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Partners for Possibility


PfP Schools
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Sophakama Primary School Sophakama Strategising for Success

Following the success of the Teambuilding workshop that the teachers of Sophakama Primary School attended, they recently had two Strategic Planning Sessions. The sessions were again facilitated by Louise Hendey and the attendees were very enthusiastic!


One of the Rogz team members wrote the following report:

“Following our recent Teambuilding event with the Sophakama staff on 22 Feb, we were very pleased to be able to dedicate two afternoons to get together again as an entire team and continue to build on this positive momentum.
The objective of these two sessions were to identify and prioritize all issues needing attention and then to select the key projects that we are able to tackle at this point in time.
We were fortunate to have Louise Hendey join us again to facilitate the two sessions – aiding the team both with out of the box thinking as well as keeping on track towards an ultimate plan.



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Bovet Primary School Mobile iPad Lab for Bovet Primary School

Bovet Primary School situated in the Alexandra Township, Gauteng, was the recipient of a mobile iPad lab sponsorship from iSchool Africa.


iSchool Africa is an education initiative that was developed by Core Group. The initiative reaches schools across South Africa in rural and urban settings. The iPad learning programme is one of three programmes that they currently run. The programme has already reached approximately 32 000 learners and 750 teachers.


The iPad learning programme includes a 20 iPad mini, Macbook Air and Projector sponsorship. The iPad minis are pre-loaded with apps that are compliant with the national school curriculum and will support school work schedules. A trainer will be working with the teachers at the school, with the idea being that the school will be able to run the programme on their own after six months.

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Molaetsa Primary School Testimonial from a business partner

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PfP Blog Chess Creates a Stir at Surrey Primary

Towards the end of 2012, the Principal of Surrey Primary School, Imtiaz Adams, decided to set time aside in the school week for every learner in the school to watch the movie “Knights of the South Bronx”.  This was done to help ignite an interest in chess amongst the learners.


The movie is based on the real life story of a teacher who taught learners from troubled backgrounds to play chess, using it as a metaphor to teach them to rise above their difficult circumstances.According to Imtiaz, many of the learners at the school could relate to the movie as they come from areas such as Manenberg, Heideveld and Gugulethu.


The movie was successful in promoting an interest in chess amongst the learners and many of them were eager to learn to play the sport. The school was able to secure enough chess sets for the initial demand. The popularity of the sport at the school has, however, increased substantially and the limited number of chess sets is no longer enough to meet the demand.  The focus of the intiative is on developing the talent of the younger learners at the school, to ensure the sustainability of it.

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PfP Blog Alpha Primary: Partnership Reflection

When Marius November, principal of Alpha Primary School in Morning Star, Durbanville, and Jessie Daniels from Consol embarked on their journey as Partners for Possibility, their main aim was to incorporate the PfP philosophy into the school’s vision and mission statement. They believed that if the parents of the learners were more involved in the school, it would become the centre of the Morning Star community.

 

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Kannemeyer Primary Kannemeyer's Academic Achievements

 

 

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Sophakama Primary School Teambuilding for Sophakama Staff Members

The staff of Sophakama Primary School recently attended a Teambuilding workshop at the Rogz Factory in Montague Gardens.  The co-owner of Rogz, Irené Raubenheimer is the Partner for Possibility (PfP) to the school Principal, Sabelo Makubalo. The workshop was facilitated by Louise Hendey, who is also a PfP.

 

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PfP Blog Community Building at The Hill High School

For the first time in its existence, The Hill High School recently hosted a workshop that every member of staff attended.
The workshop was the product of a conversation between the Principal, Sean Marques, and his Partner for Possibility (PfP), Reinoud Willemsen.  The workshop was aimed at promoting unity amongst the diverse team of 69 staff members.


Stephanie Dawson-Cosser, the Learning Process Facilitator (LPF) of the Leadership Circle (LC) that the PfPs are part of, facilitated the workshop. It was based on the Learning the Art of Community Building workshops that all participants in the PfP Programme attend. Staff members were encouraged to interact with people outside of the group that they usually socialise with. As the workshop began, it became evident that most staff members did not even know each other’s first names!


The staff members uncovered each other's gifts and talents and every person in attendance contributed to a new vision for the school. “It was a very interesting space,” says Stephanie.


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PfP Blog Qhayiya Secondary School increases their Pass Rate

The Principal of Qhayiya Secondary School, Nkosilungile Lolwana, has been part of the Partners for Possibility (PfP) Programme since March 2013. He has been the Principal of the school since 2011. Since Nkosilungile joined the school team, the school’s Matric Pass rate has been on the increase. In 2011, the school went from having a 32% pass rate in 2010 to having a 66% pass rate in 2011. The school had a 76.1% Matric Pass rate in 2013. Twenty seven of the Matriculants at the school achieved a Bachelor’s pass in the 2013 Matric examination.


Lou-Anne Lubbe, PfP to Principal Nkosilungile Lolwana, says that “The Art of Possibility for this school is to exceed an 85% Matric pass rate.”


PfP caught up with Nkosilungile to discuss how the school went about achieving this impressive improvement in results:

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Kannemeyer Primary Common Purpose at Kannemeyer Primary School

Melanie Burke recently facilitated a Common Purpose Meridian workshop at Kannemeyer Primary School.  Kannemeyer Primary School is part of the Partners for Possibility (PfP) Leadership Development Programme. According to Dr Louise van Rhyn, who was one of the speakers at the workshop, this was a very special occasion because the Common Purpose Meridian course contributed to the concept of PfP.


Melanie is the Senior Programme Director at Common Purpose South Africa. Common Purpose is a Leadership Development Organisation offering courses in several countries worldwide.


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