At Clonard we know that early learners are better learners so we must start early to teach basic skills. There can be no advancement without an ability to read, to write and to calculate. The key to success is to start at the very beginning developing intellectual skills in a steady, methodical manner. Through a strong foundation we aim to create innovative, original thinkers who will shape the future of our nation.
Clonard Distance Education is one of the leading home education curriculum providers in South Africa. Since 1996 we have assisted parents in educating their children to a level often superior to that received at school.
We provide a completely home based education system, all study and exams are completed at home under exam conditions. On enrolment the student will receive a pack containing all the textbooks, worksheets and support material required for the year. Exams / assessments are posted out twice a year to be returned to us for marking.
The Department of Education defines home schooling to be a mother teaching her child at home. This is the type of situation we encourage. Alternatively parents may choose to have a tutor to teach their children. We do not however encourage ‘cottage schools’, see our Disclaimer for more information.
The Clonard Education system is not a self study programme, children must be supported and guided through their studies. This can be a daunting task so we provide plenty of support material to assist parents every step of the way.