BrainBoosters is boosting brains!


The BrainBoosters programme has begun in earnest at Sophakama Primary School on Monday, 8 May with the two Grade 1 pilot classes. Ms Nomthandazo Lumka will be responsible for the Literacy component and Ms Xolisa Magobiane will manage the Numeracy component. The team will be headed by the Deputy Principal, Mary Nell. Eddie Phillips, previously […]

Self and team development continues!


The second workshop and information session for the Teacher Self and Team Development Programme was facilitated by Bryan Opert (Quantum Learning) on Thursday, 4 May at the Rogz offices in Montague Gardens. This session was attended by the five Heads of Department (HOD’s) from Sophakama Primary School. During the session Bryan again provided the background […]

Afternoon art classes in full swing at Sophakama


After a pilot art programme last year, Sophakama’s art classes for Grades 1–4 are now an ongoing programme at the school. The classes run from Mondays to Thursdays in the afternoons. Two young women from the Dunoon community, Zintle and Mamele, are trained on Friday mornings by the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI). They […]

Teachers learning the ropes for Brainboosters!

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Recently, the Foundation Phase teachers were given an introduction to the BrainBoosters programme, the catch-up Maths and Literacy programme that Sophakama will use to ensure that all Grade 1 learners are up-to-speed on basic concepts. The idea is that this way, everyone starts at the same level, as many of the Grade 1 learners have […]

A busy Easter bunny at Sophakama this week


Elkanah House, one of our most passionate partners, organised an Easter egg collection among their learners, as a donation to the learners at Sophakama. Amazingly, they collected over 2 000 chocolate marshmallow eggs! The eggs were distributed to the learners and teachers at Sophakama and, of course, there’s no need to mention how many excited smiles […]

Social innovation challenge 2017 launched for YeBo volunteers


The Social Innovation Challenge of the Year Beyond Programme combines the theoretical learning and the practical experience of our young YeBo volunteers. Over the course of the year, they are guided through an intense design process, and challenged to develop innovative solutions to real problems faced by schools in the Western Cape. Through this process, […]