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August 2018 - Time for Exam Prep!

August 2018 - Time for Exam Prep!

Posted: 21 Aug 2018



School and Educator Corner
With mocks upon us and finals in October,
here are some study tips that will help learners revise:
  • Suggest learners prepare a calendar with their scheduled exams 
  • During class time, highlight important details, ask questions to clarify any confusing information, anticipate exam questions and look for answers
  • Suggest the use of flashcards. Flashcards are handy for reviewing vocabulary, grammar rules, historical facts and dates, geographical statistics, mathematical formulas and foreign language phrases
  • Mind maps are also useful to organise and understand information faster and better 
  • A dedicated WhatsApp study group helps learners share notes and discussions + last-minute clarifications with their peers
  • Practise using past papers or example questions 
  • In-class collaborative group discussions can promote critical, analytical and independent thinking
  • Set example questions of different kinds for practice 
  • Solve any problems that have not been dealt with previously
  • Encourage learners to recharge by making sure they are following a healthy diet, sleep and exercise 
Find practise papers online here:
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Have you had a look at this interactive education portal?
It’s an interactive portal for schools to enhance communication with educators and parents. See what schools have to say about it:
Easy, simple and real-time communication across multiple platforms and having control over who sees what, was exactly what we were looking for” ~ Mrs R. Dawood Owner - Bizzy Kidz Montessori
Final call for entries for these two fabulous competitions
Entries close 31 AUGUST 2018
Paper Mate Loves Teachers Competition!

Teachers, love our Paper Mate Facebook page and / or follow us on Instagram and you could win 1 of 5 Paper Mate Hampers! Includes a Paper Mate branded back pack and Paper Mate products valued at R500.00.
Poster Competition for Grade 6 Learners
To create awareness for the The South African Guide Dogs Association, IFAW have teamed up with them to encourage learners to create a poster which outlines the importance of guide-dogs for the visually impaired, physically disabled and children with autism.
Social and Emotional Learning Courses
Have you accumulated all your necessary professional development points for the three-year cycle? If not, earn 45 CPTD points now from the comfort of your own home. Complete our easy to use SACE accredited on-line Social Emotional Learning CPTD course, focusing on broad based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teacher training for Primary and High school educators. This will offer you an in-depth knowledge of what SEL is, and how to incorporate it into classroom management and teaching practices. 
Maths Courses

Professional development is the strategy schools use to ensure that educators continue to strengthen their practice throughout their career.

Improving skills and knowledge is one of the most important investments schools make in education.

All our Maths courses are SACE accredited. Complete all 3 Math courses and earn 15 CPD points.
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Parent Corner
How to study for an approaching exam

Nothing creates fear and anxiety in the minds of students like a big test. Wanting to study is one thing, but it can be difficult to without the proper guidance. It’s important to build good study skills early in your schooling career–skills which will carry you throughout. Fortunately, studying is an issue faced at all levels of school by all students, so you can find help. 
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Children love learning with Smart-Kids Workbooks 
These language and mathematics workbooks include:
  • Bright illustrations and stickers
  • Entertaining language, handwriting and comprehension activities
  • Engaging and creative activities that will inspire a love for maths
  • Fun loving characters
These are especially written for Grade 1 to 3 learners by experienced South African teachers.

Visit their website.

Introducing the Cableway Kidz Season Special

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, the proud custodian of Table Mountain, Africa’s New 7 Wonder of Nature, is inviting you and your family to explore the natural beauty and grace of its iconic attraction with its Cableway’s Kidz Season special. This must-have deal sees two kids ride for free with an adult who has purchased a Kidz season adult return ticket online at or from the Lower Cable Station.

Table Mountain Cableway operates daily from 8h30am, weather dependent. Visitors can check on the weather and the Cableway’s operational status by visiting the website, calling the weather line at +27(0)21 424818 or following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Competition Corner
WIN 2 pairs of size 3 black shoes (one for a girl/one for a boy)
All you need to do is like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram.

Toughees have walked with children for nearly 60 years; they’ve earned their reputation as a classic. Originally designed to meet the needs of South African schoolchildren, many of whom walked long distances to school, you can bet Toughees are built to last. Durable, handsome, easy to care for and affordable, with podiatry-approved styles to encourage strong development. Toughees offer breathable comfort for growing feet.
Barnyard Theatre - Ticket Giveaways

We have 13 tickets to give away for any Barnyard show at the following venues valid until 31 October 2018: RIVONIA, CRESTA, EMPERORS PALACE, SILVER STAR, GOLD REEF CITY (excluding Kids shows).

All you need to do is like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Send proof to [email protected].   
We have over 200 000 newsletter subscribers. Should you wish to advertise in our newsletter or on the website, please contact [email protected] for our package rates.
The next couple of months are certainly going to be challenging with approaching exams, but with a little structure and discipline, learners will hopefully find things considerably easier!

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