Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

eTV Tour

2012_0524_130857WoW, what an experience we had today. We joined Misha’s technology group for a tour of the eTV premises in Randburg.
In the training room we learnt a how images are transported from the camera to the TV towers & then redistributed to our homes. We learnt that the signal is sent to  the towers, encoded & then sent to the decoders in our homes where it is decoded into the images we see. We also learnt about analogue & digital television, ENG & SNG, Standard Definition (SD) & High Definition (HD) as well as Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). Much of it is way beyond my understanding, but it seems the kids enjoyed it thoroughly.
Misha reading eNews…
Then we were taken on a tour to the Studio, Server Room & Control Room. We saw the very expensive, fancy equipment that is used for producing television. Whilst in the Control Room 3 students had an opportunity to go back to the studio & do some news reading. With Misha’s history of reading struggles, I was quite surprised when he said he also wanted to read. He has only just mastered Level 3 reading on Reading Eggs & I was quite amazed at his confidence reading to the group & although some of the were a bit difficult for his current reading level, he wasn’t deterred…
We also got a glimpse of the behind the scenes workings of the news channel with a live broadcast in the making.

A huge thank you Lynda, the coordinator of our technology group, for arranging another great learning experience…