Perivoli Okonjima Country School

Perivoli Okonjima Country School

CONSERVATION THROUGH EDUCATION: AfriCat provides Environmental Education programs for the youth of N

Mainstream:
The 'Perivoli Okonjima Country School' (Kindergarten – Grade 4). This school aims to provide the best possible introductory schooling, with a strong environmental bias, for our resident children. Environmental Education:
“Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around wildlife parks – then the people will have no interest in them and the parks

12/07/2020

Engrossed with their art the kiddies become quiet. And their inner beings breathe

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Art unlimited. Grade 1 Textures:monochrome and colour

11/07/2020

Grade 1s delighted by the smart board after demonstration by Tonia Jacobs

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Academic trip to Otjiwarongo Tuesday 7 July 2020.
First stop Edugate Academy
The Grade 1 group was joined by the parents and learners from Okonjima who is currently making use of Eduvision. Relieved parents and learners expressed their gratitude towards the founder, Mr Frikkie Louw and teachers. Mr Phillip Smit took them for a tour through the school premises and they could see the magic of the smart board as demonstrated by Mrs Tonia Jacobs.
The Grade 1s had their first introduction to a 'big school' and mingled with the Edugate learners during the short break.
The group the had the opportunity to listen to 'a life changing talk' as Martin put it, delivered by Mr Louw. It was the high light of the Eduvision Okonjima's trip.
Grade 1s visited the old steam locomotive in front of the station. MR 24/7 Rescue gave the group insight of the content of the ambulance and what the job of a para-medic entails.
No trip to Otjiwarongo could be well rounded off if it did not include ice cream at Wimpy.
A day full of blessings

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Grade 1s working hard on Phonics and writing skills.

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Lock down for Perivoli Okonjima
On the lodge, lock down does not mean you can not go to school to get some work done. The school is situated on the western side of the 2000 ha safe zone.
Wide open spaces, game and rain. What a privilege to be here during this time.
Although a school staff meeting takes place through a fence called a takkies kraal, all is good, nothing stopping teachers from coming up with creative ideas all in high spirits.
We hope to soon be able to start teaching the kids of the remaining lodge staff.

22/03/2020

Former student comes for a visit
Rosalia Ndaponondaka came for a visit. She has been at Perivoli since she was potty trained at the age of 2. She is 8 years now.
Quiet and hard working as always, she immediately got some cutting and laminating to do. Her feedback was positive. It is always good to reflect on what we as teachers can improve on. Her input is of great value.

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16 March
After the sudden close down of schools, we did not have to prepare and inform our learners.
Fortunately it was possible to get them back to school on Tuesday 17 March.
Teacher Marnia Meyer explained the virus to them, how to take care of themselves and to be safe.

We also had the opportunity to say goodbye to Teacher Mia. She is leaving education for the world of business.

Farewell, Teacher Mia. No one can fully know what the future holds, but we are confident that you will be successful. Best of luck to you! You will be missed.

20/03/2020

Everytime Grade 1 leaves the class for break time, the manner in which they do, is usually with a physical activity. After the class leader has called them to order and started the prayers, they are allowed to leave the class according to the theme/activity of the day.
Since most of them were wearing cheetah or leopard T-shirts from our curio shops Friday 13 March, it was not a difficult choice. And they do it so well!


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Grade 1
Theme: My Family Art activities includes a family tree and their homes


13/03/2020

Hannah's farewell celebration. All the best Hannah!


13/03/2020

New line walking: straight line
Revision: Farm animals and planning building our own farm, like the barn and the fence
4 year olds: phonological awareness exercises with insect booklet (counting words, initial sounds and input, ending sounds)
Creating their own booklet Part 2
3 year olds: listening games and Montessori activities
Hannah's farewell celebration. All the best Hannah!


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Kindergarten 13 March
New line walking: straight line
Revision: Farm animals and planning building our own farm, like the barn and the fence
4 year olds: phonological awareness exercises with insect booklet (counting words, initial sounds and input, ending sounds)
Creating their own booklet Part 2
3 year olds: listening games and Montessori activities
Hannah's farewell celebration. All the best Hannah!


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Kindergarten 12 March
Louis and Marvin's birthday
3 year olds story sequencing is improving
4 year olds created own insect booklet Part One
Mat activities
Nice new warm play dough and farm animals to be made


11/03/2020



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Kindergarten 11 March


11/03/2020

Grade 1
Break time - freedom and space allows time for amazing imagination
Wilko and Gervasium are scary grass monsters!


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Grade 1 Healthy food
Making toad in a hole


10/03/2020

Phonological awareness exercises.
3 year olds revise red and yellos
4 year olds First reader about insects and counting words in a sentence
Animal sounds


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Kindergarten 10 March
Phonological awareness exercises.
3 year olds revise red and yellos
4 year olds First reader about insects and counting words in a sentence
Animal sounds


10/03/2020

Game: Sound location. Important to identify and hear sounds in words. Teacher Annah Ndara is the best


10/03/2020

New sensory trays


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Grade 1 Summer trees
Collecting specimens in the early morning is just the best

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Kindergarten 9 March
New sensory tables: moon sand, water beads, tracings zig-zag with whiteboard markers and beans and blowing bubbles.
3 year olds did revision on yellow and red and an introduction to farm animals
Listening to animals sounds


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Kindergarten 6 March
Visiting the Big Tree. On the way experiencing the tall grass and collecting specimens.
Sequencing and retelling our current story The very busy spider



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Mainstream:
The 'Perivoli Okonjima Country School' (Kindergarten – Grade 4). This school aims to provide the best possible introductory schooling, with a strong environmental bias, for our resident children.

Environmental Education:
“Ultimately conservation is about people. If you don’t have sustainable development around wildlife parks – then the people will have no interest in them and the parks will not survive.” Nelson Mandela

AfriCat provides Environmental Education programmes for the youth of Namibia by guiding them towards a greater understanding of the natural world and the importance of wildlife conservation – our main objective, promoting predator and environmental awareness among Namibian youth.
After many years of working with the farming community it became clear that youth education was vital to the long-term conservation of large carnivores.
The AfriCat Environmental Education Programme aims to inform and empower Namibia's youth about large carnivores, conservation and the Namibian environment.

Adult Education: 2012 / 2013 – We are pursuing implementing three possible bold initiatives:
a) Establishing a curriculum and Ministry of Education accreditation for a Namibian Guides Diploma;
b) An Environmental Education practical module for Namibia’s trainee teachers; and
c) A ‘Gap Year’ programme for Namibian students and trainee farmers, from all walks of life, who are on the brink of commencing their careers, so that we can hopefully guide our students towards a practical, hands-on and balanced environmental and conservation-minded approach . . .

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Grade 1 Art unlimited
Okonjima visits Edugate Academy
A growling matter
Kindergarten 13 March
Kindergarten 13 March
Kindergarten 13 March
Kindergarten 11 March
Kindergarten 11 March
Kindergarten 11 March
Kindergarten 10 March
Kindergarten 10 March
Kindergarten 10 March

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