Fulton School for the DeafKWAZULU-NATAL

Fulton School for the Deaf used their MySchool donations to purchase a motorised lawnmower that ensures their beautiful large fields are well maintained to host their league sporting activities. They also bought new sponge mattresses for their pre-school children to use for their mid-day nap.

Through ongoing support the donations received stretched a long way, and the school was fortunate enough to also purchase a variety of books and DVD’s for their library. These children benefit tremendously from visual learning, and this not only assists the pupils a great deal but also the teachers. 

Glenashley Junior Primary School used their MySchool funds to install a flushing toilet in a rural school that did not have one.

Hillcrest Christian Academy participated in the Woolworths MySchool Play It Forward Competition. They won the competition, receiving R100 000 for their school and R50 000 for a school or charity of their choice. The R100 000 prize money will be used in building an adventure course for the learners. They are also planning on renovating the school’s swimming pool. Furthermore, Itemba was their chosen organisation who have received a R50 000 donation for the wonderful work that they do.

Durban North Primary supports the following disadvantaged schools with the help of their MySchool funds:

  1. Welbedene School with stationery, reading materials and text books.
  2. Oakford Primary School received clothing, shoes and blankets for their pupils in winter.
  3. Briardene Primary School received donations of unused equipment, books and stationery.
  4. Highstone Primary School (Phoenix) receives sandwiches every Thursdays for approximately 100 pupils.

Woolworth’s stores in the KZN region are running a joint project to benefit local animal shelters and the SPCA. Food is donated from various stores and MySchool ensures the safe delivery to the local SPCA, who welcomes the donation.

Berea West Junior Primary has used their MySchool funds to purchase new sports equipment for extra-mural activities. They have bought hockey sticks, soccer balls, cricket balls and bats.

Umhlanga College is a young developing school that was established in 2003. The money raised through MySchool has been used to help fund various projects within the school. This year, Umhlanga College have utilised the money raised through the MySchool programme to purchase and install an electronic notice board. The notice board is situated at the entrance to the school and will become a vital part of their communication tools to their parents and pupils. Messages can be displayed and updated as often as necessary.

 

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iCare would like to thank MySchool and their supporters for the money they receive monthly through the MyVillage initiative. The money raised is used by iCare for food parcels to assist street children who have been successfully reunited with their families. With these funds iCare can give the less fortunate children in our society a better future.

La Lucia Junior Primary in KwaZulu Natal is very proud of their swimming team’s new tracksuits, towels and caps. These were bought with money received from MySchool. Thank you to MySchool and our families for their support!

TreeTops Pre-Primary School have used their MySchool funds towards establishing a permaculture food garden at their Windmill campus, as well as to purchase a water tank for grey water harvesting. The school attended a day course at Botanical Gardens to train staff members. As a result the garden is thriving and the children are able to take vegetables home to their families.

Crawford Preparatory and Pre Primary School in La Lucia has used their MySchool funds raised during 2010 in support of Mt Moriah and Columbia Primary Schools – their Outreach schools. At Columbia Primary they support the crèche (catering for children aged 2 to 6) and at Mt Moriah they support Sakhithemba Creche. 

FREE STATE

Bambi Pre-Primary donates their MySchool funds to the disadvantaged from various local charities, along with clothes and food.

President Brand Primary School was involved in a community project called Towers of Hope, along with several churches and other organisations. Together with Engen Curie Park, MySchool decided to get involved in this project by encouraging donations of clothes, blankets etc. from parents and learners. These donations were brought to Engen Curie Park, where it was collect and distributed in under-resourced communities within Bloemfontein.

EASTERN CAPE

Summerwood Primary School upgraded their sports clubhouse with the help of their MySchool funds. They have also purchased fridges and microwaves for their school and further donations will be used towards buying benches for their Netball courts.

Grey Junior and High School have put their MySchool funds towards bursaries, which are especially useful for supporting parents that cannot afford to pay school fees.

Theodor Herzl High have upgraded they school swimming pool and have bought outdoor equipment for their Grade 1 – 3 learners from the funds they have received through the MySchool fundraising programme.

St Dominic’s Prep & High Schools have built an Amphitheatre at their school and have upgraded their Grade 4 playground using their MySchool funds.

GATUENG

Thabile Nursery School used their MySchool funds on day to day expenses incurred by the Nursery school.

Hyde Park High School will be using their MySchool funds to lay a terrace around their sports field so that they can have a grand stand for sport days and other events. Last year they spent their funds on a diesel run heating system for the school.

St. Columbas Primary School used their MySchool funds as part of fundraising to purchase Smart Boards to use in classrooms.

Meredale Primary School purchased additional stationery and food for the tuck shop as well as assists children who cannot afford to buy a school uniform with the MySchool funds raised.

Pretoria Boys High School uses their MySchool funds to pay for the first aid needs at Sport events.

Laerskool Fontainebleau assists disadvantaged schools with the funds raised through the MySchool fundraising programme. They have recently donated books to a school in Diepsloot. Every year the school collects clothing and food to distribute to the poor during the winter season. The school also donated school uniforms to learners who cannot afford to buy their school uniform. Furthermore, they are currently running a feeding schemeBoy with dog, where the parents make food for under-privileged children in the school. The learners receive 2 meals a day plus food parcels to take home over weekends and holidays.

King David Junior School implemented a community project, called ‘The Winter Blanket Drive’ for Animals. MySchool was approached to collect blankets and pet food for animal shelters in the surrounding areas. King David Junior School donated a room full of blankets, pet food, bowls and some pet toys. The response to the appeal was overwhelming and this was a perfect example of an expression of the school’s "HELPING HANDS" theme in 2010.

Mandorren Academic and Sport uses their MySchool funds to assist in the general upkeep of their school. Furthermore, as a school they reach out to their community by donating clothes to the Sparrow Village.

Centurion Christian School improved their Sports field using the funds raised through the MySchool fundraising programme.

Saxonwold Primary used their MySchool funds towards upgrading their computer centre and they have bought a combi to be used for school outings.

Midrand High School upgraded school facilities using their MySchool funds.

Alexandra School and Holy Rosary School formed a tutoring programme aimed at Grade 12 learners. Each Saturday Grade 12 pupils from Alexandra attend lessons taught by Grade 12 teachers at Holy Rosary. Periodically, the girls meet to share experiences and dreams. This programme is funded by money raised through the MySchool programme.

Highveld Horse Care Unit cares for many abandoned and injured horses and donkeys. They use the funds raised through the MySchool fundraising programme to supply medical assistance to the animals. Every month, they have at least 70 horses in their care and they still manage to donate to different animal clinics within various locations.

Fairsands Primary School has used their MySchool funds towards special art classes and craft materials as these classes are therapeutic for the learners.

Rembrant Park School used their MySchool funds towards various projects such as a feeding scheme for the less-fortunate kids at their school and to support their local charities.

Linksfield Primary School has used their MySchool funds towards renovating the school's toilets and tuck shop.

Hurlyvale Primary School has used their MySchool funds towards general maintenance.

Summit College does the following outreach projects, with the help of their MySchool funds:

Kelvin AIDS Home consists of two private homes for 18 young children, between the ages 4 months and 12 years old. They do not receive any funding from the government; they depend solely on the generous donations from the people around them. Summit College students visited the home and helped the children with their homework.

Unika Pre Primary School use their funds generated through the MySchool programme for school fees for learners who cannot afford to pay the fees. The educational opportunities of a few pupils are being improved due to the school’s involvement with the MySchool fundraising programme.

Paddington Place uses their MySchool funds towards Educational books and CD’s for their learners.

Hedgehog Meadow uses their MySchool funds towards supporting needy children from their community.

Buccleuch Primary uses their MySchool funds towards general maintenance and upgrading the school.

WESTERN CAPE

Plett Christian School collected canned food for a local under-resourced school. They are committed to helping the local community with the assistance of their MySchool funds.

Girls from SpringfieldSpingfield Convent for Girls move for their health and those in need. In 2009, a few of Springfield Convent School’s cross country runners decided to participate in the MySchool Move 4 Health Don Lock Race as part of their training and for some fun. The next year learner Anna Notten (Cross Country Captain) and the school’s Head of Sport, Janice Windsor, decided to involve the entire school. All learners from Springfield Convent School were invited to participate in the MySchool Move 4 Your Health Don Lock Race in order to promote health and wellness among the learners. To their surprise the school was awarded the R5 000 prize for achieving second place in the Percentage Learner Participation competition and also awarded R5 000 for the First Prize for the Highest Number of Learners Present on the race day. The school had 123 learners race on the day. The girls loved the opportunity to get out and exercise in a fun and enjoyable way. The race was extremely well organised and not even the rain dampened the Springfield spirit on the day. Many of the learner’s parents and siblings also took part in the race and they all enjoyed the morning immensely.

Furthermore, the Springfield Sports Portfolio of 2010 used the MySchool Move 4 Health Don Lock memorial race in benefit of those in need. Their objective was to collect donations for runners in need who currently take part in sport, but don’t have access to running shoes, sports clothing and kit. The school collected 16 pairs of running shoes, 23 t-shirts, 10 pairs of shorts, 3 tracksuits, 2 peak caps, 2 swimming costumes and a sweater. All donations were received by the JAG Foundation who will be distributing the gear to under-resourced runners.

Montessori Knysna bought new interactive white boards with their MySchool funds. These white boards are in high demand and assist teachers in preparing interactive and educational lessons. It also allows them to create a database of lessons that can be used and amended repeatedly as required.

Athlone School for the Blind is situated in a lower-income residential area, with learners from all areas in the Peninsula (14 vehicles fetch learners from Macassar to Muizenberg, with 100 learners in the hostel).

Athlone School for the Blind is one of only two schools in the Western Cape to accommodate learners with this specific special need (the other school being the Pionier School in Worcester). 407 Learners from Grade R to Grade 12 attend this school and the school also has a ‘skills department’ for mildly intellectually impaired learners over the age of 14 (without eye-disabilities) to develop their skills at this school. The school does not only provide for the blind and partially sighted, but also for learners with learning disabilities, with many learners being multi-disabled (visually impaired/blind, hearing impaired, physically disabled, cerebral palsied, learning disabled, epileptic, autistic). MySchool funds form part of their fundraising ‘kitty’ and are used to support learners in need as well as the school.

SPCASPCA Cape of Good Hope had their 17th year running Wiggle Waggle Walkathon where hundreds of animal-lovers and their dogs took to the streets on the 28 November 2010. In total there were 2 251 dog-walkers and 1 751 dogs that took part in the biggest organised dog walk in the Western Cape. This event raised R110 659 for abused, neglected and abandoned animals. 

The MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet fundraising programme pledged to give R10 for every dog that participated in the Walkthon and therefore an additional R17 510 was donated to the SPCA – Cape of Good Hope (CoGH). The event, which started as a means to create and grow awareness around the work that the SPCA CoGH carry out has become so well supported that it’s now an annual fundraising event. The money raised from the donation will help the SPCA CoGH to operate its animal adoption centre and hospital, support its inspectorate services and provide community education on animal welfare issues.

MPUMALANGA

Bergland School has saved up enough funds raised through the MySchool fundraising programme to assist 3 of their learners with Occupational Therapy as their parents could not afford this treatment.