Books and Beyond does it again

By Yolande De Klerk | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Starting off as a group of Elkanah moms to becoming the Books and Beyond team we are very excited to share with you our recent news at Sophakama primary school Upon our recent visit at Sophamaka, we were delighted to be greeted by many smiling faces as we got to perceive the great impact and […]

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Sophakama Grade R visit to Elkanah House

By Yolande De Klerk | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

We were very thrilled to have been invited to a fun day at Elkanah, where 50 Sophakama Primary students spent the day, which started off by an English puppet show. Providing a good opportunity for the Xhosa learners to be exposed to English… The learners were very delighted and the expressions on their faces proved to have brought […]

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Official opening of Sophakama Primary school’s new school building

By Yolande De Klerk | May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wow, what a privilege to attend this special occasion! Principal, Mr. Sabelo Makubalo, teachers, learners, and parents attended the formal opening of the brand new school building in Dunoon. They were joined by dignitaries and representatives from the Western Cape Education Department. Included was Mr. Enver Surty, the Deputy Minister of Basic Education. Mr. Surty unveiled the […]

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The Library is ready for reading

By Yolande De Klerk | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A library is an invaluable resource for the learners of any school. Especially a school like Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon, which is situated 7 km from the nearest community library, quite a distance for learners to travel. While the school waited for the completion of their new school building the learners had no access […]

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Nal’ibali read aloud day 2016

By Yolande De Klerk | February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sophakama Primary School’s grade 3 learners, participated in the annual Nal’ibali World Read Aloud Day. Hundreds of other South African children joined and read stories out loud. Learners read the story of Neo and the big wide world. Nal’ibali makes use of World Read Aloud Day to promote the love of reading and enjoyment. Below we have […]

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The Magic sound of Africa

By Yolande De Klerk | February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hi there Roggerz and Academy supporters, We were treated to a very special event on Friday as Sophakama took ownership of a piano to accompany the school choir. This generous donation came from Callie Lewis from Books and Beyond. The piano originally belonged to Callie’s late mother, Barbara, who was also passionate about education. The […]

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Books and Beyond introduction to the YEBO program

By Yolande De Klerk | February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now further  feedback is that we had a chance to meet with the Volunteers on Monday You may see a lot of them during the Year as we are supplying them with a Venue at RWHQ 3 every Wednesday in order for them to Brainstorm and Plan for the Week ahead. We would also like […]

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For Ed Campaign 2016 – CAPE BIG 5

By Rogz | February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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a Shining example of a Shine centre

By Yolande De Klerk | January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

In preparation for the start of our pilot literacy programme,the Books and Beyond team paid a visit to the Shine Centre at Rosmead Central Primary School based in Claremont. What an organised environment we found with busy, enthusiastic volunteers and learners working together in a well-resourced environment. It is an inspiring example for us to follow and learn from.While, establishing our own […]

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Nal’ibali training for teachers

By Yolande De Klerk | November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sophakama Primary School regularly receives the Nal’ibali newspaper supplements, these contain stories and exercises in English and Xhosa. In order, to use these resources effectively whilst, enriching their teaching with stories and song, Nal’ibali offered Sophakama Primary School teachers three 2-hour afternoon training sessions. The training covered ways on how to use stories together with, songs and […]

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