BSc H DIP ED
My name is Kathryn Kruyshaar (previously Smit) I went to Pretoria Girls High. After being a Rotary Exchange Student in Christchurch New Zealand for a year, I went to study a BSc at Stellenbosch University majoring in Zoology and a Physiology. I then did a Higher Education Diploma also at Stellenbosch. My first teaching post was at Kingsway High School in Amanzimtoti. I taught Biology and Junior Grade Science there for a year. The next twelve years were dedicated to travel and motherhood. I started teaching at Parel Vallei High School in 1996 and at Somerset College in 1998. For the next 22 years I taught Grade 8 -12 Life Sciences. For some years I was an IEB Portfolio moderator, a regional moderator and a sub examiner (marker of Matric papers).