Good at: Thinking out of the box
Random fact: I love camping
Wild about: Anything where I can be creative
Team contribution: Head, Art teacher Gr 4-7, FGASA teacher Gr 6&7
Happy when: My boys are home
Coco Van Aardt
Good at: Teaching Maths, listening, seeing the bigger picture
Random fact: Collects Wilbur Smith books
Obsession: Music (DJ), poetry
Wild about: The environment, the bush, Maths, music
Team contribution: Head of Senior Primary, Grade 7 class teacher, teaches Gr 4-7 Maths, Gr 7 History and Gr 7LO, Values
Happy when: There's loud music, kids "get it!", jamming
Give it the best you've got!
Remember to dot your i's and cross your t's
Oh, what music does for me!
Words, words, words! A wealth of wisdom
To God be the glory! Team contribution: grade 6 teacher; Afrikaans and English Gr 6 & 7; Choir Conductor
Humble yourself and you will be king
Good at: Team work, communication, teaching, coaching
Reading sharpens the mind
Obsession: Happy children, musicals, singing
Wild about: Science, baking, teaching
Team contribution: Grade 5 teacher, Science Gr 4-7, English Gr 5, Geography Gr 5, Zulu Gr 4 & 5
Happy when: reading a good book, studying Science
Good at: Being enthusiastic
Random fact: Copes well with challenges
Obsession: People with good values
Wild about: Afrikaans poetry
Team contribution: Grade 4 class teacher, teaches Gr4-5 Afrikaans, Gr 4 English, Gr 4 History, Gr 4-5 Geography, Gr 4 LO, Gr 4-7 Library, Gr 7 EMS
Happy when: Running
G rateful to God for keeping me grounded
R elax after reality and responsibility
O pen for opportunities
W owed with wonderful well-being
Team contribution: Grade 2 teacher
H onest, helpful heart
God is my strength and hope
Oh so calm!
Wonderful world of teaching
The call of the wild is alluring
Hovering over my charges
Growing up in Zimbabwe was happy and sunny
And we liked it a lot, 'til Zim ran out of money
Reading was my mother's passion, and it became mine too.
Come visit my classroom, you'll see that it is true!
One day it was decided that it was time to go.
We packed our bags and headed south, across the Limpopo
Wondrous are the many gifts that came from Buffalo City.
A degree in education, and a man who thinks I'm pretty!
Teaching has its ups and downs, I cannot tell a lie,
There are some schools I've left behind, and left without a sigh.
Here I am in Hazyview, I hope no more to roam,
For I have all my heart desires, in this place I now call home.
Good at: Singing
Random fact: Children accidentally calls me 'Mom'
Wild about: Shopping and clothes
Team contribution: Grade 000 Teacher, Grade 1, 2, & 3 Zulu Teacher
Happy when: At home with my family
Good at: Organising, artistic, helping
Random fact: Love watching romantic movies and eating
Obsession: Children especially my two sons
Wild about: Fast cars and good food
Team contribution: Administrator
Happy when: I'm at home with my family
Good at: "Everything"
Random fact: I love animals
Obsession: The fruits of the Spirit
Wild about: My cats
Team contribution: Finance
Happy when: I'm spending quality time with friends and family
Good at: Giggling
Random fact: I love meerkats
Obsession: God's love
Wild about: John Dory's prawns
Team contribution: Teach Bible. Teach Life
Happy when: I'm with my family
Edward Ngomane (who is also an able soccer coach)