Experiencing group spirit
Friday, March 24, 2017
It is wonderful for our learners to share and work together to achieve a common goal. Seen here is a group in action :-)
Exercising at iThemba
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Are you exercising regularly? Part of the fun at school is doing movement rings :-) Emily is seen doing different exercises with her class!
Making our own little snacks
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time for some healthy snacks! Our children loved making their own healthy snack during the making and baking activity...Naturally, the best part is when you get to eat it :-)
Lots of visitors
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
It was great to see Bettina back at school again! She accompanied Katareyna Loric and Svenja Friderici, both flight attendants at Lufthansa, and Chiara Friderici. Thanks to Svenja and her daughter who donated money to the school. They loved spending time with the children and brought clothes and soft toys.
Bettina Meyer Zu Erpen brought a group of her friends to visit the school today. They spent some time playing with the children. Thanks to the group for donating cash to the school, really appreciated.
Get your inner artist on!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Good morning and happy Monday from iThemba! Painting is an activity that most children love doing, this group is busy with splatter painting!
Teachers and learners having fun :-)
Friday, March 17, 2017
It's all about participating! Whenever there is time, our teachers join in the fun of playing different games with the children.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Our learners enjoyed some time in the book corner. Chelsea read the story of the Three Bears to her peers using a picture chart, very well done!
Monday, March 13, 2017
Let's swing smoothly into this new week as our kids at iThemba do! They always enjoy outdoor activities like hula hooping or obstacle courses. Happy Monday from iThemba!
Recycle week wrap up
Friday, March 10, 2017
Happy Friday from iThemba! Here are some more impressions of our #recycle week.Thanks to the teachers for their enthusiasm, encouragement and effort! They wore their own creations as well.
Recycling week at iThemba
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
We are starting a new trend: #Recycling
clothes! Last week was recycle day; our learners dressed up in recycling clothes and brought grey - second-hand household - water to water our trees. Many thanks to our parents who made an amazing effort to create their children’s recycling clothes, we are super proud of them and our children. They all looked stunning in their clothes, have a look yourself !
Monday, March 06, 2017
Our children were immunised because of the recent measles outbreak. The 4 year old class took it very well but our younger learners had some tears. We are very proud of them for being so brave. Thank you to Sister Colleen Booysen from Living Hope, Sister Verity Matheez from Sea Winds Clinic and their team for coming to administer the measles injections to all our under five years learners!
Visitors at iThemba
Friday, March 03, 2017
Our week at iThemba ended great! Susanne brought Arne Platzbecher and Peter Ahreus to visit us. They loved the school and our children. Also, we had our quarterly visit from the health inspector, Zisile Mqhayi, who was very happy with what he has seen, and left us a good report :-) Happy Friday!
First fire drill!
Thursday, March 02, 2017
We had our first fire drill at school last week. Thanks to the staff and our learners who acted with speed and calm throughout the process.
Money raised for iThemba primary school!
Monday, February 27, 2017
Great news for our iThemba School! A generous amount of money has been raised through the sales of Premium Economy upgrades on board Lufthansa flights. The sales of on-board items, where crews receive a commission, each crew members commission was simply collected into ‘one large pot’. Staff representatives expressed the wish that all the money raised should go towards iThemba School.
“Cape Town has many wonderful facets, and they are all worth a visit. And yet there is another side to the city; seen in the countless townships, where there is a high prevalence of poverty and violence. Children who grow up there have very little prospect of being able to make their own choices for their future lives. The only way out of this is through education”, said Susanne French, Help Alliance project leader.
This donation will enable them to establish a primary school.
Visitors at iThemba
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Last week Tuesday, Susanne brought Kerstin Krowas and Mona Adler from Help Alliance to visit us. Martin Hutton Squire, one of the office bearers for the primary school also popped in to have a meeting with the ladies. We always enjoy having visitors :-)
Exploring and being creative at iThemba
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Let's explore! Last week, our children concentrated on their five senses, and were asked to do different activities: Using their fingers to feel and create binoculars with glue, being blindfolded to experience the feeling without sight and preparing their own sandwiches!
Friday, February 03, 2017
Our children are doing lots of fun activities in these days! They are making faces from biscuits, icing sugar and sweets. Our youngest learners loved making fruit salad during their making and baking activity. The Grade R learners made handprints! Last but not least, Zacheriah loved reading a story to his peers this week - well done!
Last Inclusive Education workshop
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Last week, the last Inclusive Education South Africa workshop of the course took place! We thank Cindy Engelbrecht for being such an awesome facilitator with the staff, our children and their parents. We are looking forward to implement all the valuable lessons we have learnt from her.
first parents / teacher meeting of the year
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
We had our first parents / teachers meeting last Wednesday, which was well attended. Thanks to Susanne who addressed the parents about the funding of the primary school, and Cindy Engelbrecht from Inclusive Education South Africa who shared with the parents what inclusive actually means.
Getting our new learners settled in
Monday, January 23, 2017
Good morning from iThemba! Last week, our teachers Thandi and Nangi needed extra patience as for most of their learners school is a new experience, and so is sharing and doing activities. Seen assisting their children are Thandi and Nangiwith two different painting activities.
Africa A+ School Summer Institute
Friday, January 20, 2017
It's Friday already! Please find below an impression of the Africa A+ Schools Summer Institute that took place in the beginning of January! We had an awesome time of collaborating, creating and having fun with our partnering schools, the Oklahoma and AA+ facilitators. On the last day the whole group created a story and had to dramatize it. Seen here is the group that volunteered to do so.
First days of school...
Friday, January 13, 2017
The first days of the new school year are over! We welcome all our children and their parents back and look forward to getting to know our new children and parents. We had a few tears this week but now the children seem to love being at their new school!
Back to school day today!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
It's back to school day today for our learners! We wish all of them a successful new year at iThemba :-)
Godfather for one of our learners
Thursday, January 05, 2017
We are really happy that Mr. Siegfried Riedel from the ITSM Group will be the godfather for one of our learners, Keenan from Muizenberg. Thanks to Siegfried who will take over the school fees, Keenan can go to iThemba and learn with our other kids. Thanks a lot!
Happy NEW YEAR
Monday, January 02, 2017
We wish everybody a happy New Year! May all your expectations and goals come true in 2017 :-)