Early Learning Centre
The Early Learning Centre has been abuzz with many fun-filled events and activities this term! In addition to exciting daily learning activities, we have hosted a number of visiting speakers and performers. The Atlantis Fire Department paid us a visit so that Captain Abrahams could present an interactive lesson on fire safety, complete with a real fire truck! Another highlight included a visit from Puppet World who presented a brilliant show themed ‘Let’s make bullying extinct!’. Beautiful dinosaur puppets and stunning props had the children enthralled and some valuable lessons were learned by all. A visit from Legacy One, a Christian urban arts group from Canada, rounded off a wonderful term.
Teacher Mentorship Programme
This term, we have continued to support the Grade 4 teachers at Trevor Manuel Primary School with various educational resources for their classrooms and have assisted in tailoring their assessment tasks according to the CAPS curriculum and WCED schedule. We partnered with the Invisible Crown Project who provided all Grade 7 girls with a hamper of toiletries and sanitary ware to remind them of their value. In addition, we supported the Grade 4 Sports Day by providing light refreshments for teachers and learners. Lastly, we partnered with Carla Senekal and Community Keepers to bring a Study Skills workshop to the Grade 4 learners to equip them for their first exam session.
The Literacy Centre launched into the second term with 4 new volunteers joining the family. In addition to this, we introduced a new resource, the Phonics Phone, to the Learning Environment. Our Grade 2 and 3 learners continued to learn and grow, while our wonderful volunteers intentionally encouraged and inspired them with steadfast love and excellence. We wrapped up the Term with our annual mid-year Grade 2 Progress Assessments which showed a 30% average improvement in our Grade 2 learners over a 6-month period. We are so proud of our learners and so thankful to our volunteers without whom this programme would not be possible! Keen to volunteer? Contact us on az.gr1563463127o.efi1563463127lnow@1563463127ofni1563463127.
High School Programme
This term, we kicked things off with a Computer Skills Workshop to equip our Education Centre teens with the fundamentals of web browsers and Microsoft Word in order to research and complete assignments. Dr Genevieve da Silva joined us once again to present a workshop on Subject Choice and Career Guidance. Turning our attention to the upcoming mid-year examinations, we then conducted a Study Skills workshop where we covered some practical ways for our learners to revise and study more efficiently in order to be prepared for the exams. A big thank you goes to our volunteers for investing their time in this significant programme. Keen to volunteer? Contact us on az.gr1563463127o.efi1563463127lnow@1563463127ofni1563463127.