Tag Archives: pandemic

The Case For In Person Education

In person learning

Many parents, concerned about the quality of education being impacted by on-again, off-again schooling, have started looking at online options for their children. The challenges are indeed enormous but perhaps what is missing from the online versus on-campus schooling debate is the case for in person education. School is one …

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Third-wave: 5 Tips To Help You Cope With School Closures

COVID-19 infection numbers are on the rise again, which means that more stringent lockdown regulations could follow. This might include the closure of schools, and the return of more regular remote learning again.  In fact, several schools have already taken the step to start closing partially or fully amid community …

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The Pioneers of the Post-Covid School System

Post-Covid School System

The learners and teachers of transitional phase grades (R, 3 7 and 12) faced unprecedented challenges this past year as schools had closed down across the country in the wake of the deadly Covid-19 virus. These grades are unique in that they are meant to prepare students for a more advanced …

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The Kids Are Not OK

Child Doing School Activities At Home

Many parents may be feeling mixed emotions given the recent news that start of the school term has been delayed until 15 February due to the increased rate of COVID-19 infections and the onset of the second wave. Parents juggling full-time work may be experiencing a sense of frustration or …

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Catchy ‘Corona’ Song Spreads Positive Message

Andatrap story all 3

Underpinning South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosas’s words during his ‘family’ meeting on 28th December, the organisers of South African Music Week (SAMW), have today launched a music video – entitled ‘Corona’ – which is a collaboration by a number of international music artists who have used their craft to create an …

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How To Keep Your Kids Busy During Lockdown

Mother daughter baking together

It’s so important to always keep your kids busy and active during holidays, however it starts getting really tricky when there is a lockdown due to a worldwide pandemic when activities outside the home are limited by rules or perhaps you want to rather stay home and play it safe …

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How To Know When Your Child Needs Breathing Room

Child having difficulty breathing

COVID-19, a respiratory disease, has been a particularly stressful time for parents to young children. This is because the symptoms of the virus, which includes a tight chest, coughing and shortness of breath, can easily be confused with other respiratory viruses. One such virus, and one that parents need to …

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