Are you feeling a little overwhelmed after five weeks of teaching?  Do you have some doubts whether you will ever master the curriculum, discipline, administration, care-giving, extra-curricular activities  and dealing with parents – all while you are trying to teach?

NAPTOSA Gauteng invites all 1st and 2nd year teachers to a Symposium for Beginner Teachers where they will be empowered and energised to make things happen!Download the booking form: 

DATE:  Saturday, 16 February 2019   

VENUE: Lecture Theatre MU 271 (Marang Block)  (WITS Education Campus, Parktown) 

TIME:  08:00 until 12:30 (registration at 08:00, programme commences at 08:20)




PDF version:   pdf Beginner Teachers registration form 2019 (39 KB)

Word version:   document Beginner Teachers registration form 2019 (17 KB)




08:00 Registration 

8:20    Welcome 

08:30Bringing New Voices into the English Curriculum with a Focus on the Teaching of Literature, Language and Comprehension” – Felicia Tobias and Belinda Williams

Decolonisation- what does it mean for classroom practice? This presentation offers a succinct description and practical examples of how it has become a reality in a language classroom.

9:30    Classroom Management – Eden Daniels

10:30    TEA 

11:00    NAPTOSA presentation - Gaylin Bowles

Understanding your basic conditions of service, salary structure – benefits and deductions

11: 30“The Fourth Industrial Revolution” – Trevor Naidoo.

Are we educating and preparing our children to be the innovators of today and tomorrow in a rapidly changing world driven by digitalization or are we preparing our children to be the labourers of today and tomorrow, stuck within a life generally associated with the 2nd industrial revolution, not the 4th?


Click on the link above to download the booking form.  Please complete the form and fax to 0865956980 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beginner teacher Symposium 2019 - Click on the link to watch the promotional video