Star teacher of the week

13 July 2021 | Onderwys
Lizelle Coetzee





1. When and why did you decide to become a teacher?

I became a teacher in 1996. My mother was in the teaching profession for 40 years, and I have always wanted to follow in her footsteps. Today I’m a teacher and I enjoy every moment of this journey.

2. What is the best part about being a teacher?

The best part of being a teacher is the feeling of pride and satisfaction when a little child knows something or can successfully practice a skill I taught them. Seeing them grow and learn new things is something I love about my job.

3. Can you tell us your journey towards becoming a teacher?

I studied for four years at the Windhoek College of Education and I did a combined course for junior primary and pre-primary. I started my teaching career at Ruimte Primary School in Rehoboth where I taught grade four for five years, grade three for 18 years and for the past three years I've been teaching grade R.

4. What has been the highlight of your teaching career thus far?

The highlight of my teaching career has been when I was awarded the best teacher award for my school in 2014. That was such an amazing acknowledgement for the hard work one puts in every day.

5. What are some of your hobbies or things you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy making teaching aids that will assist me in my lessons. Teaching is my passion and brings me joy, so whenever I can pursue activities related to that, I’m at my happiest.

6. What lessons have you learnt from your learners?

My learners have taught me to give your best at all times, to be humble, be yourself and accept yourself as is. The learners don’t judge you. They love you just the way you are and no matter what, and that is such a beautiful thing to know and see daily.

7. What is the one thing that keeps you going every day?

It might sound cliche, but definitely the learners. They inspire me to continue teaching and give my best. Their innocence and genuinity and their excitement to see me in the mornings makes my heart warm. That is something I will always cherish.

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