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English Specialist and Life Skills Teacher

St Andrew's School for Girls, Johannesburg, South Africa

Providing a classroom presence and contributing to the positive ethos of the school. Putting students first by demonstrating energy, vision and creativity and adhering to values of school.


  • Teaching English Language & Literature and Life Skills to Year 6 and Year 7 pupils.
  • Pastoral care for my girls – assisting them wherever I can.
  • Responsible for planning, managing and improving the learning of my girls, working with other team members.
  • In collaboration with Head Teachers, to implement and continually improve curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment strategies.
  • To manage the learning of the pupils, maintaining records, collaborating with other teachers and promoting staff development in a pro-active manner.
  • Responsible for planning and participating in professional development opportunities to further my knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • To manage all facilities and activities related to achieve pupils learning.
  • To play a leadership role in role-modelling behaviour, attitudes, and learning behaviours for pupils.
  • Teaching and assessing pupils.
  • Developing teaching and assessment resources.
  • Maintaining student and course records.
  • Advising any issues relating to pupils.
  • Responsible for achieving the set learning outcomes in girls, and therefore supervise all pupil activities and processes to ensure outcomes.
  • To develop and maintain teaching materials and assist with program quality assurance processes.
  • Liaising with Therapists as required, communicate the progress and performance of pupils with learning difficulties to relevant staff and parents.
  • Keep ahead with 21st Century technology as used in the classroom.
  • Organisation of school outings



Penryn College Preparatory, Nelspruit, South Africa , an Independent ISASA, IEB Co-Educational School

Penryn College Preparatory, Nelspruit, an Independent Private
School - providing holistic quality education in a Christian setting,
with a strong community outreach programme called Penreach.
Head of the English Department and taught English and Life Skills to all
Year 7 classes.


  • As above at St Andrew's School for Girls
  • Directly involved with the Outreach Programme, Penreach, where we were responsible for the upliftment of disadvantaged teachers from the outlying areas.  
  • Organisation of school outings and announcing at sports events.
  • Produced and assisted with the production of the school play 'Oliver' in
    collaboration with the Headmaster, at the time, Mr John Lees. 



Caron's Interiors, Welkom

Refurbished the St Augustine's Hospital in Durban with soft furnishings.

Completed various other corporate and domestic décor projects.



CJ's Clothing store

Developed the concept and branding for the  boutique clothing store.

The  buyer for the store -children's and adult's clothing.


Substitute Teacher

St Andrew's School, Welkom

Substitute teaching for Years 6, 7, 8, and 10 at various intervals for a term at a time, whilst teachers were on long leave. Equates to 2 years full time teaching.


May 2016June 2016

Building Writing Skills and The Critical Learning Environment

IEB Staff Development

Proudly Primary Conference 2016

ISASA Primary Schools' National Conference
Jun 2015Sep 2015

 Participated in an online pilot course called, ‘Keep Your Cool Through Middle School' run by:

Kristen Carter, a Positive Psychology Coach, based in the United States. The course covered the following topics:

Appreciate what’s happening inside the developing adolescent brain

Give teens the kind of support they say need from adults

Build children’s self esteem by acknowledging their inner strengths of character

Lean into your own strengths

Have calmer conversations, no matter how tricky the topic

Help  children be more resilient

Take the pressure off children to be  super-achievers

Teach children a “formula” for lifelong success and well being

May 2015May 2015

Sensory Intelligence Consulting

Staff Development

Concentration for the Classroom

Feb 2015Feb 2015

The Psychology of Children's Key Issues


“The Secret Storm” – adolescent girls and their search for identity



Diploma in Education, PGCE

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Johannesburg College of Education

3 Year Diploma in Education


Belong to SACE which is the Professional Council for Educators, that aims to
enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate
Registration, management of Professional Development and inculcation of a
Code of Ethics for all educators.


English Teacher
  • Sound written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capacity to work under pressure in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Empathetic

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What IEB stands for:The Independent Examinations Board, or IEB, is a South African independent assessment agency which offers examinations for various client schools, mostly private schools. It is most prominent in setting examinations for the school-leaving National Senior Certificate, or NSC (which replaced the Senior Certificate and Further Education and Training Certificate) for its client schools. See High school: South Africa; Matriculation in South Africa.

The IEB exams are considered by many teachers, parents, students and universities, both within South Africa and abroad, as a more challenging and comprehensive assessment than the State NSC. Students with excellent IEB results have been accepted to Ivy League and Oxbridge institutions without taking further requirements such as A-levels. (SATs (or ACTs) are required for all major U.S. universities - the IEB NSC does not exempt students from this requirement.)

ISASA is the oldest, largest and most inclusive independent (private) schools association in the Southern African region. It is a non-profit organisation and school membership is voluntary. ISASA represents its members and provides them with services to protect their interests, promote best practice and support quality education.

ISASA serves over 750 schools representing a broad spectrum of socio-economic and cultural communities, religious affiliations, philosophies and educational levels, from pre-school to post-matric. Our member schools educate more than 165 000 pupils.