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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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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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