student & Parent talk........

We’re not trying to sell you our product; instead, here are a few students, parents & tutors who will do the hard work.

What a privilege to do this excellent program through Active Institute....5 stars from us!! We have been homeschooling for 6 years, we did ACE and Sonlight in the past and we started SwitchedOn this year. We are so impressed with the quality of this curriculum as well as the kind support from the staff of the Institute. They are always friendly, available, accessible and professional. It gives us such peace of mind to have this support structure. We are honestly so grateful that this is available in SA as a faith-based curriculum that also provides a matric pathway to university acceptance. Thank you so much. This is an excellent product.
Hanlie
parent
SwitchedOn has been the answer to our prayers in terms of having a complete curriculum on a Biblical foundation and that provides our children with a quality internationally recognized high school certification. The support and guidance given to the students by the Active staff and tutors in terms of academics as well as motivation and a positive self image is of a standard rarely seen in our schools today. We are so grateful to the Lord for providing us with SwitchedOn and the Active personnel as we continue to mentor our children to embrace all that God intended for their lives.
yolande
parent
I am so thankful for making the best decision at the beginning of 2019 to enroll my 3 children to do SwitchedOn. We are so impressed and blessed, we wish we started earlier already. We love the comprehensive Curriculum and the fact that it is Bible based! It creates a wonderful foundation for every child to build on. The children enjoy the Bible based coursework and material extensively! I never felt alone or overwhelmed, as they have the most wonderful team of precious people who helps and supports you in every way. The online teachers are very competent and friendly and the children love them dearly! SwitchedOn definitely offers an extraordinary Curriculum, combined with the most wonderful, supporting team and group of teachers, ensuring a life changing experience for all involved! I would recommend SwitchedOn to any family! Don't postpone making this decision. You and your family will never be disappointed, as it will meet all your expectations and much more! Thank you very much SwitchedOn Team, you are amazing! Blessings!
Lizelle
tutor
We started this year with great uncertainty... Did we make the right decision to homeschool? During the year however, it became clear that it was the best decision ever. My son did so well and quickly adapted to the English. He is a different child than before - happy, content and with self confidence. A big thank you to all the staff and teachers who made this possible.
Marlien
parent
I as a parent found SOE very good. I would recommend it to anyone interesting in homeschooling....it keeps us on our toes with goals being set automatically and the feedback of teachers when getting stuck so now and then makes the distance learning a greater pleasure.... Thanks for the introduction to it, God Bless.
liezel
parent
It took us a while to get use to the online package as I missed the first term's meeting, which must have covered this for new parents. Once I found my way around it became very easy to see what the kids have been up to and their personal progress and where they were struggling and I was able to assist them. The teacher has been very helpful and patient with us and such a great support. We are all now into a good routine and looking forward to a better start to Term 1 in the new year. Many thanks for all your hard work and patient assistance.
jane
parent
I have never appreciated homeschooling so much as this year.
Lynn
parent
It's been an exciting journey I must say with online schooling. I have also learnt alot.
Foluke
parent
We are loving the online system as it suits Joel as he enjoys working independently. 
Tammy
parent
Active Online has been the best choice for Bernard. For the first time he is really happy to do his schoolwork and he is learning so many more new things.
Liezel
parent
I really want to just testify to the goodness of God and thank the staff at Active Online Education. Sarah’s experience with learning has not always been a very positive experience, but since she joined the online school in August 2019, I have seen her grow from strength to strength. Her eyes were barely open this morning and she was already reading, something that I for a season prayed for daily as she would dislike having to read even a page. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing her grow even more in knowledge and character.
Parent
parent
Thank you so much for the effort and encouragement to the children. Learning a lot .Much appreciated.
Celeste
parent
My daughter started SwitchedOn in the last term. She absolutely loves the program. It's so user friendly and so many hands on deck when I am unable to help her. It's just a click away and an online tutor is there to assist. We love the program.
Jessica
parent
I really like SwitchedOn. That is why my son will also start next year. My daughter says that it is better than the previous Curriculum and she is very happy.
lurika
parent
It was a great challenge for us to adapt when we started, especially the Math and English.
natasha
parent
The website is very user friendly and I enjoy the layout. 2020 was a very educational year and I'm happy to say I will be taking the things I've learned out into the world with me.
Leané
Grade 12
I loved the online schooling so far and had lots of fun learning new stuff.
Alexander
grade 3
SwitchedOn means a lot to me, as it all the information for my Grade at my fingertips, anytime and anywhere I am. I like this way of learning.
Buhle
Grade 4
Online home schooling has been great I've  enjoyed all the help and communication. 
Ethan
grade 5
My experience this past year with the SwitchedON website made me wake up every morning excited to do my work on stress free platform.
Megan
grade 10
I had fun in this years' school.
JP
Grade 4
My experience was fun. I was taught in a fun, understanding way not like other schools.
Lea
grade 10
Active online has given me the opportunity to help understand my school work and it has given me hope for the future to actually be able to finish school.
Evan
grade
I love my school. Active SwitchedOn is the best. It is fun and I can plan my days.
Ivan
Grade 4
My experience with online schooling is actually better than live schooling, because we work at our own pace.
Omphemetse
grade 9
My experience on online school was really exiting and something new.
Jané
grade 10
This was an amazing year and there was no homework!
Elzahn
Grade 3
I learn to plan and take the first step.
DG
grade 8
With normal school there is  more pressure with schoolwork, with home schooling there are less pressure with schoolwork.
Mia
grade 11
My experience with online schooling in 2020 has been that I am very grateful that I could finish my Matric without the stress that my friends in the government schools had to deal with.
Answa
Grade 12
My experience in 2020 was that I could carry on with my work and I enjoyed it.
Dirkie
grade 9
Working online was easy as I could carry on with my work as normal, holidays included. I really like my teachers. They helped a lot with feedback and explaining the work so clearly. I have learned it is ok if I am a bit behind and not to be so hard on myself. I did my planning, which I did not do last year and that made my school year easier.
Nika
grade 11
This year is my first year in SwitchedOn. And this year I learnt to make sure I understand my work and my typing skills have really improved.
Arlo
Grade 6
My experience of online homeschooling is very good, my teacher always tells me to do my very best and to finish my goals.
Jesse
grade 6
My school work was interesting this year.
Estelle
grade 3
Hi ma'am. Online schooling in 2020 was very interesting for me because I was able to focus much more on my work because of lock down. This helped me get my grades up and achieve many of my goals.
Karmi
Grade 10
Moving to SwitchedOn is not a scary thing. With all the help from the tutors at Active it is a good experience, and I am really happy!
Janelle
grade 5
My  experience this year with online school is good I have just started online schooling and it has been good.
Josh
grade 7
I've been enjoying working online with Switched on home school, at first I wasn't sure what to do or where to go but by the first day I started I managed to find my way around here such as logging in, via teams, and assignments way faster than I could've ever imagined. At first I was quiet nervous but now I couldn't have been happier, I'm loving and enjoying every minute of every day I spend doing my work
Saskia
Grade 7
I really enjoy doing this online schooling because your times are flexible and the teachers are always there for you. I've learnt to only try my best.
Cara
grade 9
I really enjoyed doing online schooling this year for the first time. It was very convenient! It was something new and it was very nice! Love SwitchedOn Education!
Abigail
grade 7
I've been enjoying working online with Switched on home school, at first I wasn't sure what to do or where to go but by the first day I started I managed to find my way around here such as logging in, via teams, and assignments way faster than I could've ever imagined. At first I was quiet nervous but now I couldn't have been happier, I'm loving and enjoying every minute of every day I spend doing my work
Saskia
Grade 7
My experience with the Active Home Education Institute is great. The tutors are very friendly, kind, and welcoming. The tutors know how to explain in a way that i can understand. I am also grateful that there are conference calls so that we can talk to each other.
Abraham
grade 10
The explanations online is much easier than at school.
Liandra
grade 5
I LOVE ONLINE SCHOOLING! It is just so much fun to be at home all the time and getting to finish early some days. We don't have to ask to go to the bathroom or go to eat lunch we just go do it and start working again. I get to see my mom and dad every day. It is also pretty cool because my moms work is next door so I can just go see her whenever I like.
Milan
Grade 5
Online schooling in 2020 has been going very well. active is always up to date and never an error or glitch in the website. 
Camryn
grade 10
I really enjoyed this year with SwitchedOn Education. I learned a lot and it was so much fun to meet my fellow graders and teachers.
Mishe
grade 7
2020 online school was actually quite an adjustment, but I learned a lot of new things in my subjects.
Mia
Grade 11
My experience with online schooling for 2020 has been great.
Bernard
grade 4
I really enjoy the fact that I can sit and work in my own room where it is quiet. When I was in public school I found it difficult to concentrate with all the noise in the classroom. This year I have learned a lot of new things that I never would have learned at my old school.
Emily
grade 9
I was very grateful that I was doing school online with lockdown because I didn't miss out on anything I just kept on going which resulted with my being ahead instead of behind. .
Jenna
Grade 7
2020 was a hassle, but with online schooling, it was easy for me to continue with my schoolwork without any problems or interruptions.
Nikita
grade 12
I had the best year with online schooling. The teachers are absolutely amazing and I enjoyed every single moment❤️
Kaylynn
grade 11
Homeschooling has it's challenges for me but has also allowed me to try new things and to learn and grow. I have a flexible schedule with homeschooling and I quite enjoy that. .
Chloë
Grade 10
I love online schooling!! I have learned so so much this year. I finely know what I want to become. I have learned about Mind-Mapping and learned to plan my work. ​I have also learned that this school has the best teachers ever!! And I have learned lots more.
Janél
grade 7
I think it was a real privilege to be schooling online this year, because lockdown was not as big an adjustment for me as it was for other children in "regular" school. I really enjoyed the online schooling - - the teachers are immensely helpful, the platform is quickly accessible and easy to work on, and I look forward to working with Active Online Institute again next year! Thank you so much.
Magdalena
grade 9
My experience was great while attending this school with many opportunities and new things to learn. .
Enoch
Grade 9
My experience in online schooling has been a different experience, but the best.
Esther
grade 9
I have learnt to persevere and never give up! Don't be scared to ask questions, we are all still learning.
Jasmin
grade 9
So you can tell I am truly excited. At the beginning I kinda found it a little difficult, and by difficult I mean, I had no idea which button to start with. I called my brother every five minutes, but as it's coming near to the end of the year I wouldn't change anything. The games are truly amazing. I DEFINITELY CAN'T WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR.
Michaela
Grade 5
My year with Switched On was AWESOME! I enjoyed meeting my new teachers, and to have Skype meetings, and meet other children that do SwitchedOn. I also learned a lot of coping on my own, without a teacher right next to me. Thank you all the teachers for helping me this 3 quarters. Thank you all...
mishe
grade 6
I learned so much this year on SwitchedOn, and it has been a challenge adapting to the new curriculum but overall it was a good year. I must say that I think next year will be better because I now know how the curriculum works and then I can plan better for the year ahead. Thanks for all your help throughout the year!
nika
grade 10
I am having so much fun, because SwitchedOn is exciting. Thank you for helping me with SwitchedOn at such a young age. Thank you 😊
Janelle
Grade 4
I really like and enjoy the program. The teachers are nice and helpful . I also enjoy that all the subjects are linked to the Bible.
tanri
Grade 8
I learned a lot this year and learned not to underestimate homeschooling.
connor
grade 9
I learned that God wants us to be His co-workers. I liked working mainly on the computer and that I could do work even when I went with my mom to look after my sick grandmother. Thank you for helping me and encouraging me.
Jean-Pierre
Grade 5
It has been an amazing experience, I might not have been on SwitchedOn Education, but I can say I have had fun and working at my own pace at my own time where I want is also fun. I am pushing to work hard and get as far as I possibly can. Thanks for having me as part of your team. 🙂
Leanelle
Grade 10
SwitchedOn was a challenge at first but that is just me getting used to the way things are done. It is really nice and I love SwitchedOn. It gives you the opportunity to go over seas and study there or if you can't afford transport SwitchedOn is really nice.
hayden
Grade 9
I started Switched only a month ago. I love the way that it is composed. It helps me to track my work as well as when I need to do it.
Driaan
grade 10
I'm really enjoying the curriculum and the support.
kasidy
grade 7
The year for me was a little bit crazy, trying to learn the system; but once I got the hang of it then it was easy peasy lemon squeezy!
bianca
grade 8
I have enjoyed this year on SwitchedOn very much.
animice
grade 9
I loved everything about SwitchedOn.
rohan
grade 6
SwitchedOn for me was very fun, and different to get used to but I still enjoy it very much 🙂
amande-leigh
grade 10
I have enjoyed the past few weeks so much. I am so happy to be enrolled with SwitchedOn.
keara
grade 9
I learnt a lot and its cool.
cara
grade 8
I have really enjoyed working on SwitchedOn. Homeschooling is way less stressful than going to school.
michael
grade 8
This year was hectic, but I feel as though I accomplished a lot in such minimal time. The holidays should be rejuvenating enough in order to dive straight in to schoolwork at the beginning of 2020.
wynona
grade 11
This year has been very busy. There has been a lot of work to be done, but I enjoyed it very much! 🙂
Ashleigh
grade 11
I've really enjoyed SwitchedOn so far!
angelica
grade 8
I have thoroughly enjoyed moving over to SwitchedOn. The format is so much better than what I was busy with before. I am enjoying my work and don't feel so stressed when I am behind on work and need to catch up. The information is easy to grasp. I like how flexible everything is. It's nice being able to see your marks and how far you have gotten in your work. I am glad that my parents moved me over.
Ethan
grade 10
I find the SwitchedOn program interesting but stressful. The work is harder than normal school but I really enjoy home-school. I enjoyed the new environment and met new friends and believe next year it will go better with the curriculum.
Kay-Lee
grade 8
This is my first year doing Switched On and I honestly enjoyed it so much. For the first time I felt like I actually learned something without the pressure of regular school. Thanks for all the support.
Leané
grade 11
My experience was much fun since the work was interesting and it saved me a lot of time. It was also nice to be able to do a big amount of work in only a matter of a few hours a day.
Grant
grade 8
I enjoy SwitchedOn very much. The subjects are interesting and challenging.
Ruben
grade 8
Thank you Aunty Ronel. What I liked about the year was to meet more friends and also learn more about God. There was another thing that I loved to learn, oh yes, I liked to learn more about the adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns etc. Thank you for everything. There is just one subject that I have: mathematics. I really hate mathematics because I am so far behind with the work. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
Tristan
grade 8
I really really enjoyed it. It is the best schooling experience I ever had.
Tristan
grade 8
I love Switched On, not only has it allowed me to catch up in my subjects at my own pace, but I also love the way it explains the work, through videos and examples.
Liam
grade 9
I have had a great year with SwitchedOn, sure I was a little behind, but it was really great. My teacher helped me a lot with my work and the group calls helped with my work a lot like setting goals, making timetables etc. I am really grateful and hope to keep doing it.
Tharyn
grade 10
It has been a good year. The work has been a bit tough though but I know that I will do my best next year to stay on track and finish positively.
Dana
grade 9
I have struggled with anxiety for a long time, especially when it comes to school work and my future. I found that Switched On is the first curriculum that I feel I am moving forward (even though it's at a slower pace than I should be), and not been overwhelmed with anxiety.
paige
grade 10
I loved it, the work is much easier to understand, because I have my own time to read through the work until I get it. When I get stuck, I just send a message or a skype and then boom... thanks to my tutors I'm not stuck anymore. The electives to choose from is a lot better than the ones in normal schools, it will help me much more when I graduate. Some of the work is a lot, especially the projects, but it is worth it. The year was amazing. And this is the first time ever that I have enjoyed school so much.
nikita
grade 11
This year was difficult but in a good way. This year pushed me further than I have ever been before, which gave me a new found determination not just for school, but for life's problems as well.
Matthew
grade 9
This has been a very interesting roller coaster year for me with switched on because everyday would be different and I would be learning new things all the time. One thing for sure that I like about it is that I can monitor myself with the courses tab. I can see if I am behind and have a little bit of catching up to do or if I am on track and can relax through my work for that day.
Jenna
grade 7
I found my first year on SwitchedOn really challenging but quite enjoyable. I really felt inspired and excited to work. Thank you so much for this wonderful year on SwitchedOn. 🙂
Sarah-Jo
grade 9
I have enjoyed this curriculum compared to other ones and I did struggle a little bit but now I am trying to persevere with all my subjects and finish before the end of this year.
david
grade 6
SwitchedOn has definitely been a roller coaster for me this year. I discovered that I was still doing grade 9 work even though I am 19. At first it was a lot for me to take in, but I realized that I am able to work at my own pace so I can decide whether or not if I want to finish sooner or later. I love how the teachers are always there for you when you need help, and how they are always so understanding. It's a great school and I'm really glad to be part of it.
Lindsay
grade 10/11
Well this year's experience was challenging and exciting at the same time. I learned a lot of different things I have never known and overall I had fun.
charmion
grade 7
My feedback for my experience for SwitchedOn is 10/10. It's been tough but I've been getting through it with their help. They give each student personal help and attention. Thank you to all the teachers' hard work, helpfulness and information that you have given me and can't wait to start off fresh in 2020!
tristan
grade 9
It was a lovely experience and this is by far the best curriculum that I have been on my whole life.You can see where you are and where you are going.
stian
grade 8
The year was difficult and challenging. Maths and Language are difficult but I am getting there.
Angela
grade 8
My experience on SwitchedOn was fun and delightful. I had fun learning new subjects and finding out what I like the most about school.
bethany
grade 6
My experience this year with SwitchedOn has been wonderful! I learned so many new things and all the things I have learned I learn and help other people with. I have become more closer to God because I have a Bible subject now. I really love all the teachers from SwitchedOn. They are absolutely amazing, friendly, generous, faithful, and patient. I really love the education that I am doing and I will surely continue with SwitchedOn!
megan
grade 7
My experience this year with SwitchedOn has been absolutely wonderful. Although I started in the middle of this year, I enjoyed it so much. I learned a lot of new things that I never knew before and it has taught me so much. The teachers here are very kind and generous, and they help you a lot of the times with your work. I really enjoy SwitchedOn so much and I will surely continue with it.
jade
grade 7
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