HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR SA HOMESCHOOLERS

 

When I started researching home education in South Africa in early 2000, I had a difficult time finding information.  To make things easier for you, here are some helpful South African links to give you the info you may be looking for. If you don’t find what you need, or have any other links to add, please contact me.

    

TRUSTS AND ASSOCIATIONS

 

THE PESTALOZZI TRUST ~ Legal Defence Fund for Home Education in SA 

 

THE EASTERN CAPE HOME SCHOOLING ASSOCIATION  

 

C.H.E. CAPE HOME EDUCATORS 

  

ASSOCIATION FOR HOME SCHOOLING

 

 

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS 

 

Tuisonderwys 

A South African Discussion list on home education 

mailto:tuisonderwys-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 

 

Home School Kitchen Table 

A Group of Relaxed Christian Home Schooling Mothers 

mailto:HSKitchenTable-subscribe@yahoogroups.com 

 

Homeschooling SA 

A Relaxed & Friendly Non-Religious SA Home School Group 

mailto:homeschoolingsa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

 

 

SOUTH AFRICAN HOMESCHOOL MAGAZINES

 

THE LEARNING HOME MAGAZINE

The Learning Home Magazine is a magazine for home educating families in South Africa, and is published and distributed quarterly. Each edition of the magazine has a theme relevant to homeschooling, such as ‘Extramurals’, ‘Homeschooling Boys’, ‘Motivation’, and ‘How we make History come alive’.  If you would like more information on how to subscribe, please email TheLearningHome@iafrica.com

 

 

SOUTH AFRICAN CURRICULUM PROVIDERS AND EDUCATIONAL LINKS

 

FOOTPRINTS ON OUR LAND

Offers a full scope & sequence on South Africa’s history; lesson plans based on children’s literature from South African authors; U  nit Study Themes incorporating language arts, science, geography, nature study, biology & hands on activities.

 

BEIT HASEFER – HOUSE OF THE BOOK 

An education product supplier where you can consult and find anything you need for educating your children.

 

CLONARD PUBLISHING

Providers of a Classical Curriculum from Preschool to Grade 10, closely aligned to the South African school syllabus.

 

BRAINLINE

A distance education school offering a full curriculum on disc and the internet, from Grade 0 to 12 which culminates in a National Senior Certificate in SA or an international Grade 12 issued by Cambridge and accepted by all universities. 

 

THEOCENTRIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Suppliers of a Christian based Curriculum. 

 

ACCELERATED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Provider of a Biblical Educational Curriculum. 

 

OIKOS 

Home Education Information Centre based in KZN. Stockists of Konos, Math-U-See, LLATL, and more…

 

HANDS ON HOME SCHOOLING 

Curriculum for Preschoolers & Toddlers. 

 

KONOS UNIT STUDIES 

For more information please contact them on oikos@iafrica.com   

 

CREATIVE LEARNING SYSTEMS 

South African distributors of Autograph, Derive, Geometer's Sketchpad,
Maths Circus, Miquon Math materials, Superspell, Wordshark & Numbershark
Complete Physics Series, Biosphere & Core Chemistry
 

 

SHERSTON-SHESHANI 

Providers of interactive curriculum focused software for ages 4    14. Literacy programmes are available in English, Afrikaans, isXhosa and isiZulu. 

 

KEN WEB 

Computer based Afrikaans curriculum for Grade 0 to 9.

 

LOVE 2 LEARN 

A South African-born, Christian, literature-rich curriculum that’s true to the principles of Charlotte Mason; catering for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learners, spanning Grades 00 right through high school to Cambridge IGCSE and ultimately AS- and A-Levels.  

 

 

GET AHEAD 

The GetAhead range of products, fully bilingual and available from grades 1 - 12, will help your children revise their schoolwork, assess themselves, and have FUN! All our products are based on the current South African school curriculum and are fully OBE compliant. About R300 per Grade. 

 

JADE EDUCATIONAL TRAINING 

Local distributors of Singaporean Maths, Science, English and Pre-primary material. This material is used internationally for home schooling.  Comprehensive teachers’ guides are available and will enable any parent to successfully plan lessons and assess progress. E-mail : singaporemaths@global.co.za 

 

LEARN TO GROW 

Offers a wide variety of books for homeschoolers including the DK Range, Struik, Lappa, Usborne, Two-can, Tick-tock,  Readers – right from beginning to read up to chapter reading. Specifically sourcing exciting & inspiring books to give homeschoolers an edge. E-mail: sarah@abacsa.co.za 

 

 

PHONIX IN A BOX 

Educational resource for parents - colourful set of reading and spelling card games designed by a Speech-Language Therapist to strengthen a learner's spelling and reading skills. The set of 5 boxes covers all the phonics taught from Grades 1-6.

 

THE ANSWER SERIES 

Study guides for learners in Grades 10-12. They also offer some free subject downloads.   

 

ANT BOOKS 

Excellent, affordable workbooks and readers in English, Maths, Zulu, Xhosa and Afrikaans, for children aged 5 to 14.   

 

TRUMPETER BOOKS 

Excellent, basic, user friendly and affordable workbooks with an emphasis on languages (English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa), numeracy and life skills for Primary School.   

 

M.R. PUBLISHERS 

Workbooks and readers available for English, Afrikaans, Maths and lots more! These are great books.

 

 

OPTIONS FOR OBTAINING YOUR SENIOR CERTIFICATE (OR EQUIVALENT) FROM HOME - UPDATED!

 

British International Distance College

 

Brainline

 

Intec College

  

Damelin

 

CL Education

 

Hatfield Christian Online School

 

GED + SAT Homeschool Matric

 

 

FREE ONLINE CURRICULUM FOR HOMESCHOOLERS - NEW!

 

Khan Academy

 

Xtra Math

 

Discovery K12

 

Ambleside Online

 

SAS Curriculum Pathways

 

CK-12

 

Free online Maths Games for Primary

 

Free Online Interactive Spelling Training for Grades 1-4

 

 

OTHER HELPFUL SOUTH AFRICAN LINKS 

 

ST AIDENS SOUTH AFRICAN HOME EDUCATION 

South African homeschooling website. 

 

HOMESCHOOL INFO SOUTH AFRICA 

Excellent Website – Be sure to subscribe to the excellent Newsletter on the Contact Page! 

 

HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR LIFE 

This webpage is dedicated to helping you find not only a curriculum but also how to live your own homeschool curriculum for Life

 

REVISED NATIONAL CURRICULUM STATEMENT GRADES R-9  

The South African Government’s revised national curriculum requirements by grade and subject. 

 

SHIRLEY’S PRESCHOOL ACTIVITES 

Excellent SA site with themes, arts & crafts, songs, science activites, printables and more! 

 

ICI – INSIGHT CONCEPTS IDEAS 

Gauteng workshops for parents, whether they educate their kids at home full time or part-time, for the answer for education is at home. During the workshops we discuss various issues regarding education, specifically home education, why 21st Century education should be different, we look at developing the whole child, we discuss the legal issues, socialization, sport, we look at curriculum and how to choose and we do a short overview of thinking preferences and learning styles and other aspects of education. Personal consultations are also available. We look at brain profiles, learning styles and other relevant issues which help parents to help their kids reach their full potential. Contact: Niell Bester Cell. 083 384 0549 e-mail: jjop@mweb.co.za

 

 

Please let me know if there are any other SA Educational Sites you feel should be included or if you find ANY BROKEN LINKS.  I hope this was of some help to you in your personal home school journey.

 

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED IN 2014