Labuschagne - Primary Teacher - Pretoria, South Africa

Melinda Labuschagne

Pretoria, South Africa

Services

Primary Teacher

Summary:

I am a dedicated foundation phase teacher. A proven track record of commended performance teaching grade 2's, with a passion for education and an unwavering commitment to optimising student and school success.
Core Competencies
Creative Lesson Planning
Curriculum Development
Classroom Management & Discipline
Standardised Testing / Scoring
Learner Assessment
Experiential Learning

Work History

Primary School Teacher, Grade 2

Laerskool Van Dyk Primary

From May 2012

• Design and implement lessons plans for children at different learning levels
• Provide interesting activities for special holidays and ethnic celebrations as approved by the board curriculum
• Adapt and create learning materials to meet the needs of diverse student competencies
• Utilise a variety of instructional methods including cooperative learning, games, discovery, and discussion
• Assess student learning, modify lessons to create meaningful, authentic learning for students
• Actively participate in school events and sport activities
• Maintain attractive classroom and meaningful bulletin boards
• Administer standardised tests and assist cooperating teacher in parents conferences

Lodge Manager

Hagne Bush Lapa Wildlife Santuary, Bela-Bela

January 2012 - May 2012

• Be available for guests between 07:00 am - 19:00 pm
• Ensure guests briefed on safety and lodge facilities
• Ensure electrical power, gas, light and water consumption is keep to a reasonable level
• Ensure smooth operation of the laundry and drying room
• Ensure defects are attended too
• Ensure lodge heating and hot water services operate correctly
• Manage and maintain all year or seasonal lodging facilities
• Observe and monitor workers performance to make sure that company rules and procedures are being followed
• Confer and cooperate with other department managers to coordinate lodge activities
• Answer questions about hotel policies and services. They also resolve customers complaints
• Arrange telephone answering service, mail delivery, and answers customers questions about area
• Use computers to order food and beverages, or prepare reports
• Purchase supplies or services from outside vendors, such as laundry, repair, and trash
• Inspect lodge for cleanliness and appearance
• Coordinate front-office duties and resolve problems
• Greet and register guests
• Take appropriate action in an emergency to ensure safety of our guests, and restore services within the lodge
• Collect payment and record money earned and spent
• Interview and hire staff
• Assign duties to workers and schedule shifts

Student Teacher, Grade 2 (Practical)

Oost-Eind Primary School

January 2011 - August 2011

• Designed and implemented lessons plans for children at different learning levels
• Provide interesting activities for special holidays and ethnic celebrations as approved by the board curriculum
• Adapt and create learning materials to meet the needs of diverse student competencies
• Utilised a variety of instructional methods including cooperative learning, games, discovery, and discussion
• Assessed student learning, modified lessons to create meaningful, authentic learning for students
• Actively participated in school events and sport activities
• Maintain attractive classroom and meaningful bulletin boards
• Administered standardised tests and assisted cooperating teacher in parents conferences
• Attended creative thinking workshops

Developer (In-House for Nedbank) / Team leader in training

Redscreen, Fourways

January 2010 - June 2010

• Orientation to Nedbank Database Management Systems and SQL Systems
• Creating, altering and manipulating of database information
• Creating reports - investigating/solution of problems within Nedbank
• Creating/Altering Customer Reporting Views for front-end users
• Creation/Implementation of IT "bug" log system
• Team Leader - project management (planning/allocation of tasks to team)
• Monitor progress of projects in progress and assist where necessary
• Maintaining productivity levels
• Project Administration "Rock n Dock" - project progress reporting (weekly basis)
• Webpage modification (adding/modifying existing pages to incorporate banners, additional buttons/requirements/functionalities)
• Continually ensure that Nedbank IT Protocols are adhered to • Assessing/identification, customising (tweaking, solving problems) with existing projects taken over from a previous supplier
• De-bugging storing procedures to generate reporting data

Purchasing / Price Administration

Bear Engineering

• Negotiated with suppliers (+- R2.5 million specialty and commodity raw materials)
• Worked extensively with clients / suppliers telephonically and in-person
• Coordinated purchase orders
• Responded to customer complaints/compliments and service enquiries
• Designed and implemented systems and procedures to establish purchasing activities, price strategies and markup
• Keep computerised records pertaining to inventory, cost and deliveries
• Organised and submitted monthly reports
• Maintaining productivity standard
• Managed industrial engineering activities for new products; functioned as liaison between production, engineering and materials control
• Administered pricing policies on orders, to meet annual gross profit targets
• Analysed sub-product mix, relative to product objectives and the effect on profit and loss
• Conducted pricing studies on competitors' product, resulting in price publication changes

Qualifications & Certifications

Education

University of Pretoria

English

Vryburger High

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