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Mar
28

Online resources for continued learning during school closures

Parents are naturally concerned and perhaps even anxious about the impact that school closures will have on their children’s educational progress during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many schools and dedicated teachers across the country have committed to continuing lessons online for learners in primary and high school, parents looking for additional peace of mind can […]

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Mar
24

Educating the Kids in the Kitchen

With most children now at home after the closure of schools – as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic precautions – many parents are at a loss as to how to keep them busy and entertained without resorting to plonking them in front of the TV all day.

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Mar
19

The Best Indoor Plants For Creating Good Feng Shui

Indoor green plants are best known for purifying indoor air, filtering off chemicals and other harmful toxins. It is also general knowledge that plants remove excess carbon dioxide from the air we breathe and inject extra oxygen so that we can have a cleaner environment. What you probably didn’t know is that indoor plants can precipitate peace, positivity, and serenity in your home. It can help you alleviate stress and anxiety, resulting in a more fulfilling life. That is according to Feng Shui principles.

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5 Tips to Get Late Talkers to Start Talking

Kids are to be heard, seen, and felt. But not all kids are able to express themselves early enough, even when they have a reasonably good grasp of the language. Some late talkers struggle with cognitive and social development when they fail to express their feelings as they would like. That is why as a parent, you should help your kid to develop expressive vocabulary.

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Feb
24

Applications now open: SA Applications Olympiad gets new Basic level

The Computer Olympiad, sponsored by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) is as a key initiative to help encourage an interest in ICT among learners, and so help address South Africa’s ICT skills shortage in the future. The Applications Olympiad is available in English and Afrikaans and participation is free. The Olympiad will run for the week of 2-6 March, and participating schools will choose a preferred day and time.

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Feb
19

Indoor Activities To Keep Kids Occupied

Any parent will tell you that kids can be a handful, especially when they are indoors and idle. That is why it is best to set-up a playhouse outdoors where the kids can go play- or just waste the day away. However, sometimes you are forced to allow the kids to play inside,

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Feb
18

Engen supports Gugulethu school for differently-abled learners

South Africa’s favourite fuel brand* has contributed therapy and sporting resources to Tembaletu School for Learners with Special Education Needs that will aid the learners to become inclusive contributing members of society.

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Medical school beckons for Athlone teen

Athlone’s Abdurahmaan Esau is a step closer to realising his dream of qualifying as a medical doctor; supported by South Africa’s favourite petroleum brand* Engen, the Rylands High School alumni recorded five distinctions in the 2019 matric examinations. This set of impressive results secured Esau top spot amongst the Western Cape-based Engen Maths and Science […]

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Jan
22

Engen applauds top matrics and moves to include STEM subjects

The Engen Maths & Science School programme (EMSS) which offers supplementary Maths, Science and English tuition to underprivileged grade 10-12 learners has achieved an impressive 96% pass rate of which 70% attained a bachelor pass. The EMSS program focuses specifically on providing extra tuition in “gateway” subjects such as mathematics and science.

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Aug
28

Engen supports annual Merebank Edu-Fair

The popular Edu-Fair and Community project held at ML Sultan St Mary’s Primary School over the weekend of 23-24 August, included a full programme of activities as it sought to raise funds for upgrades and improvements as part of the school’s sustainable development project.

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