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SAEP’s Siyakhathala Primary programme learners explore the Giraffe House

By | June 6th, 2017|Foundation phase, Primary school, Uncategorized|

Last week we took our grade 3 and 4 Siyakhathala Primary programme learners and their Learning Gym coaches on a trip to Giraffe house near Stellenbosch. Giraffe House keeps a large variety of wild indigenous animals, almost all of which the learners had never seen in real life. This was an opportunity for 101 learners [...]

Connecting Parents and Children: SAEP Encourages Active Parenting

By | September 19th, 2016|Arts, Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase, General news, High School, Hope Scholars, Primary school|

More important than income or social standing, having a parent or guardian that is involved in their education is a key factor in predicting children’s school success. Responding to requests from our young beneficiaries to have their parents play a more active role in their school and personal lives; SAEP recently held a collaborative parents' [...]

We welcome our new ECD Centre Principals

By | February 15th, 2016|Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase|

Our ECD programme had their first principals meeting with the 8 selected centres we will be working with.  This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the centres, as we thrive to ensure that we plough into the children’s lives at an early age. It was an event filled with great expectations from the centres [...]

Create daily reading routines for your children

By | January 21st, 2016|Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase, Primary school|

Source: Cape Times 18 January 2016 at 21:54pm By: Xolisa Guzula Xolisa Guzula At the beginning of every year, many people make resolutions for the new year. They have dreams, ambitions and aims of what they want to achieve for themselves personally, at work and for their families. Some of us adults plan to get [...]

Freshlyground’s Zolani Mahola discusses the importance of stories

By | September 17th, 2015|Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase, General news, Primary school|

Hearing traditional stories, in your own language, is vital for children. It’s the thread that keeps you connected to your world – the world into which you’re born! It shouldn’t be a privilege to have access to that world, it should be a given. I feel like if we can’t provide those stories and books, [...]

Are we teaching reading wrong?

By | July 30th, 2015|Foundation phase, Primary school, Uncategorized|

Article Published in City Press With our schools buckling under the weight of too many children and too few resources, Grethe Koen looks into the South African civil organisations teaching our kids how to read. It received precious little mention in our media, but local organisation Project for the Study of Alternative Education in SA (Praesa) [...]

ECD protective behaviours workshops a success

By | July 22nd, 2015|Cross Cutting, Early Childhood Development, Foundation phase|

As part of the ECD Programme's child protection programme, 2 of our partner ECD centres are receiving monthly protective behaviours activities for their pre-grade R classes. The activities are facilitated by ECD Field Coordinator, Alex Hamill, and ECD Community Liaison Officer, Mirriam Sipondo, who were both trained in the Protective Behaviours Curriculum in 2014. The [...]