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

Congratulations to our provincial National Teaching Awards winners!

14 September 2022

On Friday, 9 September, the provincial winners of the 2022 National Teaching Awards were announced. The 2022 provincial winners are:

  • Excellence in Grade R Teaching: Ms Jamie-Lee Titus, Sunningdale Primary School, Sunningdale, Blouberg
  • Excellence in Special Needs Teaching: Ms Delanie Geldenhuys, Alta du Toit School, Kuils River
  • Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (GET): Ms Memory Dizha, Manzomthombo Secondary School, Mfuleni
  • Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (FET): Ms Lizette Schroeder, Protea Heights Academy, Brackenfell
  • Excellence in Teaching Natural Sciences: Ms Luize Kroukamp, Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch
  • Excellence in Teaching Physical Sciences: Ms Marieke Pretorius, Apex High School, Eerste River
  • Excellence in Primary School Teaching: Ms Charnelle Hector, Belmor Primary School, Hanover Park
  • Excellence in Secondary School Teaching: Ms Robyn van de Rheede, Apex High School, Electric City, Eerste River
  • Excellence in Technology–Enhanced Teaching and Learning: Mr Niel Botha, Hermanus Primary School, Hermanus
  • Excellence in Special Needs Leadership: Ms Yolanda Lupondo, Siviwe School of Skills, Gugulethu
  • Excellence in Primary School Leadership: Mr Mark Agulhas, Elnor Primary School, Elsies River
  • Excellence in Secondary School Leadership: Mr John Matiso, Manzomthombo Secondary School, Mfuleni
  • Kader Asmal Lifetime Achievement Award: Mr Ridwan Samodien, Kannemeyer Primary School, Grassy Park

These teachers will go on to represent the Western Cape in the national competition next month. We know that they will all do us proud in the national adjudication process.

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

“We are building a network of ground-breaking teachers and leaders through these awards, whose example we can all learn from and be inspired by, and mentors who we can lean on when times get tough.”

“The one thing that the pandemic taught us is that schools matter, and that teachers matter. I thank all of our teachers across the province, for their innovation, dedication, integrity, commitment, courage, caring, and most importantly, the deep love that they have for the children of the Western Cape,” he said.

Premier Alan Winde was also in attendance.

“Our teachers are so much more than just educators. They often have to act as counsellors, guardians, protectors and life coaches of sorts, offering our learners education, hope and guidance, sometimes under challenging circumstances. I urge all our educators to keep up with their invaluable work. Thank you to all our teachers for all they do for our children and education system; and a special congratulations to this evening’s winners,” said the Premier.