Kirstenhof Primary School is proud to be able to help other organisations and schools with various projects.
TEARS is a Pro-life, non-profit organisation whose core aim is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home lost, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats. Daily they care for +-300 animals at their shelter, providing them with food, shelter, veterinary care, exercise and positive interaction with people until they can be placed in loving homes. To help sustain their operation they have three charity shops, in Bergvliet, Fish Hoek and Sunnydale and a bookshop in Bergvliet. Visit their website www.tears.org.za
Our Grade 7 learners choose a charity to donate 25% of their profit from Market Day. TEARS is the organisation that we have supported for the last few years.
Woodside Childrens Home
Woodside Special Care Centre, established in 1976, is an NGO situated in Rondebosch East. Is a private residential facility that renders a service to 90 severe to profoundly intellectually and physically disabled children and young adults. Many of the children know only Woodside as their home and the staff as their families. Visit their website www.woodside.org.za.
The Environmental Club children have been visiting Woodside Children’s Home for many years. We take them out on picnics and for walks. Some of them have to use walkers or wheel chairs. We recently took them to Silvermine Dam and Sea Point Beachfront.
Lourier Primary School
Lourier Primary School was founded in 1966 in Retreat, by the Western Cape Educational Department. It is a government aided school and now supports an enrolment of 510 students in grades R through 8. The school is staffed by 14 teachers using 21 classrooms. The annual fee per student is R220 but only about 40% of the students pay fees. The school and many local parents receive some government grants.
Although the school is in a neighborhood that suffers from high rates of unemployment and crime, Lourier Primary School serves as a haven where its students can learn and receive nutritious meals.
The school needs a well-resourced library and the school’s playing field needs urgent upgrading for athletics and sports. Its students and teachers look forward to establishing sister school relationships.
The teachers at Kirstenhof Primary support Lourier Primary with our resources. We give them worksheets. Our art department has also invited them for a Saturday morning workshop. Mr Vogts visits regularly to check in with their lovely new computer department. The Grade 6 learner’s have a stationery drive at the end of the year to collect all unwanted stationery within our school and our parent’s office.