VCA Alumni

This page contains news from past Victorians who are making their mark around the world, flying the VCA colours with distinction. We welcome any news and testimonies from past students.

Tammy (Yoko) Teague

Tammy began studying a Bachelor of Social Science (BSoc Sc) at the University of Cape Town in 2009 and completed her undergraduate degree in 2011. She majored in Psychology and Organisational Psychology. Tammy went on to complete her Honours degree in Organisational Psychology at the School of Management Studies at UCT and completed her postgraduate studies in 2012. Since leaving university, Tammy has worked as a Project Manager for an actuarial software development company in Cape Town. Tammy married Ian Teague in 2013 and together, they currently serve on the eldership team at Common Ground Church in Cape Town.

Talia Naidoo

After graduating from VCA and writing the SATs, Talia was accepted at the University of the Western Cape to study towards a B.Ch.D (Dental surgery). After completing her five year degree in 2012, she was appointed to work at a Pinetown clinic and, has since, completed her community service. She is now an independent dental surgeon.

Victoria Omotoso

BA Music and Theology and Religious Studies. I grew up in a musical as well as Pastoral background. This has greatly influenced my stream of study. I moved to South Africa with my parents for missionary work and I have experienced many cultures before returning to the United Kingdom. I was set to study medicine, but I became critically ill in ICU and the doctors gave me 48 hours left to live. My parents, being pastors, took a Bible and made a vow that if God would spare my life I wouldn’t study medicine, I would study Music and Theology. Also, my grandfather is a Leeds alumni. I am now passionate about my area of study because I enjoy the fact that I can incorporate both history and arts and religions into a broad perspective of knowledge. Understanding various aspects of human emotions, either with music or belief plays a large role in my studies. The School and the University have great learning facilities as students do not run short on resources and the staff are always available for those times when resources are scarce. I am looking forward to writing my dissertation this year and being in contact with my supervisor regularly, as it is a combination of both Music, Theology and Religious Studies. What I love about Leeds is the opportunity that students have to try out so many different activities, due to the many societies available. I am part of LUU Backstage Society and I am so glad I joined, as I have discovered that I am passionate about sound engineering and have engineered most of the Union’s sh Ωows. Outside of studying I like to sing, play instruments, do sound engineering and do some work for a Christian TV station. Once I graduate I plan to continue with a Masters degree in Theology.

Simoné le Roux

Since graduating from VCA in 2011, Simoné went on to study B.Social Sciences with the aim to specialise in Child Psychology/Play Therapy in Bloemfontein at the University of the Free State. In her first year, she helped out at an orphanage, and was also blessed to qualify to be part of the Golden Key Honour Society, where they nominate the top 15% academic achievers from each faculty. This year, she was still part of various community service groups, and helped out at old age homes and at the psychiatric complex in the free state. Since March this year, Simoné has been doing fundraising. She recently qualified as a top 10 finalist of RAG (Receive And Give), where they will be crowning a Miss RAG in 2014. Simoné was chosen to be on the leadership committee of PSA at the psychiatric hospital for the year 2014 and to be a peer mentor at the University of the Free State to help out and lead first year students who need guidance during their first year at university. “ I am very grateful for the fact that I was part of the ACE Curriculum since Grade 1 and that I could graduate at VCA. Goal setting has helped me to achieve the goals I set for myself and I can honestly testify that so many of the Godly principles and morals that I was taught during my schooling years at home and at school have stuck with me. I can truly say that it has helped me to strive for success during my university years, to make the best out of every situation and to be able to help others who are in need. ”

Sheldon Temlett

“While completing grade 12 in 2007, I applied to the University of KwaZulu Natal to study Civil Engineering. Whilst applying to UKZN I also applied for a bursary from construction company Basil Read. I was blessed to have both applications accepted and started my studies in January of 2008 with all expenses covered! I spent the next four years working towards achieving my Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering – a four year Honours degree. University was challenging but extremely enjoyable. I went from having 7 people in my class in grade 12 to having 120 people in first year. First year was all about adjustment. Exams were also another adjustment but goal setting skills and an independent work ethic learnt at VCA with the ACE Curriculum assisted in making this adjustment. I completed my studies in December 2011, finishing in 4 years along with only 42 others of the original 120 that started in 2008. Throughout my four years I managed to achieve 4 Certificates of Merit which are only awarded to the top 3 students (by marks) for each subject (3 of the 4 certificates were for Structural Analysis related subjects). In January of 2012 I started working for Basil Read and was posted at the Medupi Power Station in Lephalale, Limpopo where I am currently working. Medupi is the largest dry-cooled, coal-fired power station in the world with an output of 4,800 Megawatts. My current position is that of site engineer and my responsibilities include the planning, pricing and execution of construction and logistics. I am also currently registered as a candidate engineer working towards my professional engineering license which typically takes 3-5 years to achieve.”

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