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July 2018

July 2018

Posted: 16 Jul 2018

 18 July 2018 Nelson Mandela Day 


Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another” - Nelson Mandela 

Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day. In the spirit of Madiba and his legacy, we call on educators to submit a fun story that we can use for a child to enjoy. Many children don’t have access to books written in their mother tongue, but often it is in this way that they form a lasting connection and joy with books. Story-telling is a way of passing on history and teaching children about life.

If you would like to submit a fun, interesting, story or folktale that may be published on the e-Classroom platform, (any grade from R-12), please send submissions to [email protected]. E-Classroom will choose a total of 15 stories to illustrate and make available for FREE on its platform for learners. Stories should not be longer than 2 A4 size pages and can be written in English, Afrikaans, Zulu or Xhosa.


Schools and Educators Corner

Strong, durable, reliable and affordable! For over 60 years, Bata Toughees have been producing South Africa’s most loved and trusted school shoes. This footwear is comfortable and versatile and allows children to be children when going to school. Active children with their limitless energy, means running, kicking a ball and jumping around and this requires a school shoe that is designed to go the distance.  Not only does Toughees understand these needs, but they allow children to express themselves. The durable design gives them the confidence to move and the modern styles enable them to reflect their true personalities.
Competition to win a trip to the Toughees factory!

Ever wondered how Toughees shoes are made? WIN a trip for your class to visit the Loskop Shoe Factory and find out how. Simply upload a picture of your class showing us their best Toughees to the Toughees Facebook page. Ts&Cs Apply.
Fundraiser idea for schools

The Barnyard Theatres offer a fun, affordable means of fundraising. They sell show tickets at a reduced rate & schools can re-sell them at the full public price (or more), thereby making a profit on every ticket sold. Book a full-venue or mini fundraiser (minimum 50 tickets) and make huge profits in aid of your cause.

From January to the end of October 2018, Tuesday to Thursday evenings are available for fundraisers. Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday shows are also available for fundraisers on request. Fridays & Saturdays are charged at a higher rate. Barnyard Specials do not run in conjunction with Fundraiser bookings. 

For more information, click here.
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.

Click here for the entry form.
Online Zulu and Xhosa Course

Imbeko has teamed up with SkillUp Tutors to offer a 15-week, 1-on-1 online course where you are linked up with a private, first-language speaking tutor, all from the comfort of your home at a time that suits you best through Skype. Trained tutors will take you through the course content while encouraging you to speak the language as much as possible.

If you're interested in learning more, sign up here for: Or contact us at [email protected] for more information.
Parents Corner
News on improved reading ability in new published trial 2017

Dr Mats Johnson presents Equazen eye q clinical trial at Swiss Neuro-paediatrics Association annual meeting showing improved reading ability. 

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important membrane components of the brain. Accumulating evidence from epidemiological, biochemical and intervention studies indicate that suboptimal dietary intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can have detrimental effects on children’s cognitive development and behaviour. The study showed that: eye q improves reading ability in mainstream schoolchildren; eye q is well tolerated and has a high compliance similar to that of placebo.

Read more here about the key findings.
Kids Book Club

Kids Book Club delivers carefully selected age-appropriate books, activity packs & more to your tribe each & every month. Subscribe to the tribe for as little as R159 p/m. We have 3 options to choose from Great Starter R159pm (1 book), Loves Variety R199PM (2 books) and Book Worm R 289PM (3 books). Receive a carry bag to colour in, books to read and interact with, an activity pack to keep your tribe busy and an awesome wooden tribe collectable. All packed with love and delivered directly to your tribe's door monthly for all to enjoy. Join today and receive your exclusive one of a kind Tribe collectable mountain in month one!

Unlike some subscription services, we don't lock you into a subscription period, so you are free to cancel anytime. However, we would appreciate one month's notice if possible. Receive a second book worth R129 for only an extra R40 per month by choosing the "Loves Variety" option for R199PM. (Discounted rate for multiple children). Monthly and Annual payment options available.
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.

Click here for more information.

Order educational toys online

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Have your school supplies delivered to your door!

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Competition Corner
Become a SPUR flag bearer at a rugby test match

Competition runs from 25 June 2018 – 20 July 2018  
Click here for competition entry form.
Win a 1 month Variety Kids Book Club for you and a friend worth R720

Click here for more information.
Should you wish to advertise in our newsletter or on the website, please contact [email protected] for our package rates.
We hope you had a restful break and are relaxed, recharged and ready to start the new school term! We have new support content online and continue to develop resources throughout the year, so please keep checking online for daily updates. We value your feedback, so please contact us for comment or anything specific you wish to see online. We look forward to working with you all this term.

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