How to help your child succeed at school

Success at school

In the high-pressure, high-stakes game of school it can be difficult to know which parenting strategies really promote learning. A successful experience in school is not only about report cards. Ideally, your child will learn how to learn, retain information, think independently, ask questions and develop an increasing sense of competence. Here are some guidelines … Read more

Scintillating Grade 6 Milestones – English Home Language: Reading and Viewing

Grade 6 Milestones

Let’s continue our journey through the Grade 6 milestones which learners in this grade achieve in English Home Language (HL). We have previously looked at the milestones for other grades. For Grade 6 we previously looked at the English HL listening and speaking progress. Here we will consider the skills of reading and viewing, and how they ought to … Read more

Preparing the Remedial Learner for Mainstream High Schooling

Our passion at Japari is to see remedial learners moving on and thriving in mainstream environments. What can be done to equip and prepare scholars with learning difficulties for this? Is there any hope for the average remedial learner in the South African system, to manage when introduced to a mainstream learning environment? South Africa’s … Read more

Why Chess Tournaments are good for Remedial Learners

Pupils at Japari playing chess

On the 3rd of August 2022, Japari held a chess tournament between their pupils, and they loved it. Every year, a chess tournament is held at Japari to improve young minds’ concentration, problem-solving skills, and creativity. Chess specifically helps remedial learners improve in academics and fundamental aspects of life. These are just some of the … Read more

Struggling to Read: How to Help Kids Develop Stronger Reading Skills

Reading is a fundamental skill that children must master if they are to succeed in school and beyond. Sadly, some kids struggle with reading more than others. Reading difficulties can be caused by a wide range of factors, including genetic predisposition, sensory issues, or simple lack of practice. Whatever the cause may be, parents can … Read more

6 Benefits of Music Education in Childhood 

Music at Japari school

Music and arts are often overlooked in developing a pupil’s education. Core subjects like Math, English and Science are focused on in an increasingly technological world.  We agree that these subjects are important, but music and arts are equally important in childhood development. Music filters down into every other academic subject. Music positively impacts a … Read more

Teaching Kids with Barriers to Learning – What You Need to Know

Barriers to Learning

In today’s world, it is more important than ever that children develop a love of learning. In fact, the ability to think critically, read, and solve problems is increasingly necessary for success in the job market. Unfortunately, in South Africa, most parents still encounter a one-size-fits-all approach to education, with few schools catering for students … Read more

What is Cogmed, and how can it help my remedial child?

Grade 5 pupil learning Cogmed

Cogmed is a working-memory training software programme usually used together with therapy for ADHD, dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Working memory helps individuals remember instructions, solve problems, control impulses, and focus attention. Cogmed is designed to build up that active memory muscle in anyone who struggles to remember information or hold a task in mind. … Read more

A School that offers learning support – Best school in South Africa for children that need remedial education

In order to succeed, children need a supportive learning environment. The right school can make all the difference in their future success, and it’s important to know what features stand out as beneficial. Learning support is essential for all learners, regardless of their individual learning needs. Schools with strong learning support programs are more likely … Read more