Happy Holiday time for Sophakama Learners!


Sophakama Primary School YEBO volunteers held a week’s holiday club for their YEBO learners in July. Monday was Art Day. Learners engaged in painting activities; cutting, glueing and sticking; printing; collages; drawing and clay making. Tuesday was Sports Day. Learners participated in soccer, netball, skipping, weight training, zumba and an obstacle course. Wednesday was a day […]

Tabletalk Features Sophakama’s shining stars!


The recent graduates of our second English Literacy Programme Certificate Ceremony were celebrated in the 14 June 2017 edition of the Tabletalk community newspaper. Supporting them, in true festive fashion, was the school choir, who sang for their fellow learners with passion and enthusiasm. Summer Jacobs, from Tabletalk, attended the event and took the opportunity […]

Self and Team Development SMT feedback sessions completed!


The Self and Team Development programme continues to gain momentum. Bryan Opert, the Quantum Growth consultant, completed his last 2 feedback sessions with the School Management Team (SMT) members on 13 June 2017. The 1 hour individual sessions were based on questionnaires completed by each team member (8 SMT members in total).  Bryan used the […]

First YEBO Social Innovation Challenge presentation done and dusted


On Friday 9 June, our Sophakama YEBO volunteers partnered with the YEBO volunteers from Oval North High School in Mitchells Plain, to present the first of their three innovation challenges for the year. The event was held at Buchanan Square in Woodstock. Ten YEBO teams presented for 8 minutes each and competed on the theme: […]

Certificate Ceremony 2017 for English literacy programme


The SECOND Certificate Ceremony for the English Literacy Programme took place at Sophakama Primary School on Thursday, 8 June 2017. We cannot believe how this programme has grown! From its humble beginnings of 9 volunteers sitting on children’s plastic chairs, in an outside area of the school building, reading a few books to 18 learners, […]

YEBO learners paint for the Honey bee


Our Grade 4 Learners on the YEBO programme painted pictures of honey bees for a competition held by the Yamada Bee Company in Okayama, Japan. Biblionef South Africa introduced our team to this opportunity. The contest has been held since 2013, for the purpose of thinking about the “importance of natural environments”, the “importance of helping […]

Rogz Academy Books And Beyond Tv Debut!

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Huge excitement abounded at Sophakama Primary School on Tuesday when SABC 3’s breakfast TV show, Expresso, visited the school this week. We were given the opportunity to showcase our morning English Literacy Programme and volunteers and learners were filmed during our reading session. The Expresso team filmed one of the learners, Lutha Mabongo, in her […]