Cape Town- The Western Cape Education Department( WCED) has fete its stylish preceptors at an awards form at Kelvin Grove in Newlands.
This is the 23rd time preceptors have been fete in this way.
Education MEC David Maynier said “ These awards give us the occasion to celebrate the inconceivable work preceptors in our public seminaries do every day, and to honor excellent tutoring practice. ”
The winners are Excellence in Grade R tutoring – Hester cornucopia from Paul Greyling Primary School in Fish Hoek; Excellence in Primary School Teaching( Grades 1- 7) – Dillon Henwood from Elnor Primary School in Elsies River; Excellence in Primary School Leadership – Mogamat Rosdine Desai from Heideveld Primary School in Heideveld; Excellence in Secondary academy tutoring( Grades 8- 12) – Natasha Smith from Apex High School in Eerste River; Excellence in Secondary School Leadership, – Mzoliswa Michael Mavovana from Hector Peterson Secondary academy in Wallacedene, Kraaifontein; Excellence in Special Needs tutoring – Jasmin Joy Meyer from Dorothea Special School in Cloetesville, Stellenbosch; Excellence in Special Needs School Leadership – Taswald Andrews from Florida School of Chops in Ruyterwacht;
Excellence in Teaching Maths( GET) – Shariefa Clark from Beacon Hill High School in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain; Excellence in Teaching Maths( FET) – Nomakwezi Mayekiso from Siphamandla Secondary academy in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha; Excellence in Teaching Natural lores – Clemence Thomas from Touwsrivier Primary School in Touws Rivier; Excellence in Teaching Physical lores – Cyril Goldstone from Bloubergrant High School in Blouberg Rise, Cape Town; Excellence in Technology – Enhanced tutoring and literacy – Shanley Amy Cyster from Dorothea Special School in Stellenbosch.
Stylish schoolteacher Award went to Lizette Schroeder from Protea Heights Academy in Brackenfell.
The Kader Asmal Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Siddieka Hassen from Capricorn Primary School in Vrygrond.
The 14 parochial winners will represent the fiefdom at the National Teaching Awards on October 5.
There will be one designee from each fiefdom, per order. Last time, four WCED preceptors won in the public awards, with two runners- up.
Hassen from Rondebosch East, who started tutoring in 1982, said “ This award affirms my decision over 42 times ago to come an preceptor.
“ This represents the donation of all preceptors who work lifelessly to ameliorate the lives of children who are our unborn leaders.
“ It also gave me an occasion to reflect on 42 times of being in education, and the impact and differences I’ve made in the two seminaries I served at during this period. ”
Smith from Eerste River said she chose to pursue the profession as she wanted to make a difference in the Eerste River community.
“ As I grew up then and went to academy then, I realised that quality education is demanded and that’s my passion and my drive. I want to be an illustration to the scholars to show that your area doesn’t define where you’re going in life, and it starts with quality education. ”
Smith created a YouTube channel to give training for those who ca n’t go in- person training.
Heideveld Primary School top Desai started tutoring in 1986.
“ Education is the most important aspect of people’s lives because all major professions need a schoolteacher. The award means a lot. It’s an honour yet a humbling experience. But at the end of the day, it’s cooperation, ” he said.
“ What’s important is to work as a platoon and to go beyond compliance. As an outstanding leader, you go beyond the policy document. It’s the pedagogical triangle of parent, learner, schoolteacher.
“ And if you can strengthen the pedagogical triangle, it does lead to effective tutoring and literacy, and within that space you want to produce good public education. ”