Back to the future didn’t prepare me for this!

I’ve written and rewritten today’s blog a few times – each time with a new idea of what would be interesting for me to tell you… but there was something not right each time and I kept coming back to this idea ‘ Back to the future didn’t prepare me for this’ 2020 started out […]


Clonard Distance Education YouTube Channel Launch

Dear Parents, Tutors and Learners We are now nearly two weeks into the National Lockdown, and as part of this we have had to make some substantial lifestyle adjustments. With regards to the education of our children, these are extremely uncertain times, and we have seen an increase in the number of people reaching out […]


The National Lockdown, Examinations and Additional Resources

Dear Parents, Tutors and Learners at Clonard Distance Education   We, as South Africans, have now been under the National Lockdown for one week, and many of us are still adjusting to these strange and unfamiliar conditions. During this time our primary concern is the safety of our staff, and more importantly, our learners. In […]


Communication on COVID-19

Dear Parents, Tutors and Learners   We hope you are all keeping well during this turbulent time which is impacting us all.   COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, appears to have gained a foothold in South Africa, and the government has declared a national state of disaster. As part of this, several measures have been implemented […]


2020 in motion

A fond and friendly greeting to you all, and I hope 2020 brings you nothing but success! It’s been an extremely busy start to the year, and amazingly we’ve already hit March and there is no sign of the academic year slowing down.   Kicking things off early in the year, March is a critical […]


6 reasons why a Career in Tourism is so sought after..

Do you love travel and are you committed to ensuring that other travellers have a memorable experience? Then a career in Tourism could definitely be for you! There are hundreds of reasons why a career in Tourism is so sought after, however, we have identified 6 reasons why many people choose this incredible career path. […]

Girl studying

Improve your memory with these simple steps

With exam time fast approaching, one of the most critical things to work on is retention, understanding and memorising of as much material as possible to enable you to apply what you’ve learnt within an exam situation. We’ve found by using these tools below you can improve your memory and experience a much smoother process […]

Test on blackboard

Cheating… why it’s never a good idea

With exam time around the corner things can get rather stressful as a student and even as a parent of someone writing an exam! You need to get good marks to pass the year, get into University, get the job you want, impress your friends ect. All whilst this is going on you have a […]

Family Trip

6 simple tools you can use to teach your child whilst driving in a car

As homeschooling parents your schedule often tends to be a lot more flexible and therefore you find yourself in between activities, sports clubs, play dates, schoolwork, assessments and many more! Parents in general tend to spend a lot of their time driving around with their children which we’ve identified as the perfect space to teach […]

Tired Child

Signs your child might be on the brink of a burn out

With everything life demands from our children nowadays there’s no wonder we often find them to be tired, irritable and distant. We as parents simply want what’s best for our children and this so often translates to us wanting them to live full lives. Part of living a full life is getting them involved in […]