Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School, in partnership with Schoolscape and the Western Cape Education Department, presented the

Creative Arts

Create In The Creative Arts Classroom

Virtual: 9 & 10 September 2022

What the event was about

Building on the success of the event in 2021, this 2-day virtual event provided space to reflect, restore and recharge how to teach creative arts (music; art; design; dance; drama) in your school so that every child will have a passion for the arts.

“Too often arts education is marginalised in schools. An education without the arts is inadequate, given the dramatic ways it changes students’ lives academically and personally. It is key to preparing them for success in a complex 21st century world”
 Hendrik Marais, Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School.

The two days included keynote speakers, workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions and so much more to invigorate creative arts teaching in your school and classroom. Join the heartbeat of Creative Arts education in South Africa as ‘the beat goes on’.

Who this event was for

The conference and workshops were designed to provide a fresh and exciting approach to teaching the arts (music; art; design; dance; drama) for those responsible for teaching any of the Creative Arts components.


Live, Engaging Sessions

Renowned Creative Arts Experts

Interactive Workshops

Earn CPTD Points

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Tamsin Carelse

Departmental Head IP/SP, Head of Technology, PNP

Certified Google Teacher, subject Head of Afrikaans as well as Technology, Head of grades 5 and 6, SGB member, SMT member, TechEDU Innovator as well as the Online School Developer.

Yvette Hardie

Theatre Director; Producer; Educator and Arts Advocate National Director: ASSITEJ SA

She produced the award-winning Colonnades Theatre Lab production, Truth in Translation, seen by more than 55 000 people worldwide. For her own company, FreeVoice Productions, she has produced national and international tours of Sindiwe Magona’s Mother to Mother.

Liesl Hartmann

Head of Education: ZEITZ MOCAA, Cape Town

Liesl is best in known in arts educational community in Cape Town as the principal of the Peter Clarke Art Centre, a position that she has held for since 2010. During her tenure as principal, the Art Centre was awarded the Cape 300 Foundation Gold medal for excellence in Arts Education. She has been involved in formal and community based Visual Art and Design Education for 31 years in her capacity as teacher, facilitator and manager.

Baeletsi Tsatsi

Professional Storyteller

Storyteller, writer, theatre-maker and facilitator. She studied at the Market Theatre Laboratory, the International School of Storytelling and the Center for Biographical Storytelling. She won the J.J Renaux Emerging Storyteller Grant Award in 2018.

Maxwell Rani

Dancer; Choreographer: Lecturer University of Cape Town School of Dance

He holds a Master’s (Mmus) degree in Dance and he is currently a PhD fellow from the University of Cape Town. He is the founder and the creator of the African dance technique called Intsika meaning the “pillar” or the “strengthen”. He is experienced in teaching and choreographing most levels of African dance technique and its contemporary works.

Karen Dudley

Director Curriculum Development: WCED

Karen Dudley assumed duty as Director: Curriculum Development (General Education and Training) Grades ECD to Grade 9 on 1 July 2017. In 2020, Ms Dudley was recognized and received the award as one of Mail & Guardian’s Powerful Women for 2020.

Dr Isabel Tarling

Learning Design Specialist

Collaborated with the WCED to develop a Language Across the Curriculum Course for teachers to become Language teachers in all subject areas as part of the UNESCO OE4BW project. Skilled in Research, Curriculum Development and off/online Learning Design, Public Speaking and Teaching with a PhD in Education Technology from the University of Cape Town.

Lindsay Wesner

Edumagineer and Experience Architect, PurpleZA

2016 EduWeek ‘Teacher of Tomorrow’ Award winner and two-time winner of the South African ‘iTeacher’ Award. As Director of Teach. Learn. Innovative and PurpleZA, she works with educators, lecturers and school leaders in South African classrooms and beyond.

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Engagement Beyond Just Watching

All sessions were hosted on our desktop and mobile app. On the app, you could view all sessions live and on-demand, connect with other schools around the world, view virtual booths for all the solutions spoken about during the event, share your thoughts in the community space or in the chat, and loads more!

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2021 Highlights

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Foundation phase teachers, creative arts teachers and school management teams from the following schools attended:

Don't Just Take Our Word For It...

Here’s what the attendees had to say about the event.

“Inspiring. Eye-opening. Creative”

Imaan Nordien

B Ed student, University of Western Cape

“Creative, inspirational and passionate”

Latisha Hill

Teacher, Benoni West School

“Mind Blowing and Invigorating”

Annelie Treurnicht

Teacher, Holy Cross Primary School

“Insightful, Interactive, Amazing”

Petro du Plessis

Teacher, Head of Arts subjects, Westerlig Primary School, Gauteng

“Educative, Inspiring and Explosive”

Maria Rita Kadama

Teacher, Gaborone International School

“Inclusive, Informative and Dynamic”

Anel Everst

Art Teacher, Sun Valley Primary School

“Exciting, empowering, collaborative“

Stephanie Rodgers

Teacher, Lourier Primary School

“Thank you for challenging us to think outside the box!”

Riekie Bornman

Teacher, Laer Volkskool Heidelberg

“Keep doing what you're doing! Amazing work connecting a global community.“

Ridhaa-Ali Muckadam

Teacher, John Graham Primary School

“Take off your hats, let the wind blow through your hair, pour a glass of great Cape wine, look up to the skies and know JOB WELL DONE! “ Thank you for hosting an eye-opening conference!"

Rina Engelbrecht

Creative Arts Teacher, Elsburg High School Germiston

“Thanks so much for this wonderful annual opportunity and the fact that it is online makes it possible for me to attend from the Netherlands!”

Jonelle du Toit

Creative Arts Teacher, DIE MOS Instituut

“Keep doing what you're doing! Amazing work connecting a global community.“

Ridhaa-Ali Muckadam

Teacher, John Graham Primary School

Meet Your Hosts

Hendrik Marais

Head of Music & Specialist Subjects: Rustenburg Girls' Junior School

With his vibrant and dynamic approach to music education and choral singing, Hendrik manages a large creative arts department with a team of 16 specialists’ teachers at Rustenburg.

Belinda Petersen

Principal: Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School

In July 2019, Belinda became the first black principal at Rustenburg in the 128-year history of the institution. She is known for her inclusive leadership style, being a change agent, catalyst and motivator.

Thapelo Phukuje

Marketing and Communications Specialist: Rustenburg Girls’ Junior School

Thapelo is a seasoned qualified and professional Communications and Public Relations Practitioner with a high level of experience and a real zest for sharing his passion for all things media.

Got Any Questions?

This was a fully online event. It did not take place on this website but on a virtual conference platform.

Yes. All sessions will be recorded and available to view immediately after a session has ended. These are available on the virtual conference platform.

Tickets are no longer for sale as the event has passed.

It started at 15h00 on Friday 09 September and at 09h00 on Saturday 10 September.

Hendrik Marais

Got any questions about the speakers or the agenda?

Thapelo Phukuje

Do you have any PR-related questions?

Pam Heiberg

Have any questions about tickets? +27 82 882 5670

Odile Burden

For any general enquiries, contact Odile.

Sponsors and Partners

Meet the companies who made the event possible.