My name is Loeana van Wyk. I will be teaching English in the upper school and also be responsible for the English department. I was born and bred in sunny South Africa where I qualified as both a Primary and High School teacher. I've taught English and Speech and Drama at an English Primary School in South Africa.
I've always known that IES in Sweden has an outstanding educational system. My friend teaches at an IES school and from what I have heard and seen, I have no doubt in my mind that it would be an opportunity of a lifetime. I listened to the Principal, Ms Schäfer's address to the parents and learners and I knew that Sigtuna would be an outstanding school focused on the highest success, growth and achievement of both learners and educators.
I am looking forward to becoming an integral part of this school and the Sigtuna community with an open and engaging approach towards my colleagues, students and parents.
I would like to continue hiking and traveling through parts of Sweden that I have not yet discovered. I fell in love with Sweden, it's magical winter wonderland of snow, and the country's effective governance. I love reading and going to the theatre.
My hidden talent is the ability to create a performance on the spur of the moment... Brace yourselves!.... Quote, unquote.