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October 2016

Posted: 25 Oct 2016

Welcome to our October newsletter which includes our exam revision papers link and our SACE ACCREDITED COURSES WE HAVE ON OFFER FOR 2017.

As exams approach, it is always a harrowing time of the year. This can lead to extreme stress for children. Stress can affect children in many ways. They may become irritable, angry or emotional. Some children may experience nausea, stomach upsets, skin breakouts, a negative attitude or back or chest pain. When someone is faced with stress, the body can go into ‘flight’ or ‘fight’ syndrome which releases increased amounts of adrenalin into the body. If there aren’t ways to manage the stress, it can have negative results which may affect a child’s marks, or over the long term, they may experience physical health issues like digestive problems or mental health issues like anxiety or depression.

One of the best things parents can do if their child is experiencing exam stress, is to try to be as supportive and tolerant as possible. Help your child find useful study habits, encourage healthy eating, exercise and sleeping habits.


Revision papers:

Our Grade 7 MOCK PAPERS ARE ONLINE. These have been written by teachers and have memos for self-marking. These can be found under the ‘Revision’ section for Grade 7 Mathematics. Click here for direct access.


Our interactive maths and science revision papers also provide a platform for learners to practice their knowledge and receive immediate results. Learners can work at their own pace and the instant feedback lets them know exactly what subject areas they’re good at, and what still needs a bit of attention. These are available from our mobi-site as well as the Google Play Store and AppStore. Click below to find out more:


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We are excited to launch our PETS (Professional Educator Training in Schools) SACE ACCREDITED Maths courses. These courses have been developed using technology to improve teacher’s subject knowledge of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages – designed and created for teachers, by teachers and with teachers, tested in the classroom and configured especially for e-learning. These courses are for all teachers at any level from Grade 1-12 who feel they would like to improve their subject knowledge and teaching of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. The three courses are worth 15 CPD points.

Remember, every teacher has to accumulate 150 CPD points over a three-year cycle. Points can be carried over from one cycle to the next.

Courses cost R 250.00. Should you require sponsorship, please email [email protected] To register, log on to: trainingteachers.org.za



PLEASE DIARISE the following dates for the facilitator workshops for the first term (venues to be confirmed):

January 2017
19 January 2017 – Grahamstown
26 January 2017 – Cape Town Southern Suburbs
31 January – Paarl

February 2017

2 February – Cape Town Northern Suburbs
14 February – Pretoria
15 February – Gauteng Randburg
16th February – Gauteng Edenvale
21 February – KZN Pietermaritzburg/Pinetown
22 February – KZN Berea/Durban North

March 2017:

13 March – Port Elizabeth
14 March – Grahamstown
16 March – East London
23 March – Cape town – Stellenbosch
Please note that bookings ARE ESSENTIAL.


We are loving the latest craze in Virtual Reality! The Spur goggles are available in Spur restaurants for only R20 with any Spur meal. It’s amazing what fun kids can have with these. Click here to find out more.


Last but not least, the IFAW ambassadors have been chosen for 2017. Thank-you to all of those who entered the competition. We received many entries with many deserving winners. The September and October ambassadors are:

Nathan Elliot Maistry -Cliffview Primary School
Hannah Sieberhagen – Clarendon Park Primary School
Madison Landsman – Selcourt Primary School
Yumnah Suliman – Golden Grove Primary
Megan Chaplin – Welgemoed Primary School
We wish you well in your endeavours to make a difference in both your schools and communities!


Thank-you once again for your continued support. Our user base has grown to over 600 000 this past year with over 14 million page views! Your support enables us to keep developing quality support material for all ages. Should you wish to advertise on our site, please email [email protected]


Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning
Benjamin Franklin



Yours in education



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