South African Education

Footprints Curriculum

A wonderful literature-based South African curriculum which follows a Charlotte Mason approach or unit study education.  Footprints On Our Land explores South Africa’s rich heritage, culture, history, fauna and flora and geography through the most amazing historical fiction stories as well as some excellent non-fiction books.  The package includes a very flexible program outline as well as a comprehensive Language Arts which cover all the books as well as a lapbook collection for most of the themes.  It is well-suited for primary/ middle school children, ages 7-12-years.

Footprints on the Garden RouteOur Footprints map (which comes with the package) shows all the places we visited, photos of people we met, and also features the picture discs (also supplied) of all the Footprints books we read, placed in their geographical locations.  I wrote summaries of each child “Best of Footprints” experience on the top of the map which are wonderful reminders of our amazing experience.

Footprints map

Footprints Into The 21st Century

A wonderful literature-based South African high school curriculum featuring an exceptional collection of living books for 12-16-year-old students.  It spans South African History from the South African War, World War 1 to the first democratic elections of 1994 and the emergence of a new democratic South Africa.

  • Read my review of Footprints into the 21st Century here.

A rich collection of South African Literature

South African Subjects & Downloads

Alfabet Pret!Afrikanse Fonetiese AlfabetkaarteAlfabet Pret! cover

Looking for a fun way to teach your child their Afrikaans phonetic alphabet? I have created phonic alphabet cards with the correct Afrikaans phonetic picture clues designed inside each letter shape which help your child recognize the phonetic sound of each letter and this helps him/her to learn to read easily.  Included in the download are fun activities and games that your child can use to learn to recognize and practice their letter sounds and use to start to build words. Click the title above to view the details included in this download. To purchase this quality phonics download, please place an order on my Packages page.

South African Artists South African Artists

This booklet covers 18 notable South African artists from the 19th Century to modern contemporary artists for Art History & Art Appreciation studies.  This artist study is designed for middle and high school students for Art History & Art Appreciation.   South African Famous Artists will work perfectly together with the Little FootprintsFootprints on our Land and Footprints into the 21st Century curriculums. Pop over to my Packages page to purchase this booklet.

South African Maths

We are South Africans and used Singapore Maths for junior and middle school Maths.  Because Singapore Maths books use American money, I created South African Coin and Note Worksheets for our junior/ middle schooler to supplement our money studies.

  • South African Coins and Notes ~ South African money  Included in this 13-page download is a coin and note chart which could be enlarged and laminated or duplicated, cut out and used for practice and “shop” play.  This download has addition, matching coins to amounts, working with Rand coins, shopping with coins, comparing more or less, changing money, subtracting to work out change.

  • Free download ~ South African Money Chart
  • Making ‘cents’ out of Money – Add and subtract cents to calculate change. (Read the original post)
  • Free 4-page download ~ SA Money Changing Rands

24 thoughts on “South African Education

  1. Nadene, thanks so much for your help with the downloads. These money worksheets are awesome! Saving me loads of time in making them myself. Thanks for making them available for free.


  2. Hi, nice website. Where can I find the 13 page download about SA money that you are talking about? Or is it only the 4 page one that is available now? Thanks!


    • @Andrea, thanks for the ‘heads up” on the missing link, which was ‘hidden’ in the title. All the downloads are clearly marked and working now! Blessings!


  3. I am so glad I found this as I am a Jesus-child too. I am 68 years of age and need to learn to help my church organisation with money-handling for our old age home. I don’t have any knowledge and am totally reliant of the Holy Spirit. God bless you. Anne


  4. Hi Nadene
    We’ve chosen to commemorate the passing of Nelson Mandela by making a lapbook on South Africa. We currently live in Singapore, and it is very encouraging to see what you are doing in your Homeschool. I’ve also decided to use Singapore Maths, and love the Charlotte Mason approach. Your site was recommended to me by a mutual friend in Middelburg, but I realised that I’d already saved it on my favourites! Thank you for sharing everything – as I said, it is very encouraging!


  5. Hi Nadene
    I have been scouring internet for our shopping theme when I came across your site. It is awesome thank you so much. I am however having problems with the download to Only shows me the 4 pages of adding and subtracting.
    pls help? Once again Thank you so much.


  6. What a wonderful blog! Your worksheets are so useful for teaching my Grade 1s! I’m a first-year teacher, so it’s great finding such a valuable resource. Thank you so much for sharing them! 🙂



  7. i love the worksheets :). I’m in my final year and I have to introduce money next week to my grade 2’s. these will help me alot. thank you Nadene 🙂


  8. Hello there…
    I’m a pre-primary school teacher and was so excited to find your simple graphics on SA coins for my shopping activity this week. I have searched several sites but have found no colouring in style pages of our SA notes. In the past I have simply made photocopies of the SA notes but they come out so dark and quite frankly they are too detailed for my intended purposes. Can you please help me out with this?


    • I purchased my SA Money, with both realistic notes and coins, from Smile Educational Toys several years ago. The South African Reserve Bank does not allow us to photocopy notes, not even for educational purposes. My SA money notes are icons rather than a copy of the original. You will find these on the first page of the sa-money-new.pdf download.

      Hope this helps 🙂


  9. Hi,
    Please email us the link for ‘South African Money Worksheets’, I can not open it from your website.

    Thank you, great site!!!!!!!!!!!!
    God bless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  10. Hi, I’m loving your blog. Thank you for blessing us all with your freebies. This African money will finish off our project nicely so thank you so much,



  11. I was wondering if there is a time limit or if the link has messed up….or did I mess up! 😉 I’d love to add this download to our African continet bin.



    • Hi Honey, all my downloads are free. I’ve checked the link so you should be able to download the pdf. file. It has 13 pages, so it is rather big. Enjoy!


  12. Why South African money versus any other? Are you South African? I am and was just curious. It is always nice to come across another South African especially someone who homeschools. Thanks for the Impressionist Lap book we will start on it this week.


    • Hi Susan, we’re South Africans using Singapore Maths books and they used American coinage. I want my girls to be able to calculate with our money system. These worksheets supplement our Singapore Maths books. You’re welcome – enjoy the lapbook!


      • i didn’t know that you too are PROUDLY South African, nogals, i started using your print outs for my 7 year old boy, the cursive writing, we just love it. We moved to the States some years ago and i just wanted to blanket my children from the USA education and esp spelling…lol so i too am home schooling the Mason way, it’s more about character than earning a degree and good manners which is evident is missing.


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