And the Award Goes to…

When we were moving back to the U.S., the thought of not finishing the South African school year seemed like a huge loss. The kids had worked hard all year, were doing extremely well, and (so I hoped) were on track to collect a few prestigious academic awards. You might say that this is the reason you chose the American School (AISJ) over a South African one. And yet.

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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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Private Schools in Johannesburg

I've previously spoken about South African Schools in general, and which factors expats should take into consideration when choosing a school for their children. Now it's time to look at specific private schools. Below you will find an alphabetical listing of private schools in Johannesburg, followed by the same list of schools grouped by suburb including a map.

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