William’s Gym: Learning through Movement

08 Jul
William Calglazier

The following was originally posted on 3 June 2015: In the video clip below, William Calglazier works with teacher/trainer, Lee-Ann Dawson, from The GoodSport Trust at Westlake Emmanuel Educare Pre-School. Lee Ann’s time (1 year) was paid for by money that William raised through friends, family, an App award from Citadel on the Move and […]

Summary: First half of 2015

08 Jul
photo 7

Unfortunately we recently had website problems and lost all of our news postings for the first half of the year.  Below is a summary of most of the postings: On 6 March we posted a story about one of the Emmanuel Educare Assistant teachers, Yonela Komani, who had been assisted by the advice office in […]


17 Jan
photo 6

This gallery contains 8 photos.

We held our annual Summer Camp for 49 of our orphans and vulnerable children at the Rotary camp in Glencairn, Simonstown last weekend (9-11 Jan ’15). We hired a luxury coach, which transported the children and 9 group leaders, as well as 4 caterers, to the camp site. The girls and boys were in separate […]

WUCT December 2014 Newsletter

15 Dec

Our December Newsletter has been distributed to all those on our mailing list. The newsletter can be viewed online here. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please enter your details in the space provided on our homepage. The Staff at Westlake United Church Trust wish you all a Blessed Christmas […]

World Aids Day – Westlake Village

09 Dec
photo 3

This gallery contains 5 photos.

On Friday 5 Dec ’14, we held a World Aids Day event in the park in Westlake Village, together with Westlake Clinic, Jacqui Ross and other City of Cape Town Health officials, who came to do HIV testing. We managed to erect 2 tents, which fortunately did not get blown away in the wind, and […]

World Aids Day – MSAT event, Wynberg.

09 Dec
photo 5

This gallery contains 5 photos.

On Monday, 1 Dec ’14, we held a World Aids Day event in 3 sites in Wynberg, along with 8 other NGO’s who are members of MSAT South (Multi-Sectoral Action Team), a City of Cape Town Health Directorate initiative, established for NGO’s working together in the fight against HIV/Aids and TB. There was HIV testing, […]

OVC’s end of year party

08 Dec
photo 5

The children were treated to a special end of year Christmas party on Thursday (4th Dec) when Judy Lambrecht and friends arrived with wonderful gifts for them, each marked with their names. The team prepared a lovely meal, Ndyebo braaied the meat, there were salads, Brenda baked the cakes and Arlene made the toffee apples! […]

Johnson & Johnson host Christmas Party for pre-school

02 Dec

Johnson & Johnson held a Christmas party for our Emmanuel Educare children this morning (Tuesday 2 December) in the Community hall. The hall was filled with jumping castles, all manner of exciting activities including face painting, games with balloons, even a tug-of-war.  There were clowns, Father Christmas and the children played games and had lots […]

Emmanuel Educare Nativity Play 2014

24 Nov

The annual Emmanuel Educare Pre-school Nativity Play was held on both Friday and Saturday (21/22 November) this year as we had such an overwhelming turnout last year.  It was just as well, because both days played to packed houses! Feedback received was that the show gets better every year.  The whole school participated, and the […]

Emmanuel Educare Graduation Ceremony 2014

21 Nov
photo 5d

The Emmanuel Educare pre-school, which is run under the auspices of the Westlake United Church Trust, held it’s annual Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 20 November in the Westlake Community Hall.  This year the Graduation Ceremony was a separate event (usually it is held together with the Nativity Play).  The event was very well attended, with […]