New and improved Brainboosters embraced by Sophakama!


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


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 […]

Friday fun for Year Beyond learners!


The Year Beyond volunteers at Sophakama Primary School had their first Clubs and Societies session with learners on Friday afternoon. The idea with these Friday sessions is to have fun with learners by doing a range of activities. Learners from Grade 1–4 were divided into ‘teams’ and then rotated to ensure they participated in all […]

First steps for Yebo Volunteers at Sophakama


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 […]

Boosting Brains with Brainboosters ‘Facelift’!

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The Brainboosters programme has been in action at Sophakama Primary School for just over a year now, bringing Grade 1 learners up-to-speed with basic, CAPS-aligned literacy and numeracy concepts. Our Brainboosters partner recently gave the programme a ‘facelift’. The new offering is more user-friendly, but its main aim is still to improve Maths and English […]