Welcome to our very first newsletter blog. The sudden onset of COVID 19 in our country and changes that this brought has mean’t that we at Blue Sky News Sandton and Surrounds have had to find a new way to bring our advertisers services and products to our amazing community.

In this edition we bring you wonderful online services to aid with home schooling kids, food deliveries, distant healing therapist and a few fun things to bake and do with the kids, so pause for a while, go make yourself a cuppa and then read the rest of this blog….. (Please also remember to subscribe )

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy

The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has been developing children’s confidence for over 40 years and in over 30 countries. We’re not going to let Lockdown stop us! We are offering our full curriculum on the Facebook Group Learning Platform – easy to access videos for children aged 3-18 that can be watched in your own time during the week. Not only are these videos going to help nurture your childs confidence and communication skills but they are great fun too.
My daughter has been going to Helen O Grady for years and to her the online classes are just as fun as going to classes.

Young Engineers Johannesburg

Learn science and engineering online! Children use a problem based learning approach to learn important science and engineering concepts whilst having fun. Young Engineers develops 21st century skills in critical-thinking, problem-solving and independent learning. These important skills are important factors for early childhood development. Young engineers is a global STEM learning programme that is endorsed by the Global Education Innovation Initiative by Harvard University. If you would like to join our online programme, email or contact us on -0734031446.
My daughter started with Young Engineers Johannesburg this year and to her the online classes are just as fun as going to classes.

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Nkowa Private School Online Tutoring and assistance to Parents

Do you desperately need guidance and assistance with home educating your child? Contact me, Ponnie Moodley for individual and group online tutoring as well as family support. I draw on my 30 years of national and international experience in education, training and community development to personalise education for your child based on their individual learning styles and needs. I can tutur in CAPS, IEB and Cambridge Curricula as well as note-taking and study skills. I also help parents deconstruct the lessons schools are sending home and formulate a study plan for your children to follow. I guide them through their lessons and resources.
Contact me today on 076 744 4339. I am committed to helping families and children stay on track with their education during and beyond lockdown.
Every Thursday I am on Caxton Radio online’s Edutalk, between 1:15pm and 1:45pm – here is the link

S K Swim School

Why SK’s Swim School (SKSS)?
The Head Coach, Shaun (SK) Campbell (BA Human Movement Science) is past Gauteng and National Water Polo Player – Past Gauteng Swimmer – SKSS is Registered as a “Place of Instruction” – State of the art fogging machine to disinfect the pool facilities 100% against all viruses and bacteria – Indoor Heated 25m X 10m (5 Lanes) from 1.2m to 2.1m depth.
SKSS philosophy is founded on practice makes perfect in a disciplined yet enjoyable environment. To this end we use the latest technology & training methods available.
Welcome all ages from infants to training athletes.

Black Forest Bakery – now delivering

We are a continental artisan bakery, specialising in rye and speciality wheat free breads. Black Forest Bakery has been owned by the same family for 44 years and we pride ourselves on being old fashioned scratch bakers i.e. do not use any pre-mixes or preservatives. Every bread is shaped by hand. We also offer sweet treats and cakes baked for any occasion.

Chaos Colours – colour powder to brighten up any occasion

“Imported colour run / Holi powder that smells like old incense? Stains skin, hair and clothes? A chore to clean up? Possibly contains hazardous chemicals? 

Not our products. All our products are manufactured in South Africa, using European food grade pigments and biodegradable raw materials. We can even manufacture to your colour specifications and supply Quantities as low as 450gr and as large as 500kg.
We are even able to deliver countrywide and even to neighbouring countries.

Give us a call, we make Chaos fun.”

Earth Tones Youniverse Mobile Therapy

I am an energetic transformation therapist and I work on the body, mind and spirit to bring about a brand new way of feeling, thinking and being. I am offering distant healing. For more information, contact Faieza on 082 532 3464

Lifestudio Arts Therapy Lifecoach

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie in a skillet

My family tried this Giant Chocolate Chip cookie for our movie night last Saturday, it is so easy and such a hit – best idea ever for movie night

Fun art activity with kids of any age

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