Thursday, 21 November 2013

Teacher Needed for 2014

We have decided to extend the deadline for applications for the Grade 6 - 7 Post (which is available for the duration of 2014) to Monday 25 November 2013.  Applicants must be able to teach English and Afrikaans.

Qualified educators who wish to apply, must please forward their CV to us by Monday (25-11-13).  Educators who have previously applied, must please indicate if they are still available.

All applicant will be informed by Tuesday 26 Nov. whether they will be invited for an interview.  Interviews will be conducted during the first week of December 2013.

Submit CVs and communication via our email address:
For more information go to: CONTACT DETAILS &

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Walmer Primary Concert 2013

We all enjoyed a wonderful evening of entertainment by our very talented little (and some not quite so little) learners at the Zonnebloem Nest Hall.

During the first half of the concert we were all entertained by the learners who attend the Speech & Drama classes, which are offered by Isabel and Luella from the Isabel Beyers School of Speech.


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

WEPS School Concert

We are all very excited to see our learners do their performances tonight at the Zonnebloem Nest Hall.  The Concert will consist of two Parts:  1.  The Speech and Drama learners (trained by the Isabel Beyers School of Speech) will show what they've learnt thus far. 2.  Our other learners will also showcase their natural talent from Grade R  to Grade 7. 

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Library Launch

Our Library Launch was a wonderful event.  Our guests from The Waterfront Rotary Club (WFR) were very impressed with the presentations by learners and guests.  The WCED were represented by Mrs Vanessa Minnaar and Mr Junaid Daries.  They were equally happy.

Follow this link to view some photos taken on the day and prior to the launch:  PHOTOS

Monday, 14 October 2013

Intermediate Phase Teacher Needed

We are currently in need of an Inter-Sen Educator: i.e. an educator who can teach in both Intermediate and Senior Phase.  The post involves teaching mainly in the Grade 6 class, but some time will be spent with Grade 4 - 7 learners. 

The main subjects to be taught include English and Afrikaans.  This is a SGB paid post - the educator will thus be paid be the SGB of our school and not WCED.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

World Book Day - Poster Competition

During April this year six of our Grade 4 learners: Nakhane Mvila, Nothando Ndlovu, Ifeoma Onwutali, Mourtala Sarr, Mark Tshangela and Mila Tyalisi participated in the World Book Day Poster Competition, which was organized by the Cape Town Central Library in conjunction with the Children's Art Centre at Zonnebloem. 

Our learners participated with those from a number of other neighbouring primary schools, among them: Zonnebloem Boys, Zonnebloem Girls, Holy Cross and Rahmaniyeh.  A large number of beautiful posters were designed.

 Two of our learners: Nothando Ndlovu and Ifeoma Onwutali were awarded with the 1st and 2nd Prizes respectively.  In addition to this our school received a beautiful Colour Printer.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

2013 School Bazaar - Postponed

Dear Parents, Colleagues, Friends

BAZAAR 2013 POSTPONED to Saturday 5 October 2013

We have decided to postpone our annual Bazaar to Saturday 5 October 2013.  The main reasons for this decision are:
   1.  Weather:  Due to the 60 - 80% rain forecast;
   2.  To give our parents and the community more time - so that we can maximize support, since this is our main fundraiser for the year.

Please share this information with family and friends. Also be so kind to print the attached poster, with the new date and info. and display it where your family, colleagues and friends can see.

Thank you

Friday, 6 September 2013

Appeal for Donations

To Whom It May Concern

We hereby request a donation towards our Bazaar.  Our Bazaar will be held on 14 September 2013 at our school premises.  The aim of the Bazaar is to raise funds to improve conditions at our school.  We wish to purchase at least four computers and four data projectors, so that we can utilise the latest technology in all our classes for the benefit of all our learners.  We also wish to further upgrade the security at our school, in order to eradicate the frequent acts of burglary and vandalism which are still ongoing.

At WEPS (Walmer Estate Primary School) our policy is to forge lasting relationships with various companies that can be of mutual benefit to all parties concerned.  We therefore do not send hundreds of letters for donations, which appears to be the norm with most educational institutions.

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:  AREA SITUATED:  WEPS is situated in Walmer Estate, which forms part of the upper Woodstock area.  The school lies at the foot of Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain less than 1 km outside the Cape Town city centre.  The school is situated on the South East border of Walmer Estate in an area also known as Zonnebloem.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS:  Although Walmer Estate is considered by many as a fairly affluent area, our school is situated on the border, which has been neglected to a large extent.  The majority of our learners (about 75%) are from the black townships, mainly from Khayelitsha, Langa & Gugulethu.  The other 25% are mostly from the Woodstock/ Salt River area and some townships.  A small percentage of our learners are from the immediate area.  More than 60% of our learners come from single parent homes or live with a guardian (normally the grandmother).  Although we manage to retrieve about 60% of our school fees , most of our parents struggle to pay the school fees.  We normally have the situation where 50% or less school fees have been paid by September, although we try to encourage parents to pay all school fees by June every year.  Many parents still pay the previous year’s fees at the beginning of the following year.  Due to the socio-economic conditions many learners do not get a proper breakfast in the morning.  The majority of our learners benefit from our feeding scheme, through which we feed them on a daily basis.

SPORT:  We do not have any sport facilities, such as soccer fields, other than the one netball pitch which is also used for tennis coaching. We have a very small playground, which is divided into three play areas:  an enclosed play area with a dilapidated jungle gym (which is also in need of a complete make-over) for the foundation phase, a second area, which includes the tennis/ netball pitch; and a lower area which is primarily used by the senior learners for soccer practise and other ball games.  

We have a fairly extensive sport programme which includes swimming, tennis, table tennis, soccer and chess.  Our annual Swimming Gala gives all learners the opportunity to participate in a day of water sport & fun events.  The tennis programme takes places throughout the year.  The Growing Tennis Foundation supports us by sending their coaches twice a week to manage this programme.  All learners and class teachers are involved. 

We are aware that most companies, like yours, have an extensive charity programme, however we request that you consider our plight seriously and respond favourably.  You are more than welcome to visit our premises in order to ascertain the validity of this request.  You may also visit the pages of this blog for further information.  For contact details go to:

Thank you.
Yours faithfully

Idrees Kamish


Wednesday, 4 September 2013

School Bazaar

Please support our Annual School Bazaar which will be held at our school premises on Saturday 14 September between 9am and 2pm.

There will be lots of fun activities, live entertainment and great bargains!

See our POSTER.

If you would like to donate anything that can be sold, you are most welcome to contact our office.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Mandela Day at Walmer EPS

We had a wonderful day celebrating Madiba's Birthday.

Our learners all participated with poetry, singing and dancing. In fact Mr Mandela made an appearance in person!  The celebration ended with prayer for Madiba's health.

Oh, sorry that must have been an impersonator??  Yes, one of the learners were dressed up as Madiba.  The other learners, who didn't know who it was, were quite intrigued by Madiba's appearance.

Two companies supplied all learners with snacks.  Lange Strategic Communications gave sandwiches to all the learners and Woolworths V&A supplied them with hotdogs, fruit and snacks.    Woolworths V&A further pledged their continued support for the next 12 months.  We are very grateful to these companies for their support and commitment.

The learners were very happy with the goodies they received. 

Mr Kamish (principal) having a chat with the Woolworths V&A Team Leaders: Mr Jefferies, Ayesha and Samantha.

The Woolworths team enjoyed some coffee and biscuits before leaving.


Friday, 8 March 2013

Afrikaans Poem

As the majority of learners are Xhosa peakers at our school, we started exploring the use of poetry and songs more frequently in order to make the learning process more enjoyable.

The current Grade Four learners have learnt the poem/ rhyme: Met My Hande (by Rika Nel), which is in Afrikaans.  I've decided to upload this video to YouTube, showing how they perform this action rhyme (aksierympie).  I have also added the words, so that others may make use of this video to help them learn the body parts in Afrikaans.

To view the video and learn the rhyme, please click on the picture below:


Friday, 1 February 2013

Parent - Teacher Meeting

Our first official PTA will be held tomorrow at school.  All parents received letters to inform them about this very important event.  The Meeting will start at 11.30 and end by 13.00.  We once again appeal to all parents to attend this very important event.


1.       Welcome & Introduction of New Educators (Titus & St Jerry);

2.       PTAs & Other Meetings during 2013 (Kamish);

3.       Fundraisers, & Excursions during 2013 (Titus & I. Reuter);

4.       Code of Conduct for Learners (St Jerry);

5.       Dismissal of Learners & Late-coming (L. Reuter);

6.       Fees, Exemptions & Discounts (Kamish);

7.       Learners Needs/ Tools (Stationery, etc.) (St Jerry);

8.       Academic Results (WSE Report, Systemic & ANAs) (L. Reuter);

9.       Sport & Extra-Murals (Titus);

10.   SGB By-elections & Parents Register (Kamish);

11.   Competitions & Awards & Prizes (L. Reuter);

12.   Lucky Draw;

13.   Vote of Thanks.