POLOKWANE – Lopes added that she would also like to instill passion, pride and consistency in all of their sporting activities.
The 32-year-old graduate in physical education from Tshwane University of Technology, he succeeds Fred Romijn who left the post last year.
She stressed that it is important for learners to show passion in all their academic and athletic pursuits, and also possess admirable qualities as this can prepare them for success in the real world after school.
“I will teach learners to win and lose with humility and grace, and to do both with dignity.
“Each individual will have an equal chance to shine and be the best version of themselves.
“I will include diversity and celebrate the differences of each individual and ensure that physical education flourishes throughout the years to create a love for physical activity from an early age. “
The provincial hockey player has a level 2 hockey coach qualification from the South African Schools Hockey Association.
She described her move to Mitchell House as a lifelong dream.
“Sport has been a constant presence in my life and being part of the Mitchell House family has been my lifelong dream.
I can only be proud of the perseverance and courage endured to get there.