Edu Fun News

Newsletter 23 August 2019
Hello Visitor,

There are no lessons scheduled until Tuesday 9 October when DCS reopens. 

We would like to invite ALL our Monday and Tuesday volunteers to join us for a brief Assessment workshop on - Monday 8 October at 9:15am outside Piatto's. Piatto's won't be open yet, but we can pick up a coffee each at L'l Kitchen and proceed to our "meeting area".

We would like to go over a slight addition to our assessment process so that DCS can participate in the development of national norms for reading and spelling which is an exciting project to be involved in. We will be starting our assessment process on 15 October 2018.

Liza will be at the launch of "Explore Jozi" (replacing DISC) at the Dainfern Clubhouse on Wednesday 3 October, so if you're going, look out for the Edu Fun table come and say hi.

Join AKA Sorority for a "Gin-U-Wine" Affair - Saturday 6 October 2018 at 6:30pm

Contact Tracy Whitfield Whitfield on email or call her on 064 647 4190 for tickets which are selling at R350 per person.

Several Edu Fun volunteers will be joining us. Liza also has a few tickets, should you want to get them from her directly. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

As you all know Tracy and AKA are wonderful supporters of all of our initiatives and we work very closely to achieve common goals in Diepsloot. See the info-graphic below for a summary of the work that they do which impacts on many of our Edu Fun initiatives. 

Sponsor a Learner (or Multiple Learners) at DCS

Thank you to Leslie Randolph who sponsored another Grade 3 learner, this time in honour of Liza Munson's birthday this month. This is a wonderful way to celebrate a friend's birthday or the holidays. Follow this link to see which learners can still be sponsored, especially as the countdown to our year end parties has started 

A donation of R500 per child will cover all costs that Edu Fun has incurred this year for stationery, worksheets, books and supplies needed to teach that child throughout the year including the upcoming year end party. 

We have several learners who have been sponsored through this initiative via the GlobalGiving campaign. The GlobalGiving platform has made it very easy for our supporters who live abroad (or have bank accounts abroad :-) to make donations using their credit card.  You can also make a donation via GlobalGiving at this link:  

Please contact if you would like to find out more or if you would like to contribute to this initiative.

NO Lessons for 2 weeks - lessons resume on Tuesday 9 October

Due to Heritage Day and the upcoming school holidays, there will be no lessons at DCS until Tuesday 9 October. All volunteers are invited to attend the Assessment Workshop on Monday 8 October at Piatto's.

Ngangifisa and the Food Pantry

Ngangifisa usually distribute monthly groceries to a group of the most vulnerable families in Diepsloot on the last Wednesday of each month.  Many of these children have lost one or both parents and in some cases come from child headed homes.

Click here to follow the Ngangifisa Facebook page.  

Baby Club

The Baby Club meets on Fridays. To find out more about the Baby Club  follow this link to their Facebook page.

The Top Up Project - Mending School Uniforms

Karin and Veronika run the "Top Up" Project at DCS with Nopinki and Tinyiko who are past pupils. This group mend school uniforms on a weekly basis after our Tuesday Buddy Reader Programme. They welcome volunteers from 10am to 12:30pm every Tuesday. 

This week they added a new service to their offerings .... Shoe Polishing which will help protect the shoes for longer and also give some of the school shoes a face lift before needing to be replaced altogether! 

To see what Veronika and Karin are up to, follow them on Facebook by clicking on this link.

Health Project - Meets on Tuesdays

Please contact Arlene and Dominique on if you would like more information about the Health Club and how you can get involved in the new term. This group does eyesight and dental checks with the learners as well as provide nutritional and other guidance.

Whilst having qualified doctors and dentists and other health practitioners on the team is a bonus, one does not need to be qualified to assist.

Please click here and "Like" our Edu Fun Facebook page if you haven't already. 

Our "Dates to Diarise" for the new term are below.

We will resume with our Programme on Monday 8 October with the assessment workshop at Piatto's at 9am for 9:15. Lessons will then officially resume on Tuesday 9 October. 

Contact Jenny on 082 322 0608 or email if you have any general queries. 

You can also contact the relevant person mentioned above for specific projects or events.

Thank you


Dates to Diarise 

Assessment Workshop – Monday 8 October 2018

Meet outside Piatto’s at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 9am for 9:15am start. We will take you through slight changes and additions to the assessment process that will be starting in October with all our Grade 2 and Grade 3 groups. 


Grade 2 Teaching Programme Resumes - Tuesday 9 October 2018

Meet in the Parking lot outside Piatto’s at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 8:30am for a brief meeting to discuss the lessons. Car pool to the school at 8:40am.

The lesson will run from 9am to about 10:00 am and we should be back at Dainfern Valley by 10:30am.

Santa Shoe Box delivery - Monday 22 October 2018 at 10am

Santa Shoe box will be distributing 631 parcels to DCS on this day. This means that every child in the Foundation Phase will receive a gift. Liza has arranged for this time on purpose so that all our Monday volunteers can be part of the process as well as assist on the day. Tuesday volunteers are welcome to join in the fun. 

More details to follow. 

Year End Parties for Grade 2 and 3 learners  - Monday 12 November and Tuesday 13 November 2018

Grade 3 Year End Party - Monday 12 November 2018

Grade 2 Year End Party - Tuesday 13 November 2018