I came to Treverton around 6 years ago and joined the IT Department. I soon realized that working in the education sector is very fulfilling and being a helping hand in the pupils’ lives as they go through their schooling years is a blessing. I enjoy the outdoors and spend my spare time fishing, walking my many dogs or even the odd computer game.

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My name is Buyiswa Mavis Mabi, and I was born here in Mooi River in Bruntville Clinic 1970.  I have been working at Treverton since 2013. I first started working at Burdett Boarding House and cleaned Mrs Tanner and Mrs Msimango’s classrooms. I also worked at the library. I enjoyed cleaning their classrooms because they are nice teachers. After that they needed me to help clean at the pre-school because I could speak English and could speak to the children. I enjoy working there with the kids and the teachers are very nice to me. I was married in 1999. I have three sons.

I moved to Estcourt in 2002 but last year on 25 May my husband passed away. Life is not easy for me but I am coping. I am now building my own house now and will move soon when my house is finished. This is also in Estcourt.

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My name is Derek Brown. Like a good number of past Treverton staff, I come from the Eastern Cape. It seems as if good imports from the Eastern Cape are necessary to keep the KZN staff from entering some sort of moral decline.

I have been at Treverton College since 2006 where I shifted into teaching by doing a PGCE. Until that point, I had been in the wildlife field having done my MSc on black rhino, working in the field initially in the Eastern Cape’s Great fish River Reserve, and then later in Tanzania and Zambia at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and North Luangwa National Park respectively.

My move into teaching was motivated by a number of factors, but key to this is my belief that influencing people is very important. One of the best ways to do his is in education, where I would still have opportunity to engage in my love for the outdoors.

I teach Biology at Treverton, and I am also involved in the outdoor programs with a particular interest in the rock climbing, kayaking and Drakensberg hiking areas. I have also been the main organiser of the Grade 10 journey.

If I did not enjoy it at Treverton, I would have left some time back already. I still see much purpose in teaching here, and opportunity for personal growth. My time at Treverton has been marked by some key life phases such as my marriage to Kate, and the birth of our daughter Micaela 2 years ago. Treverton is a place of many fond memories for me.

While teaching a subject is important, the most important things is the teaching of values. This is because values are so often shaped by society, and, because society changes, so do most people’s values. But not so the values of God. They are the ultimate truths. Christ’s sacrificial death is an ultimate biblical truth from which all else should be examined. Only in this can education find its ultimate purpose.

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God has been good to me and I believe he has guided me into becoming a teacher. This profession has been my full-time occupation for 17 years, with the past five spent here at Treverton. I have a lovely and supportive wife, Jenna and three delightful daughters – Willow, Abigail and Joanna who keep me on my toes! My role at Treverton is to teach Geography and Physical Science. A quietly confident person, I live for defining pastoral moments with individual students where my desire is to share the love of Christ with them.

My teaching journey has led me down many exciting paths including a three year stint in south India and more recently an online locum at a school in Myanmar. I have a passion for missions and a desire to see the gospel spread. I enjoy travelling to new places, sport, getting out into nature, tinkering in my garage and reading a good book.

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I arrived at Treverton 16 years ago. A lot has changed for me and here at Treverton. In this time I have held 4 different positions at the Prep, gotten married and had 2 beautiful boys. I have worked under 4 different headmasters and worked with amazing colleagues, some of them are now like family to me.

I started out as an intern in 2005, already half way through my teaching degree. After completing my degree and qualifying as a teacher, I was fortunate to be offered a permanent teaching position. I taught Grade 5 for 8 years. An opportunity arose to teach Grade 6, and I embraced that wholeheartedly for a further 4 years.  I loved my time as a class teacher, but as advances in education and technology became an interest of mine, I saw an opportunity to start something more innovative. I approached John Huggett with the idea and he supported me all the way. This was the start of my STEAM journey. It has been a work in progress for the last 2 years and both the pupils and I have learned so much along the way. It has been so exciting to see what children are capable of learning and discovering when given a bit of freedom to pursue alternative learning avenues. I have felt so honoured to have been given the chance to develop STEAM in a safe and encouraging environment.

Over this time, much has changed, but the heart of what is Treverton is still true to the original mission set out by its founders almost 70 years ago.

As we navigate through the tumultuous times, we can stand steadfast on the assurances of God. He will bring us through this and make us stronger for it

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