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YEBO LEARNERS VOICE THEIR THANKS

By Robyn Shulver | November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Watch two Sophakama Primary Year Beyond Programme learners talk about how they feel about the Year Beyond Programme and their tutors – Tameryn and Anathi. Heart warming messages of thanks for their year on the programme from Ayabulelwa (Grade 4) and Aphile Kazima (Grade 2) J Here’s the real value of the Yebo programme! It […]

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STATIONERY DONATION FROM ELKANAH HOUSE GRADE 6 LEARNER 29 OCTOBER 2019

By Robyn Shulver | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elkanah House Senior Primary Grade 6 learner, Conor Neeson, recently organised a stationery collection at school for Sophakama Primary. This formed part of his Elkanah House Senior Primary Leadership programme initiatives. The handover of 40 stationery packs was made to Principal, Mrs Mary Nel, and Deputy Principal, Mrs Zandile Mkosana. Conor also spent some time […]

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READING OCTOBER 2019

By Robyn Shulver | November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

VOLUNTEER TO READ! CONTACT TRACY FARQUHAR ON farquhar@telkomsa.net

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UCT ENGLISH CLASS 2

By Robyn Shulver | November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

SECOND SESSION OF THE UCT SHORT COURSE GOES AHEAD – STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING READING IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

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ANNUAL GRADE 2 VISIT TO ELKANAH HOUSE!

By Robyn Shulver | October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

What an awesome morning for the annual Sophakama Primary Grade 2 visit to Elkanah House! The weather was awesome and the children enjoyed time playing outside and getting to know one another. Singing, dancing, playing and reading made up their morning together. Each group sang three songs and the Sophakama visitors taught the Elkanah learners […]

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FIRST UCT COURSE PRESENTED TO EDUCATORS AT SOPHAKAMA!

By Robyn Shulver | October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Educators were given a boost recently when about 28 of them across the Foundation and Intermediate/Senior Phases, attended their first course presented by Tholisa from UCT. This first English course – Introduction to Strategies for Teaching Reading in the Primary school – was well received. Silverleaf Primary also nominated 3 representatives to attend the training. […]

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Last Term for YEBO Tutors!

By Robyn Shulver | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our Year Beyond Programme tutors started the 4th term at Sophakama Primary School in high spirits, motivated to tackle the last term of the school year! Zandile Mkosana, Vice Principal and Champion for the Yebo programme, joined them to celebrate the start of their final journey at the school. Their final responsibilities include maintaining the […]

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Simbulele’s star shines!

By Robyn Shulver | October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our scholarship student, Simbulele, had her Matric Dance back in June. What a welcome relief for her to have some fun after working so hard during her exams. She had a beautiful dress made, her nails and make up done, new shoes and a handbag, topped off with a beautiful long and straight weave … […]

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LAST BOOTCAMP FOR 2019! 16–20 SEPTEMBER 2019

By Robyn Shulver | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Year Beyond Programme tutors were offered some excellent job-hunting skills during their last bootcamp week for 2019. Tips were given on interviewing skills and tutors had the opportunity to do mock interviews with outside parties, receiving feedback from a panel of judges. Everyone really dressed up for this occasion and all of them looked […]

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FIRST READING SESSION TERM 4!

By Robyn Shulver | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our volunteers started our reading sessions yesterday after the holiday break. It was wonderful to be back and see our learners again! I certainly felt as if my two learners had improved since I last saw them and were eager to show that they had not forgotten what we had done last term. It’ll only […]

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