SA Guide Dog Association and German Country Club

Field Trip

Nkowa’s first school trip of the year includes exploring our local community. Students were able to get an insight into how guide dogs are reared, trained and assigned to people with visual impairments and special needs. At the German Country Club students were able to understand the history and role of the club in our community.

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Leadership and Teambuilding with Konka

Field Trip

Nkowa’s students look forward to our annual Team-building and Leadership hosted by Konka Outdoor Adventure. This overnight trip the foothills of the Magaliesburg Mountains in the North West Province requires students to work as a term to achieve common goals. Activities include physical endurance, personal growth, leadership and team building. The results and impact o …

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Lory Park Zoo

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After studying Ecology Nkowa visited the Lory Park Zoo to reinforce what we learned. Observing and even being allowed to touch some of the animals provided children with an unique opportunity to appreciate the role of animals in our ecosystems.

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Music with Keith Reagan

Academics

Keith Reagan, a music and band teacher from North Carolina, USA visited Nkowa to share his skills in music and playing instruments. He shared the basic elements of music and  showed us how to make and play a carrot clarinet.

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Caricature Drawing with Kobus

Learning

One of the librarians, Kobus van der Riet,  from the Sandton Library visited Nkowa to share his talent of caricature drawing. Our students were fascinated by his talent and even tried a hand at it.

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Canadian Cultural Talk

Learning

Canadian educators Cheryl and Jonathan Harris, on their travels through South Africa paid Nkowa a surprise visit and presented a talk on Living in Canada. We went on a virtual tour of Canada and looked at the landmarks and discussed life in Calgary.

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Around the World Cooking Camp

Field Trip, Learning

Nkowa’s first Cooking Camp for children was a resounding success. Children between the ages of 6-16 explored the ingredients, history and cuisine of Asia, Mexica and South Africa. They received certificates of participation and Due to popular demand

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Azteca Foods and Grand Central Airport

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Nkowa introduced the concept of “Communication” by taking students on a trip to learn about how an international culture communicates and how an airport operates. At Azteca, Gaby the owner explained the history and culture of Mexico and how their traditions continue to this day. She shared the process of how tortillas are made and the importance of health and safety p …

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Dance Cafe

Learning

Nkowa’s mission is to collaborate with local companies to offer the best possible education for our students. Our trip to Dance Café included the different genres of dance types and how Space and Shape can be integrated into dance. The owner Colin took the children on a tour of the studios and taught them the basics of Square Dancing. They had the privilege of meeting …

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Rivonia to Sandton Trip

Learning

Nkowa believes that children must be able to directly apply what they study. With the first term’s concept being “My World” students explored the History and Geography of the Rivonia-Sandton area. Thereafter, Lee Foggitt of Sandton Safaris hosted a tour of important sights and scenes from Liliesleaf Farm, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton Library, Mandela Squar …

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