Educator Daphney Matshidiso Thoka will represent the district at the provincial awards. Photo: Mzamane Ringane

Educator eyeing provincial award


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Bela-Bela’s Mampatile Primary School educator Daphney Matshidiso Thoka was expected to represent the Waterberg/Mogalakwena district at the provincial National Teachers Awards (NTA).

This comes after the educator received an award for Excellence in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Enhanced Teaching and Learning at regional level.  

Thoka, who hails from Ga-Mphahlele in Lebowakgomo, moved from Modimolle Primary School earlier this year after securing a promotion post, to occupy the foundation phase HOD at the Bela-Bela based primary school. 

Last year she received an award for Excellence in Primary School Teaching, while she was still at Modimolle Primary School. 

At the time, she continued to obtain third place at the provincial leg of the awards, where she was representing Waterberg.

The date and venue for this year’s provincial leg of the NTA ceremony is yet to be announced. 

Thoka commended the Department of Basic Education for introducing the ICT enhanced teaching and learning system at schools. 

“It makes learners more interested in education. It is not only beneficial in the classroom, but also in their day to day lives,” she said. 

She told The BEAT it would not have been possible if it was not for the support from the headmaster, Lesiba Joseph Matlala, the School Governing Body (SGB) and colleagues who ensured the smooth continuation of teaching, while she was attending the awards. 

The National Teachers Awards were first launched in 2000, to acknowledge outstanding educators in various categories.

6 months ago       12 October 2017