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ITHEMBA NEWS

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!

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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 :-)

 

Time to play in the sand

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Being outdoors is a favourite place for most children, and sand play is very therapeutic. Our learners are seen having fun building and creating in the sand :-)

 

Drawings and fun in the sand

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


The Grade R learners were asked to draw a picture of the “Three Bears” after they read the book, and this is what Awethu created...so nice!

 

The younger class participated in an obstacle course using the equipment outside, and they had so much fun.

 

Always keep moving!

Monday, August 21, 2017


It's Monday again! With the lovely sunny days last week, our learners and teachers had so much fun playing different outside games like wheel barrow racing and tug of war...always keep moving!

 

Theme of the week: Transport

Friday, August 18, 2017


In line with the theme of transport that our younger learners were doing recently, they dramatized a train scene. Nangamso was the ticket seller, Thandi the driver and the children were the passengers. So the passengers had to purchase their tickets first before boarding and riding on the train....now our train rides into the weekend...happy weekend everybody!

 

A new line trimmer!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Thanks to Fabian, Juanita’s husband for spending time sorting out our garden and Kevin, Lena’s husband for fixing leaks at school. Fabian is seen using our new line trimmer that Ian Ohlson purchased for the School.

 

Donation from the Samurai Warriors at Capricorn Primary School

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


A big "thank you" to sensei Bruce from The Samurai Warriors at Capricorn Primary School, who donated clothes and educational toys to School!

 

Theme of the week: transport

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


"Transport" was the motto in class last week.

Lots of different activities around different types of transport took place!

 

Beautiful artwork at iThemba :-)

Monday, August 14, 2017


We just need to say this: Our learners are doing some beautiful artwork this term!

We are super proud of their development, growth and creativity, and just as proud of their educators! Happy Monday from iThemba!

 

 

Outdoor fun at iThemba!

Friday, August 11, 2017


Our children love playing in the sand, and it is so good for their development and growth. Happy weekend to everybody from iThemba.

 

What to do in case of fire

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Our two younger classes recently focused on the theme of “People who help us” and firefighters were one of those. Thandi and Nangi demonstrated with their learners what to do in case of a fire - well done everybody.

 

Donation received

Thursday, August 10, 2017


We received a donation of clothing from Ackermans - thanks a lot!

 

Parents meeting!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017


We had a parents meeting last Wednesday, and were very happy to have seen so many parents braving the rain!

 

Let's get creative!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017


Last week, the Grade R class focussed on means of transport...have a look at these beautiful drawings they came up with about transport!

Our learners also had a craft activity; they were asked to make cards...wonderful results, don't you think

 

A new volunteer at iThemba

Tuesday, August 08, 2017


Welcome Wendy Soloman to iThemba! Wenda is the mom of Wilfred, one of our first learners at school in 2010, and currently volunteers at school for two days per week. This is in preparation for her Level Four studies at False Bay college in 2018.

 

Never stop learning

Monday, August 07, 2017


Happy Monday from iThemba! Sue-ellen (left), Thandi (right) and Veronica Nicholas (midddle) went for a week training in Muizenberg recently to do the National Curriculum Framework. This is the new national syllabus which will be compulsory in the next five years for children from ages 0-4 years at all pre-schools and educare centres.

 

Time for some Friday fun!

Friday, August 04, 2017


We had a book character day as a fundraiser recently, and these are a few of the many characters at school.

We thank our parents for their wonderful effort and support.

 

Holiday time until 24th July

Thursday, August 03, 2017


Last Friday was the end of the second term of school, it's holiday time at iThemba! We thank the support staff for being there if any of our children come in for the holidays. Term three starts on 24th July...we will keep you updated what is going on at school

 

Therapy sessions kick off

Thursday, August 03, 2017


Ros and Sophie from The Learning Initiative started therapy sessions with our 4-5 year old learners last week. They will continue with these sessions for two days every week until the end of the year.

 

Donation from Sonnendal

Wednesday, August 02, 2017


Thanks so much to Sonnendal for the donation of a 1000 yogurts, and to Sharon for collecting them. We could donate six crates to True North to share with other schools in the community.

 

First days after the school holidays

Wednesday, August 02, 2017


Happy Wednesday from iThemba! Our children are happy to be back at school to see their friends after the long break of the holidays. Here are some impressions from latest games and activities....our children are totally focused it seems

 

Today it's back to school time!

Monday, July 24, 2017


 Wishing our learners and staff a successful week ahead, with lots of indoor and outdoor fun!

 

Last day of school holiday

Friday, July 21, 2017


It's the last day of school holidays today...from Monday on, it's time for some fun & learning again! Having fun with the children outside you can see Emily here; she skipped with Chelsea and Boitumelo.

 
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