Media Alert: The Western Cape's Top Teachers to be Announced
On 8 November 2013, Premier Helen Zille and Minister Donald Grant will be attending the Western Cape teaching awards ceremony.
Here, the Western Cape Education Department will announce the names of the top teachers in the province.
The department will honour 44 regional and provincial winners and will present awards in ten categories.
The awards follow a rigorous selection process in all eight education districts of the province and regional finals involving clusters of districts.
About 32 000 teachers in the Western Cape were eligible for nomination. The names of the provincial winners will go forward to the national competition.
The awards recognise excellence in teaching and education leadership and provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate excellence throughout the education system.
The Awards Recognise Excellence in the Following Categories:
- Excellence in primary school teaching
- Excellence in secondary school teaching
- Excellence in Grade R teaching
- Excellence in special needs teaching
- Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – enhanced teaching
- Excellence in primary school leadership
- Excellence in secondary school leadership
- Lifetime achievement award (minimum of 30 years without a break of service in a public school/centre in South Africa)
Two New Awards Introduced this Year:
- Excellence in teaching science
- Excellence in teaching mathematics
Date: Friday, 8 November 2013
Venue: The Protea Hotel President, 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay
Time: 18:30 (Keynote address and awards to be handed out from 19:00)