Sifunda Kunye writing clubs

The news story below featured in our term 2 issue, during this term there was a formal awards ceremony at Sifunda Kunye literacy center. We applaud the learners on their achievements and the organizers of this event.

 

Sifunda kunye learners entered the writing competition with schools from King William’s Town those schools were Hector Petersen, Eric Mntonga  and sikhulule HS. This competition was hosted by Maki Foundation, some of our learners managed to win the competition, they were writing short stories, plays, song writing, poems, set of jokes and drawing. School with most entries submitted was ST Matthews Highs School. These learners were under the supervision of their Sifundakunye facilitator Sanga Mabulu.

Short stories : Khanyisa Suswana got 2nd place

Nthasha Mpondo got 3rd place

Xhosa poetry : Mbali Nikita 1st place

Drawing category : Noble Sibulele

 

Sifunda Kunye Writing Camp 2019.

 

During the weekend of the 23-25 August 2019, learners from five of Sifunda Kunye schools attended the annual writing camp at Sifunda Kunye literacy center at St Matthews High School in Keiskammahoek.

This year the theme/topic to write about was UBUNTU. Learners was  preparing for this weekend before they arrived at the camp.

The weekend was a huge success! The learners all completed their writing with inspiration from their peers , facilitators and quest speakers.

We would like to thank all that made this weekend possible.

We acknowledge our funder Mr Andrew Summers for making this weekend possible.

 

 

Sifunda Kunye Community reading club at St Matthews High School.

 

Reading club

We still have our reading club which takes place every Saturday at ST Matthew’s high school. We believe that reading and sharing stories can help a child get to know sound, words and language and develop early literacy skill, help child’s brain, social skills and communication skills development.

Our Sifunda Kunye Reading club is very well supported by our local community with a large and steady group of eager readers attendance.

One highlight during the term was our Easter competition and hunt.

Our reader are supported by our Sifunda Kunye grade 11 facilitators and guided by Sanga Mabulu from Sifunda Kunye.

 

Sifunda Kunye Reading Club facilitators 2019

 

Sifunda Kunye writing club at St Matthews High School.

Sifunda kunye learners entered a writing competition with schools from King William’s Town,  schools were Hector Petersen, Eric Mntonga  and Sikhulule HS. This competition was hosted by Maki Foundation, some of our learners managed to win the competition, they were writing short stories, plays, song writing, poems, set of jokes and drawings. The school with most entries submitted was ST Matthews Highs School. These learners were under the supervision of their Sifunda kunye facilitator Sanga Mabulu.

Short stories : Khanyisa Suswana got 2nd place

Nthasha Mpondo got 3rd place

Xhosa poetry : Mbali Nikita 1st place

Drawing category : Noble Sibulele

From the left we have got Khanyisa Suswana, in the middle we have got Noble Sibule and on the right we have got Mbali Nikita

 

 

Sifunda Kunye drama at St Matthews High School

 

Drama

This term we had an event hosted by drama learners of ST Matthews High School. The event did not only showcase the talent of our learners but also showcasing what they have been learning  at the drama club, this was an opportunity for learners who are not members of drama to experience the new talent and spectacular even of seeing a live performance being performed by their peers . These learners performed poetry, drama, contemporary dance and ‘pantsula’ dance. Back up performers assisted with back ground sound and props.

 

Adventurous Journey 8-10 March 2019.

Adventurous Journey

8-10 March 2019

Participants from Sifunda Kunye partner schools, Toise SSS, St Matthews High School, and  Hendrik Kanise Combined School took part in a 48 km hike during this weekend.

Participants were qualifying for their silver in The Presidents Awards level.

 

During our arrival at camp it was raining but we were determined to complete our camp and required km to qualify for our silver.

We hiked for 4km during the night walk, the following morning we hiked along the beach for 40 km and on the 3 day we hiked for 6 km.

This was a challenging hike, it rained the entire 3 days and 2 nights, all together it rained 124 mm during our camp, we were wet, tired but determined. We had to work together in teams to survive  the weekend. It took a lot of determination, teamwork, motivation and courage but we concurred and completed what we aimed to achieve.

 

Adventurous Journey 2018

St Matthews High School Drama Learners