And the Award Goes to…

When we first got word sometime last year that we’d be moving back to the U.S.A., I had two immediate concerns: Will I still get to climb Kilimanjaro, and will the kids be yanked out from school mid-year again?

From a transition standpoint, pulling all sorts of strings and making the move within ... 

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Are South African Schools Behind?

If you’ve been reading this blog, you will know that we love our kids’ school, Dainfern College. But you will also know that we’ve had some misgivings originally about the academic level, especially in math, which we had discussed with the school. We were lobbying for higher grade ... 

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I’ve Got Music

One thing I particularly love about our school, Dainfern College, is its music department. There aren’t enough words to describe how much energy and joy it has brought into our lives, thanks mainly to our indomitable and loving head of music, Patti van der Plog. If there is one teacher who can ... 

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South African Schools

Now that we’ve been here for a while and gained a better understanding of our school, I’d like to share my opinions. After all, if you’re faced with relocating your family here, your number one concern (after security) will be the quality of your kids’ schooling.

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