Congratulations to our 2023 provincial National Teaching Awards winners! | Western Cape Education Department
Congratulations to our 2023 provincial National Teaching Awards winners!

Congratulations to our 2023 provincial National Teaching Awards winners!

13 September 2023

On Friday, 1 September, the provincial winners of the 2023 National Teaching Awards were announced. The 2023 provincial winners are:

  • Excellence in Grade R Teaching: Ms Hester Horn, Paul Greyling Primary School, Fish Hoek
  • Excellence in Primary School Teaching (Grades 1–7): Mr Dillon Henwood, Elnor Primary School, Elsies River
  • Excellence in Primary School Leadership: Mr Mogamat Rosdine Desai, Heideveld Primary School, Heideveld
  • Excellence in Secondary School Teaching (Grades 8–12): Ms Natasha Smith, Apex High School, Eerste River
  • Excellence in Secondary School Leadership: Mr Mzoliswa Michael Mavovana, Hector Petersen Secondary School, Wallacedene, Kraaifontein  
  • Excellence in Special Needs Teaching: Ms Jasmin Joy Meyer, Dorothea Special School, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch  
  • Excellence in Special Needs School Leadership: Mr Taswald Andrews, Florida School of Skills, Ruyterwacht
  • Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (GET): Ms Shariefa Clark, Beacon Hill High School, Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain
  • Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET): Ms Nomakwezi Mayekiso, Siphamandla High School, Kuyasa, Khayelitsha
  • Excellence in Teaching Natural Sciences: Mr Clemence Thomas, Touwsrivier Primary School, Touws Rivier  
  • Excellence in Teaching Physical Sciences: Mr Cyril Goldstone, Bloubergrant High School, Bloubergrise, Cape Town
  • Excellence in Technology – Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Ms Shanley Amy Cyster, Rietenbosch Primary School, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch
  • Best Teacher Award: Ms Lizette Schroeder, Protea Heights Academy, Brackenfell
  • Kader Asmal Lifetime Achievement Award: Ms Siddieka Hassen, Capricorn Primary School, Vrygrond

These teachers will go on to represent the Western Cape in the National Teaching Awards, to be held on 5 October 2023. Four of our teachers walked away with national awards last year, along with two runners-up, so we are hopeful to see some great results this year!

Minister David Maynier congratulated all the winners and the runners up at the gala dinner.

“We congratulate each one of these outstanding teachers and look forward to seeing even greater achievements from them in the future,” he said.

“We thank all teachers of the Western Cape for their hard work over the past year and encourage all residents of our province to reach out and #ThankATeacher in the run up to National Teachers’ Month in October.”

“Our teachers are our most valuable asset, and we appreciate their love, care, and support for our children every single day!”