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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

School’s Closed!!!

School ClosedFinally, it seems the last few months of de-schooling are starting to pay off. We’ve mainly focused on pc, iPad & Android based activities as well as loads of field trips. I’m starting to see sparks of interest into learning with both boys. Even Jesse figured he’ll be up to doing some real school work again after the holidays.

We spent the whole day last Wednesday planning Jesse’s subjects  for the next 4 years until high school graduation. Alpha Omega AcademyOn Thursday we finally enrolled him with Alpha Omega Academy. overview-sos-boxHe will be easing back into school work with English, Maths, Science, Health & Physical Education using the PC based Switched on Schoolhouse material. Thankfully AOA offers a 6 month payment plan, so we needn’t pay the full year’s fees once off.

We dropped him at Scott’s on Thursday night for his one week holiday in the Drakensberg. Of course we would miss him for his first birthday away from home on Saturday, but are happy to know that he’s had a great day anyway.

School Holiday FunNeedless to say, with Jesse gone this week it’s just Misha & I at home & there’s just no way he’ll be willing to do any schoolwork with Ouboet gone so we’ll be taking a break too. Misha’s laptop has come back in season & he’s been playing games on it quite a bit. I’ve been catching up on some backlog admin, but now need to start planning for Jesse’s 15th birthday party at the Northgate Ice Arena on Saturday. I still have today & tomorrow to figure it all out & by Friday I need to get to the shops & get the necessary snacks & juice.

Jesse will be home from his holiday by Friday evening & then we’ll be full house once again for the first time in about a month. I have yet to decide whether we’ll extend our holiday for the full length of the School Holidays, but for now we’re enjoying our break however long in may end up being.