Blog

Pikkewyntjies gets a store room and a sick room

Pikkewyntjies gets a store room and a sick room

Pikkewyntjies / Penguinkidz Pre-School

At the moment there is nowhere to stack the lever arch files, one belonging to each child which contain the record of that child's year's work.  They are piled up on top of one another in an untidy and most inconvenient pile.  

There is also nowhere for a little child with a heavy cold or a stomach upset to lie down in quiet.  They cannot stay home since there is no one to care for them so they have to come to school but they also cannot participate in the day's activities.  What happens now is a mattress is laid down in the only free space which is the lobby between the classroom and the outside door.  If any staff member needs to get to the door she has to step over the patient. 

Right now builders are at work knocking our the classroom wall to make room for a storeroom, not only for the files but also for equipment so the teachers don't have to traipse out to the storage hut outside to fetch what they need and back again at the end of the day to replace it.  There will also, of course, be space for children who need above all things, quiet and rest in order to feel better.  

Pikkewyntjies would also like to thank the builder from the bottom of our hearts for offering to do this extension for us at cost.  

Pikkewyntjies gets a store room and a sick room

Rosemary Fowkes

Pikkewyntjies / Penguinkidz Pre-School is a non-profit, early childhood education centre in Betty’s Bay, teaching young underprivileged children their ABCs, 123s and more. The pre-school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and each of its two classes follows its own di...

View Profile

What is Xplorio?

Xplorio is your local connection allowing you to find anything and everything about a town.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Welcome to Betty's Bay!
Read More

Recent Posts

Can you help?

Can you help?

Our generous supporters have made it possible for us to take our kids further than Kleinmond. We want to give them some unforgettable experiences.

School Holiday

School Holiday

The school term ends tomorrow, 15th March and the Holiday Programme starts.  

The Pikkewyntjies Community Did It

The Pikkewyntjies Community Did It

I told you a benefactor who preferred to remain anonymous had offered us a very substantial gift of money and challenged us to meet it.   What happened...

Kakoo, Kaptein and their family

Kakoo, Kaptein and their family

Handsome Kaptein and his pretty wife Kakoo, with her russet feathers, had chicks just before Christmas.