Can you remember your favourite “blankie” as a child?

Some of us still have these blankets!

I love to cuddle up on the couch, on the rare occasion when I get hold of the TV remote, and watch a show with my pillar box red fluffy fleece blanket.

There are 147 children we want to bless with their own fleece blanket

When next you shop at one of the big chains or retail outlets, please consider adding a blanket or two or three to your shopping basket.

Blankets can be delivered to the school at 126 Alice (Johan Nkosi) Street, DURBAN.

We are directly opposite the Central Fire Station but please phone first for directions.

If you live within a reasonable distance, I can collect from you as well

Principal Theresa


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Easter at Makabongwe

The Day the Easter Bunny visited Makabongwe

Somehow the children always sense when something different and exciting is happening at school.

Thanks to the GR R girls of DURBAN GIRLS COLLEGE and the young men of GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, Easter joy was in abundance at school on break up day Friday 18th March.

The children decorated re-cycled 2 litre plastic cool drink bottles with lots of lovely donated oval coloured stickers. The bottles were cut in half, 2 holes punched in either side, a ribbon threaded on for the handle and then filled with delicious eggs.

Here are members of the 1st rugby team of GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL handing out the baskets and enjoying an Easter egg hunt with the children. Every child went home with an extra big smile on their face.


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SA Guide Dogs

There’s never a dull moment in the lives of the children at Makabongwe.

One of our learning themes is our 5 senses.

On Thursday 17th March Di Turner of SA Guide Dog Association came to visit our school with Jenny and her beautiful guide dog, Gracie. Di also bought along Dougal, her faithful companion.

Di told the children what life without eyes is like and how clever guide dogs are.

She told us that blind people can read and even write on a special machine.

They have a clever way of knowing what denomination of currency they are using at a shop for both coins and notes.

Many of the children were frightened of the dogs but some brave ones stroked, patted or rubbed Gracie and Dougal’s tummies and some very brave children even kissed the dog’s heads.

We handed over R1396.50 raised by the children of Makabongwe.

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They came, they cleaned and they left…………..

On Sunday 13th March at 13h00 about 45 young men from Glenwood Boys High School arrived in a large bus with 3 teachers, Lisa Foster, Mike Vowles and Rudi Dames. The boys in green were from Glenwood Interact Club and members of the 1st XV rugby squad.

This is not the first visit the “green team” has made. It is a quarterly event at the end of each term to come and give our school a complete clean make over.

The boys break into teams and descend upon each of our 6 classrooms moving furniture, sweeping, wiping walls, dusting light fittings and blinds, scrubbing tables and chairs, washing windows, removing mattress covers for washing and mopping floors with a strong disinfectant.

There’s always a happy buzz when the “green team” arrive.

We applaud and thank these young men and teachers for giving up their Sunday afternoon to give our school a much needed clean over ready for the next term.

It takes real men to humble themselves to serve others.


A special thanks to Philip the bus driver for bringing them to school, waiting and taking them back again.

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People’s Park Excursions

Excursions are one of the highlights on our school calendar.

On Thursday 3rd March 80 Gr R learners ventured out per bus with 10 educators and volunteers to People’s Park and Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The weather was perfect and we had a fun filled morning together with some entertaining and informative presentations from the teachers on our 5 senses. Thanks to Bluff Meat Supply North Coast Road and Kensington SPAR, everyone enjoyed delicious hot dogs for lunch. The children returned to school exhausted but with enough energy to tell all their stories of their exciting morning at People’s Park.

Watch this space for news on the Pre Gr R excursion next term.


Climbing from pole to another.
Climbing from pole to another.
Spin, spin, spin.
Spin, spin, spin.
Peek-a-boo I see you.
Peek-a-boo I see you.
WOW these ropes are so high.
WOW these ropes are so high.
Ms Jamali teaching about the sense of touch.
Ms Jamali teaching about the sense of touch.


Valentine’s Day

The Colour of Love – celebrating Valentine’s Day at Makabongwe.

The children were asked to wear something white, pink or red to school on FRIDAY 12th February.

We had a lovely display of the love colours in shorts, shirts, dresses, hats, scarves and hair accessories.

Even the teachers dressed up. A happy, loving day was enjoyed by all.


Miss Theresa doing a Valentine’s themed assembly. She is showing the children how to draw a heart in the air.


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