Top Teachers in Western Cape Announced
On Friday, 9 November 2012, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) announced the names of the top teachers in the province at a gala function held in Newlands.
The department honoured 33 regional and provincial winners and presented awards in eight categories.
The eight categories are:
• 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 Primary School Leadership.
• Excellence in Secondary School Leadership.
• Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards follow a rigorous selection process in all eight education districts of the province.
Retired teachers, retired principals and retired WCED officials (office based educators), represented the WCED on the cluster and provincial adjudication panels.
About 32 000 teachers in the Western Cape were eligible for nomination. The names of the provincial winners will now go forward to the national competition which will be held at a later date.
The awards recognise excellence in teaching and education leadership, and provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate excellence throughout the education system.
View the award winners and a motivation of each winner.
View the contact details of each winner for interview purposes.
View Minister Donald Grant’s keynote speech at the event.