Updated: May 13, 2022
As a qualified teacher and registered counsellor with the HPCSA, Suné Brand is perfectly qualified to lead our EduExcellence Lynnwood Campus as Principal. Her teaching philosophy is that all children need equal opportunity, but not everyone’s full potential is the same.
We asked Principal Suné a few questions, so see what she had to say below:
"I realised that our education system is failing so many children."
Tell us a little bit more about yourself.
I’m 29 years old and have been living in Pretoria my whole life. My favourite place to go on holiday is Kleinmond in the Western Cape and I love the beach and the mountains. I am a qualified teacher and a registered counsellor with the HPCSA. I completed my BPsych degree with Midrand Graduate Institute in 2015 and did my PGCE through the University of Pretoria in 2016. I started my teaching career in 2017.
Why did you choose to be in education?
I have always had a passion to work with children, but it was only after I started working that I discovered my passion lies deeper than that. One of my main purposes in life is to help make a difference in all learners’ lives.
I realised that our education system is failing so many children, and that we are leaving learners behind because we are solely focused on completing a curriculum, and not on helping each child holistically. The children just needing an extra bit of care and facilitation were left to fend for themselves. This is why I needed to find a place where I would be able to assist these learners and make a difference.
Why is EduExcellence different from other schools?
As a hopeless and broken teacher and one that did not believe in the education system of South Africa, I came for an interview at EduExcellence and realised that there might be a bit of hope left. Here was a school that acknowledges the gap, and neglect, and is built on a philosophy to make a difference by following a child-centred approach.
"I strive to create an environment where everyone feels loved, safe and nurtured."
What is your favourite part about the school day?
My favourite part of the school day is seeing the children.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is that all children need equal opportunity; however, not everyone’s full potential is the same.
What is a favourite inspirational quote of yours?
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
What is the greatest challenge facing educators these days?
ADMIN and loaded curricula.
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Creative and Innovative
What do you bring to EduExcellence that makes you unique?
I feel that I am always looking for new and creative solutions to better our school. I believe that my problem-solving skills and conflict management skills are some of my strengths. I strive to create an environment where everyone feels loved, safe and nurtured.
EduExcellence Lynnwood was the first remedial learning centre established in the EduExcellence family of private schools (2007). If you’d like to get in touch with Principal Suné, reach out through the channels below:
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