Last week saw the end of the English Literacy Programme reading sessions for the third term. At the beginning of this term, we introduced a new process where volunteers read to one learner for half an hour and then to a second learner for another half an hour. This gives each learner a one-to-one session […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]