Van Rooyen, Henrietta
EALD Teacher and International Student Welfare Coordinator


My path in teaching has taken many interesting turns, starting with Art and English at secondary schools, then Visual Studies at a tertiary institution, Creative Studies at a fashion academy and later Certificate III in English at TAFE. I started my journey with a BA majoring in Art and English and a concurrent Secondary Teaching qualification. This was followed by an Honours degree and many years of teaching before I became interested in getting a better understanding of teaching English to speakers of other languages, which lead me to obtaining a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Flinders University, SA.

For the last seven years I have been at Prescott supporting students that speak English as an Additional Language (EALD) and also teaching SACE Essential English. Like most of my students, I am also from another country and share their experience of starting a new life in Australia, which is exciting and at times can be daunting too!

I find teaching at Prescott incredibly rewarding and most of all, I regard being involved through education in students’ development and personal growth as a special privilege.

I enjoy living in Adelaide, which reminds me of Cape Town in South Africa, being blessed easy access to many beautiful walks, the hills and the ocean and hot summers!