Author: Madeleine Da Silva

Is there hope for ADHD and ADD?

What is ADHD or ADD?  Is it a disease or disfunction in the brain, what exactly does it mean? Most of us think, or used to think, it is only that busy, can’t sit still, naughty children. We might think, as the child grow older the problem will disappear, but in most cases, this is not true. And how do I, as a parent, know whether my child has ADHD or is my child just undisciplined? Answer yes or no to these questions: Does your child make unnecessary mistakes? Does your child have difficulties to give attention to game...

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Career Guidance

In 2010 I started working for the University of Free State, or KOVSIES as it is also known. My job was to recruit the best students to study at Kovsies. I covered the Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and Gauteng(Pretoria) and also the North West Province. These schools rank among the best in SA . My target audience was mainly GR 12 learners and sometimes the Gr 11’s What I found regarding Career Guidance in all of these school’s were shocking. 70% Of Gr 12 learner’s were unable to say what they were going to do in a couple of...

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Soccer Training

Soccer is perhaps the most demanding of all sports. In the modern game (at any level) soccer training and conditioning is essential. Few sports are played on as large a playing field, lasting as long and without regular rest periods. Players cover 8-12km during a match, consisting of 24% walking, 36% jogging, 20% coursing, 11% sprinting, 7% moving backwards and 2% moving whilst in possession of the ball (1). Soccer players posses excellent endurance with VO2max reported to range between 55 and 70 ml/kg/min in elite performers (2,3). The game is played at an average intensity close to the...

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Matrics of 2017 – not sure what to do yet?

Bachelor of Business Administration SAQA ID 99380; NQF Level 7; 360 Credits; Accredited by the Council on Higher Education  Purpose of the Qualification: Well managed and administered organisations are vital to the economic wellbeing and growth of our country. Whereas, weak management and poor administration coupled with non-compliance with legislation could result in sustainability issues for the entities themselves and negatively affect the financial wellbeing of citizens and businesses across the country. This qualification will give graduates the specialised knowledge and skills to effectively manage and administer an organisation, in the public, private or non-profit sector. The qualification offers...

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How to prepare parents and kids for the next phase!

It is this time of year again! We can’t believe it’s almost Christmas again, for me it feels as if we celebrated it only a few months ago. Time really flies! But it is reality, 2017 is gone, I can only hope that everyone achieved their goals for this year. On the other hand, there are at this moment thousands of scared, uncertain or excited parents and children across the world!     WHY? Because their child are either going to school for the first time, or going to Gr 1, or going to Gr 4 or to High School in...

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