A ‘thank you’ goes a long way | Western Cape Education Department
A ‘thank you’ goes a long way

A ‘thank you’ goes a long way

29 August 2019

Charlotte Rubain was so impressed with her son’s Grade 3 teacher that she delivered a handwritten letter addressed to the Head of Education at the Western Cape Education Department to express her appreciation.

Rubain said Ms Hoskins, a teacher at Fairview Primary School in Grassy Park, is “one in a million”.

“I wish for more teachers like her. She is an example of what a great teacher is. Her kindness, her love and understanding make it easy for me as a mother to leave my child in her care. The children in her class all love her.”

Rubain’s son flourished this year and she attributes it to his teacher who goes out of her way to make things easier for the children and the parents. “If my son is happy then I am happy,” Rubain added.

Rubain said while she will continue to tell the teacher in person how thankful she is for everything she does for the children in her class, she decided to publicly honour her to let everybody know that she is a great teacher.

Brian Schreuder, Head of Department, called Ms Rubain after receiving the letter, thanking her for the acknowledgement.

“There are so many similar cases where teachers are inspiring and motivating our learners every day, so it is really wonderful that a parent took the time to acknowledge the hard work her son’s teacher is doing in the classroom every day.”