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Online Private School focusing on effective remedial education @home

Neal Bresler
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May 18, 2020

Coronavirus Encouraged Innovative Private School Online.

Would you like to find out more without all the reading?

Click here and complete our Expression of Interest form.

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. The outbreak of the Coronavirus and subsequent lock-down forced EduExcellence to innovate. Building on 13 years of experience in remedial education teachers, counsellors and administrators have worked hard during the past few months to continue to provide effective and meaningful online education to the approximately 180 learners enrolled at EduExcellence. We believe that we offer a viable modification to homeschooling, especially parents that are not able or confident to do homeschooling.

We have created an effective online assisted teaching model that enlists the parent or parents as co-teachers and co-counsellors. Our teachers continued to provide the curriculum structure, lesson planning, material and daily classes that ensures effective personal motivation and outcomes for the learner and the parents act as eyes and ears to assist the teacher and their child. Our counsellors adapted to continue to provide both personal counselling and to facilitate group social and emotional support sessions with parents acting as the local hands and heart of our counsellors.

Working with our parents we could extend our unique therapeutic approach to education, TheraEd, by working with parents to adapt and adjust their child’s learning environment. For more on EduExcellence in the physical world please go to our EduExcellence Schools homepage.

EduExcellence will continue to learn, refined and adapt their approach to online education.

Recent news articles such as this one and this one in Health24 have spurred us on to provide an effective online alternative for parents of children with learning disorders and children that do not cope effectively in traditional mainstream schooling. Our online school also means that you are not restricted to being in a large metropolitan area to get access to specialised education.

A brief word on "online schools"

Many internet articles, such as this one from Business Insider do not fully understand, nor convey to parents the meaning of the words they use.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) recognises three 'types' of schools:

  1. Public schools
  2. Independent schools (aka Private Schools)
  3. Homeschooling (this is defined as a parent teaching their child(ren) in their own home. There is no official recognition of so called "cottage schools".)

While the topic of distance education is addressed there is no official recognition for online schools in the current White Papers on education. You can review the legislation here. (Note that the Department of Higher Education does recognize distance education institutions. For example UNISA.)

This means that most "online schools" are in reality "online curriculum and curriculum material providers to homeschooling parents" and NOT online schools as parents might understand it. Few of these "online schools" will make any commitment about the quality of the tutor or the time spent actually teaching your child.

EduExcellence wishes to assure parents that children enrolled in our online school, EduExcellence Satellites, will be enrolled with the DBE through our physical campuses. They will be taught by qualified teachers (all our teaching staff are SACE registered) using the national curriculum, CAPS. This will be 'real school @home and not homeschooling'. Your child may even wear our school uniform should they wish to!

Satellite campuses @home in addition to our physical campuses

While more details of our online school, EduExcellence Satellites, will be made available soon we remain fully committed to our 'physical' school campuses.

Online schooling does not replace a physical school, however, for some it can be the most viable alternative.

EduExcellence is committed to an online educational experience that;

  • It is still a ‘real’ school online
  • Has a real qualified teachers dedicated to their class, not a random tutor
  • Has your child as part of a real class of no more than 12 learners per class
  • Prioritises your child’s social, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • Continues to provide the highest counsellor to learner ratio (approximately 1:36) in mainstream education in South Africa under the guidance of qualified and experienced Senior Counsellors and an Educational Psychologist
  • Provides our full remedial TheraEd programme @home including SOI and AIT
  • Offers a modified, CAPS aligned curriculum to help your child achieve their full academic potential

This offering should bring the best of both worlds to homeschooling that many parents have been forced into. The EduExcellence approach means that learners are still taught in the safety of their own home (what EduExcellence calls @home)  while receiving quality structured education of an official curated curriculum from qualified teachers. This means homeschooling becomes real schooling @home.

If you are interested in the above offering then please complete our Expression of Interest form. This will help shape our understanding of the needs of parents. We will also keep you updated with details about our new online school.

If you are on a mobile device, the form is also available by following this link.

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14 comments on “Online Private School focusing on effective remedial education @home”

  1. I am an art teacher with 20 years plus experience at the IEB and government and want to know if you need assistance with art as a subject.

    1. Hi Shantal - Please click here and then select the green 'enroll now / make contact button' and select the option to request that Louise make contact with you if you have any more specific questions or concerns.

  2. I would like to get more info about onlike home schooling. I have 2 boys and they are both in primary Grade 3 and Grade 5. Ever since the lockdown I have realised that private home schooling is a necessity and my Grade 3 son is so shy and slow. Teachers get very impatient with him.

    1. Hi Mosele - that is exactly why we started EduExcellence Satellites to support learners that function best in their own home environment BUT with full support and teaching from qualified teachers. Please click here and then select the green 'enroll now / make contact button' and select the option to request that Louise make contact with you if you have any more specific questions or concerns.

  3. I’m interested to enroll my boys for online schooling grade5 and grade7 but I need to talk to someone for more clarity about the monthly fees.

    1. Hi Sybel. Please click here and then select the green 'enroll now / make contact button' and select the option to request that Louise make contact with you. She will be in a position to address your questions.

  4. Hi,

    My daughter is in Grade 2. She has Dyslexia, ADHD and Dyscalculia. We would like more information about your Grade 2 online course, including costs involved per year.

    Kind Regards

    Paul Job

    1. Hi Paul. The fee for Grade 2 is R3850 per month - which is our Primary School fee.
      Please click here and then select the green 'enroll now / make contact button' and select the option to request that Louise make contact with you if you have any more specific questions or concerns.

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