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Happy Holiday time for Sophakama Learners!

By Yolande De Klerk | July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Tabletalk Features Sophakama’s shining stars!

By Yolande De Klerk | June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Self and Team Development SMT feedback sessions completed!

By Yolande De Klerk | June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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First YEBO Social Innovation Challenge presentation done and dusted

By Yolande De Klerk | June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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: […]

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Certificate Ceremony 2017 for English literacy programme

By Yolande De Klerk | June 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

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, […]

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Rogz Australian Visitors

By Yolande De Klerk | June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

We would like to give a huge shout out and Congrats to the Australian cussies who came to visit ROGZ after a tough 86.73 km Comrades Marathon… We were fortunate to have them join us on the recent Awards Ceremony at Sophakama Primary where we congratulated 34 learners on completing their year on the literacy […]

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Happy Birthday Lulu!

By Yolande De Klerk | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

We recently Celebrated one of our YEBO volunteers’ Birthday. Happy Birthday Lulu! A party was held in the staff room with cake, candles and some delicious snacks. We so appreciate all the hard work that our YEBO volunteers do and the impact they are making on the daily lives of 100 learners.

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YEBO learners paint for the Honey bee

By Yolande De Klerk | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Rogz Academy Books And Beyond Tv Debut!

By Yolande De Klerk | May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Sophakama gets a new playground for Grade R learners

By Yolande De Klerk | May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sophakama was very fortunate to have received new playground toys last week. Volunteers at Rogz helped out to setup the playground and ensure that the ground surface was strong enough for the jungle gym to be erected. The kids were delighted to see the new proud playground and formed a long line whilst waiting patiently to […]

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