The Department of Basic Education wishes to salute all schools and teachers who have entered the National Teaching Awards since 2000. The department also acknowledges their extraordinary efforts, which have been achieved often under very difficult conditions and in service to our children, many of whom come from poor communities.
The National Teaching Awards are but one of the ways in which the Department of Basic Education acknowledges and encourages dedicated and caring teachers in their efforts to develop each learner as a citizen of a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.
The objectives of the Ministry of Basic Education through the National Teaching Awards are to: focus public attention on the positive aspects of Education, thereby raising the public image of the teaching profession recognise and promote excellence in teaching performance honour dedicated, creative and effective teachers and schools encourage best practice in schools afford South Africans the opportunity to publicly say thank you to outstanding teams or individual teachers in schools.
Categories and awards
The categories are:
Excellence in Primary School Teaching
Excellence in Secondary School Teaching
Excellence in Primary School Leadership
Excellence in Secondary School Leadership
Excellence in Grade R Teaching
Excellence in Special Needs Teaching
Excellence in ICT – Enhanced Teaching
Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards are:
District finalists: Certificates of Excellence
Regional/Cluster finalists: Certificates of Excellence
Provincial finalists: Certificates of Excellence
National finalists: Certificates of Excellence.
Nominate an outstanding teacher in your community, one that has made a difference in your life, for the Via Afrika Publishers Choice Award at the 2012 National Teaching Awards. Fax or email the teacher’s name and surname, the school’s name, your contact details and a 100-word motivation to 012 324 4484 or email@example.com.
The winner will be announced at the 2012 National Teaching Awards, 7 March 2013 to be broadcast live on SABC 2 at 21:00.