947 round up!

Another successful 947 draws to a close.  The 947 Momentum Cycle Challenge is our main fundraising event of the year and this has been our biggest number of cyclists to date. A huge thank you to everyone involved.  It was a really tough day out there this year, the conditions were particularly obstructive and everyone who crossed that finish line most certainly deserved their

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Christmas Parties

Philile has the awesome priviledge of having some fantastic relationships with our long term corporate partners and it is wonderful to be able see this in action.  The Flight Centre Foundation hosted the Christmas parties at Diepsloot and Cosmo City this year and Chase Software hosted the Christmas party in Hillbrow, as they have done for many years now! These events are always such

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Community members save the day…

A few weeks ago tragedy struck as the home of one of our Philile Diepsloot Teacher’s burned to the ground. We were blown away at the overwhelming response we received from community members who gave money, furniture, food, clothing and time in order to help Violet and her family rebuild their home. Our deepest appreciation goes to ALL who contributed in any way, big

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947 Momentum Cycle Challenge 2015

We had a record number of cyclists riding for Philile Foundation in this years ‘Ride for a Purpose’ set by the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge.  Thank you to everyone who took part, from cyclists and volunteers to powerzones and physio’s, we are so grateful to everyone who contributed to make this annual fundraising event such a success. The weather conditions were not the best

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Polyoak Sports Day

On Friday the 13th November visitors from one of our corporate donors, Polyoak, came to visit the school at Diepsloot for a sports day with the children.  They did various sporting activities and games with the kids and they even included the teachers who had such fun. At the end of the day they received a biscuit trophy, an iced lolly, a sucker and

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An outing to the Lanseria Airport

The Flight Centre Foundation, lead by Diane Cleary, hosted an outing to the Lanseria airport recently and the children had a fantastic experience. After arriving at the airport the children went to the Execujet lounge to find out more about aeroplanes after which they went to the viewing deck where they saw a Mango and Kulula flight take off.  The pilot flying the Mango

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A visit from Foot Soldiers

Philile Diepsloot was visited by a company called Foot Soldiers, a business that specialise in eventing- from assisting with pre-production call-downs, to managed on-site ushers and hostesses, to post-event guest surveys and gift deliveries.   There is no event too big or too small for them to handle. The group spent much time playing games and entertaining the children from facilitating sports activities to singing songs and the kids

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TEAM PHILILE

We are happy to report that we have a great number of cyclists raising funds and riding for a purpose in this years 947 Momentum Cycle challenge! Entries have now closed and we are in full swing preparing for the hospitality tent and powerzones and all that comes with it!  If you are interested in helping out there are many ways to get involved:

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A visit to the Peoples Theatre!

The children and teachers from Philile Hillbrow were offered complimentary tickets to the National Children’s Theatre on Wednesday 16th September. A year with Frog & Toad directed by Francois Theron, is a fun and energetic, upbeat storyline filled with music, dancing and friendship through the four seasons. The musical score bubbles with melody and wit, upbeat jazzy and catchy songs that will replay in

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An outing to Croc City

A great time was had by all the Hillbrow children on Friday 31st July when they went to Crocodile City for an outing.  The children watched a video about crocodiles, then were shown live eggs, a croc skull, croc skin and they even got to hold a baby crocodile! The kids enjoyed a snack and play time and then went into a second session

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