Philile blog

Brainboosters Training for Parents

On Wednesday 21st August another Brainboosters session took place at the Hillbrow sight, where about 15 parents came to get training on the boxes they would receive for their child. The training equips the parents to help their children at home, improving their learning skills as well as interaction with their child. Brainboosters boxes are sent home with children at a cost of R

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Godfirst Group Visit Diepsloot

On Saturday 24th August a group from Godfirst Monte came to play with the Diepsloot Children. About 50 children came and were treated to games, jumping castles and “Petting Zoos”. There were sheep, goats, lambs, rabbits and 2 ponies. The children were given the chance to feed the animals and ride the ponies, as well as being treated to food and drinks. Thanks G1

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Trip to Monte Bird Gardens

In August two trips were organised to take 100 children from Diepsloot to the Monte Bird Gardens with their teachers. They spent the whole morning there, looking at the birds and other animals. A highlight was the bird show, where staff of the Bird Gardens had the birds doing “tricks” for the children and taught them about each species. The experience was thoroughly enjoyed

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Mandela Day Celebrations

Mandela Day was well and truly celebrated at Philile this year! Diepsloot In Diepsloot, during a creative art time some of the older children painted a huge South African flag and wrote happy birthday Tata / Mandela on it  which was then hung  outside one of the classrooms. Late morning, a group from the  DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) and Amka Products delivered

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Team Philile Update

By Bronwyn Smith I am the last person you would expect to be involved with the 94.7 Cycle Challenge. I’ll support from the sidelines but the last time I rode a bike I was 10 years old and still had to push the bike uphill. This year however presented an exciting opportunity to get on a team for an amazing cause without having to

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Cosmo City building plans developed

Things are pushing ahead nicely with our building project in Cosmo City. Rational fire has been signed off and designs are now in the process of being submitted to Council and Building Control. We are thrilled that Hatch have offered their engineering services to this project and are working hard to gather the necessary details to complete the submission process’s mentioned above. ed pills

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Donation from Step Advisory

We are hugely grateful for the hard work that the Step directors and employees have put in over the last year that enables not only their business to grow but for us to as well! Thank you to Graham, Franc, Colin and all the Step staff for your generous donation. Step Advisory builds businesses. A boutique management consulting company comprising an inspired team of

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Graduation and start of Child Care course

On Saturday 13th July, Agnes Mere, Violet Nzimande, Sindiswa Gramany graduated from their first year at Professional Child Care College in Melville. Sindiswa and Agnes passed with Merit, receiving higher than 70 percent overall, and Violet passed with distinction receiving higher than 80 percent overall. Well done to the 3 of them! They looked great walking up on stage and are excited about starting

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American Team Visits Philile

By Victoria Myers I had the privilege of visiting both of the Philile sites last week with a team of High School students from Atlanta, America. I was so impressed with the quality of the teaching staff and the fun, safe atmosphere cultivated by them. Our team split between both of the sites on each day and did different activities with the kids. The

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