Farewell, Miss Meyers

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Riebeek sadly says goodbye to Miss Rozanne Meyers who has been a force of light and truth in her two and a half years here.
Miss Meyers was born and raised in Uitenhage where she attended Die Hoerskool Brandwag. She matriculated in 2007. She obtained her Bachelor of Theology and Counselling in 2010 from the South African Theological Seminary, followed by a BA Honours from NMU.
Miss Meyers said she wanted to be a teacher because “It’s a privilege to work with young minds to inspire, influence and educate.” She has done so in her time at Riebeek with her involvement with the SCA, choir and the drama society. She has certainly inspired the girls on her various committees to grow and find themselves and their relationship with God.
Some of Miss Meyers favourite moments at Riebeek have been when her register class threw her a surprise birthday party with balloons, cake and gifts last year, her grade 12 Afrikaans class arranging for them to go watch Fiela se Kind at the Baywest Mall; they listened to old school music on the trip to and back from the movie. She will always appreciate how the staff and learners supported and comforted her when her nephew was injured in a car accident last year. “The Riebeek staff truly divide sorrow and multiply joy.”
Miss Meyers served as Grade Head of Grade 8 and led special programmes to assist them in the transition to high school. She was a driving force behind the success of the Spirit of the College initiative. She assisted Mr Calitz with drama and then led the Drama Club with a thought provoking drama production in 2018 and a talent show in 2019. She led the Triple T, the transformation team set up to develop cultural sensitivity. She made her mark in the hostel as a duty teacher. And she undertook many hours of extra mural involvement, willing to drive a club or a team at a moment’s notice.
The learners speak of Miss Meyers in glowing terms: “At first she comes across as strict and no-nonsense, but as you get to know Ma’am, you learn she is understanding, a good listener, a great advice giver, objective and fair.” That speaks a great deal to her character.
Miss Meyers hopes her Riebeek legacy will be that of one who instilled hope in others and created an environment of growth.
Miss Meyers is going to lecture at Varsity College in the Humanities Programme of the BEd: Intermediate Phase course. We wish her the best of luck for the future.

 October 20, 2019
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