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“NEW CLASSROOM AND PLAYGROUND EXTENSION” PROJECT

We have embarked on a challenging project to accommodate an additional 30 Grade R pupils, thereby accommodating the numerous Grade R pupils we turn away each year.

Our overseas sponsors have supported this challenging project by funding most of the budgeted R 260,000 in advance of the approval being given.

We have requested the Western Cape Education Department to make provision for additional financial support in 2018.

Plans have been drawn for a new 6 x 9.8 classroom, with 4 adjoining toilets, ready for submission to the Municipality for building approval.

We have employed Plan active to draw the site development plan which will incorporate 3 ERFs – see the site plan. We own ERF 2842, the TWK Municipality have donated ERF 2843 to us. ERF 2844 is owned by a local church and we hope to purchase a portion of it.

Our costings include the cost of the building, the salary of the new grade R teacher, the school equipment and furnishings, teaching aids and food for the additional numbers.

We have received permission to convert the space given to us by the Municipality, from an unproductive vegetable garden into an additional playground area. We have levelled and grassed the area and playground equipment will follow.

We are encouraged by the feedback received from the institutions who we expect to support us. We will not disappoint the beneficiaries of this project. We will make it happen.

TRUSTEE COMMITTEE
8 October 2017

IKHWEZI SITE PLAN – SEPTEMBER 2017

Sports Day March 2017

Sports Day March 2017

The Yellow Team. Their first ever, Sports Day!!

Sports Day March 2017

The Red Team

Sports Day March 2017

The White Team

Sports Day March 2017

The Blue Team

New Classroom 2016

New Classroom 2016

Beautiful new classroom donated in 2016 donated by Independent Franchise Partners in the UK, and the Joachim Siebenacher Foundation in Germany

New classroom filled with smiley faces

New classroom filled with smiley faces

Nap time

Nap time


 
 

Graduation Day 2015

Graduation Day 2015

 

Visit from Martine Donati and friends from France – Printer Donation February 2014

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Graduation Day 2014

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2014 Santa Shoebox Christmas Party

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2013 Monkey Town Outing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKeeping a close watch on the weather we decided that Thursday, 25th would be the perfect day to treat our little ones to an outing.

Thank you Gaffley’s who collected our children on time and delivered a very excited bunch on children and staff to Monkey Town.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThato, the Xhosa speaking guide, entertained the children with information on the monkeys they have, explained the difference between a monkey and an ape and had the children giggling away at his anecdotes.

We had a very clever Black footed Spider monkey follow us around on the canopy above us. The children also loved the talking white parrot – the look on their faces when the bird said bye – the children replied bye, only to have the parrot say bye again. I’m sure their parents won’t believe them when they are told that the parrot said “bye”.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfterwards we had a lovely treat of juice, hotdogs, sweets and apples, and played in the large playground area where there were farm animals to look at.
All in all it was a very successful day. The staff at Monkey Town welcomed us warmly, and we’ll certainly return again next year.

The only disappointment was that the teachers had forgotten to dress the children in their special yellow Ikhwezi t-shirts which were so kindly donated by RMB. Forgive this oversight and we certainly won’t let it happen again!!

2013 Mandela Day

IMG_1078The Ikhwezi children sang happy birthday day to Madiba in both English and isiXhosa and then happily munched on a slice of his birthday cake. Meanwhile, in the yard outside, members of the Xolanaledi community queued up for mugs of soup, a slice of bread and a piece of cake. So many turned up that we ran out and ended up serving pap to the last stragglers instead. The food was brought by volunteers doing their 67 minutes for Mandela Day and they also helped to serve it.

Before they went home, the children were each given a gingerbread man from Melissa’s, a real treat. Even though it was a very cold day, the hot soup and the goodwill was heart-warming for everyone involved.
Thank you, Madiba!

2012

2012 was an eventful year for all of us.   We extended our school from two to three classrooms, with Mamamela Moepa moving from the position as cook to teacher.  She will be attending an Early Child Development course one day a week this year.   We have been thrilled to see how much Mamamela has blossomed in 2012.

Last year we took the children to Harmony Park in the Strand and although many were rather concerned about getting their feet wet, it only took Elderine minutes to give all the children courage.  Soon they were all in the water and having a ball.    We are planning on taking the children back to Harmony Park this year as they had such a good time, and we found the promenade area to be absolutely safe – although we had 7 adults supervising them.

 

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