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South Africa Homeschooling

There are more than 10,000 home educating families in South Africa.

The numbers have been escalating each year since it was legalized in 1996. Parents can receive support from associations, legal organisations, curriculum providers and support groups in their communities. From Dynamis.

Associations
Legal Information
Online Support 
Programs and Curriculum Providers
Resources

Associations

Association for Homeschooling
Since its inception in 1992, we have promoted the recognition of the right of parents to educate their children within the family in South Africa, as it is recognized in art. 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Right. Facebook page

Cape Home Educators
We work to maintaining a legal environment in which parents are able to educate their own children at home. We provide information on home education. We create platforms for home educators to meet and network. Facebook page and Yahoo Group.

Eastern Cape Homeschooling Association
The Association endeavors to obtain the recognition of society and the protection of the law for the obligation and concomitant right of parents to educate and school their children in every respect. A large site with lots of resources for all.

Western Cape Home Schooling Association
South Africa is just starting to format homeschooling laws. This site is of interest to all, to follow along with this struggle.

Legal Information

Pestalozzi Trust
A registered public benefit organization that is exempt from income tax because it uses its income to make it possible for parents to choose home education with assurance and confidence and in the best interests of their children.

Home Schooling – South Africa Government Services
Do you prefer to teach your child at home? If so, apply to the head of your Provincial Education Department to register your child for homeschooling. You can either teach your child or hire a tutor to do so.

Online Support

Homeschooling Christians in South Africa
A place to share struggles, prayer requests, ideas and more related to homeschooling as Christians in South Africa. This is a closed group which means anyone can join but your posts will remain private within the group and will not feature on your newsfeed.

Homeschooling in South Africa
A Facebook group to share positive or other homeschooling experiences unique to the South African Experience.

Homeschooling in South Africa
Would you like to sit back with a cup of coffee and chat online to other SA homeschoolers about any hs topic? This yahoo group is for that.

HomeSchool South Africa
South Africa homeschool support page on Facebook.

Homeschooling South Africa…behind the scenes.
A private page to come for advice or just to moan about the many not so wonderful parts of homeschooling.

Homeschooling Special Needs in South Africa
This is a closed Facebook group for people who are homeschooling or are interested in finding out about homeschooling a child with special needs. A place to chat and support each other. Contact admins to join.

Homeschool Western Cape
For anyone homeschooling or interested in homeschooling. Here we share information, organize outings and generally connect with other homeschoolers in the Western Cape.

Practical Support for South African Homeschoolers
This list was created for South African Christian Homeschoolers to share practical advice & encouragement with one another as well as to create a platform to sell used HS-material.

Tuisonderwys in Suid-Afrika – Home education in South Africa
Lidmaatskap van die groep is nie beperk nie, en enigeen kan enige saak aanraak, mits dit direk of indirek met tuisonderwys verband hou. Membership of the list is not limited and any matter may be raised, provided that it relates directly or indirectly to home education.

Programs and Curriculum Providers

Brainline Tutor Centre
Brainline is the leader in Homeschooling and Distance Education in South Africa, with more than 20 years of experience. We are the only curriculum and assessment provider in SA currently accredited with a well known and recognized exam board as an exam centre – the IEB!. This accreditation ensures hassle-free access to the National Senior Certificate (grade 12) as issued by Umalusi. This means that we comply with all assessment standards and regulations set by the DoE, the IEB, and Umalusi!

Clonard Home Education
Curricula for children from pre-school to Grade 10. The course for each grade is closely aligned to the syllabus in South African schools and is designed by highly qualified and experienced teachers. There is no need for the parent to be a qualified teacher, but parent involvement is essential.

Dynamis
Martie gives guidance to parents with children with special needs, children with special talents and giftedness and she also gives career guidance. Martie home educated her own daughter, Chamonix.

Home Schooling Curriculum Providers in South Africa
List with contact information from the Kwa-Zulu Natal Homeschooling Association.

Homeschool Services South Africa
A page for home school service providers or those who wish to promote their home school related products.

KenWeb
Computer-based curriculum in Afrikaans.

Love2Learn
A fully comprehensive Christian programme designed specifically for the home-school and catering for children from the age of two right through high school.

Nukleus Onderwys
Vakouteurs en verskaffer van Afrikaanse lesmateriaal en ondersteuningsdienste vir Christen ouers en leerlinge wat tuisonderrig verkies. Nukleus fokus op karaktervorming en kreatiewe denke.

Oikos Family Ministries
Oikos is a ministry which supports families in raising their children for Kingdom purpose with a biblical foundation. We offer high-quality home education resources to encourage family unity. This enables parents to teach their children at home – from early years through to adult life.

Time4Learning
PPreK-12th-gradecurriculum that includes thousands of engaging learning activities, interactive lessons, printable worksheets, assessments, and more.

Resources

Footprints on Our Land
We invite you to explore our growing treasury of useful information about local homeschooling and some South African homeschooling curriculum options.

Home Schooling Resources in South Africa
Tuisskool Hulpbronne in Suid-Afrika
National and local support associations. Links in English and Afrikaans.

Homeschool Exchange South Africa
(2nd hand educational material) On this page, you may buy, sell or request educational items among other South African homeschoolers.

Homeschool Resources – South Africa
A Facebook page where homeschooling parents can share resources that they found helpful.

Mathematics Enhancement Programme
AKA MEP Math. For each year there are practice books, detailed lesson plans, and copy masters to be used in lessons, as well as general information about the Primary MEP project. The MEP Year 1 pupil material translated into two South African languages, Sesotho and Setswana, which is being used in schools in North West Province.

Nukleus Onderwys
Nukleus Onderwys bied u die volledigste tuisskool pakket in sprankel Afrikaans. A curriculum and support centre for Afrikaans speaking home schoolers.

Se7en
We are a homeschooling family with “Se7en + 1″ kids living in Fish Hoek, a seaside town just south of Cape Town in South Africa. We love sharing our outings and photo walks in and around Cape Town, showcasing what our city has to offer families.


South African Homeschool Curriculum
An estimated 100,000 families are homeschooling in South Africa. Shirley and Wendy are veteran homeschoolers who will help you to understand how homeschooling works and answer your questions. We invite you to explore our growing treasury of useful information about local homeschooling and some South African homeschooling curriculum options


 

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