Well done, Lusanda!
The Knysna Montessori School extends warm congratulations to Lusanda Mhlakaza on obtaining his B.Ed from Unisa recently.
Lusanda attended junior school at his rural hometown in the Eastern Cape, and in pursuit of high school maths and science, he continued his studies in Middle Drift at the Kama High School. Although he achieved very satisfactory matric results, he chose to repeat the year in order to obtain higher marks to fulfil his dream of studying civil engineering at Walter Sisulu University. He completed the degree apart from one module and practical, but for personal reasons had to take a gap year and arrived in Knysna in 2008.
Lusanda was employed at Knysna Montessori as cricket and soccer coach, and it was then that he discovered his talent and ability to work with children. With the very kind and generous sponsorship of high school educator John Vahey, he enrolled for a teaching degree from Unisa and spent a busy four years coaching sport, teaching Grade 4, 5 and 6 maths and Xhosa, and studying for his education degree, which he completed at the end of 2017.
Lusanda is keen to continue with his studies.
“The children learn from me, but I learn so much from them too. I like the Montessori methods of teaching, and the Montessori equipment. I love the way they are given support and love and care; they are so fortunate to get everything they need,” he says.
Montessori School is grateful to John Vahey for his dedicated involvement and very proud of Lusanda’s ensuing accomplishment. –
Montessori teacher Lusanda Mhlakaza recently obtained an education degree from Unisa.