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BEACONHURST High School teacher Ryno Simms fea­tured in a re­cent episode of the KykNET’s Kwêla as an “In­spir­erende Onnie” (in­spi­ra­tional teacher). The pop­u­lar TV show vis­ited the school to in­ter­view Simms and watch him in ac­tion af­ter he was iden­ti­fied as an in­spi­ra­tional teacher by one of his pupils, Cate­lyn Cum­ber­lege.

Af­ter a busy day of film­ing, it was clear to pop­u­lar Kwêla host Therese Be­nade and the rest of the team why “Mr Simms” was nom­i­nated for this pres­ti­gious ti­tle.

Simms is in­volved in nu­mer­ous ac­tiv­i­ties at Beaconhurst, in­clud­ing moot court, the school news­pa­per, the ATKV com­mit­tee and the health and safety com­mit­tee to name but a few.

He is also re­spon­si­ble for or­gan­is­ing the ma­tric farewell ev­ery year. His in­volve­ment in the school and the lives of his pupils was one of the rea­sons he was iden­ti­fied for the

“In­spir­erende Onnie” pro­ject. Beaconhurst is very proud of Simms and feels hon­oured to have him as a teacher at the school.

“We know he will con­tinue to in­spire and mo­ti­vate our pupils to achieve their best and we thank him for his hard work and con­stant ded­i­ca­tion. He is truly an in­spi­ra­tion,” said Cum­ber­lege, who is a Grade 12 pupil at the school.

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IN­SPI­RA­TION TO ALL: Beaconhurst High School teacher Ryno Simms, left, KykNET’s Therese Be­nade and Grade 12 pupil Cate­lyn Cum­ber­lege seen dur­ing a visit to the school by a team from the Afrikaans TV chan­nel

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