Airports Company South Africa – ACSA Literacy Rooms

Based on empirical research in the education field, the foundation phase is a crucial level in a learner’s school career. In order for learners to succeed in their schooling and to achieve their dreams in life, they need to be able to read and write. Systemic, socio-economic and language difficulties barrier our learners on a daily basis. Solutions are needed to aid change. Airports Company South Africa sponsors the ACSA Literacy Room Programme which provides a fun, step by step English literacy curriculum in schools. The curriculum is based on Words in Colour, by Caleb Gattegno. The phonics-based approach emphasizes that letters, symbols and words can be combined in many different ways resulting in notably accelerated learning. The success of the programme hinges on the application of our pedagogy, full utilization of the resources as well as educators able to use the pedagogy and resources effectively. The programme takes place in a specialized room designed for literacy in the schools,decorated and equipped to provide a safe, fun and engaging learning environment. Educators are trained in LTL’s literacy methodology and provided with educator manuals, workbooks, readers, games, toys and other resources critical to the programme’s success. ACSA supports 4 schools in the disadvantaged communities. The programme benefits over 2500 learners and 60 educators directly and indirectly. Schools participating in the programme enjoy improvements in their Grade 1 average English literacy scores by 10 to...

Educators Training

Training for the educators kicked off successfully. The first week focused on assessments and thereafter orientation to classroom resources and a show and tell on CAPS material and resources...

Holiday Programme

The first term’s holiday programme ran from 18-20 March and was implemented in all three capsule schools. The aim of the holiday period is to assist weaker learners to get back on par with their peers. An average of 15 learners per school attended the holiday period. On the last day of the holiday period they received a snack pack to end the holiday off on a high...

Easter

Due to the generous amount of Easter eggs that Coronation donated, we were able to make 14 628 learners smile from year to year. This included all three capsule schools. On 18 April 2019 two of LTL’s staff members dressed up as a big cat and as Barney and entertained the learners whilst handing out the Easter eggs. LTL facilitators also had a reading programme that formed part of World Reading...

Capsule Classroom Transformation

During the second term, LTL transformed 5 classrooms at Vergenoegd Primary and 4 classrooms at Sonwabo Primary. The classrooms are equipped with the adequate LTL curriculum, fine and gross motor skills resources as well as a monitor to play the LTL literacy DVD. The feedback from the facilitators is that the teachers are very satisfied and grateful for the transformation. They have made it their own by keeping the resources neat and organised and adding additional posters that compliments the ones LTL put up. The children are fascinated by the wall art and enjoy playing with the fine and gross motor skill...

Annual Teachers Forum – 5 October 2018

Our Annual Teachers forum is taking place on 5 October 2018 at the Breakwater Lodge Protea Hotel at the V&A Waterfront. Robin Banks has been so kind to donate his time to do a motivational speech at our forum this year! We are expecting 250 guests including teachers, principals, curriculum advisors as well as government officials. This is an opportunity to show appreciation to our teachers for their hard work and participation throughout the...

World literacy day – 8 September 2018

With Mandela Day being such a hit Coronation has already started looking at ways they can get involved on world literacy day as well and make it just as fun as Mandela day and go even bigger for this. Our plan is to choose a school and revamp and remodel their library with new shelving and resources for the entire school to benefit from while also putting on a big production and another school that they can perform for the entire school. We are hoping coronation and ACSA will be just as excited to execute the plans as we...

STEP 4 Start of Programme – 6 August

The STEP 4 Programme kicked off on 6 August 2018 with a fun filled orientation day. We were very excited to meet all of the educators who will embark on this journey to experience the magic of learning creatively. There are 8 participants in total who have dedicated themselves to this pilot programme and we look forward to sharing their success...

Mandela Day – 18 July 2018

This year on Mandela we took initiative to include our donors on the festivities of the day by creating a Mandela day challenge. Coronation Asset managers utilised their capsule schools Sonwabo, St Augustine’s and Vergenoegd together with their newly appointed interns in teams of two, to put on a play to the foundation phase learners of these three schools. Each team had to use the book given to them and plan and create their own props and characters that were suitable for the story all in the short span of 3 days. They did extremely well and the learners were really excited to have a play done at their school while the facilitators and teachers were absolutely amazed by the effort put in to creating the characters and props for the story. They day was lots of fun and Coronation were extremely excited about the good feedback given to them about their interns and the great job they did. This was an extremely fun challenge set out by LTL and all participants especially the interns thoroughly enjoyed this and got to meet some of our students that we work with on a daily basis while as well seeing the schools we work...

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