law books on desk

Homeschooling: is it legal?

Yes, in South Africa homeschooling is legal. It has been legal since 1996.  The Department of Education (DoE) is currently formalising the “rules” regarding how parents are to educate their children at home. To read more about that check out our blog post about the proposed BELA Bill. Clonard Education makes sure that you can […]

open book on grass with daisies growing in foreground

BELA Bill – How does it impact homeschoolers?

By now you must have heard about the BELA Bill. You have probably also read scary articles about how it will impact homeschooling families.  If you are a Clonard homeschooling family then you have nothing to worry about. The draft Bill deals mostly with the regulation of mainstream schools in South Africa (both public and […]


How much does homeschooling cost?

After you have considered the wonderful benefits of homeschooling the next consideration for most parents is price. So how much does homeschooling in South Africa cost? The short answer is: much cheaper than school. Private school fees in South Africa are far out of the price range of most families. And even if you can […]


Learning more languages grows your brain!

Many students require additional stimulation to keep them interested in school work, or they fly through their work quickly and homeschooling parents are left to wonder what to do with the extra time other than merely revising. Extra reading should always be encouraged as well as physical development from playing outside jumping, climbing, balancing and […]

What Parents Have To Say About Homeschooling

What parents have to say

“Everyone at Clonard has been exceptionally helpful, professional, good hearted, kind and patient with both my son and I when I needed it the most. It has been a pleasure dealing with Clonard and an experience that I will never forget.” “I have really enjoyed the time we have spent working through your wonderful materials. […]


Clonard Distance Education is a homeschooling curriculum provider with over 20 years of experience. We are with you every step of the way to ensure your child receives the best possible education at home.

(+27) 031 764 6480