Joekels November Newsletter

Joekels, Tea4Kidz and Renee, collaborated to bring value, fun and learning to more than 220 parents and teachers in 2018.

The emphasis was on learning through play. Every attendee received a Tea4Kidz workbook with a pack of cards and useful information. Attendees learnt how to play card games to support and encourage learning, as well as many other practical tips and tools for the classroom and home.

The feedback received was very positive and our next workshop takes place on 30 January 2019 in Bergvliet.

Read more ...

Free Training for Parents and teachers

Hello Wonderful Parents,

In my last email I told you about …my new website and online program.

There’s a background story to the new website. After many years of seeing clients and running workshops, I began to feel a calling to reach thousands more parents and teach them how to help their extraordinary children step into their greatness.

Read more ...

What's Important Now!

Brain Development of Children from 0-6 years – Facts every parent should know

This comprehensive guide to the brain development of children from 0 to 6 years is packed with insightful tips and important facts every parent should know.

While the field of neuroscience is still growing rapidly, we already have a lot of good information that can help us understand our children’s early brain development. This article provides an overview of information that parents may find useful in understanding and raising their young children.

Read more ...

Born in Africa organization

What a delight to connect with the Born in Africa organization team in Plettenberg Bay in May. 

They were enthusiastic and delighted with the ideas and set about sharing and putting the ideas into practice!

Knowledge + action = power to make a difference! 

Read more ...

The Frank’s Heaven Kylemore Crèche and the Mirja Sachs Infant Care Centre

What a joy it is to be sharing and igniting a love of learning at this centre!

The period of early childhood sees the greatest brain growth and development (up to 90%) and provides the foundation for the achievement of individual potential. With this in mind we are investing in training and supporting the Kylemore educators in the Frank’s Heaven Kylemore Crèche and the Mirja Sachs Infant Care Centre in their important task of providing age appropriate learning through play activities for the different age groups.

Read more ...

Education Expert Shares Unique Way of Teaching

By Louise Carter 

RENOWNED educational consultant Renee Lighton shared some of her creative, playful and innovative teaching techniques using simple and everyday recyclable household materials and a sequence of play activities, at a workshop for teachers and parents at the PAHS clubhouse last week.

Lighton is the author of several books, a speaker, qualified life coach, and trained Demartini.

Read more ...

The Power of the Sharing Circle


From: Karen Adams, Montrose Pre-Primary JHB, Grade R

The Power of the Sharing Circle

It’s Tuesday morning and our Grade R’s have been prepped for an exciting production to take place today in the Main School Hall.

Read more ...

Learners for learners


 photo 2  photo 3

I would like to congratulate and share how Pinehurst Primary School learners in Pinelands are making a difference to learners who aren’t as fortunate.

Read more ...

Green Weddings


Before you can create Eco Friendly centerpieces, you have to understand the concept of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Let's take a look...

Read more ...

Mandela Day with Mhani Gingi

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “ There can be no keener revelation of a 
society’s soul than the way it treats its children. Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.”

Early Childhood Development has been globally recognised as a key factor in promoting successful, sustainable cognitive development, assisting each child to reach their highest potential.

Read more ...

Agapé Community Centres

When Agape asked me to workshop and share ideas on How to play with your child with the volunteers. I gratefully accepted as I truly consider it a privilege to be of service to these volunteers.

Agapé’s is a non-profit organization serving the entire Western Cape. Its primary aim is to train volunteers from the community to act as emergency/safe care and foster parents for children between 0 – 18 years who have been abused, abandoned and neglected. 

Read more ...

Catalyst for Change!

I attended Renee Lighton's Workshop in Johannesburg in May this year. She shared  literacy and numeracy ideas and the importance of listening and speaking and how that impacts on the quality of our thinking. She invited us to do news time in a different way.

Read more ...


Below you will find one of my favourite messages from Neale Donald Walsch and definitely a NOTE TO SELF! I often get stuck in my thoughts, only to find I have spent 30 minutes running a story and all for nothing!

Read more ...

Connecting at the Women's Innovation Trade Fair

Read Holly Stiel's inspirational blog post on her trip to South Africa. 

Thank you very much! it was an honour to connect with you. 

Read more ...


WRITE = The right way to be in ACTION of what you want to be, see and do more of.

 Write it down and you will be in action of co creating what’s  RIGHT for you in 2014

Read more ...

Magical May

The second Amy Biehl Foundation facilitators training took place on 9thMay. The facilitators were once again enthusiastic and keen to learn. It is easy to connect and share with this great team. They are determined to make a difference in the after school programmes and I look forward to our next workshop in August.

Amy Biehl 

Read more ...

SHAWCO Education

Perivoli School Trust



Thank you so much for the workshop last week; it was really inspirational, encouraging, and motivating! It's also so wonderful to know someone who has already done so much in the type of education that I'm interested in and to have a role model! 

I'll be starting at Little STAR today at Mannenberg and I'll be sure to email you or WhatsApp you with any questions or queries. Thank you so much for your kindness and for sharing your passion for education!

Yours truly, Brontte Hwang UCT Eductation SHAWCO Student 



Wordworks share one of Renee Lighton's top tips in their newsletter

Top Tip

Let's Get Ready

English, Afrikaans and Xhosa card games and handwriting
Find Out More >>

Light On Education


"Thank you for the awesome workshop! We had a recycling month of May to gather all our materials and have implemented what we learned into our centre. At our next parent workshop I will be showing our parents the dvd I bought, Thank you." - Zeidie-Lee Muller

Michelle McLean & Renee in Namibia 2013

 Renee MichellMcLeanRenee MichellMcLean

Renee has been on Cape Talk 567 and SAfm


Newsletter Signup



Renee's Services

  • Life Coaching
  • Corporate & Private
  • Education Coaching
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Mentoring
  • Staff Development
  • Consulting
  • CSR


Books & DVDs