iThemba: A hope filled journey begins

iThemba means ‘hope’ and Monday the 16th of January marks the culmination of lots of hard work and genorosity by many people and the beginnning of a journey of hope for the children, staff, parents and volunteers involved. A small group of 5 children ...

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Our dream – 60 children by 2014 – is in sight…

At the beginning of 2012 we opened the schools doors planning to have a class of 15-20 children and to grow the school by adding a class each year until 2014 when we would have a bustling school of 60 children. In order to achieve this the land had to be ...

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iThemba’s First Principal

In August 2013 Jean Louw joined iThemba School as its first principal. After studying teaching through Cape Technikon and Rhodes University, Jean went on to work in two Cape Town preschools as well as spending time in the USA. Jean is married to Nick, and...

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iThemba’s first six months of 2013

Last year ended on a high with a Nativity concert at a Sunday morning service, followed by presentation of reports to parents and then a lunch for children, parents, staff and all those involved in helping iThemba become functional either through sponsors...

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Third Term Report – 2013

As we approach the last few months of this year, iThemba School has been truly blessed. Firstly thank you to everyone of you for the support you give to our iThemba children either through sponsorship, donations, fund raising or being there to help them. ...

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TERM 4 2014 NEWS

Our end of year is suddenly upon us and we look back with grateful hearts for all that has been achieved. THANK YOU TO ALL THE FRIENDS OF ITHEMBA We are extremely grateful to all the donors, sponsors, supporters and helpers that have kept iThemba School g...

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Midyear 2014 News

This second term for iThemba School has been filled with fun, hard work, play and challenges.  A big thank you, to all our sponsors and donors for making this possible. REGISTRATION Our great news is that finally after three years of forms, phone calls a...

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EARLY YEAR 2015 NEWS

We are well into the start of another year with new developments and new children being the main focus. WELCOME TO OUR NEW PRINCIPAL : JANET WEBB We welcome our new Principal, Janet Webb, to iThemba School and wish her many happy years here. OUR CHILDREN ...

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END OF YEAR 2015 NEWS

When *Liziwe arrived at iThemba, she would storm out of the classroom whenever she was upset, sit and cry in the corner when she could not have what she wanted, and she displayed aggressive behaviour to the other children when required to share.  After t...

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2017 FIRST TERM NEWS

2017 begins… The first few months of the school year have flown by, which is probably exactly what we said this time last year!  It has been a busy start to the year, and we are all starting to feel ready for a little rest at the end of term. What&...

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