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ITHEMBA NEWS

Time to clean up

Friday, April 20, 2018


Thandi and Nangi are seen here assisting and supervising their learners as they cleaned up outside lately - thanks everybody and happy Weekend.

 

Visitor time!

Thursday, April 19, 2018


Melanie from Lufthansa InTouch accompanied Andre Weinberger, Bernadette Thabru and Martin Sassenfeld who work for the Lufthansa Group on a visit to school last week. As seen in the photograph our children enjoyed having the visitors here

 

First Aid training for our staff

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Thanks to True North Vrygrond who organised First Aid level 2 Training for the educare centres in the community. Nangamso and Juanita represented our school and attended the three day training course.

Both ladies enjoyed the experience. Nangi is seen bandaging her patient and Juanita is seen practising the CPR process on a dummy.

 

 

Time for a little dress up

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Dress to impress: This group of learners thoroughly enjoyed a dressing up session in class

 

We are back from school holidays!

Monday, April 16, 2018


We hope you had a good start in to this week We are happy to have our learners back after the holiday break. They had loads of fun learning and exploring in class last week. They did activities like drawing, cutting, sticking and painting...have a look!

 

Today is the first day of school again

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Today is 'back-to-school' day for our learners, holidays are over! We wish everybody a great start into the new school term

 

Visitor time at iThemba

Friday, April 06, 2018


It was great to see Michaela and Andreas again last week! Thanks so much to them for the Easter eggs and chocolates

 

Easter holidays at iThemba

Monday, April 02, 2018


We are officially on Easter holidays! Here are some more impressions from last week though!

Our children were thrilled to participate in the Easter eggs hunt

 

Happy Easter from iThemba

Sunday, April 01, 2018


Thanks so much to Bernard form St James Catholic church who popped in at school to deliver Easter eggs for our children earlier this week  We wish everybody happy Easter!

 

Our daily work

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Some insight into the daily work of our teachers: Emily is seen telling the story of “Three Bears” to her learners...

... and Thandi is doing movement exercises with her children.

 

Visitor time at iThemba

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Heather Adonis and Lance Stemmet from Smart kingdom kids academy were here last week and would like to offer our Grade R learners a music experience using recorders.

Also, Torsten Blank and Paolo Gniel paid us a visit and brought a colleague, Marie Kilian along.Thanks to them for bringing toothbrushes, toothpaste fruit and biscuits for the children!

 

Fundraiser at iThemba

Monday, March 19, 2018


Our learners are just too cool for school... We had a sunglasses fundraiser at school last week. Thanks to the parents for their support and happy Monday from iThemba!

 

Celiwe Jack as new volunteer

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


We are happy to welcome Celiwe Jack as a volunteer at school! She is currently studying at CPUT to become a teacher. With us, Celiwe will gain experience in a Grade R class for her upcoming practical exam.

 

 

Behaviour Management Workshop

Monday, March 12, 2018


Our teachers went to a Behaviour Management Workshop last weekend by Willie Erasmus, a Clinical & Child Psychologist in Claremont. They thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and returned with positive reinforcement. Happy Monday from iThemba

 

First Aid training for Thandi

Friday, March 09, 2018


Thanks to the ECD Forum who made it possible for Thandi to enjoy a three day First Aid training with the city! Thandi is seen doing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) on a Baby.

 

 

Assessment of our learners

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


Thanks so much to Ros and Sophie from The Learning Initiative who assessed our 4-5year old learners. Together with Care Up and DSD they assist the learners who have barriers throughout the year by providing therapy. Thanks to True North for encouraging this initiative for schools and educare centres in the community

 

Kepp your balance!

Monday, March 05, 2018


Can you keep your balance? Not as easy as it seems...our learners were working on their balance lately! Happy Monday from iThemba

 

 

Quarterly health visit

Friday, March 02, 2018


We are glad to announce that we had our quarterly visit from the Health Inspector, Zisile Mqhayi! As always he has given the school a good report Happy Friday from iThemba!

 

Leaner-teacher fun

Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Our learners had so much fun with their teachers lately. Sue-ellen read the story of “The very hungry caterpillar” ...

...and Emily played a Xhosa game with her learners

 

Thanks to our handyman Kevin

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Thanks so much to Kevin who is keeping our school in shape and doing all the handyman jobs for us. Recently, he installed hooks in the Grade R class for the learners bags. So much more space in the class now!

 

 

Time for fun activities

Monday, February 26, 2018


Good morning and happy Monday! Last week, our learners did lots of fun activities like washing a doll...

painting, craft work, drawing on the board...

or just having fun outside :-)

 

 

Friday activities

Friday, February 23, 2018


Look who is helping out here with cleaning-up outside: Calam from the younger class :-)

Our children were also having loads of fun on the wheel toys outside! Happy Friday from iThemba.

 

Visitor time

Thursday, February 22, 2018


We had some visitors again last week: Laura and Julian loved spending time with the children and brought them some biscuits.

Verena, Udo and their daughter also popped in for a visit; they brought us toothbrushes and lollipops. Thanks to all for the gifts

 

Insight into daily classes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


What is our staff busy with? Here you can see Emily enjoying playing a balloon game with her learners!

Juanita did a maths assessment activity with the Grade R learners.

 

 

Parents offering helping hands

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Thanks to Gavin, one of our dads, who volunteered last week for two hours to clean the outside area. Much appreciated!

 

Valentine's Day was great :-)

Monday, February 19, 2018


Let's start this Monday right with spreading some positives vibes: Last week, our children had a very busy week with a fundraiser for Valentines day!

They made gifts for their parents and decorated biscuits for themselves...well done everybody

 

Donations

Friday, February 16, 2018


Thanks a lot to Shoprite South Africa who paid us a visit recently accompanied by Peter from True North. They donated a lunchbox to each of our children Happy Friday!

 

Support with school fees :-)

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Thanks so much to Siegfried, Beate and Caroline Riedel for their generosity and love towards our children! The Riedel family and their friends sponsored six of our children paying their school fees for the year. They also brought us gifts of clothes, towels and stationery. We are really grateful for so much support

 

 

Parents-teachers meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Thanks to the staff and parents who attended our first parents teachers meeting last Wednesday afternoon. Most of the parents were at the Meeting.

 

Lots of visitors

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Last week, we had quite some visitors again: Tim brought his two friends Martin and Juri from Germany to visit the school.

Christina brought her husband Andreas Kern along for a visit this time. Thanks to them for donating cosmetics, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toys and clothes.

Bettina brought the Buchholz family, Stefan and Nicky, his girlfriend to visit. Thanks to the Buchholz family for the donation of clothes!

 

Happy Monday from iThemba

Monday, February 12, 2018


Good morning everybody...it's Monday again! Time to get the ball rolling and start fun activities with our kids

 

Reading time

Thursday, February 08, 2018


Our children loved having the visitors here this week. Here you can see Caroline Riedel reading a story to the children!

 

Vivid teaching

Tuesday, February 06, 2018


What is our teacher Thandi doing here, you might ask? She is calling on her inner actor and dramatizes the story of “The Lion and The Mouse” to her children...what a nice idea, well done everybody

 

 

Farewell for Chris

Monday, February 05, 2018


Good morning and happy Monday from iThemba! Last week, we had to bid farewell Chris who has assisted us with so much during his short stay - thanks a lot, especially for supplying our kids with new tooth brushes, a donation by him, his friend Simon and other friends of him! He took care of our children's dental hygiene and he explains: “One big point on our daily agenda has been brushing teeth to keep the caries away. This has always been so much fun and its better to learn with a minty breath.” Thanks Chris for your support

 

 

Keeping our school clean

Friday, February 02, 2018


A very good way to start the new year: Keeping our school clean! Thank you to our learners and their teachers for supervising this task. Happy Friday from iThemba!

 

Visitor time at iThemba

Thursday, February 01, 2018


Susanne popped in last week and brought Christina Kern along to visit us. Thanks so much to Christina for the clothes and other goodies, she will be back in February again

 

New & old learners settling in again

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Good Morning everybody! Fun times at iThemba: Our new little ones seem to be enjoying their new environment, inside and outside.

 

Our other learners are very happy to be back at school too

 

New toothbrushes

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Chris and his friend Simon popped in at school last week. Thanks to both gents who brought us toothbrushes for the children, we had sufficient to start them off for the new year!

 

Monday Funday!

Monday, January 29, 2018


Good morning from iThemba! Last week, we had fun outside:

Emily is seen playing a game with the children.

We were also doing fun things inside:

Chris spent a day with the Grade R learners... We hope your Monday is also going well

 
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