Tag Archives: Koa Academy

Helping Your Child With Test Anxiety

Children Writing Test

As learners across the country prepare for and write their last Grade assessments of the year, there are a lot of parents who are dealing with children overwhelmed with high levels of anxiety.  Test anxiety is a real thing, and because the traditional South African assessment approach is to have …

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Why Koa Academy Chooses The IEB Pathway To The 4iR World Of Work

Girl learning online

In South Africa, learners following the CAPS curriculum achieve their Matric qualifications (National Senior Certificate – NSC) either through writing the assessments of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) or the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).  However, this is not to say that DBE and NSC learners just write different final …

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South Africa’s First Pod School

Pod School

From school through tertiary education, post-grad studies and work-based training, the South African digital learning environment is developing and expanding at a record rate.  For families, online schools are offering a range of choices they have never had before. While geography has been a traditional limitation when it comes to …

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Busting The Myths Of Online Schooling

Teaching online school

In 2020, across the world, many families had an extraordinary experience of online schooling as the pandemic shut down brick-and-mortar schools for extended periods.  All things were far from equal.  Many low-income families didn’t have the data and devices to get their children properly connected; while the middle-class and up …

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How Online School Can Provide Individualised Learning

Koa Academy Individualised Learning

At some or other point during their child’s education, most parents will experience the frustration of feeling that their child is just a ‘face in the crowd’ at school; whether it’s because they are being left behind while the class moves on, because they are alone out front and losing …

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The Future Of Work: Setting Your High Schooler Up For Success

Setting your high schooler up for success

We’re in the midst of a seismic change in the world of work.  We’ve seen tech disruption so far eliminate industries, transform others and usher in brand-new ones.  Many working parents have experienced this first-hand. We expect emerging and evolving technologies to continue their innovation and disruption at an ever-escalating …

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Why A High-engagement School Environment Boosts Learning

As parents, we want our children to be enthusiastic about their learning and enjoy their day-to-day schooling experiences as much as possible.  Overall, we aim for them to love their school.  Many parents assume that this will happen automatically when we enrol them in a reputable brick-and-mortar school with good …

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Why GenZ And GenAlpha Need To Do School Differently

School is rooted in tradition, and all too often we, as parents, look to nurture our connection with our growing and increasingly independent children through them having a similar educational experience to us.  This might have worked for past generations.  However, the seismic changes in our world accelerated by relentless …

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