The policy for the registration of learners for home tuition provides only for the registration of learners of school-going age, i.e. from Grade 1 to Grade 9, or from 7 to 15 years of age, whichever comes first. After Grade 9 the parent do not need to apply for education at home. According to the Home Education Policy and Section 51 of the South African Schools Act, education at home is a form of education where a learner receive education at the learner's home. In addition to teaching his/her child, a parent may, if necessary, also enrol the services of a “tutor” for specific areas of the curriculum. You do not need to have a degree to teach your child at home.
Please note that education at home places a lot of responsibility on the parents to deliver education to their children that is of a standard not inferior to the standard of education provided at public schools. Parents should therefore have sound knowledge and abilities to teach their children or acquire the services of a tutor to teach the child / children at their home.
In compliance with the above legislation, Tensor Homeschool Support offers the following services to parents who wish to homeschool: