Homeschool Associations to meet Department of Education
Various homeschool organisations have been invited to meetings with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on 9 and 10 October to discuss changes to regulations and policies on home education.
The following organisations will represent homeschooling parents during these meetings:
- Association for Homeschooling (Bouwe van der Eems, Shaun Green )
- Cape Home Educators (Johan Heckroodt, Linda Heckroodt)
- Eastern Cape Homeschool Association (Marie Kuhlmann)
- Gauteng Association for Homeschooling (Jacs Lemmer)
- KZN Association for Homeschooling (Elize van der Merwe)
- Pestalozzi Trust (Andre Williams, Leendert van Oostrum)
- Daily reports will posted on the SAHomeschoolers Facebook Page and the Tuisonderwys Mailing List
- Regular messages will be posted on the SAHomeschoolers Twitter feed
|0900-1000||Registration and refreshments||-|
|1000-1015||Welcome and introductions||Dr Simelane (DBE)|
|1015-1045||Discussion and adoption of the programme||-|
|1045-1100||Appointment of a Steering Committee for the meeting|
|1100-1130||Presentation : "What it is and what it is not?"||Cape Home Educators & KZN Association|
|1130-1230||Questions and Discussion||-|
|1330-1400||Presentation : "The legal basis for Home Education in South Africa"||Pestalozzi Trust|
|1400-1500||Responses, questions and discussion|
|1530-1600||Presentation : "Educational challenges faced by Home Educators"||Cape Home Educators & KZN Association|
|1600-1700||Responses, questions and discussion
Steering committee to meet
|Dr Simelane (DBE)
Dr Trevor Coombe (DBE)
|1000-1030||Presentation : "What Home Educators expect from the State"||Association for Homeschooling & Eastern Cape Association|
|1030-1100||Responses, questions and discussion||-|
|1100-1300||Presentation : "Home Education learning programmes and tuition centres: What are the issues?"
||Prof R Niemann (Impak)|
|1130-1200||Responses, questions and discussion||-|
|1245-1315||Presentation : "Home Education learner assessment: What are the issues?"||Dr Rufus Poliah (DBE)|
|1315-1345||Responses, questions and discussion||Dr Gustav Niebuhr (SACAI)|
|1345-1415||DBE’s Draft Discussion Document on Home Education||Dr Trevor Coombe (DBE)|
|1415-1500||Responses, questions and discussion||-|
|1500-1530||Summary of important issues and proposed appointment of DBE / Home Education Liaison Committee||Dr Simelane (DBE)|
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