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Spar donation puts a smile on little faces!

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SPAR van Riebeekshof, via a ROGZ Academy contact, collected 25 lunchboxes and over 80 water bottles for learners from Sophakama Primary School. The owners, Ronald and Martin Vleggaar, are well known in the area and give back to their community wherever possible. This was one of their successful campaigns. Learners from Grade 1–4 received these […]

Holiday fun offered by Yebo Volunteers!

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Sophakama Primary Schools six Year Beyond volunteers and their facilitator, Bonke, entertained learners during the March/April school holidays. The holiday programme forms part of the Year Beyond Programme offered to learners in Grades 1–4. Three mornings of full-on fun! Monday was Art day: Learners painted, cut, glued and pasted. Paintings, collages, drawing and clay-making were […]

Back to reading for our final term with this group of learners!

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It’s hard to believe that our final term with this group of Grade 3 learners has arrived! The year with them has absolutely flown by. It’s been wonderful to watch them grow and hear their English improve and we look forward to our final few weeks with them. To add to the excitement of the […]

New and improved Brainboosters embraced by Sophakama!

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Brainboosters is an interactive programme designed to equip South African educators in Early Childhood Development and to show parents of Grade 1 learners how to stimulate early brain development. The programme has been embraced by educators around the country and has shown significant improvements in the Maths and English of Grade 1 learners. The Brainbooster […]

UCT and Sophakama’s School development process continues in 2019

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Gary Powell from UCT’s Schools Development Unit visited Sophakama Primary School recently. This continues the process, started in 2018, towards our strategic initiative of providing curriculum support to all educators. Gary recommended English and Maths courses: 1 per term – 6 hours per course. These courses can be presented during the week after school or […]

First steps for Yebo Volunteers at Sophakama

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Our Year Beyond volunteers started at Sophakama Primary School on 11 February, after their introductory visit on 7 February. Their first morning was spent preparing for sessions with learners that afternoon, discussing time management and possible challenges that they may have to overcome in their first few days. The focus for the first day or […]