Van Der Westhuizen - Principal - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Lourenz Van Der Westhuizen

Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Services

Principal

Summary:

Upliftment and improving of standards in education. Development of human resources and management and leadership of a team. Good in interpersonal relationships. Passion for management in education.

Work History

Synergy amongst staff members

Varsity College

Menlyn 2013.
6.2 Partnership with SIS and MOA - relating to businesses investing in education.
6.3 Partnership with Petra Diamonds - Cullinan Mine


7. Over the recent years I found myself in the privileged situation of personal growth and expanding my boundaries in education. Starting a new secondary school had many challenges. I stood focused and did not allow myself to become distracted by difficult challenges. The following is lessons I've learned:

7.1 Discipline is of utmost importance if you want to create an atmosphere of learning and teaching, and to set standards in an institution.

7.2 Synergy amongst staff members. As different cultures get together we had to accept and honor the differences and work as a team to benefit the learners. Through induction and continuous uplifting the morale of educators, success can be achieved. The implementation of IWSE, IEMS and PMDS, is an integral part in being an educator at Lesedi Secondary School.

7.3 Learner motivation became a daily task.

7.4 I started various community projects such as: upliftment programmes for the parents, together with the Rotarians a Library and computer centre was initiated.

7.5 Staff Development - through various meetings and workshops with educators, I am excited about the educators that were promoted as HOD's and Principals and even at District level as officials.

8. SCHOOL ACADEMIC INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES

The following programmes were implemented:

1. Reading programmes (workshop)
2. Character Building programmes.
3. Intervention programmes to guide educators in reaching own personal goals and for learners to achieve success.
4. Learners Motivational programmes.
5. Yearly incentive and motivational programmes for educators through personal sponsors.
6. Saturday school.
7. Implementing study methods.
8. School Development Plan, School Improvement Plan, Training and Developing Educators are a passion to me. (Internal Whole School Evaluation)
9. Interview parents on...

Tshwane South College

Partnership with Tshwane South College for FET with Lesedi Secondary School. This is a stakeholder project where leadership is needed. As the present academic curriculum of the school may need to be transformed into a curriculum that would address the socio-economic needs of the learners in the community.

Conference in Cape Town

Representing Gauteng North at the 7th International Principals Conference in Cape Town.

PRINCIPAL AT LESEDI

SECONDARY SCHOOL

District D1
English Medium PRETORIA


7. CONTRIBUTION AND EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION

Principal of Lesedi

Secondary School

and established a new Secondary School. Appointing of teachers, Head of Departments and Deputy Principal. Set streaming and subject choices.

3. 2004 - Speaker at the 5th Educationally Speaking Conference in Johannesburg on: Transformation from the old to the new dispensation in Education.

4. 2005 - Acknowledgement was given for contribution made in Leadership and Management Manuals for Leadership and Management Course for new Principals.

PRINCIPAL AT PRIMARY SCHOOL

DONKERHOEK

PRETORIA
Afrikaans Medium

Donkerhoek Primary School

Implementing a system for multigrade-teaching in primary school within the economical background of Donkerhoek Primary School.

PRIMARY SCHOOL KABEGAPARK

PORT
ELIZABETH

OWNER AND MANAGER

JEFFREYSBAY

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

PRIMARY SCHOOL SKUILKRANS

IN (Murrayfield)
GUIDANCE

PRIMARY SCHOOL HERMANSTAD

TWO MERIT AWARDS IN
NATURAL SCIENCE

Educator

PRETORIA

Qualifications & Certifications

Fundamental of Financial Management for School leaders

Studies III

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

GUIDANCE

COLLEGE FOR FURTHER

COLLEGE FOR EDUCATION

Mathematics I

COLLEGE FOR EDUCATION

Understand School Management and leadership in the South African context

school development and governance

LEADERSHIP

UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

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