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A fond farewell to Lauren

It was with much sadness that we said a fond farewell to Lauren Le Roux who has been the Principal of Philile ECD Centre’s for the last 9.5 half years. Lauren will be returning to her hometown of Cape Town and starting a new season of her life there. In 2008, Lauren was instrumental in recruiting the 8 children that commenced their pre-school education

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In Memoriam Khazamula John Manganye 1962-03-15 – 2016-07-23

It is with deep sadness that we said an untimely goodbye to John Manganye in a very tragic set of circumstances. John has been the gardener at Philile Diepsloot since its inception in 2010 and was married to Priscilla, the cook at Diepsloot. A man much loved by the children in the school as well as the community at large, John embodied hard work,

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Why we believe providing 2 x hot meals per day is SO important!

At the Philile Foundation we firmly believe that providing two, nutritious hot meals and two x healthy snacks per day are critical to our children’s development and their ability to concentrate in the classroom. Anthony Lake Executive Director of UNICEF says: “I used to think that early childhood development was all about education. That if we taught a child her colours and shapes, her

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Philile ECD Centre’s – A happy place!

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To live To love To Learn – the motto of the Philile Foundation.

Visit a Philile Pre-School on any given day and you will notice immediately what a happy place it is for our children and Staff.

Eating

Singing

Playing

Counting

Painting

Drawing

Listening

Talking

Colouring

Learning

Napping

Laughing

Running

Climbing

Jumping

Every day is a fun day as we live we love we learn!

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A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FLIGHT CENTRE FOUNDATION!

A very big thank-you to the Flight Centre Foundation for the donation of 75 children’s mattresses for Philile Diepsloot and Philile Hillbrow. These mattresses are made use of daily, as our children take a compulsory nap after lunch. Thank you so much to Diane Cleary and the Flight Centre Foundation for the continued support and commitment to the Philile Foundation! The Flight Centre Foundation is the

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The Dentist visits Philile Hillbrow

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the single most common chronic disease during childhood. It is never too early to encourage healthy dental hygiene for children. Pediatric dental care ensures a child’s primary teeth stay healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases. With this in mind, the children at Philile Diepsloot received a visit from the dentist.

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Exploring the wonderful world of Lego!

The Philile Foundation received a generous donation of 18 boxes of Duplo from Care for Education. Along with the donation of Duplo bricks, the Philile Staff spent a fun morning being trained on how to best use this valuable resource. The training is offered by Care for Education as a hands-on workshop so that participants will come away with practical ways to integrate the materials with their teaching curriculum.

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Learners from the American International School of Johannesburg visit Philile Diepsloot

A group of Grade 9 and 10 Learners from the American International School of Johannesburg, visited Philile Diepsloot as part of their service activities. The Learners spent time engaging in various fun activities with the children. We know the children benefitted hugely from this interaction and we are so grateful for the support from the American International School of Johannesburg! Watch some highlights from

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Philile Wish list for 2016

In order to run the Philile Foundation with excellence, we are need of the following items for 2016. If you or your company could assist us – we would be most grateful. • Solar panels (Philile Diepsloot) • Solar stove and fridge (Philile Diepsloot) • Burglar bars and a security gate (Philile Diepsloot and Hillbrow) • Shade net for the playground (Philile Diepsloot) •

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Graduations!

Graduation ceremonies are a special time for the teachers, children and parents of any school.  It is a culmination of a year of hard work and a signal that the child has achieved all he/she needs to to move onto into the next phase of life. At Philile the parents become very involved with the Graduation ceremony and it is always a great opportunity

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