Transforming school communities through effective skills development.

Penreach Teacher Development

Teaching effectiveness is the main driving force behind learner performance. Effective teaching is, however, hampered by several factors in communities across Mpumalanga.

Thousands of teachers and ECD practitioners have attended Penreach workshops to improve their skills and knowledge and to engage in peer-to-peer learning with their colleagues.

Penreach, with the Department of Education in Mpumalanga, addresses the shortcomings through 36 hours of intensive, practical, in-service training workshops from ECD level to Grade 9. Expert facilitators tackle real-life subject-based problems that teachers find difficult to present to their classes.

Penreach is an accredited training provider.

Skills development for educators 

School Management Teams (SMTs) and School Governing Bodies (SGBs) are trained on effective school management practices to better support teaching & learning in their schools.

“It is now easier for me to teach Natural Science, I actually have the confidence to teach and I now actually enjoy teaching Science!” – Sam Hlatshwayo, Grade 8 & 9 Science teacher attending Penreach Teacher Development Workshops

All topics are accredited by the South African Council for Educators (SACE) and teachers earn Professional Development Points (PDP) for attending Penreach Teacher Development Workshops.


School Management Subjects

School Governing Bodies

School Management

ECD Subjects

Baby Care

Basic Skills in ECD

Creative Activities

ECD Centre Management

Health in the Pre-School


Music, Movement and Games

Story Telling Theme & Lesson Planning

Teaching & Learning Subjects

Barriers to Learning

Computers — Word

Computers — Excel

English FAL Grade 4-6

Home Language (SiSwati) Grd 4-6

Languages Grade 1-3

Life Skills Grade 1-3

Life Skills Grade 4-6

Literacy & Numeracy Grade R.


Natural Sciences Grade 4-6

Numeracy Grade 1-3

Trauma Counselling

Resource Making Grade 1-3

Sign Language



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