God always brought me back to teaching, I can not run away from it.

With over a decade’s experience in the teaching field Mr Jacques Bisset has kicked yet another door open. He joins Curro Bankenveld Independent School as the Primary department’s Operational Head.

The 33-year-old man grew up in Bethal where he also matriculated at the town’s local school, Hoërskool Hoogenhout. During his schooling career he was a Provincial and National Athlete (100m, 200m, and 400m) and also played rugby. In his teaching career up until last year he played a bit of hockey and competed for the central Gauteng in athletics.

Straight after he matriculated he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Education with some of his majors comprising of Zoology, Chemistry, Physics and Botany at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
Whilst pursuing his degree he was part of a University project where he was an intern teacher for children with special needs.

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Mr Jacques Bisset is ready and all set for his new task as the Operational Head of Curro Bankenveld Independent School’s Primary department.

Jacques recently completed an honours degree in Educational Management Law and Policy from the University of Pretoria and aims to enrol for his Master’s degree in 2018. He mentions that we live in a world that is constantly changing and one has to keep abreast of what is happening in the world.

“What you have studied and achieved is the one thing in life that no one can take away from you. No matter what you study this is the doorway to the world.”

Despite his father being a full-time teacher and a part-time farmer he always knew he had to be a teacher as that was his calling. It was never about being what his father is. It was what he wanted to be regardless.
After graduating he went on to join Maragon Private School where he was with the High School for 10 years, with five years spent there as a Deputy Principal.

“I thought I will go the corporate route but God always brought me back to teaching, I can not run away from it. It is what I was called to do.”

After leaving Maragon he was part of Summit College where he only spent a year.

However time came where he felt it was time to move on, the change window had to be opened and a breath of fresh air needed to be let in, and that is when the vacancy at Curro came about. It came at the perfect timing and as the saying goes. The rest became history.

He has teaching experience in Physical Science (Grade 8 – 11) and Life Sciences (Grade 8 – 12) there is no doubt Curro is in good hands.

“This was a good move and a blessing in disguise as my family is in Bethal, Secunda and other surrounding areas.”

With a smile he mentions the amazing response he has been receiving from the people of eMalahleni and the children’s parents.

“Thus far I have received a warm welcome. There is no other place I would rather be.”

As young as he is and with such a huge responsibility no one has ever doubted his capabilities. When you converse with him it is evident as to why people have always believed in him.

Mr Jacques Bisset is the Operational Head of Curro Bankenveld Independent School’s Primary department.
Jacques believes in seizing life’s opportunities and believing you can do any task you are set out to do.

“I’m loving every single minute of me being here. I am truly content with everything, coming to work every morning is a blessing.”

He cannot imagine doing anything else rather than being in the teaching field.
Curro is one of the top schools in eMalahleni which loves people, has passion for education and is about giving glory to God.

“With all these elements, I fit in very well with the school, they are now my family.”

When he is not at school he enjoys all kinds of sports and painting.

He lives by the motto: “Whatever you do today echoes into eternity.” Meaning be careful of what you say and do. As your words might build or crash a person’s dreams and after all he is here to build peoples dreams.

Welcome Sir!

Fanisile Nkuna

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