South African Homeschool Support Groups

There are a number of South African homeschool support groups in the various provinces around the country, as well as some online support groups that use eloops and Facebook to connect.



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South African Homeschool Support Groups

Since homeschooling is a new phenomenon in society, South African homeschooling support groups are where we find encouragement and advice from one another as we educate our children differently from the majority of the population.

You can read how to start your own homeschool support group to help you through each season as a homeschooling family.

There are a number of South African homeschool support groups in the various provinces around the country, as well as some online support groups that use eloops and Facebook to connect.

Click here for a list of frequently used South African Homeschool Abbreviations.

 

SOUTH AFRICAN HOMESCHOOL ORGANISATIONS

Eastern Cape Homeschooling Association

This site contains a lot of information that especially useful for new homeschoolers.

Cape Home Educators

This site contains good articles about homeschooling, starting out and more.

KZN Home Schooling Association

Email: kznhsa.chairman@gmail.com

Online: www.facebook.com/KZNHomeschoolingAssociation/info

Pestalozzi Trust

The Pestalozzi Trust is the legal defence fund for homeschoolers in South Africa. Contact Leendert van Oostrum for advice about the legalities of homeschooling in South Africa.

The Association for Homeschooling

The Association for Homeschooling promotes the recognition of the right of parents to educate their children within the family in South

Top of South African Homeschool Support Groups

 

SA HOMESCHOOL EGROUPS

1. Footprints On Our Land
An eloop exclusively for families using any one of our three homegrown South African Homeschool Curricula in the Footprints On Our Land series. Here our clients ask questions, we share our experiences, ideas, new resources and more. You will be invited to join when you purchase a Footprints curriculum.

3. Tuisonderwys
This is a bilingual support group (English and Afrikaans) which mainly deals with legal issues regarding home education in South Africa, but also a range of other homeschooling topics. There are quite a lot of homeschooling dads who subscribe to this eloop.To subscribe send a blank email to tuisonderwys-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

4. Homeschooling SA
This is a small friendly non-religious group with members from all over South Africa, using different approaches but all accepting of one other. To subscribe send a blank email to
homeschoolingsa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

5. Homeschool SA This is a group where homeschool families can gather to discuss anything related to homeschooling in South Africa. It is particularly designed to assist and encourage new homeschool families by providing information and links to curricula and homeschool methods. Those new and old to homeschool, may post their questions and suggestions here. To subscribe got to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolSA/

6.Environmental Homeschool Group
A group of liberal homeschooling parents that educate their children with kindness using unschooling, eclectic, child centred and Waldorf type methods. The group moderator is based in South Africa and is open to like minded people from any country.To subscribe got to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EnvironmentalHomeschooling/

7. Christentuisonderwys

For information and discussions around homeschooling from a Christian perspective. Contributions may be posted in languages other than Afrikaans if the poster is not familiar with Afrikaans. Subscribe to christentuisonderwys-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
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SOUTH AFRICAN HOMESCHOOL FACEBOOK GROUPS

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The following are some of the many Facebook groups where parents find support. Many of them are closed groups where you have to request to join.

Boland Home Education https://www.facebook.com/groups/510832688930461/

Christian Homeschooling in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianhomeschoolingsa/

Helderberg Homeschool https://www.facebook.com/groups/491935657490037/

Home School Businesses South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/Homeschoolbusinesssa/

Homeschool Entrepreneur Kids https://www.facebook.com/groups/1659711234296047/

Homeschool Friends/Tuisonderwys Vriende https://www.facebook.com/groups/408098432623452/

Homeschooling Christians in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/Christianhomeschoolingza/

Homeschooling in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/100788473311514/

Home-school Outings in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/156810014491188/

Homeschool Special Needs South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/152839688181238/

Homeschooling Through High School https://www.facebook.com/groups/541457152539607/

Home-school Outings in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/156810014491188/

Homeschool Western Cape https://www.facebook.com/groups/homeschoolwesterncape/

Lowveld Home Education https://www.facebook.com/groups/108806679153864/

Noordwes Tuisonderrig https://www.facebook.com/groups/130102760521147/

Overberg Homeschoolers https://www.facebook.com/groups/199409816822452/

Preschool at Home https://www.facebook.com/groups/shirleyspreschoolactivities/

Sonlight Curriculum: South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/sonlightsouthafrica/

Suid Kaap Tuisskolers/Southern Cape Homeschoolers https://www.facebook.com/groups/483919345045866/

Tuisonderrig Juniors / Home-ed Juniors https://www.facebook.com/groups/voorskooltuisskool/

Tuisonderrig vir Kinders Buite die Boks https://www.facebook.com/groups/253874437957127/

Tuisskool/Homeschool https://www.facebook.com/groups/tuisskool/

Tuisskool Forum/Homeschool Forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tuisonderwys/

Tuisonderwys https://www.facebook.com/groups/153244084880737/

Voorskool Tuisonderwys Weskaap https://www.facebook.com/groups/voorskooltuisskool/

Vrystaat Tuisonderrig Forum https://www.facebook.com/groups/141195372557545/

Unschoolers in South Africa https://www.facebook.com/groups/476524229032730/

Upper Highway Homeschool Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/232231020124070/ (Kloof/Hillcrest area Durban)

 

 


PERSONAL WEBSITES

We, Wendy and Shirley, are both dedicated to supporting homeschooling moms and families. Besides the South African homeschool support groups above, you will also find a plethora of useful information, articles, tips, activities and more on our personal websites.

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Shirley’s site emphasises that “learning is child’s play”. It is aimed at moms of little ones. She encourages gentle, age-appropriate learning activities for preschoolers instead of the rigours of formal learning programmes that are so often forced up young children too soon, by over-zealous parents.

Shirley believes that a mother is a child’s best teacher and so her site is dedicated to giving ideas and tips that will build your confidence and stimulate your children as you prepare them for a lifetime of learning.

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Shirley’s website for the webinars she offers on topics such as Starting Homeschooling, Homeschooling High School, The Preschool Homeschool Webinar, 5 Vital Lessons for Every Homeschooler, The GED + SAT Webinar, The Cambridge webinar, articles to encourage you and more!

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