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ITHEMBA NEWS

Discussing pollution

Monday, November 13, 2017


Watch out, Monday is coming :-) Last week, our children discussed pollution. Thandi pointed out to them the municipal dumping site in Capricorn where the weekly garbage is taken. Happy Monday! 

Moving is healthy!

Friday, November 10, 2017


It's Friday again...time to move and get active! Juanita is seen here doing exercises with her learners outside...happy weekend  

Successful Food Fair

Wednesday, November 08, 2017


Thanks to the staff and our children for helping to prepare for our Food Fair last week :-) Lena, Sharon and Charmaine are seen preparing the meals.

 Thandi is helping her learners with the finishing touches of the baskets.

 Afterwards, Thandi, Sue-ellen and Juanita filled the baskets with yummy goodies.

 

Practising for the annual concert

Monday, November 06, 2017


Last week, our learners had their first practise for the annual concert at Capricorn school hall...great things to come

 

Parents & staff meeting

Friday, November 03, 2017


Last week we had our last parents and staff meeting for the year, and we had quite a good turnout from the parents. Happy Friday from iThemba!

 

Preparation for Food Fair

Wednesday, November 01, 2017


Creativity as its best: Our children were asked to decorate a basket for our upcoming Food Fair which will take place this Friday 3rd November....the results are stunning!

 

Outside fun on Monday

Monday, October 30, 2017


How did your Monday go? Our children and their teachers had so much fun outside as they played a game with wheel barrows and beanbags

 

Something big is coming...

Friday, October 27, 2017


Something big is coming for the festive season to support iThemba and the construction of our primary school! We can't reveal it right now, but seen here doing some preparation work are Shonté (left) and Esther (right, with her two daughters) from Lufthansa InTouch as well as photographer Rheta Ferguson! Happy Friday

 

It's all about smiles :-)

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Smiling faces all around :-) Our children are seen collecting leaves to use for an activity in class.

 

Donation by Lufthansa Cargo

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Last Wednesday Hermann Zunker and Grant Kemp from Lufthansa Cargo in Johannesburg brought us boxes of food, toys and stationery donated by their staff, customers and suppliers. Thanks a lot :-)

 

Time for some creativity

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Being creative is what our children love doing in class...have a look!

 

 

 

Food Fair on 3rd November

Monday, October 23, 2017


Good morning everybody, we hope you are having a fabolous Monday morning! Already full in swing are Lena and Charmaine, they are doing some preparation work on the sweet baskets that we will be selling at our upcoming Food Fair on 3rd November here at school. Our children will add some colour to the baskets soon.

 

Update about the primary school

Friday, October 20, 2017


Good morning from iThemba! We have an update from our primary school construction site: Three classrooms are taking shape, a fire hydrant has been installed and community workers are busy laying the brick pavers at the back of the school! Have a look at the latest pics

 

First practise for annual concert

Monday, October 16, 2017


We hope you had a good start into the new week! The year is coming to an end slowly but surely and our children started to practise for their annual concert outside

 

Inside & outside creativity

Friday, October 13, 2017


We are so happy to have our children back at school after last week's break. They enjoyed being creative both in the class...

...and outside in the garden this week:

Happy Friday

 

Back to school day today!

Monday, October 09, 2017


Today it's back to school day for our learners, holidays are over!

Here are some more impressions from 2 weeks ago, when Good Hope FM was live at our site to raise awareness for iThemba and the to-be-built primary school...our learners loved it  Happy Monday from iThemba!

 

 

Update iThemba primary school construction site

Friday, October 06, 2017


Update from the ongoing construction of the iThemba primary school: The landscaping is completed all way round at the back and alongside of the school!

Community workers also completed the roof trusses for classroom 3; another classroom has been painted and the fluorescent lights have been installed.

Finally, toilets and drainage pipes have been installed in the toilet and bathroom area.

Happy weekend from iThemba

 

Today is World Teacher's Day

Thursday, October 05, 2017


Join us in spreading the message that 5 October is #WorldTeachersDay!

http://on.unesco.org/2ylJCTZ

 

One week school holidays coming up

Friday, September 29, 2017


Next week will be school holiday! Having loads of fun outside are all our learners and teachers playing a Xhosa game initiated by the learners. We wish everybody a restful week

 

Visitor from Lufthansa InTouch

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Melanie from Lufthansa InTouch brought her two children Ben and Ella who enjoyed playing with our children while she took photos of the children for their Christmas boxes. Thanks to them for bringing our children a bag of fizzers :-)

 

We are live on Good Hope FM radio!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


Good morning GOOD HOPE FM is here at iThemba! Tune in at your radio station until 12pm today and listen to interviews with teachers, the school principle Veronica Nicholas and supporters.

Together, we hope to raise more awareness of the iThemba project and attract sponsorships to the production of the iThemba primary school.

 

Good Hope FM visiting iThemba this week

Monday, September 25, 2017


Live Radio broadcasting this week here at iThemba! On Wednesday 27th, GOOD HOPE FM will visit our premises to raise more awareness of the iThemba project and attract possible sponsorships to the production of the new iThemba primary school! There will be also Performances, a jumping Castle and lunch for the kids provided by Pizza Shack...come by and support us if you have the chance

 

 

Update from the iThemba primary school

Friday, September 22, 2017


Good morning everyone :-) We have an update about the construction site of the iThemba primary school: The classrooms ceilings and entrance doors are 75% complete! The walls have been undercoated and still need the final coat. All wiring is completed, light sockets and wall plugs to be completed by the 3rd October. Find here some more impressions about the ongoing works.

 


Community workers preparing the ground at the back of the school for landscaping.


All plumbing material (sanitary ware) has been delivered to site. 

 

Learning about personal hygiene

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Juanita used the persona doll, Colin, to teach her learners about personal hygiene. She pre-warned them that a visitor, Colin, would be popping in to check if their nails were clean and short. Nangamso is seen observing as Juanita uses the persona doll.

 

About building and creating

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Lots of building and creating took place last week! Have a look at our learners all busy with their toys.

 

Playing in the sand

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


It's Monday again...we hope it's a good one for you! Seen here are our learners happily playing in the sand; always good to do outdoor activities

 

One more visitor!

Friday, September 15, 2017


We had another visitor last week: Hermann working for Lufthansa Cargo paid us a visit after visiting the primary school site. Thanks for coming by Happy Friday!

 

 

Spring is in the air!

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Our learners and their teachers are seen enjoying different games outside in the garden! #outsidefun #beactive #behealthy #springisintheair

 

Visitor time!

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Visitor time at iThemba! The Lufthansa InTouch Group Board Members, Erik, Tobias and Ulf came to visit the primary school site and our school last week! Ian and Melanie accompanied them. The children enjoyed having visitors and sang a few songs for them

 

Donations received!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Thanks so much to WOOLWORTHS SA for the weekly donation of food. Last week we received plenty of rolls and vegetables. Lena is seen preparing the rolls for the children’s snack and a vegetable and ostrich steak meal for their lunch.

Thanks also to Ackermans for another donation of clothing and toys!

 

Happening tomorrow: special donation project for iThemba primary school!

Monday, September 11, 2017


Do you remember the recent visit from the bloggers Nina (Fashiioncarpet) and Patrick (Patkahlo) at iThemba? They produced a wonderful little video about iThemba and the to-be-built primary school! Thank you so much Tomorrow, Tuesday 12th, from 10 am onwards, you can support the primary school with a great initiative: betterplace.org will double all single donations (up to € 100) donated to chosen 50 projects until the donation pot of € 10,000 is spent - iThemba is one of them! #educationforithemba

Follow this link to donate: betterplace.org/projects/56420

Here is the link to the Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exqYrDV2MxE

 

Friday creativity

Friday, September 08, 2017


Some impressions from creative activities and learning inside at iThemba!

 

 

Fire & Safety training

Thursday, September 07, 2017


Lena is our Chef here at iThemba!

 

She attended a fire, safety and first aid workshop at true North and she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

 

 

Donations from various stakeholdesr :-)

Wednesday, September 06, 2017


We received donations again and are very grateful! Thanks to CareUp for donating a gift voucher to our school for the use of stationary. Thanks to Woolworths, they donated food to our school. Another thanks goes to Wayne Johannes for delivering suckers from Ola for School.

 

Mobile learning Project update

Tuesday, September 05, 2017


News from our mobilelearning project: Our parents had an information gathering from CareUp at Capricorn Primary last weekend! Sue-ellen, Emily and Charmaine attended. The parents were thanked and encouraged to use the app to assist in their children’s learning. Mbalentle’s mom received a gift for continually using the app!

 

Monday outdoor fun!

Monday, September 04, 2017


Happy Monday from iThemba! What are you up to? Our children love all the outside group games, have a look!

 

Rescue of an injured bird

Friday, September 01, 2017


Charmaine rescued an injured bird from the garden and was asked to show the learners his body and allow them to touch him. Our children were so amazed yet showed great empathy.

 

 

Donation from Lufthansa InTouch

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Thank you to Lufthansa InTouch CapeTown for all that you collected on MandelaDay. We received food and clothing donations and truly appreciate it!

 

Visitors from Germany

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Last week we welcomed visitors from Germany! They included members of the Lufthansa Group Media Production team, Corporate Communications for the Lufthansa Group and two bloggers from FASHIONCARPET. They brought along beautiful soft toys and water bottles for each one of the children. Thank you!

 

Cultural Day at iThemba

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


We had a Cultural Day Fundraiser last Friday! Our children took this opportunity to dress up for the occasion.

They looked so beautiful! Thank you to the parents for putting in so much effort into this venture and for their ongoing support.

 

 

Outdorr fun :-)

Monday, August 28, 2017


Playing outside is always fun! Our children had a ball making sand castles and enjoying the classic game of 'how low can you go' with a skipping rope.

 

Baking time

Friday, August 25, 2017


Friday is baking time! Our learners made coconut balls dipped in chocolate for “Making and Baking”, and of course they got to take it home or could eat it after school!

 

Book & clothing donation

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Once again thank you to sensei Bruce from 'The Samurai Warriors' at Capricorn Primary School, for donating books and clothes to school, much appreciated :-)

 
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