The DT Hubs are location based venues that provides communities with an alternative education option. With one resident qualified teacher, students get to work on their online Cambridge Int. curricula while being assisted by their teacher.
Our first hub is situated in Carlswald, Midrand (Info day: July 13 2019) and can accommodate up to 8 students ages 8 - 19. We make use of the Cambridge Int. curriculum with guided resources and support. Students can start with as young as Stage 1 and move their way up to their checkpoint levels before they enrol for their IGCSE, AS and A level external examinations.
We only allow 8-10 students per hub per teacher and the higher the demand, the more hubs in various locations we will open.
With little focus on formal assessments in the lower stages, we allow students to learn at their own pace, without any pressure from their peers. However, there are an element of assessment that will be done in order to keep track of students' progress. Formal assessments will become more important from the checkpoint phases onwards which will be Stage 7, 8 and 9 in order to be fully prepared for the IGCSE, AS and A level external examinations.
The DT Hubs are not traditional schools. The concept leans more towards a type of micro learning environment. We offer a very relaxed, learner driven educational environment.
Each hub will have its own culture, feel and identity. Because we make use of online curriculums, school attendance is optional right throughout the year as students will be able to also complete tasks, watch tutorials and listen to instructions at home or anywhere else while they might be traveling with parents for various reasons.
The hubs are not registered with any educational institution or organisation and also do not intend to do so. We want to give the power back to the parents. You can decide for yourself if this is the type of environment you want for your child or not. Home schooling has been around for a long time. All we are doing is to make this platform of educating children more accessible to all parents. Not every parent has the time (or patience) to teach their own kids. Not all parents have the ways and the means to do so. The DT hubs do.
With professional and qualified teachers using curriculum approved content and external assessed standardised tests, we cut out the middle man/woman and offer you an opportunity to help prepare your child for their future.
For more information with regards to the law on home schooling, please follow the links at the bottom of this page to make an informed decision.
Besides the 4 main subjects that we offer, we also allow your child to choose from a variety of additional curriculums every term. These curriculums are easy accessible through platforms such as Udimy, DOT and many more. These additional curriculums will be an additional cost (depending on the course content and depth), but it is completely optional. They offer a variety of skills based outcomes and there is no limit to how many a student wants to enrol for.
In addition to the 4 subjects mention above, students has the option to choose between a variety of additional subjects:
These additional subjects we outsource from different places on the internet and pricing may vary depending on course outcomes. Click on each image to learn more.
Links to more info with regards to homeschooling and the law and curriculum information
Frequently asked questions:
Q: How may days a week will my child attend the hub?
A: The timetable allows for students to attend the hub from Monday - Friday. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are "normal" academic days while Wednesdays will be the days the students will use to catch up on any missing work, attend their additional curriculum choice subjects, go on an outing, attend workshops, etc. This will be scheduled in advance and parents will be notified at the end of the previous term.
Q: What happens if we want to travel in the middle of a term?
A: This is no problem at all as all the work will always be scheduled and sent online. Students who are absent for a longer than usual period of time, can continue completing and submitting their work online for marking.
Q: Will my child be able to slot back into a normal school if I would choose do to so?
A: Yes. Students will follow the stage (grade) according to their age.
Q: Do you offer sibling discount?
A: Yes we do. We offer a 5% discount if 2 children enrol and a 10 % discount if 3 siblings enrol. These discounts only count for attendance fees. With regards to curriculums, it is subject to the curriculum providers decision.
Q: How will your terms work?
A: We are looking at keeping the summer and winter holidays similar to : 1 December - Middle January; Middle June to Middle July. With March/April and September/October shorter midterm breaks. However, with the nature of the online curriculums, students are able to continue their education online at home.
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