King's School Offers Excellent Pre-Primary Primary Education within a Caring Christian Environment, delivering quality education.

King's School Goodwood
Cape Town, South Africa

At King’s School we offer excellent Pre-Primary and Primary education within a caring Christian environment. Our curriculum stimulates the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and physical growth of the child, inspiring them to reach their full potential.

What makes King's School unique

* Small classes- numbers limited per class
* Qualified, innovative teachers
* Well-rounded balanced curriculum
* Warm friendly atmosphere
* Secure indoor and out door facilities
* Early care and after care options
* Easy access from the N1 highway

King’s School is a vibrant & happy school, where we aim to instil a love for learning in young lives.

 

Quality Education

By enrolling at King’s School, your child will embark on an exciting journey of discovery through a stimulating program!

Children in the younger classes engage in various perceptual, motor, social, emotional and life skills.

In the Foundation Phase, we embrace a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the requirements of the Western Cape Education Department, as well as exciting influences from other curricula.

 

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Poor nutrition is stunting intellectual development

Free education means little if poor health and hunger continue to hobble children, writes Samantha Richmond 25 JANUARY 2018 - 06:20 SAMANTHA RICHMOND

There are certain factors to consider regarding President Jacob Zuma’s plan for tertiary education to be subsidised for about 90% of households from 2018.

While it will have given hope for many who had previously been unable to study further, some factors, beginning at birth, have long-term significance. A 2016 analysis by Daniela Casale, using data from the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), underlined the links between child health and educational outcomes and highlighted how much work remains to pave the next generation’s path to success.

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Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study

Patricia A. Alexander Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland Lauren M. Singer Ph.D. Candidate in Educational Psychology, University of Maryland

Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks. In 2009, California passed a law requiring that all college textbooks be available in electronic form by 2020; in 2011, Florida lawmakers passed legislation requiring public schools to convert their textbooks to digital versions.

Given this trend, teachers, students, parents and policymakers might assume that students’ familiarity and preference for technology translates into better learning outcomes. But we’ve found that’s not necessarily true. As researchers in learning and text comprehension, our recent work has focused on the differences between reading print and digital media.

While new forms of classroom technology like digital textbooks are more accessible and portable, it would be wrong to assume that students will automatically be better served by digital reading simply because they prefer it.

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3 Parenting Power-Struggle Pitfalls
And 3 Tools to Navigate Through Them BY BRITTNEY SERPELL PARENTING

Power struggles come with the territory of parenting. Before they can even talk, the awesome little people we have the privilege to raise start to exert their wills and test their boundaries.

All too often as parents, we struggle to manage ourselves well in these power struggles, and end up reaching for tools like anger and punishment to feel powerful and regain control of the situation. When we do, though we may “win” in getting our child to do what we want them to do in the moment, we ultimately lose by causing collateral damage to our heart-to-heart connection with them.

If this becomes a pattern in our parenting, we will ultimately sabotage the goal of raising our kids to be powerful adults who care about being responsible for their half of connection with us and others. Therefore, it’s vitally important that we navigate through our power-struggle moments in ways that protect the heart-to-heart connection we’re building with our kids.

The following three tools for avoiding power-struggle pitfalls are ones I learned years ago, when my dad first discovered Love & Logic. After becoming certified and using them every day with my own kids, I discovered another layer of appreciation for them. I hope you find them as helpful as I do!

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The silent tragedy affecting today’s children
Victoria Prooday, Occupational Therapist

There is a silent tragedy developing right now, in our homes, and it concerns our most precious jewels - our children. Through my work with hundreds of children and families as an occupational therapist, I have witnessed this tragedy unfolding right in front of my eyes.

Our children are in a devastating emotional state! Talk to teachers and professionals who have been working in the field for the last 15 years. You will hear concerns similar to mine. Moreover, in the past 15 years, researchers have been releasing alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in kids’ mental illness, which is now reaching epidemic proportions:.

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Helicopter Parents Are Raising Unemployable Children
Marcia Sirota Author, speaker, coach and MD

Helicopter parents are in the news a lot these days. These are the parents who can't stop hovering around their kids. They practically wrap them in bubble wrap, creating a cohort of young adults who struggle to function in their jobs and in their lives. Helicopter parents think that they're doing what's best for their kids but actually, they're hurting their kids' chances at success. In particular, they're ruining their kids' chances of landing a job and keeping it.

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ADHD is a brain disorder, not a label for poor parenting, say scientists
Henry Bodkin -16 February 2017

ADHD is a brain disorder and should not be used as a convenient label for difficult children or poor parenting, the first major physical study of the condition has concluded. Researchers analysed the brain volumes of more than 3,200 people and noticed that those of patients with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) were underdeveloped in five key regions. Areas governing emotion and motivation were found to be smaller than in the general population, regardless of whether the participants were taking brain medication.

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10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12
By Cris Rowan

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012).

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Psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg.
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Coddled kids paying high price: expert

A generation of "snowplough" parents have pampered their children so much that they are driving a mental health epidemic among today's teenagers, a leading Australian child psychologist says.

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, a high-profile parenting expert who spoke to teachers and parents at The Illawarra Grammar School this week, said many Generation X parents had made their children's lives so easy that the kids were left with no way to handle problems or overcome obstacles on their own. "This generation of parents just push all the obstacles out of the way and try to make life as simple and as easy as possible for their kids," he said. "On the face of it, that's admirable because we all want the best for our kids, but it teaches them absolutely nothing about resilience and creates immense vulnerability when they leave home and go into the big wide world."

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Science Proves Reading To Kids Really Does Change Their Brains

Now, for the first time, researchers have hard evidence that reading does activate the parts of preschoolers brains that help with mental imagery and understanding narrative - both of which are key for the development of language and literacy.

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Parents, It's Time To Stop Undermining Our Kids' Teachers

I am the father of three children, a son (age eight) and two daughters (ages seven and four). My wife is a school teacher who has taught elementary-aged children for the last 15 years. Since my wife is a teacher, I have spent countless hours listening to teachers tell their stories. This has caused me to recognize some things I would like to share with my fellow parents.

We are doing a huge disservice to our kids. We are raising a generation of children who are going to be incapable of succeeding in the modern era. They are being taught to be egocentric and to give up, often before even trying.

In this post I want to recount a number of lessons I have gleaned from contact with so many teachers over these last years.

Parents, you are not your child's best friend, you are their parent

If I only get one point across to my fellow parents in this post it is that you are not your child's friend, you are their parent. Your job is to instill good behaviours and morals and enforce the rules. Too many parents I meet think that they are supposed to be their child's best friend first, and parent second.

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The collapse of parenting:

Why it’s time for parents to grow up If anyone can be called the boss in modern, anti-hierarchical parenthood, it’s the children
Cathy Gulli January 7, 2016

For modern families, the adage “food is love” might well be more true put another way: food is power. Not long ago, Dr. Leonard Sax was at a restaurant and overheard a father say to his daughter, “Honey, could you please do me a favour? Could you please just try one bite of your green peas?” To many people, this would have sounded like decent or maybe even sophisticated parenting—gentle coaxing formed as a question to get the child to co-operate without threatening her autonomy or creating a scene.

To Sax, a Pennsylvania family physician and psychologist famous for writing about children’s development, the situation epitomized something much worse: the recent collapse of parenting, which he says is at least partly to blame for kids becoming overweight, overmedicated, anxious and disrespectful of themselves and those around them.

FOR THE RECORD: Dr. Leonard Sax on the collapse of parenting. You put your questions to the expert.

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Opinion: Open Letter to my Child's Pre-School

Sholain Governder-Bateman 
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Sholain Govender-Bateman asks her child’s preschool to please not make her job harder. Dear preschool I loved the first part of the concert where the children, all aged 6 and below, recited nursery rhymes and sang kid’s songs. It’s always delightful to see little kids just being kids and their adorable, innocent selves. I see that so much time and effort has been put into the costumes and rehearsals.  

In a world of “I wants” and “Can I haves?” it can be daunting for parents to raise grateful kids. I get it. As a mom of two boys, I’ve watched and learned (sometimes the hard way) how our society is now seemingly pre-dispositioning kids to feel entitled to have it all, simply because “everyone else does.” Does having the latest and greatest gadget make them better people? No. But what will is raising them to be grateful not just for what they have, but for the opportunities that are available to them. With that in mind, here are seven powerful strategies from my new book, The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic — A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World, that will help parents model gratitude in their daily lives and help their kids do the same.