Teacher Team workshops begin!

By Yolande De Klerk | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our next workshop for the Teacher Self and Team Development Programme was held this week at the Rogz offices in Montague Gardens. The Grade R and Grade 1 teachers, including the Head of Department for the Foundation Phase, attended. The session was facilitated by our partner, Bryan Opert from Quantum Growth. This continues the process of […]

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

Thanks to a generous book donation by our partner, Shine Literacy, each child in the Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3) received a book. They were all delighted to have a book of their own to take home!

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Happy Birthday YEBO Volunteer, Lusanda!

By Yolande De Klerk | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Happy birthday to Lusanda! Lucy turned 19 last week. We celebrated with chocolate cake, candles, balloons and gifts. Lusanda is loving her time teaching the learners at Sophakama Primary School. Her favourite task is English reading with her Grade 3 learners. We wish her a wonderful year of growth and learning on the 2018 Year […]

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English Literacy Programme

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

The current group of 30 Grade 3 learners started their final term on the English reading programme today. In June, they will have completed a year on the programme, focusing on reading, writing and understanding English, with a little bit of fun and games in between They will be the third group of learners to […]

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By Yolande De Klerk | April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

We extend a special thank you to Elkanah House Senior Primary in Sunningdale … They made a HUGE donation of 2 800 chocolate marshmallow eggs to Sophakama Primary School this year! The excitement is clear to see and the photo say it all!

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Teacher Development is a Priority!

By Yolande De Klerk | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Sophakama Primary School Management Team, Rogz Academy Books and Beyond project team members, representatives from the Western Cape Education Department and Bryan Opert from Quantum Growth met for an update meeting. It was quite a feat merging everyone’s diaries to an agreed date, so this was a rare occasion to get together. Although all […]

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We had a wonderful surprise today

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

Kinlys one of our ROGZ Customers from Belgium came to visit the Rogz Academy. As you know by now, we love to boast about the progress happening at Sophakama. What a pleasure it was to show Piet and his Family, the Year Beyond programme in action! Kinlys were the original Financial partners who enabled the […]

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

In 2017, we introduced the Brainboosters programme to Grade 1 learners at Sophakama Primary School. Two classes were selected to pilot the programme (one doing the Maths component and the other doing the English literacy component). Teachers and learners were very excited about this programme and a decision was made to formally introduce it to […]

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Reading fun at Sophakama

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

Volunteer today to make a difference!  

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Introducing our 2018 Year Beyond Programme Team

By Yolande De Klerk | March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Zintle graduated from Inkenkwezi High School in Dunoon in 2015. She worked at Checkers during 2016 as a packer. In 2017, she was part of an after-school art pilot project at Sophakama Primary School. Unfortunately, this project lost its funding and her role ended. Zintle’s favourite pastime is reading, so is perfectly suited to being […]

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