Awarded for service

2018-02-27 06:00
Jane Hampton and Tony Ryan

Jane Hampton and Tony Ryan

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Two teachers from Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory School scooped bronze awards at the National Teachers Awards gala function held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 17 February­.

Principal Tony Ryan received the Nelson Mandela Lifetime Achievement Award for service to education over a distinguished 42-year career in teaching. He was the deputy head of Rondebosch Boys’ High and Pretoria Boys’ High before taking over the leadership at Rondebosch Boys’ Preparatory in 1997.

Jane Hampton received a third place award for excellence in Grade R teaching. She has taught at “Little Bosch” for 10 years.

The recipients say they are honoured to receive the awards. “As teachers we often work hard for very little recognition outside of our school context, so to be acknowledged on a national level is overwhelming and encourages me in the job that I do,” Hampton says.

“This award means a tremendous amount to me. To have been awarded in my last year before retirement and during the Mandela Centenary year makes it special”, adds Ryan. The provincial minister of education, Debbie Schafer, congratulated the teachers, saying they both deserved the recognition. “Ryan has taken on a variety of leadership roles, all of which are truly deserved due to overseeing the excellence of curriculum delivery. He has made a significant contribution to the teaching profession, having been involved in initiating clusters of schools to become better learning institutions. His mentoring of school principals has been ongoing for many years and he is an active member of the principals’ association.”

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