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 […]
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 email@example.com
Mothers That Care, an NPO based in Blouberg, has been providing sandwiches to Sophakama Primary School’s Grade R learners for more than 2 years. Moms from the community gather each Thursday morning to make over 100 sandwiches. They recently gave the children a special end-of-year treat by adding a packet of chips and fizzers to […]
Friendships were forged during the recent visit of Sophakama Grade 2s to Elkanah House (Blouberg)! The children got along so well that one of them asked for the chance to write to the friend they had made. And this week, our PENPAL PROJECT was born! Besides this being an opportunity to build relationships between the […]
We thought we’d share the awesome new murals seen on the walls of the school … Well done to everyone’s effort that has gone into this project.
Due to a generous donation, Sophakama Primary School has been able to purchase a generator. Frequent electricity outages affect the efficient running of the school. The installation of the generator will ensure that the basic day-to-day functions, particularly in the school offices, can be maintained when this happens. Taking transfer of the generator, Principal […]
Grade 2 learners at Sophakama Primary School recently had an annual visit to Elkanah House Blouberg campus. Learners were taken by bus to Blouberg, where each visitor was treated to ice cream, popcorn and sandwiches, as well as given a book to take home. Elkanah learners have been looking forward to this visit and were […]
Sophakama Primary School’s Year Beyond volunteers held a week’s holiday club for their learners at the end of June. Monday was a day for art. Learners were engaged in painting activities, cutting, gluing and sticking, printing, collages, drawing and clay making. Tuesday was a day for sports – soccer, netball, skipping, weights, zumba and an […]
We were fortunate to have a repeat visit from Shane Young & Suzie from PETstock in Australia following their visit to Sophakama in 2017. Shane and Suzie were back in SA to earn their back to back medals by completing the Comrades “down” run this year after successfully completing the same 90km “up” run last […]
Thanks to a generous book donation by our partner, Shine Literacy, each child in the Foundation Phase (Grade R to Grade 3) received a book. They were all delighted to have a book of their own to take home!