Teacher's Day

Congratulations to our 2017 Teacher’s Day Awards Winners! 21000 school learners entries came pouring in from across the nation and it’s time for our first superhero reveal. 

 

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National Winners

21 000 South Africa learners were inspired to enter their superhero teachers into this year’s competition, a significant rise from the 13 000 entries received last year. This is testament to the fact that the country is rich in teachers who make a lasting difference in their schools and communities.  Learners were asked to submit a 200-word motivation that highlighted their teacher’s superpowers and described how they had changed their lives.

Across the thousands of entries received it was evident that both high school and primary school learners have a keen sense of what makes a great teacher, and they acknowledge the finest human qualities in their teachers - such as kindness, fairness, encouragement, inspiration, dedication, compassion, generosity, hard work and going the extra mile.

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Mr Perumal Govender, a Mathematics and Technology education specialist and the Acting Principal of Orient Heights Primary in Pietermaritzburg is the overall national winner of the 2017 Teacher’s Day competition. He won a R30 000 Woolworths Gift card, R25 000 cash, and laptop computer and an all-expenses paid weekend getaway for two in Cape Town. Yestel Lutchman received a R5 000 Woolworths Gift card for her winning motivation and Orient Heights Primary has been awarded a R10 000 cash prize. 

 

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Ms Hlongwane, Tlhatlogang Secondary School’s Grade 10-12 isiZulu and Business Studies teacher is the 1st Runner Up in the 2017 Teacher’s Day competition. She won a R15 000 Woolworths Gift card, R10 000 cash, a laptop computer and an all-expenses paid weekend getaway for two in Cape Town.  Celiwe Shivambo has received a R5 000 Woolworths Gift card for her winning motivation and Tlhatlogang Secondary school has been awarded a R10 000 cash prize.

 

 

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Ms Lamprecht, Deputy Principal and Grade 10-12 Science teacher at Hottentots-Holland High School in the Strand is the 2nd Runner Up in the 2017 Teacher’s Day competition. She won a R10 000 Woolworths Gift card, R5 000 cash, a laptop computer and an all-expenses paid weekend getaway for two in Cape Town.  Keaton Arendse has received a R5 000 Woolworths Gift card for his winning motivation and Hottentots-Holland High school has been awarded a R10 000 cash prize.

 

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Regional Winners

“This is the seventh year of the Woolies and MySchool Teacher’s Day competition and we are overwhelmed at the sheer volume of children’s heart-warming stories about their incredible teachers,” says Pieter Twine, Woolworth’s General Manager of Loyalty and MySchool. “We congratulate our winners and finalist and hope that by recognising superhero teachers on a national platform, the competition will continue to inspire schools and communities across South Africa to deeply value the wonderful difference that a great teacher makes in the lives of many thousands of learners.”