The Homeschool Lounge

THE HOMESCHOOL LOUNGE.  |  Podcast , ±18 min episodes every 1 week, 2 days  | 
If you have a question re. home education in South Africa, then this is the place to come to. From the HOW to the WHY and the WHERE our informative talks will provide answers and advice. We all need a helping hand sometime or maybe just some inspiration. Here, experienced home educators come alongside you and guide you on your journey.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following interviews are not necessarily those of the Homeschool Lounge or CHE. They are shared in the interests of promoting a variety of ideas and debate to assist people in making their own informed choices. For any legal advice please contact your legal representative.

Technical and artistic support provided by JustNat Bros.

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Working Moms and Home Education

Diane Desmarais is juggling work and home education. She is a freelance nutritionist and runs a small business selling massage cups and oils. Her husband is also self-employed and they both work from home. She shares with us how she manages to do it all.

Natural Learning Explained

Dr Renuka Ramroop has been home educating her two children for the last 18 years following the Natural Learning Approach. She completed a doctorate in Natural Learning, making it the first in-depth study of the Natural Learning approach in South Africa. Renuka is a research associate at the University of Limpopo, South Africa and she serves on a forum that engages the South African Department of Education on home education matters.

She shares with us her insights and knowledge on the Natural Learning Approach.

Wiskunde Sonder Trane

My gas is Lizelle Rademeyer. Sy het ‘n voorliefde vir wiskunde en het meteorologie (weerkunde) en klimatologie studeer wat op toegepaste wiskunde en statistiek gebaseer is. Sy tuisonderrig haar 3 kinders en het baie praktiese ervaring oor hoe om wiskunde pret te maak.

The Gifted Child with Ronél Smit

Ronél Smit (home education mom of 5) is a consultant to parents of gifted children. Originally an Occupational Therapist, she ventured into the complex and fascinating world of the uniqueness of gifted children and families as her own children grew up.

In this interview she shares information to help us better understand how to let gifted children flourish.

Uda de Wet - Hall of Fame

My guest is Uda de Wet (born van Oostrum). She started teaching music when she was fifteen years old, and ballet not long after that. As young adult she completed a diploma in ballet teaching through Dance Academy of South Africa, as well as grade 8 viola through the Royal Schools of Music.
She shares with us her experience as a home educated learner.

Dyslexia and the SDL Approach To Reading Difficulties

Je'anna Clements (Self Directed Learning advocate and facilitator) wrote a booklet titled, What if School Creates Dyslexia? In conversation with Anelle Burger, she shares her insights into dyslexia and discuss the reasons why dyslexia is near non-existent in the SDL context.

Hall of Fame - Cornelia Marais

Cornelia Marais is one of the oldest home education alumni in the country. She was home educated for her entire school career, obtained a national senior certificate and studied BMus at the University of Pretoria.

Anelle Burger chats with her about her experience as a home educated learner.

Following a Rabbit Trail

My guest is Stephané Burger. We discuss home educating two or more children, following the American High School Diploma Path, and other topics that came to mind.

The American High School Diploma as a Path to a School Leaving Certificate

Annerine Wenhold is my guest. She is an American High School Diploma consultant and home education mom of three teenagers.
In this interview she gives us a good introduction to the American High School Diploma as a path to a school leaving certificate.

Annerine can be contacted on 078 459 1656 and by email:

CIE as a Path to a School Leaving Certificate

The Cambridge International Exam is an option many home educated learners follow towards a school leaving certificate. Two of Wendy Young's children completed this exam. She joins me in the lounge to give us a bit more information about the Cambridge International Exam.

The GED Path to a School Leaving Certificate

One of the matric qualifications a home educated learner can obtain is the GED. My guests are Chirani Meyer and her children. They will give us more information about the GED and also share their personal experience.

For more information visit:
South African GED online tutorial course:

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