Tag Archives: Teacher/self development



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. […]

UCT’s Short Courses offered to Sophakama Teachers


Our School Management, Curriculum and Teacher Support Programme has been making solid progress, in collaboration with UCT’s School Development Unit (SDU). After engaging with all stakeholders, ranging from the Principal to Grade 7 learners, the UCT team presented their recommendations to the school. The support and further development of teachers was one of the report’s […]

New and improved Brainboosters embraced by Sophakama!


Brainboosters is an interactive programme designed to equip South African educators in Early Childhood Development and to show parents of Grade 1 learners how to stimulate early brain development. The programme has been embraced by educators around the country and has shown significant improvements in the Maths and English of Grade 1 learners. The Brainbooster […]

UCT Visits Sophakama Assembly!


As part of the School Management, Curriculum and Teacher Support Programme, our partner, UCT’s School Development Unit (SDU) observes a school assembly. This is an element of their ‘case study’ of observations, interviews and focus groups. Patti Silbert from UCT returned to Sophakama Primary School on Friday 17 August, after an initial three-day visit, to observe […]

Workshop no 3 for self and team development programme! We are making progress!


Our third workshop for the Self and Team Development Programme was held on 18 August at the Rogz offices in Montague Gardens, with the whole School Management Team (SMT). The team participated in an honest and enthusiastic manner and the session was characterised by open discussions and input by all team members.  All the SMT members […]