If you haven’t discovered it yet, Jozikids.co.za is the most up to date and detailed resource for parents in the Gauteng region to find what you need including events, activities, venues, parties and lessons. You’ll also find us on your cell phone, twitter and Facebook.Many private schools are on holiday now and we reckon you need help. Here are some ideas.


The Purr Factory , SA State Theatre, Aug 14-Sep 2.  The Purr Factory, created by Corinee Farber, is an upbeat, toe-tapping rock musical aimed at children of all ages. The Purr Factory is where all the purrs for the kittens graduating from Suzie Swishtail‚s Academy for Kittens get produced. But disastrously, the purrs go missing just before graduation day. The kittens are distraught when they find out about it, as are Suzie Swishtail, Big Bottomed Bertha (the Academy chef) and all the teachers at The Academy. Vincent B Mouseander, the CEO of The Purr Factory is also beside himself with worry but he decides to hire Norris Norton Nackered, the greatest cat detective in the world.

Holiday Activities

Juniper Sandton, Aug 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, Sep 3-7.  Exciting Holiday Care Program. Our daily program focuses on team work based activities with old school style play such as gymkhana sport, craft and themed activities. Aug 13-Sep 7 

International Tennis Academy, holiday clinics, Craighall Park, Aug 13-Oct 5
Mini tennis: 8-9.30am., 3-6yrs
Half-day Clinic: 9.30am-1.30pm , 6-16yrs

Pirates Junior Cricket Clinic, Greenside, Aug 13-16, 27-30. For 7-18yr olds, 9-12pm.  Pirates Junior cricket is running a cricket clinic for young enthusiastic Cricketers.  The clinic aims to be fun,entertaining and highly beneficial with the following focus:

Batting, Bowling, Fielding, Video Analysis, Speed, Agility, Coordination and Balance Training, Specialised coaching from a Level 4 cricket coach and Sport Scientist.

Parenting and children’s workshops

Kidsdecor Workshop – Fourways Design Quarters Aug 24-25. Join us and learn how to decorate your kids’ rooms and nurseries. Sam Scaroborough, author of 3 decor books, her latest Baby Rooms & nurseries, talks to moms and decorators about how to get creative with their kids rooms

Worry Workshop, Wegger Warriors, Orange Grove, Aug 22, 8-12yrs. 3:30-5pm, R375 can be claimed back from medical aid. The Wegger Warriors Workshop will be a fun and creative session where kids will learn to identify worry, stress and anxiety and develop coping skills for dealing with worry. Kids will receive a workbook to take home and continue working on the skills that they learned with their parent or caregiver. Cost includes all materials, drinks, snacks and a workbook

Johnsons Baby Sense Seminars – Aug 25, Sep 15
Pregnancy, birth and newborn- all day from 8am-5pm – Workshops throughout the day focusing on issues such as feeding, sleeping, birthing options, massageAugust seminar is in Pretoria. September in Sandton.



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