Why do people homeschool?
Homeschooling is the education of children by their parents in their own home and it became legal for parents in 1996 to teach their own children at home in South Africa. The Department of Education permits parents to call in the assistance of a tutor or tutors so you do not need to do it alone.
Step 1 after you have decided to remove your child from mainstream schooling is to decide on a curriculum provider to use, and a Tutor center to assist if you are not going to do it full time yourself at home. We recommend the following Curriculum providers – Impaq, Think Digital, and Teneo for CAPS, and for an International qualification you can use Cambridge and the American GED
The second step is to ask for your child’s transfer certificate from their current school. Keep this for your own records.
You need to inform the department of education that you are homeschooling your child if they are between the ages of 7 and 16. Here is a link to the website where you can find the form as well as more information from the Dept regarding Homeschooling
You can make use of CAPS-approved curriculum providers which means that your child can return to a mainstream Government school at any time without any problems if you so wish. If you choose to go the internationally recognized Cambridge or GED route we will also be able to assist you.
Some of the reasons parents prefer to go the homeschool route is that:
- they feel that their child receives a poor level of education in schools;
- over-crowded classrooms;
- lack of discipline;
- financial reasons;
- proximity to a suitable school;
- unhappy child;
- a child that does not fit in at school;
- religious reasons etcetera,
We are able to assist you with your Homeschooling needs at our premises at 11 Vermooten Street, Alberton, Or Online via our Dedicated Zoom link.
We assist parents with a CAP aligned or a Cambridge curriculum depending on parents’ choice for Grade 1 to grade 12.
Have a look at our fee’s here
Browse through our website and contact us for more information, or to arrange an interview, on 074 288 8527 – Henter Kriel
Quote of the day – Albert Einstein: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
Please note that we are a Tutor Center and not a school