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Bonding Time in the Car: A Blog for Dads

Bonding Time in the Car: A Blog for Dads

My fondest childhood memories of my dad always involved a car trip. Sometimes it was a drive around Braamfontein on a Saturday morning, killing time while my mom was on a course in the city. Other times it was an exciting road trip down to the coast. Mostly it was...

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Fish don’t climb trees

Fish don’t climb trees

There is a saying that suggests that if we judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its life believing it is a failure. At Knights it is believed that our children must be secure in their uniqueness. Perhaps, at the start of a new year and on the...

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What is Inquiry Based Learning?

What is Inquiry Based Learning?

Do you remember that one topic in primary school? All the names, dates and places? No? Yea, me neither. In a world and schooling system so obsessed with jamming content down our throats, it is a relief that some of us (the progressive ones), have realised the...

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The importance of language development

The importance of language development

      The importance of language development in Pre School – at home and at school Language development is about more than talking. It includes all the different ways a child understands and communicates, only part of which are spoken words. To...

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The leap between pre-school and primary school

The leap between pre-school and primary school

      As the year gears down to it’s last quarter, the Grade R’s are gearing up for their annual School Readiness testing. School readiness is determined when a pre-school child has already turned 6 years old. Testing largely explores whether they are...

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Never Ending Story

Never Ending Story

It is day 473 of lockdown, we’ve gone through the first and second wave. The third is currently breaking on the shores of several provinces.

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