Introducing Future Nation Schools

I’ll never forget how challenging it was to find a school for my little man – after three years of endless applications, we still had not secured a school for him six months before he was due to start grade 1. Before making any school application, it is important to consider the kind of school that you want your child to attend and the future impact it will have on […]

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Preparing your children for the careers of the future

Have you ever sat back and thought about whether your current job will still exist in a few years? With the rapid speed of global digitalization and automation, we are probably all at risk of becoming redundant, unless we proactively take actions to stay relevant. Can you then imagine how our children’s lives and their future careers will affected? If you have been reading my blog for a while, you […]

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The real costs of education

back to school; the real cost of education

By now, you’ve probably realised that having a child completely changes your priorities and outlook on life – nothing is more important, more precious, or more loved than your child. But oh my goodness, our little people don’t come cheap?! According to the experts, the average costs of raising a child is estimated at about R1 000 000 before they even start grade one – that’s six zeroes for a […]

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How to choose a school for your child. The South African public VS private school discussion

This subject was top of mind in my life for almost 3 years. I really battled to get my son into the schools I would have liked him to go to – I applied to about 9 schools and only ended up getting accepted into 2 of them: one that was not-so-great and last on my list and one that I love but is expensive. I settled for the latter […]

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Language development: Strengthen your childs mother tongue 

I’ve always felt really strongly about my son being fluent in isiZulu above any other language. I must admit that it has been harder lately, as he also needs to boost his english skills for school – he’s learning how to read and write at the moment. So… I shopped around for some ideas to reinforce Zulu at home in a fun way. I found these cute flash cards from […]

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