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RABB and Sophakama SMT get together!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last Friday we enjoyed a great afternoon together at Mike’s Kitchen. Celebrating the progress, we have made at Sophakama to date. It was great to see how a small team can impact so many children and it’s clear that your great work is paying off in tangible results. We want to extend a big thanks […]

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Sophakama gets its Generator!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Due to a generous donation, Sophakama Primary School has been able to purchase a generator. Frequent electricity outages affect the efficient running of the school. The installation of the generator will ensure that the basic day-to-day functions, particularly in the school offices, can be maintained when this happens.   Taking transfer of the generator, Principal […]

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Sophakama’s Annual Grade 2 visit to Elkanah House Blouberg!

By Yolande De Klerk | September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Grade 2 learners at Sophakama Primary School recently had an annual visit to Elkanah House Blouberg campus. Learners were taken by bus to Blouberg, where each visitor was treated to ice cream, popcorn and sandwiches, as well as given a book to take home. Elkanah learners have been looking forward to this visit and were […]

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Join us for Tremendous Tuesdays And Thursdays!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are you keen to make a difference in a child’s life? Are you available on a Tuesday and/or a Thursday? Join us for our regular reading sessions with Grade 2 learners on the English Literacy Programme! Contact Tracy Farquhar on farquhar@telkomsa.net for volunteering.  

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UCT Visits Sophakama Assembly!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

As part of the School Management, Curriculum and Teacher Support Programme, our partner, UCT’s School Development Unit (SDU) observes a school assembly. This is an element of their ‘case study’ of observations, interviews and focus groups. Patti Silbert from UCT returned to Sophakama Primary School on Friday 17 August, after an initial three-day visit, to observe […]

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Reading fun starts again!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reading sessions began today for our fourth year of the English Literacy Programme. A new group of Grade 2 learners were assessed last week and 30 have been selected. To set everyone at ease, we began the session with a fun rhyme and then volunteers and learners were paired off. Each volunteer works with two […]

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Exciting News! UCT’s support process begins for Sophakama!

By Yolande De Klerk | August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

A major focus area for the Rogz Academy Books and Beyond team over the next three plus years will be the School Management, Curriculum and Teacher Support Programme. We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Schools Development Unit (SDU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), who are able to offer […]

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Sophakama achieves excellence in Foundation Phase!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The awards are coming in thick and fast! Sophakama Primary School was recently awarded Certificates of Excellence for their 2017 Foundation Phase Grade 3 Systemic Examinations results! The award is presented by the WCED’s Metro North Education District. They were for Most Improved Language Pass Rate and Most Improved Mathematics Pass Rate! This is awesome […]

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Fourth Year of English reading sessions begin!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our enthusiastic volunteers have begun their FOURTH year of reading sessions with Sophakama Primary School Grade 2 learners. The English Literacy Programme began with initial assessments this week and 30 learners will be selected for the twice-weekly reading sessions, starting next week. Their programme will run for a year. It’s awesome seeing how these young […]

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Fantastic News from Award-Winning Partners for Possibility Programme!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

After 8 years of hard work and perseverance, we have received the news that Partners for Possibility is a WISE* Awards winner! * Wise: World Innovation Summit for Education. Founder, Dr Louise van Rhyn has been describing it as the ‘Oscars’ for Education! Read for more information about this significant achievement. You may also enjoy reading the article on […]

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