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READING VOLUNTEERS GET TOGETHER, 14 NOVEMBER 2019

By Robyn Shulver | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

After a successful year of reading with our fifth group of learners on the English Literacy Programme, our wonderful group of volunteers recently enjoyed each other’s company and had an opportunity to chat. It’s always a pleasure to host these awesome people who offer their time generously every week to promote reading and comprehension skills […]

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2019 YEBO TUTORS SAY FAREWELL, 15 NOVEMBER 2019

By Robyn Shulver | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Tutor Farewell function for the 2019 Year Beyond Programme tutors was held at the FNB Building in Cape Town. The spectacular views were enjoyed by about 150 tutors from schools in the Western Cape. This event is the pinnacle of their journey on the programme. During the morning, teams were asked to present their […]

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CERTIFICATE CEREMONY CELEBRATIONS FOR YEBO LEARNERS 12 NOVEMBER 2019

By Robyn Shulver | November 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our Year Beyond Programme (YEBO) tutors celebrated their 2019 group of learners at a year-end Certificate Ceremony at Sophakama Primary School. This was also the tutors’ last day at the school, so it was a touching occasion for everyone. YEBO learners from Grades 1–4 were invited to join the ceremony, as well as the educators […]

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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, see end of post… Heart warming messages of thanks for their year on the programme from Ayabulelwa (Grade 4) and Aphile Kazima (Grade 2) Here’s the real value of the Yebo programme! It benefits […]

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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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