BIGFUTURES - COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AT ST PETER'S PREP

  • March 12, 2019 | Leigh Lidgey

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISION: Growing servant leaders within our St Peter’s family to uplift our community, for their big futures.

In order to create a more sustainable and meaningful impact within our community, St Peter’s Boys Prep and Girls Prep have chosen Sefikeng Primary as our partner school. We will concentrate all our time, effort and resources on their Foundation Phase. Each St Peter’s child and our staff will have an opportunity to make a contribution in some way. We would like to invite you to volunteer too, as we make a difference together!

Recent statistics released show that 8 out of 10 pupils in Grade 4 cannot read at an appropriate level and without this fundamental skill, little learning can take place. St Peter’s has developed a partnership with Read for Africa and this phonics-based programme has enabled us to effectively teach Literacy Skills. We are also able to make regular assessments to track and measure progress.  

The St Peter’s interns have become a fundamental support for the programme. We do, however, also rely hugely on parent volunteers to give of their time or money to support the programme. The volunteers assist with small reading groups and create fun lessons. The more volunteers, the smaller the groups and the more effective the learning.

Why should you get involved?

Experience the unadulterated joy of assisting a child to move from being almost illiterate to being able to recognise letters and eventually words.
Meet and be a part of a special group of like-minded parents (grandparents and friends) trying to make a difference, one child at a time!

What you need to know…

ABSOLUTELY no teaching experience or knowledge is needed! If you can identify your letters, handle a pen and whiteboard you are fully equipped. Training will be provided.
We visit Sefikeng every Wednesday morning 08:30 to 09:30, it takes 15 minutes to get there (traffic dependent) and is 100% safe. ‘Car shares’ are very easily arranged.
Your commitment is driven solely by you - one session a term, a month or every week.

How do you get involved?

Contact Leigh Lidgey (llidgey@stpeters.co.za) or Jaya Govender (jgovender@stpeters.co.za) to volunteer your time.

 

Please help us make a difference in the lives of others!

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