Mrs Cherilyn Katz and Mrs Alicia Thumbiran (Grade Head)
We like to refer to ourselves as the “Dynamic Duo!” With an educator on each end of the age spectrum, we make an awesome team. One with the extreme passion of an educator just starting out, and the other an educator with decades of experience. We constantly re-invent lessons and tasks to keep the topics fresh and the learners interested. With the new addition of wonderful technology in our classrooms, we are able to show the learners real life footage, using videos and pictures. We love Art and Technology. A few of the results of this, are the phenomenal portraits the learners did of Madiba and the breathtaking African sunset scenes that we do in Term 3. The musical instruments the learners did for Natural Sciences and the transport models they made for History are inspiring from children who are so young. Many of these can be viewed on the Fairways Facebook page as we constantly take photos, like very proud mommies. We both embraced PBIS to reinforce positive behaviour and have a zero tolerance for bullying and bad behaviour. We are strict educators as the Grade 4 year is when learners are prepared for the rest of their schooling career. We drive the children in all charity endeavors and are proud to be the grade who always collects the most. We have an open door policy and welcome parents to our classrooms.