As a parent in Namibia, you have the freedom to choose a homeschool solution for your children, on condition that you apply to the Minister of Education within 10 days of the school year starting.
Your application may be approved by the Minister if:
Children must begin their education starting the first school day of the year in which a child turns 6 years old until the last school day of the year in which he or she attains the age of 18 years (or until other factors such as completion of secondary education, completion of a specialized education program, or other exemptions are met). (The Basic Education Act 3 of 2020)
Give the school your children are currently attending notice that you will be withdrawing them. Ensure that you receive a formal report card of the completed grade from the school. This will facilitate the transition to a homeschooling curriculum.
Prepare for homeschooling by creating the appropriate learning environment for your child and gather the necessary materials such as textbooks. Remember to refer to your selected curriculum’s recommended textbook list and school’s textbook suppliers lists.
Finally, ensure that you set up a structure or routine that works for you and your child before you start. It doesn’t have to conform to the standard school day which you are used to, but it should offer a suitable framework within which your child can flourish as they work through their curriculum.
You’re not obligated to register with the Minister of Education, but it is advisable for you to register with the Homeschool Association of Namibia, the governing body for all homeschoolers (both centres and students).
It is important to note if you register on the Ministry of Education’s website you register as a private school and not a homeschooler. That means that if the government enforces a specific curriculum, by law you will be required to follow that curriculum.
Namibia does not yet have specific curriculum requirements set out, but students who attend a public school will receive the Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate Ordinary (NSSCO) level at the end of Grade 11.
After completing the (NSSCO) level at the end of Grade 11, learners have various options: they may choose to continue with either vocational education and training or with distance learning or seek employment.
The most popular homeschooling curriculums parents can choose from in Namibia are:
The cost of homeschooling will depend on the curriculum, platform, student level and the subjects you select. CambriLearn offers the British and CAPS curriculums with various pricing options that help parents and students meet their unique needs.
This pricing option provides personalised learning for students who require less teacher intervention than our Premium package.
This pricing option provides students with access to the full bouquet of learning features offered by CambriLearn.
*The fees are only for demonstrative purposes and will vary depending on the subject choice. CambriLearn's British Curriculum also offers parents the option to combine different package options per level. For example, if there is a particular subject that you need extra support with, then you can take that subject on Premium and your other subjects on Standard.
You can view a detailed breakdown of the differences between the CambriLearn International British Curriculum Packages here.
You can view a detailed breakdown of the differences between the CambriLearn CAPS Curriculum Packages here.