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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Update on Simbulele’s progress in Grade 11!

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

Simbulele received her term report card and we are very happy to share with you her results. Simbulele has featured on the Top 10 learners list under 8th place, after an official announcement made on the School Communicator this week, to Congratulate the learners who have achieved in the June exam. The pressure is definitely on this […]

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Happy Holiday Week!

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

Sophakama Primary School’s Year Beyond volunteers held a week’s holiday club for their learners at the end of June. Monday was a day for art. Learners were engaged in painting activities, cutting, gluing and sticking, printing, collages, drawing and clay making. Tuesday was a day for sports – soccer, netball, skipping, weights, zumba and an […]

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The Year Beyond 2018 Challenge: Creating a Culture of Reading

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

The first Social Innovation Challenge for our 2018 Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) volunteers kicked off last month. This is an annual project that challenges our young people to come up with innovative solutions to a question relevant to education issues in South Africa. This year, the topic is: “How do we create a culture of […]

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ROGZ Australian Visitors

By Yolande De Klerk | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We were fortunate to have a repeat visit from Shane Young & Suzie from PETstock in Australia following their visit to Sophakama in 2017. Shane and Suzie were back in SA to earn their back to back medals by completing the Comrades “down” run this year after successfully completing the same 90km “up” run last […]

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PfP wins ‘Making a Mark’ Competition!

By Yolande De Klerk | June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Partners for Possibility (PfP), the flagship programme of Symphonia for South Africa (SSA), has earned further global recognition for innovation and social impact – this time as winner of the Social Enterprise Mark’s annual ‘Making a Mark’ competition. The announcement was made on 6 June at the UK-based Social Enterprise Mark’s 2018 Conference in York, […]

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