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School Full Time

Durban, KZN, South Africa
January 14, 2017

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Miranda Buchanan

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Date of Birth



South African

Relationship status/No of children, age(s), gender

Single, 2 children. 1 Daughter 20

1 Male - 18

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January 2017

Personal Profile

Experienced general classroom teacher with 9 year’s experience

Familiar with the South African syllabus and Montessori style of teaching

Have taught from the ages of 3 to 6 years and ages 6 – 9 years during practical training

Have worked with children of different religions and nationalities

Am computer literate – Microsoft Word proficient

Fully Montessori trained through the LONDON Montessori International Centre

Education and Qualifications

University of Southern Africa (UNISA), South Africa – online 01/2013-11/2016

Bachelor’s Degree in ECD Foundation Phase – general teaching

Grade 0000 to Grade 3 ( up to 9 to 10 year olds) - Distinctions

Montessori Centre International, London - Part Time 01/2008-12/2009

International Diploma in Early Childhood Pedagogy - Distinctions

Natal Technicon, South Africa – Full Time 01/1998-12/1990

Diploma in Textile Design - Distinctions

SACE – Yes - 07/2016 - 07/2017

Teaching Experience

Ready, Steady, Go Pre-Primary School– South Africa – Full Time 09/2011 – 12/2016

Teacher Grade 000 to Grade R

Responsibilities and Achievements:

Responsible for teaching the general syllabus including Mathematics, Literacy and Life skills

Supervising the smooth running of the classroom

Responsible for setting up outdoor activities and responsible for safety of children on equipment

Differentiating the lessons according to the needs of African or European children according to developmental levels and ages

Carrying out outdoor and snack time duties

Training and development of student teachers of teaching methods used in the classroom and daily supervision of personal assistant

Developing themes and planning for each term to correspond with art, music and Educational learning

Keeping daily records, observations, biannual report writing, meetings with parents

Meeting with Occupational and Speech Therapy specialists to discuss progress of pupils

Designed new report for school and redesigned layout of classroom

Ordering and buying new equipment for the school such as Mathematics and Language activities

Supervising smooth running of extra mural activities and collecting outstanding monies due

Organising and running a Holiday Club

Helping with school field trips

Attending staff meetings for organisation of annual events such as Concerts, Sports days, Fund

Raising events

Follow Me Montessori –South Africa – Full Time 01/2009 –08/2011

Teacher Grade 000 to Grade R

Responsibilities and Achievements:

Responsible for teaching the general syllabus including Mathematics, Literacy and Life skills

Filling in when the Principal of the school was away or unavailable

Showing prospective parents and children the school

Making resources such as Mathematics, Language or Life skills materials when needed

Helping with setting up of outdoor sports and activities such as obstacle courses and sensorial

tray set up

Assisting with annual school concert, sports and Grandparents days

Organising and running Holiday Club

Mentoring and training of new student teachers

Organising and helping with school field trips

Biannual report writing and daily data capturing of children’s daily progress on Excel

Meeting with parents to discuss ongoing progress of children or areas of concern

Little Learners – South Africa – Full Time 01/2008 –12/2008

Assistant Teacher to Principal of School – Grade 000

Responsibilities and Achievements:

Assisting the Head Teacher in her daily duties in the classroom

Taking music and art lessons

Playground and lunch time responsibilities

Ensuring safety of children on outdoor equipment

Setting up outdoor activities, obstacle courses, outdoor games

Liaising with extra mural specialists

Professional Development

Move to Learn program

First Aid course

Judging art at local Private School in the area


English first language – speak, read, write

Afrikaans second language – speak, read, write

Interests and Hobbies



Painting and drawing


Playing tennis

Professional References

Mrs Debbie Bold

Mrs Rees


Ready, Steady, Go


Kloof Junior Primary

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Mrs Morgan


Parent at school

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Educational Psychologist

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