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A fun start to the holidays! 18-21 June 2019

By Robyn Shulver | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our six Year Beyond Programme tutors managed four days of holiday fun at Sophakama during these June holidays. In all, 136 learners participated in various activities including painting, cutting out, drawing and gluing. The weather played along and outdoor activities like soccer, netball and skipping were enjoyed by everyone. Other games included chess, UNO and […]

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Year Beyond Training Week 2 inspires our Yebo Tutors! 10–14 June 2019

By Robyn Shulver | June 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As part of the Year Beyond Programme, our tutors attended their 2nd training week for the year. For this programme, we partner with the Western Cape Government’s Game Changers unit, which provides opportunities for young people to succeed in a 21st century society and economy. Six of these young people (tutors) then commit their afternoons […]

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CALLING VOLUNTEERS TO READ WITH CHILDREN! MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

By Robyn Shulver | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

We need volunteers for our English Literacy Programme at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12h15–14h00, every week during the school term. Good proficiency in English and regular attendance is necessary. Training and resources provided. Contact Tracy Farquhar (farquhar@telkomsa.net) or visit https://www.rogz.com/rogz-academy-books-and-beyond/  

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Our special volunteers get together

By Robyn Shulver | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Another awesome morning spent with people who enjoy making a difference in their community! Our volunteers got together for yummy muffins and coffee today to discuss a few adjustments to our English Literacy Programme. The programme has been running for four years now at Sophakama Primary School and we will be starting our fifth group […]

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Super-Special Certificate Ceremony

By Robyn Shulver | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

WOW! What a Super-Special Certificate Ceremony was held this year! English Literacy Programme learners, past and present, gathered together last week for our fourth annual celebration of this programme at Sophakama Primary School. After we were all welcomed by the school’s and ROGZ’s choirs, the 28 Grade 3 learners on the programme this year were […]

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Sophakama’s Penpals receive their letters

By Robyn Shulver | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Elkanah House Penpals recently wrote and ‘posted’ their letters to their Sophakama Primary School Penpals: https://www.rogz.com/penpal-project-connects-kids/ Here are the photos of the Sophakama Primary School Penpals receiving their letters … Awesome connections being made!

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Coding for Kids at Sophakama

By Robyn Shulver | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, one of our Year Beyond Programme tutors was given the opportunity to learn coding, as part of the YEBO programme. This activity was introduced to the Grade 4 learners (on the YEBO Programme) at the start of Term 2, as part of the Friday afternoon clubs and societies’ activities. Coding is a fun learning […]

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Learners click their way towards English Literacy

By Robyn Shulver | May 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Click, Click, Click! That’s the sound of learners in Sophakama Primary School’s computer lab mornings and afternoons. This is when our loyal partner, the Click Foundation, offers its online English Literacy Programme to young learners. They are given the opportunity to work at their own pace through fun and enjoyable language activities, using technology. This […]

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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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