Top-notch teacher

* Pelican Park Primary School teacher Sameera Mohideen and Farzaana Kearns who nominated her teacher on World Teachers Day.

Sameera Mohideen, a teacher at Pelican Park Primary School, was chosen as the Western Cape Primary School finalist in the 2016 Teacher’s Day competition.

Woolworths Educational Programmes and MySchool promoted UNESCO’s World Teacher’s Day on Wednesday October 5 by highlighting the difference that teachers can make in young lives.

A record number of South African pupils from across the country entered the competition to nominate an awesome teacher who has made a difference in their lives. Ms Mohideen was nominated by one of her pupils, Farzaana Kearns who credits her Grade 5 teacher as being “her mom away from home”.

Ms Mohideen helped both Farzaana and her mother heal and deal with the tragic loss of her sibling. A panel of independent judges took on the task of evaluating more than
13 000 nominations by high school and primary school pupils from across the country.

They selected four finalists in each of the primary and high school categories. Ms Mohideen has won a laptop, a R5 000 Woolworths Giftcard and an all-expenses paid weekend away with her partner.

Farzaana Kearn received a
R5 000 Woolworths gift card for her winning motivation and Peli-
can Park Primary School has been awarded a R5 000 cash