SchoolNetSA at the National Teachers Awards

Submitted by Janet Thomson CEO of SchoolNet and Omashani Naidoo of SchoolNet

The National Teachers Awards was held at the Gallagher Estate Conference Centre on 7 March, 2013. This event is in its 13th year and is growing annually. A number of finalists are nominated via our nine provinces in the following categories:

  • Excellence in Primary School Teaching
  • Excellence in Secondary School Teaching
  • Excellence in Primary School Leadership
  • Excellence in Secondary School Leadership
  • Excellence in Grade R Teaching
  • Excellence in Special Needs Teaching
  • Excellence in ICT – Enhanced Teaching
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Naturally the category for Excellence in ICT – Enhanced Teaching is closest to SchoolNet’s heart. Pictured here, Warren Sparrow of Rondebosch Boys Prep, Duma Nhlumbini of WillowVale High School and Mabore Lekhalaka of Toronto Primary were all finalists in the Excellence in ICT-enhance teaching category. These teachers have all experienced SchoolNet-facilitated training offered through both the Intel and Microsoft Education programmes. Warren and Mabore have participated in the Adobe Youth Voices International programme. The eventual winner in this category was Anita van Vuuren, Universitas Primary School in the Free State and who had also benefitted from SchoolNet’s programmes. Anita was a finalist in the 2012 Microsoft Partners in Learning Forum Awards which SchoolNet always helps to coordinate, and she has attended innovation workshops. as well as the peer coaching programme both offered through SchoolNet

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Mr Derick Petersen, of ImiZama Yethu Secondary School won the category Excellence in Secondary School Leadership. (Mr Petersen  received a tablet from a project that SchoolNet embarked on with the Western Cape Department of Education in December 2012.) He is pictured here with omashani Naidoo of SchoolNet. 

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