adventure we have had, and continue to have!
We relocated to
Dalton in March 2008 and found that the school
that my children were attending did not offer
Knowledge Network as a computer program, the
computer program on offer was not of the same
standard as we had become accustomed to. With
the help of Deidre Hulett from Seaforth College
in Ballito I was put in touch with Jil Hrdliczka
of Knowledge Network in Johannesburg.
A few weeks
later, I found myself on an airplane to
Johannesburg to attend a 3-day training session.
Since having been married this was the first
time on a plane by myself, previously I had
often taken my husband to the airport as he
traveled for business purposes – now it was me!
I found myself being challenged beyond my
comfort zone and so it has been for me since my
association with Knowledge Network.
We quickly had
to put a routine in place – Friday afternoons
might not sound ideal but it is the only day
that there is no sport and no homework and so it
became our Knowledge Network computer session.
As we are not restricted by a school timetable,
we timed our sessions. My daughter was first
this week and then my son would be first next
week – as both the children are on different
levels their lessons would have to be one after
ground rules were put in place – "I am Mrs
Hulett from Seaforth College and not your mom!"
When the children asked questions I know Mrs
Hulett would not answer – I would say “what
would Mrs Hulett say to you?”
became key as some of the sessions held new
concepts that I had not yet heard of. The
Knowledge Network e-learning extension program
is an absolute bonus and the children have
learnt so much from these – our Internet
connection is not very fast however and so we
have not been able to have the full potential of
these lessons realised.
sessions have been eye opening to me and very
exciting. The children are excited and
challenged during every session. My daughter
completed her multimedia presentation on space
and then proceeded to do her exam. My son’s
level did not yet require a multimedia
presentation or exam but the foundation has been
laid in his sessions and he is confident in the
Microsoft programs. KN6-9 is a highlight and a
fun learning session for both my daughter and my
son, as well as myself.
I would like
to thank Knowledge Network for offering us the
opportunity to continue with this excellent
program as a home based study group. I can
confidently say my children have learnt very
valuable techniques that will help them in their
“This is the way of the most wise and useful
the more they know, the more they long to know.”