Tag Archives: Sophakama

READING VOLUNTEERS GET TOGETHER, 14 NOVEMBER 2019

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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 […]

CERTIFICATE CEREMONY CELEBRATIONS FOR YEBO LEARNERS 12 NOVEMBER 2019

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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 […]

ANNUAL GRADE 2 VISIT TO ELKANAH HOUSE!

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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 […]

FIRST UCT COURSE PRESENTED TO EDUCATORS AT SOPHAKAMA!

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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. […]

SHARING SIMBI’S SUCCESS!

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Our scholarship programme is offered to Simbulele Mgengo, who attends Bloubergrant High School. She previously attended Sophakama Primary School and has been supported by the scholarship since Grade 8. She is now in Grade 12 and we are extremely proud of Simbi’s successes to date. At her recent Valedictory Assembly, Simbi was awarded: Trophy for […]

A fun start to the holidays! 18-21 June 2019

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Our six Year Beyond Programme tutors managed four days of holiday fun at Sophakama during these June holidays. In all, 136 learners participated in various activities including painting, cutting out, drawing and gluing. The weather played along and outdoor activities like soccer, netball and skipping were enjoyed by everyone. Other games included chess, UNO and […]

CALLING VOLUNTEERS TO READ WITH CHILDREN! MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

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We need volunteers for our English Literacy Programme at Sophakama Primary School in Dunoon. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12h15–14h00, every week during the school term. Good proficiency in English and regular attendance is necessary. Training and resources provided. Contact Tracy Farquhar (farquhar@telkomsa.net) or visit https://www.rogz.com/rogz-academy-books-and-beyond/