Veteran gets send-off

2017-12-13 06:02
Morongoe Mokhadinyane receives presents at a memorable send-off after going on retirement as the principal of the Lourier Park Primary School. From the left are David McKay (ward councillor), Mokhadinyane, Setshaba Marumo (Lourier Park Primary School governing body chairperson), Masechaba Boleme (principal of the Daluxolo Primary School), Rev. Siza Sehloho, Mpho Mosiana (deputy chief director for the foundation phase at the provincial Department of Education) and Semakaleng Motaung (deputy chief director, Further Education and Training).

Morongoe Mokhadinyane receives presents at a memorable send-off after going on retirement as the principal of the Lourier Park Primary School. From the left are David McKay (ward councillor), Mokhadinyane, Setshaba Marumo (Lourier Park Primary School governing body chairperson), Masechaba Boleme (principal of the Daluxolo Primary School), Rev. Siza Sehloho, Mpho Mosiana (deputy chief director for the foundation phase at the provincial Department of Education) and Semakaleng Motaung (deputy chief director, Further Education and Training).

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After spending a lifetime in education, Morongoe Mokhadinyane has bid her teaching career farewell.

She has retired from the teaching profession as principal of the Lourier Park Primary School in Bloemfontein.

Mokhadinyane officially retired last Friday (08/12) with a farewell ceremony held for her at Bloemfontein’s Windmill Casino.

In attendance were Lourier Park Primary School members and officials from the provincial Department of Education.

Mokhadinyane’s career spans over 34 years. She began her career as a teacher in 1983 at the Lekhulong Secondary School in Rocklands, Bloemfontein. She spent the last 17 years in the leadership role of principal, having started at Lekhulong in 2000.

Mokhadinyane became the principal of the former Lekhulong School, coming up through the managerial ranks, serving as head of the department, deputy principal and acting principal before being appointed as principal in 2000.

In 2010 she moved to Lou­rier Park Primary School to take over the position of principal and was at the current school until going on retirement to end her illustrious teaching career.

Mokhadinyane also had a stint as a lecturer of Sotho at the now defunct Bloemfontein Vista University, currently the University of the Free State South Campus.

She says she has taken a leaf from the many people she worked with and has fond memories of her teaching profession.

“I had my experiences during the era of democracy and apartheid. Some of the good I take with me from the harsh apartheid era was the respect for the teaching profession, respect teachers earned from the public, including the children you taught.

“Presently, it is the total opposite of that, where one even fears being confronted by the learners, let alone the parents,” says Mokhadinyane.

Mokhadinyane believes the lack of understanding of rights was a factor in moral decay.

  • See another photo of the event on p 19.

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