After moving past the claims that South Africans were homeschooling as “a last option”, we’re able to learn more about South African homeschooling and two moms, Kathy le Cordeur and Adi de Hoop.
When home becomes school By Nontobeko Mtshali
For Kathy le Cordeur, deciding to home-school her four children at a time when the concept was still relatively new was one she made willingly.
“I had no problems with the school my children were in. In fact, I was happy with it, but the more I read up on home schooling, I realised the lifestyle linked with what we wanted,” she said
Kathy le Cordeur, from Northriding, home-schooled her four children. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu
Le Cordeur, a former teacher, decided to take her children out of school in 1996 – the year home-schooling was legalised.