Star teacher of the Week

20 July 2021 | Onderwys
When and why did you decide to become a teacher?

During my first year at university I had the opportunity to coach a young rugby team. This is where my passion and love for sports development amongst children started. It is something that makes me truly happy in life.

What is the best part about being a teacher?

The best part about being a teacher for me is to experience the growth of each child and to see the joy on their faces when they learn something new. It is something I’ll always cherish in the work I get to do daily.

Can you tell us of your journey towards becoming a teacher.

My journey started with studying sport science and coaching younger rugby teams whilst I was studying. In my fourth year of studying, I started with human movement science and psychology where I then starting coaching older rugby teams. This has been a rewarding and exciting journey.

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

The highlight has to be the privilege of being part of the amazing staff and team at Roots Gymnasium. This school of excellence focuses on and invests in child development, and this will always be my passion in life.

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

In my free time I’m a farmer who loves my sheep and my hunting rifle. Being on the farm and among my animals during weekends will always bring me great joy.

What lessons have you learned from your learners?

Definitely to be positive and happy. My learners have shown me that nothing ever stands in their way of having that great smile on their faces. They don’t let worries or troubles get them down, and that is truly amazing.

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

My determination to achieve success in the progression of childhood development will always keep my going. I want to assist in this regard not only within schools and our school communities, but create these opportunities for every child in Namibia.



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