GEORGE NEWS FLASH - Mary-Lee Visagie, Heidedal Primary School’s Grade 7 teacher, was awarded the 2014 Western Cape Department of Education Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala dinner on Saturday 8 November in Cape Town.
To be eligible for this prestigious award, the nominee has to have a minimum of 30 years continuous service in a public school. The national award winner will be announced before the end of January 2015.
Visagie will retire in January after 44 glorious years of teaching; 26 of them at Heidedal.
"My grandson, M’Shaé Fisher, bought my dress that I wore to the gala evening. Before I left he said I looked like a princess and I would return a queen. I never gave it a second thought and was very relaxed as I thought I had a one in a million chance of progressing past the Eden District round until my name was called and my feet felt like jelly. I am totally and utterly humbled."
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