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Useful Links

If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.

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WCED Tips for Parents

What you can do at home to build the reading, writing and calculating abilities of your children (written in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa).

Holiday and Leisure Time Reading Guide

EDULIS, the library and curriculum support service of the WCED, compiled the following lists according to language and grade level. They are intended as a guide to spark a love of reading at all levels.

Parent Link

Practical tips on helping with children's school work.

The Parents' Centre

For all parents and carers who want to help their child or children to learn.

Edumedia Online

A resource centre for educators, learners and the community

Child Abuse Guidelines

Western Cape Education Department policy on dealing effectively with child abuse

HIV/AIDS Programme

It is estimated that almost 25% of the general population of South Africa will be HIV-positive by the year 2010. Get help and advice here.

South African Public School Policy

Questions most commonly asked by parents on the education of their school-going children

Learner Discipline and School Management

A practical guide to understanding and managing learner behaviour within the school context. This guide can be downloaded in English, isiXhosa or Afrikaans

2010 School Calendar

Check the term dates and public holidays for this year.

Western Cape Education Department

An up-to-date and wide range of local government information on education.

Parents' Resources

Articles written by practising teachers designed to help with the education of your child.

Adult Learning

Lots of information about getting into learning.

Parenting Website

Brilliant advice for parents of primary-aged children.


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