Teachers get special recognition for years of tutoring in northern areas
Teachers from Port Elizabeth’s northern areas were honoured for their hard work and years of service at an awards function at the weekend. After the world celebrated International Teachers’ Day last week, two teachers from schools in Helenvale and Schauderville were lauded at the PE College’s Dower campus on Saturday for their 80 years of combined service
Teachers and principals from 22 schools attended the glitzy event to celebrate strides made to improve conditions at their schools, despite a mountain of challenges.
These include teacher shortages, infrastructure challenges and budget constraints.
Marsha Jacobs, 60, a Grade 4 teacher at Helenvale Primary, and Patricia Glavov, a Grade 11 and 12 teacher at St James Secondary, have been passing their wisdom on to pupils since 1976 in a profession both women still love and enjoy.
Jacobs relocated to Port Elizabeth in 1983, after teaching in George, and spent a year at Soutpan Primary before being transferred to Helenvale Primary in 1984.
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