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WCED announces top teachers and principals

4 November 2018

On Friday, the WCED hosted the 2019 Provincial Teaching Awards.

Please see below link in yellow to the files that contain the winners and the motivations as to why they deservedly were selected to represent the Western Cape as our Provincial Finalists. The winners will then represent the Province in the National Teaching Awards in February 2019.

The awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of teachers who excel, often under difficult circumstances. They provide a crucial service to our children, many whom live in poor communities.

These teachers and principals exemplify our striving vision of Quality Education for every child, in every classroom, in every school in this Province. They also demonstrate the values that we advocate on a continuous basis.


The awards are presented annually at both provincial and national level. The rigorous adjudication process culminates in a prestigious Awards Ceremony.

The awards recognize excellence in the following categories:

  • Excellence in Grade R Teaching
  • Excellence in Special Needs Teaching
  • Excellence in teaching Mathematics (FET)
  • Excellence in teaching Physical Science (FET)
  • Excellence in Secondary School Teaching
  • Excellence in Primary School Teaching
  • Excellence in Primary School Leadership
  • Excellence in Secondary School Leadership
  • Excellence in Technology - Enhanced Teaching and Learning Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Leadership Excellence Award in After School Programming
  • Kader Asmal Excellence Award

Click here for info on the winners
Please also see attached speech made by Minister Schafer at the awards.

A soundbite is available from the Head of Department: Brian Schreuder. Please whatsapp Bronagh Hammond on 072 7241422


Media Enquiries: 

Bronagh Hammond
072 7241422