Sophakama Library receives a 450 book donation from StellarBots, Parklands College

By Robyn Shulver | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yesterday was another fantastic day for the ROGZ Academy Books & Beyond team and Sophakama Primary School. The amazing StellarBots team from Parklands College, represented by Brooke Elliott, came to visit us at Rogz HQ to the drop 450 books they had collected. Brooke wanted to make a difference and saw the need for books […]

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UCT’s Short Courses offered to Sophakama Teachers

By Robyn Shulver | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our School Management, Curriculum and Teacher Support Programme has been making solid progress, in collaboration with UCT’s School Development Unit (SDU). After engaging with all stakeholders, ranging from the Principal to Grade 7 learners, the UCT team presented their recommendations to the school. The support and further development of teachers was one of the report’s […]

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Elkanah House Swiss Exchange Student makes generous contribution towards ROGZ Academy

By Robyn Shulver | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is with great appreciation that the ROGZ Academy has recently received a financial boost from Laurent Vandebroek, an exchange student from Switzerland and Grade 10 pupil at Elkanah House. On the 10th of May Laurent, fellow Grade 10 pupil Emily Raubenheimer and Mrs Liz Broad, their Grade Head, went to visit the students and […]

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Penpal Project connects kids

By Robyn Shulver | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

There has been a regular exchange of letters between Sophakama Primary School and Elkanah House for our PenPal Project. What an awesome way for these two communities to connect! Every year, Elkanah House Blouberg campus hosts some of the Sophakama Primary Grade 2s for a morning of fun and games. The friendships that arose from […]

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Shine Literacy troubleshoots for YEBO

By Robyn Shulver | April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Shine Literacy recently facilitated a troubleshooting session with the Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) volunteers. The Shine English Literacy Programme is used in conjunction with the Year Beyond Programme at Sophakama Primary School and other primary schools. ‘Feel good’ stories were shared and challenges related to helping learners on the Literacy Programme were discussed. Useful tips […]

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Easter Eggs from Elkanah!

By Robyn Shulver | April 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A whopping 4 331 marshmallow eggs were collected by Elkanah House Senior Primary to be distributed to Sophakama Primary School. Looks like everyone had a good time participating in the distributing and the eating of them!                      Thanks to Elkanah parents and learners for their generosity and […]

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Spar donation puts a smile on little faces!

By Robyn Shulver | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Holiday fun offered by Yebo Volunteers!

By Robyn Shulver | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Sophakama receive a visit from BusinessCom, Switzerland

By Robyn Shulver | April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of April, Sophakama School received a special visit from one of Rogzs’ biggest customers, BusinessCom, based in Switzerland.  Longtime supporters of the Rogz Academy and Sophakama school, it was a great opportunity for the BusinessCom team to bring their family and some friends to visit the school again and to see all […]

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

By Robyn Shulver | April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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. Interested volunteers can contact Tracy on

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