In this Tag Archive, you can find all of the Articles on our site which are about school-aged children wellness. We all want our children happy and healthy.

School-aged children are submitted to many stressors. Promoting school-aged children wellness is therefore so important. Whether it is impending exams, high workload, problems at home, or just dealing with the normal stressors. School-aged children are not only bombarded by these normal stressors though. These days children want phones at a younger age, they have access to social media and chat platforms from younger. They are submitted to flawless profile pics and online bullying. The list goes on. We highlight these and look at possible strategies and solutions.

We follow these issues and also get experts to advise on those relating to school-aged children wellness. Therefore we look at issues from correct eating, to study tips and in between. We all want happy and healthy children. Therefore we learn from each other when necessary. As the African saying goes; It takes a village to raise a child. Let’s learn from each other.

Ambidextrous children – Learning disorder or gift? Two hands with paint on in the air.

Is It OK For My Child To Be Ambidextrous?

I watched a film once where the main character was completely ambidextrous. He could write a poem with one hand while drawing a picture with the other. How I would have loved to have a skill like that. So why is it that teachers push kids to choose a dominant hand? Why is one-handed dominance…

How stressed is your child. Child with paint roller and different colours.

How stressed is your child?

Being a child in today’s society can be very stressful. Not only do they have to deal with puberty and the normal stresses of childhood, but also the added strains of technology, social media and higher academic expectations. It might be a good idea to have a look at your child’s stress levels. Stress can…

Designing School Grounds to Assist Learning and Teaching

Designing School Grounds to assist Learning and Teaching School grounds can provide an enormously valuable resource for learning and teaching – for any subject, at short notice and for little or no cost. So it’s vitally important that their capacity to support curriculum delivery and opportunities for learning through play are considered in their design.…

What is the Common Entrance Exam Pass Mark? Two girls taking a selfie of them and good exam results

What’s the entry mark for private schools’ Common Entrance Exam for 2019?

Common Entrance Pass Mark Typically, the average pass mark is between 55 – 60%. Although there are difficulty levels. The standard of work for Common Entrance in most subjects is in advance of a student’s academic age. Some subjects, such as English, involve working at GCSE level. What is the Common Entrance exam? Firstly, it’s not…

Fresh start happy faces.

A Fresh Start To A New School Year

We’re busy people. And we’ve passed this busy attitude on to our kids. We rush around from one thing to the next. From one year to the next, without ever stopping to reflect and take stock of where we are and where we want to go. The new school year is a great time for…

How effective are your time management skills

Improve your time management

To have effective time management skills are something we all strive for. To only have more time to do the things we really like. How good are yours? Effective time management is something that we can all appreciate. Whether you are the CEO of a big company. Whether you are studying for your 11 Plus…

How effective is your decision-making style? Woman holding up an apple and a pear.

Improve your decision-making

What is your decision-making style? In fact, how easy is it for you to come to your decisions. Not only that, but also can you stick to them? There are so many decisions we have to make on a daily basis. To name but a few: what to wear what to eat for breakfast to…

Instagram helps stressed students.

Exam time is stressful enough for any student. Whereas those leaving the exam hall once shared their thoughts with mates in the playground, these days much of the chat is via social media. 5 tips to reduce your stress levels Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram said it had found the use of the hashtag #examstress…

GCSE Options Guest Blog – from our Pupil Pulpit

Our latest Pupil Pulpit guest blog comes from Eve, aged 14, who relates her recent personal experiences of selecting her GCSE Options. PUPIL PULPIT – Eve’s GCSE Options Recently I made my options decision for GCSE. The choices or amount of freedom varies from school to school but I had to choose between history and geography,…

Tech-savvy Parenting in a Tech-driven World

An insightful guest blog by Eloise Grobbelaar, looking at how to be tech-savvy parents in a world filled with technology. Eloise Grobbelaar is the founder of Growth and Grit – which is all about raising happy and strong children in this fast-changing world. How much screentime? For the first time in human history, we are learning…

Creativity in Education

Everyone knows education is one of the most valued things in our culture; it shapes young minds that take us into our terrifying future. Children starting school in September 2019 won’t be retiring until around 2090. We children have to be taught how to survive in the world in 30 years. Yet we don’t know…

Effective Learning Styles. Abstract of head with learning areas

Try our latest learning styles quiz

Effective Learning by Finding Your Learning Style We also take a closer look at how your child can reach their full potential by finding their own learning style.  We all think differently, perceive differently and learn differently. To learn your own preferences and in making learning fun, not only creates a happier child but breeds…

Cyber-security threats to children

Cyber-security threats to children When kids use technology there’s always a potential threat. Whether if it was their personal information. Or the account information of their parents. Kids and technology should always have enhanced protection. Whether they are surfing the web. Or just playing games. Kids should not be exposed to the evils of what…

How much homework is necessary?

How much homework is necessary?

Homework can have a positive effect on a child’s performance. But it needs to be proportionate and relevant, not set simply to please the parent or headteacher.  How much homework is necessary? How much homework is too much? And does it really have any benefit at all? Certainly, Match of the Day presenter and father…

Health tips during exam

How to eat healthily during exams

Below we explain how to stay healthy during exams. How to eat healthily during exams Plus we offer some nutrition tips for exam success provided to us by Nutritional Therapist Emily Fawell. You can find her website and contact details below. Good food for stress relief and optimal functioning Great concentration levels rely on good blood…

Words of encouragement for a test

In this post, we will look at ideas for encouraging children’learning. Words of encouragement for kids motivation comes from being acknowledged. Words of encouragement for kids motivation In this post, we will share some nice sayings and positive words on how to encourage children. They will help them feel inspired and motivated. Praise is needed…