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Taking a thematic approach to learning a new language

Taking a thematic approach to learning a new language

In South Africa, most children are required to learn a second language (called the First Additional Language – FAL) at Foundation Phase level (Grades 1-3).  For the vast majority of non-English Home Language (HL) speakers in our multilingual society, English, becomes the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) from Grade 4.  The National Curriculum Statement (NCS)’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for Foundation Phase English FAL concedes that “this (transition) will require high levels of literacy, and especially a…

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Getting the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Experience

Getting the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Experience

The excitement around getting this vaccine was felt throughout our school from the moment we heard teachers would be elegable next. We got forms we needed to complete to let the department of education know if we are interested in getting the vaccine which at the time was only available to over 40’s. To our surprise it was approved for all teachers a few days later and an email came through saying I would be part of the first batch…

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Things to Do in Knysna | Activities & Attractions in South Africa’s Gem

Things to Do in Knysna | Activities & Attractions in South Africa’s Gem

Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route, central to many beautiful, exciting and inspiring activities. Why not rent a car with Avis and get around to all of these wonderful things to see and do? A Not only does Knysna offer its own charms, including the lagoon, the estuary and the waterfront. The towns of Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield and George are close by, and extend the mood and atmosphere of Knysna accordingly. So there’s a lot to do and…

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A must have for every home: Braun No touch + touch forehead thermometer with Age Precision.

A must have for every home: Braun No touch + touch forehead thermometer with Age Precision.

I don’t know about you but a child with a fever worries me every time. The worst being while my kids are sleeping. I’ve been introduced this amazing device from Braun and it has helped put my mind at ease when the kids are sick. I am so impressed by this device that I can safely say it is definitely a must have product in every home.

Top 10 essential toys this festive season from Prima Baby & Chicco

Top 10 essential toys this festive season from Prima Baby & Chicco

I dont know about you but I couldn’t be more excited that Christmas is just around the corner. The baby bug is in the air this year and shopping for baby toys can be an overwhelming task. Chicco & Prima Baby has made it easy for us with this a selection of their top 10 essential items this festive season 1) CHICCO MOVE & GROW HAPPY HIPPY WALKER The Happy Hippy Walker is a fun, colourful and interactive way to…

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