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Johannes Franklin

Year 2 Teacher

I was born in South Africa and grew up on a farm just outside of Johannesburg. I completed my studies at the University of Pretoria where I gained my teaching qualification, specialising in Physical and Primary Education. I started my teaching career at a Primary School in Pretoria, South Africa. Rugby provided me with the opportunity to follow a different career path as a professional Rugby player for 15 years. My passion for teaching young people lead me back to pursue my career as a teacher. I have been teaching as a Primary Teacher for eight years, five of these in Qatar.

In my spare time, I still enjoy playing and coaching rugby and also keenly follow a variety of sports, including athletics, football and cricket. I am very fortunate to be joined in Doha by my wife and three amazing children. As a family, we enjoy spending time outdoors when the weather allows like camping, water sports and exploring and learning more about different cultures.

My aim at Oryx International School is to create a fun, safe and nurturing learning environment for every student that I teach. My aim in life is to make a difference in every single child's life that crosses my path. Teaching them comes naturally to me and gives me a deep sense of personal satisfaction. Undeniably, watching students make improvements and sharing positive praise with parents are my most rewarding moments of teaching.

I encourage students to express themselves positively, to be understanding and make sure that they gain confidence in order to reach their highest ability. I believe that no two children are the same: all children can achieve greatness in their own way and I would like to help each of the students that I work with achieve this at Oryx International School.