Mr H. van Wyk 

                  (Principal)

 

Subjects taught at Elite: Physical Sciences 

Qualifications:  M.Sc & HED   

Awards: 100% Matric Pass Rate              

Favourite food: Fish   

Favourite movie: A River Runs Through It

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “No one is going to get out of this alive.”

Hobbies: Bird Keeping 

What you don’t know about me:  I just wanna go fishing and ignore all my adult problems…  

Favourite song: Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be a… Conservationist     

Favourite animal/pet: Birds 

Favourite place in the world: Eastern Cape       

With which cartoon character do I associate myself? Tom Cat                                           

Worst gift I ever received: A tie                    

What would I take with me if my house burnt down?  My children                                         

More about myself:  My motto: “Stay away from   negative people.  They have a problem for every   solution.” (Albert Einstein)                                         I enjoy working with young people.  They are generally more positive, enthusiastic and passionate about life.

                     Ms M. van Wyk 

                       (Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite: Life Science, Mathematics and Afrikaans   

Qualifications: M.Sc (Ent) and HED

Awards: “Best mom ever” from my (then) five-year-old son.               

Favourite food: Fruit Salad   

Favourite movie:  Pretty Woman   

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “Into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.”  

Hobbies: Gardening                 

What you don’t know about me: Climbing Kilimanjaro is on my bucket list.          

Favourite song: The Gambler                

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be an … Entomologist (researcher)            

Favourite animal/pet: Beetles       

Favourite place in the world: Anywhere in nature – away from people.          

With which cartoon character do I associate myself? The shrimp in Happy Feet          

Worst gift I ever received: A book entitled What Girls should Know                    

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? Photo albums 

More about myself:  What is the purpose of life?  If you can make a difference in one person’s life then you have fulfilled your purpose.  At Elite College, I have a purpose in life.

   Ms P. Bezuidenhout 

(Vice Principal, FET Phase HOD and Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite: Geography, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy and Social Sciences

Qualifications: BA and NHOS

Favourite food: Home cooked food

Favourite movie: Fiddler on the Roof

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “You have a choice!”

Hobbies: Hiking, crafts and reading

What you don’t know about me: Once upon a time, I was a kid…

Favourite song: Seasons in the Sun

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be an … Artist  

Favourite animal/pet: My cat, Laaitie, and my dog, Nakkie.

Favourite place in the world: My house and my garden.

With which cartoon character do I associate myself? Liewe Heksie

Worst gift I ever received: I make sure I don’t get any by buying my own…

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? SD cards

More about myself:  When I walked into my Grade 1 classroom, I knew:  I am going to be a teacher.  The biggest reward of teaching is the difference that one can make in the lives of the next generation.

                   Ms K. van der Lith 

            (Language HOD and Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite:  English & Afrikaans

Qualifications:  BA Audiovisual Production Management, BA Honours Philosophy and Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Awards: I passed my Honours Degree with distinction (Cum Laude) and I’ve had a 100% pass rate in grade 12 for the past five years

Favourite food: Indian Food

Favourite movie:  Evita

Favourite motto/saying/quote:  “I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately.  I wanted to live deep and suck the marrow out of life, and not when I come to die, discover that I have not lived.” (Dead Poets Society)

Hobbies: Travelling & Photography

What you don’t know about me: I had a pet rat named Batman.

Favourite song: Hymn to Her (The Pretenders)

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be a … Career Traveller (if it only existed!)

Favourite animal/pet: Bunnies

Favourite place in the world: My mom’s house

With which cartoon character do I associate myself?  Garfield (sleeping, lasagne and sarcasm… some of my favourite things)

Worst gift I ever received: Given with the right intention, there are no bad gifts!

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? My family and my photos

More about myself:  You don’t choose teaching; teaching chooses you!  I come from a long line of nurses and I always assumed I would end up in the medical field.  Unfortunately, I hate blood!  After my studies I was still clueless about what to do with my life until I saw an advertisement for the position of a teacher at Elite College.  Teaching is the one thing I said I’d never do, but I also believe that you should do at least one thing every year that challenges you.  TEN years later, I am still here… 

                      Ms K. Dickinson

           (SNR Phase HOD and Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite:   English, Tourism and Life Orientation

Qualifications:  Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Professional Diploma in Education

Awards: Highest Grade 12 Average in D6 2017 (Tourism)

Favourite food: Vanilla Ice-Cream

Favourite movie:  Star Wars Series

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”

Hobbies: Reading, swimming, watching movies and baking.

What you don’t know about me: I lived in Ireland for a while.

Favourite song: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be a …  Educational Psychologist

Favourite animal/pet: Cat – I love their independence.

Favourite place in the world: The African Bush

With which cartoon character do I associate myself?  Ariel, The Little Mermaid

Worst gift I ever received: A green feather duster

What would I take with me if my house burnt down?  Photos

More about myself:  Teaching provides a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life.  I enjoy breaking content down and finding interesting ways to work with it.  Teaching is my passion; it is not something I do – it is who I am!

Mr G. Häusler

(Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite: Mathematical Literacy, Natural Sciences and Life Sciences

Qualifications: Bed (Education)

Favourite food: Bananas

Favourite movie:  Braveheart

Favourite motto/saying/quote:  “Happiness is not something ready-made; it comes from your own actions.” (Dalai Lama)

Hobbies: Mountain biking and running

What you don’t know about me: A lot…

Favourite song: The Sound of Silence (Disturbed)

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be a … Programmer

Favourite animal/pet: Dogs

Favourite place in the world: Home

With which cartoon character do I associate myself? Sponge Bob Square Pants

Worst gift I ever received: A Wilson’s toffee

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? Xbox

More about myself:  I ended up in Education through a series of fortunate events.  Teaching is rewarding because it makes me feel like I actually make a difference.  I’m from Kempton Park.

                    Ms S. Hlongwane

(Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite: EMS, Business Studies and Tourism

Qualifications:  ND Tourism Management, NdP and Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Awards: Quick Software Award and Call Centre Stellar Award

Favourite food: Seafood

Favourite movie: A Walk on the Clouds

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey.”

Hobbies: Travelling and listening to music

What you don’t know about me: I can sing LOL

Favourite song: Way maker (Sinach)

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be a … Travel Specialist

Favourite animal/pet: Cats

Favourite place in the world: Paris, France

With which cartoon character do I associate myself? Bugs Bunny

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? My shoes!

More about myself:  I teach because I’m still inspired by a great teacher I had when I was young, so every single day truly matters.  I love children.  I love to teach, encourage, mentor, praise, influence, guide and inspire children.

My personal motto:  “Be who you want to be, not what others want to see.”

                       Ms D. Matinta

(Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite: Mathematics, Technology and Life Orientation

Qualifications: BSC Computer Science & Information Systems and Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Favourite food:  MEAT

Favourite movie:  Tyler Perry movies (Diary of a Mad Black Woman)

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “Work harder than you think you did yesterday.”

Hobbies: Watching movies and “gaming”

What you don’t know about me: I am very sensitive and I cry easily.

Favourite song: Man in the mirror

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be an …  IT technician / programmer

Favourite animal/pet: Bird

Favourite place in the world:  Home

With which cartoon character do I associate myself?  Alvin (Alvin and the Chipmunks)

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? Laptop and Cell phone

More about myself:  Knowing that the work I do and the relationships I foster have a direct impact on the lives of the community around me makes every day I teach rewarding and precious.  I am originally from Mpumalanga, a village called Kwasibhejane in the Inkomazi region. 

My motto in life:  Never aim for the mountain because if you fall, you will fall on the ground.  Always aim for the sky because if you fall, you will fall onto the mountain.

 

Ms. T. Phophi

(Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite: Economics, Business Studies, Social Science and Creative Arts

Qualifications: BCom Economics and Econometrics & Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Favourite food: Perfectly cooked creamy Spinach and Pumpkin

Favourite movie: Law Abiding Citizen

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose” (Steve Jobs)

Hobbies: Listening to music

What you don’t know about me: I have a burning eager of understanding, even if it means having to ask stupid/silly questions.

Favourite song: It is not right for you (The Script)

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be somewhere in the office analysing economic trends

Favourite animal/pet: Not into animals

Favourite place in the world: Anywhere as long as there is a mountain view

With which cartoon character do I associate myself? Garfield – I like to sit and enjoy life like nothing else matters

Worst gift I ever received: Hardly receive gifts, so I appreciate every gift I get

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? I don’t know

My life as a teacher: Teaching was not my first choice but through a twist of fate I am here making a difference and growing each day. Teaching is adventurous, you never know how your day will turn out.

Motto: you only have one life, make it count

                                      Ms R. Witbooi

                                          (Student Teacher)

 

Subjects taught at Elite:  Afrikaans and Life Orientation

Qualifications:  Bed Education

Awards: Top Achiever in Grade 12, class of 2002

Favourite food: Samp and Mogodu

Favourite movie: Daddy’s Little Girls (starring Idris Alba)

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”

Hobbies: Dancing, playing netball, baking and reading.

What you don’t know about me: I don’t know how to swim.

Favourite song: Send my Love (Adelle)

If I didn’t become a teacher I would be a … Quality Analyst because it makes me feel like a teacher anyway.  

Favourite animal/pet: Dogs

Favourite place in the world: Mauritius

With which cartoon character do I associate myself? Vampirina

Worst gift I ever received: A box of chocolates when I had a tooth-ache.

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? My daughter, Kamogelo, and son, Tshiamo.

More about myself: I first attended school here at Elite College from 1998 and matriculated in 2002.  I have recently joined Elite College as a student teacher.  Teaching is my passion; I love being around teenagers, and being able to inspire them fulfils me the most.  I have also learned that kids are hilarious so I get to laugh all day!                                 

                                         Ms N. Häusler

(Office Administrator)

 

Favourite food: Pizza

Favourite movie: Comedies and Action movies

Favourite motto/saying/quote: “Success always hugs you in private, but failure always slaps you in public.”  That’s life…

Hobbies: Building puzzles, reading and Playing with my boys

What you don’t know about me: I also enjoy playing Xbox 

Favourite song: Not today (Imagine Dragons)

Favourite animal/pet: Cats

Favourite place in the world:  Home

With which cartoon character do I associate myself?  Moana

Worst gift I ever received: Socks

What would I take with me if my house burnt down? My family

My motto:  Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.     

 

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School Tel: 011 974 3451

School Fax: 011 974 3458

School Email: elitecollege.highschool@gmail.com

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30 Diesel road, Isando, Kempton Park

 

 

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