Our FIFTH group of learners started last week on our English Literacy Programme! Our volunteers are very excited about some new changes that we have made to our programme, particularly that we now see learners one-on-one. This gives us a chance to really understand and cater to an individual learner’s needs, as well as focus […]
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 […]
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 […]
The awards are coming in thick and fast! Sophakama Primary School was recently awarded Certificates of Excellence for their 2017 Foundation Phase Grade 3 Systemic Examinations results! The award is presented by the WCED’s Metro North Education District. They were for Most Improved Language Pass Rate and Most Improved Mathematics Pass Rate! This is awesome […]
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!
Look at the fun games and great new books that learners on the morning English Literacy programme will be using soon, thanks to recent donations! The literacy programme follows a specific methodology which includes paired and shared reading, writing and the use of games to develop learners’ English skills and consolidate English comprehension. Paired readers […]
In preparation for the start of our pilot literacy programme,the Books and Beyond team paid a visit to the Shine Centre at Rosmead Central Primary School based in Claremont. What an organised environment we found with busy, enthusiastic volunteers and learners working together in a well-resourced environment. It is an inspiring example for us to follow and learn from.While, establishing our own […]