Favorite Community Lecture

Tue OCT 31: Tax Talk – Permissible Deductions for the Special Needs Learner

Community Lecture – OPEN to ALL

Presenter: Bendels Consulting – Tax and Disability Specialist, Director, Richard Rogers
Venue: Christ the King Catholic Church, Woodside Drive, Pinelands
Time: 19h00

The presentation will address issues such as:

  • What is meant by the term “disability” in the context of tax law
  • The available tax relief
  • Who is entitled to the applicable tax relief
  • How one goes about proving that the qualifying criteria are met
  • The mechanics of the tax relief
  • Qualifying expenditure items
  • Recent changes in the applicable tax law

Please register with Colleen: colleen@mindstretch.co.za (the lecture is free of charge).


Mindstretch Newsletter 12

Our ‘celebratory’ Mindstretch Newsletter 12 is now available. My thanks to all who have supported me and Mindstretch since we began our work in the early 2000s, and also to those involved in and/or supporting Mindstretch Preschool, now in its fourth year.

With gratitude, Jennifer


Marble Painting

Since returning to school for Term 3 earlier this week, we’ve done all sorts of wonderful things, including marble painting. This simple exercise is good for hand-eye coordination, and it lets us create some interesting paintings.


Mindstretch Newsletter 11

Please click here to download our Mindstretch Newsletter 11. It features an essay by the grandmother of our website ‘poster boy,’ Oame. One of the founding pupils from January 2014, Oame is now in Grade 2, and he is flourishing. Thanks too to Philna Badenhorst for her article on music therapy. 


Happy Holidays

Mindstretch wishes all our scholars, families and friends a happy Easter break – and chocolate.


Mindstretch Newsletter 10

Mindstretch Newsletter 10 is available. Download it here, or sign up to have future quarterly issues emailed to you. Issue 10’s central article considers the importance of brain interhemispheric integration, if our children are to achieve their best. Thanks also go to Katie Hamilton for her update on autism research at UCT.


Summertime Swimming

IMG_5206Mindstretch swimming lessons are ongoing on an extramural basis. We focus on the fundamentals, including pool entry and exit, floating, back and front swimming, and stroke improvement. We invite both Mindstretch learners and any other interested children to apply. We make learning to swim fun.


Mindstretch Newsletter 9

rscn4008Issue 9 of the Mindstretch Newsletter is available. Please download it here; or sign up to have future issues emailed directly to you, as they come available. Thank you to Jacqui Couper for her article on early intervention. And, thank you to everyone who has helped Mindstretch to serve our young learners and wider community in 2016!