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Homeschooling Fun

Ditch the curriculum for a while, get creative and make learning fun.  With homeschooling you can!  Homeschoolers are not confined to the classroom and not restricted by the school bell, sometimes it’s good to break the routine and have a little fun.  The kids will love you for it! Here are just a few of […]

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Beat the School Bully

In South Africa countless children fall victim to bullying, harassment and abuse at schools.  It has been reported that there is an increase in the number and severity of bullying incidents in South African schools, made so much worse by the onset of social media.  Urgent and sustained intervention is required – no doubt an […]

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Consider a Cambridge international qualification

At Clonard, we are great believers and supporters of quality education and are very excited to be able to offer our senior school learners the option of doing the Cambridge programme through us. Why Cambridge? Cambridge Assessment International Education is part of the well-known University of Cambridge. Their programmes and qualifications set the global standard […]

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The state of South African Schools

These are the facts: A shocking 25% of pupils who have attended school for 6 years cannot read (compared to 4% in Tanzania and 19% in Zimbabwe). After 5 years of school about half the students cannot work out that 24 divided by 3 equals 8. Only about 37% of children starting school go on […]

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Homeschooling for Success

If you take a look back in history, you will be amazed to find many well known people in business, sport, literature, arts and politics that were homeschooled at some point of their education. We have selected just a few of them to inspire you: It’s surprising to see just how many past US presidents […]

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Team Clonard

We are in the business of distance learning so we don’t often get to see our customers, or them see us.  It’s always helpful to put a face to the voice on the other end of the phone or email, so we take you behind the scenes at the Clonard office to introduce you to […]


Characteristics of a Homeschooling Mom

Homeschooling your child/children can be a daunting task and it is a huge responsibility.  You want to give them the best possible education and prepare them for life.  If you are considering this journey, you will no doubt ask yourself whether you have what it takes to be a successful homeschooling Mom? Since 1996, Clonard […]

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Tech vs. Tangible

Clonard is in the business of facilitating distance education with the provision of top grade worksheets, workbooks and reference books that we publish and print in-house and distribute nationwide.  As we strive for continuous product and service improvement, we must consider and embrace relevant developments in technology to see how we can improve our offering […]

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Questions About Homeschooling – Answered

When deciding to start homeschooling most parents have the same questions (and get asked the same questions by friends and family). We have addressed the most common questions in blog posts over the past year. For our last blog post of the year, we thought it was appropriate to put together a handy list of […]


Busy hands – activities for kids

Busy hands = happy kids (and parents!) Below are some fun activities for all ages to keep the family busy these holidays.  As well as links for some more info and ideas. Finger painting more… Toilet paper roll crafts more…  Build a fort more… Papier-mâché more… even more… Make your own candles more… Balloon animals […]