Farewell to Helmer and Ricardo!

Today we said good bye to 2 very special students – cousins from Angola, Ricardo Pina and Helmer Santos. When they arrived almost a year ago, as Academic Year students, they were Complete Beginners and away from home for the first time. In the time they were here they were taught by virtually every teacher at EC Cape Town and therefore have left a lasting impression on all our lives. We are all very proud of both of them who both exited at an Intermediate level and will commence 2013 in a mainstream South African high school! Helmer and Ricardo, we all at EC Cape Town wish you all the very best for the future. We will never forget you, your dedication and sweet smiles! Good Luck! ( in the photo, Helmer is 2nd from the left and Ricardo is 4th from the right ) Nicoletta – DoS

Student Testimonial: Adelia from Mozambique

“The decision of joining EC school was one of the best that I have ever made, not only because the teachers are amazing and the atmosphere is enchanting but also because I really improved my command of the English language. In general that helped me to achieve a good result in my IELTS exam which made my dream of being accepted at UCT come true.” – Adelia Chicombo, Mozambique EC Cape Town bought Adelia a gourmet cupcake to celebrate her great IELTS score and acceptance to the University of Cape Town!

Cruise & Dinner at V&A Waterfront

On 22 November, students boarded the largest sailing catamaran in Africa for a fun cruise out Cape Town harbour and sailed to Camps Bay, passing Seapoint, Bantry Bay & Clifton. The 1½ hour cruise provided the best views to capture Table Mountain, Robben Island and the beautiful white beaches of Clifton & Camps Bay. Once back at the Waterfront, some students went shopping while others went for dinner and enjoyed fresh seafood & sushi. It was another great summer’s afternoon spent in Cape Town! More pictures on the EC Cape Town Facebook page

The lovely students at St. Paul’s in the Bo-Kaap

EC Cape Town has been giving the students at the St. Paul’s in Cape Town extra English classes for the last 10 months. The academic year is wrapping up now and we decided to reward these awesome students with a little gift from EC Cape Town. The students were very excited to receive an EC water bottle filled with candy, salty snacks and an eraser. Well done guys! C ya next year!

Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser

On 16 November EC Cape Town had a ‘dress down day’ where students & staff wore red, white and/or blue for a minimum contribution. A big thank you to all staff & students who participated and help raise R1011,40 for the Red Cross!

Meet our Intern- Beatrice

EC Cape Town welcomes our intern, Beatrice, to the team! “Sunshine, beaches, a breathtaking landscape, music in the streets, historic places, relaxed and very friendly people – is there a better place for an internship? Just two weeks after my arrival I felt like being home here in Cape Town – the city is amazing and the people are so open-minded. Of course, my kind and welcoming colleagues at EC Cape Town really helped me to have a perfect start for my 6 months here in South Africa. They help you wherever they can, provide you with interesting and varied work and also the teachers have some friendly or joking words for you if you interrupt their classes to inform the students about today’s activity. I really enjoy these activities like a sunset picnic at the beach, hiking to the top of Table Mountain and bar hopping because you have the chance to see the beauty of Cape Town and at the same time you spend your time with students from all over the world which is very interesting and really opens your horizon. Beside that it is perfect to improve your English. At the weekends there are so many wonderful places to visit. Last week, I went to the Garden Route, where I had the chance to hug an elephant, to go kayaking and to do sandboarding…I am really looking forward to the next 4 months and many more adventures here in South Africa.”

Table Mountain Sunset Special

On Monday 19 November, a group of EC Cape Town students took advantage of the Table Mountain Sunset Special (half price on the Cable Car) & spent a beautiful summer’s evening on the top of Table Mountain enjoying the sunset and magnificent views of the city More pictures on the EC Cape Town Facebook page

Teacher of the Month- Milli!

In line with the EC Enviromental Pillar of CSR, Milli was recognised for her continuous efforts to recycle and reuse at EC Cape Town and awarded a R300.00 meal voucher for The Winchester Mansion Thank you for your extraordinary efforts to save our planet Milli!

Lecture: Universities of South Africa

Come and join Warren as he shares his knowledge and experience of Cape Town’s top universities. This interesting and informative presentation is a must for all students who are interested in studying in South Africa! When: Thursday 22 October Time: 15:15 Where: Room 3.5 All levels welcome!