Contribution to extra-curricular activities in the school community

  • Engage learners and colleagues to participate in extra-curricular activities

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 When I started teaching at Boys High I got involved with tennis and within the first year we moved from 12 learners in the 2nd league to 72 learners and the first team in the first league. For two years in row we finished second in the Province. I remarkable thing as the sport seem to be dying.  I helped Twain Mafoko to raise funds to go to the SA Games held in Pretoria in 2009.

 I also became the organiser for the Matric farewell for three years involving the grade 11 group in

  • Fundraising
  • planning and decorating the hall.
  • Acting as waiters on the evening

 I then moved to Eskom Expo which required extra time and training for all the grade 11’s.Since 2008 I have had at least 20 learners per year  and at least two groups going to Nationals. In 2009 One of my teams won the first gold medal for North west in 10 years.

 Al my grade 12’s must complete the BioScienc Olympiad which expands their basic knowledge of all biological science. In 2013 my learners placed first in the North West Province and Fourth in the country.

 As editor of ‘The Mooi’ magazine I promote learners as well as educators that participate in extra curricular activities such as Rotary exchange students, tours to other countries, participation in non school sporting events etc. 

  1. Succeed in using extra-curricular activities for the holistic development of learners

Physical, spiritual and emotional development is important. Escom Expo for young Scientists requires the learners to develop their own project that must be presented, but it takes a long time to do these tasks. Here they have to consider the impact of science on society and how it may benefit or harm us.  In this task I teach the learners about planning, time management, forming partnerships, budgeting, being creative, as well as critical thinking and solving problems. They also get computer skills as the project must be type out. Research and communication

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