Occupational Therapy students from UCT, as part of SHAWCO Health & Rehab, undertook screening of 58 grade 1 and 2 learners from Intshayelelo Primary School, in Khayelitsha.
Dr Jonathan Clark, Director of the Schools Development Unit/Schools Improvement Initiative, presented a talk on "The Schools Improvement Initiative: UCT gaining educational ground in Khayelitsha" as the as part of the Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series. CLICK on the underlined link to download the PowerPoint presentation slides of the talk.
On the 20 January Patti Silbert facilitated a half-day Appreciative Inquiry session with The Bookery Library Assistants.
LEGO Duplo Training conducted with Library Assistants from Ummangaliso and Sivuyenseni Primary School
On the 31 January, a training session was conducted with the Library assistance, Vuyelwa Zweni and Ndumi Mzamo from Ummangaliso Primary and Sivuyiseni Primary respectively.
Mentor Seminar 2017
On Saturday 04 February, a Seminar was held for the new After School Homework mentors of 2017. 44 mentors in total attended the seminar.
The Future You project training session which took place on the 16 August involved 65 Grade 9 girls and 40 Grade 9 boys.
Find here the latest COSAT Wellness Centre Brochure. The COSAT Wellness Centre (CWC) was established in 2015 with the help of the University of Cape Town’s Schools Improvement Initiative.
SUCR Newsletter Summer 2016:The Schools Improvement Initiative (SII), UCT partnering with schools in Khayelitsha as a response to the crisis in South African education.
Ummangaliso Primary School in Khayelitsha Site B, an SII Partner School, held their School Fun Day at Khayelitsha Stadium, on the 3rd of June 2016.
American Education Research Association (AERA): The AERA Conference took place in Washington DC, 8 – 12 April 2016. As part of the Service Learning Special Interest Group (SIG), A/Prof Roshan Galvaan and I presented a paper entitled “Service learning in unequal contexts: towards transforming learning practices in South African schools”. The abstract follows:
Our Resident Teacher, Gen Pagpa, together with Thapelo Maila from Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre, gave 24 meditation classes to over 800 high school learners