Mrs Bothma joined the Marist Family in 2018. She has 25 years of teaching experience and achieved a Bachelor of Primary Education from Rand Afrikaans University. Mrs Bothma has taught from Grade 3 to Grade 12. She is literally a jack-of-all-trades. Her teaching career includes Grades 4 to Grade 7 Afrikaans, English, Mathematics, EMS and Social Sciences, Grades 8 and Grade 9 Geography, Grade 8 to Grade 12 Business Studies and Grade 8 to Grade 12 Afrikaans First Additional Language.
Mrs Bothma has a passion for Poetry and Literature and she loves camping with family and friends. Her favourite quote is, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts,” by Winston Churchill.
Mrs Bothma would like her students to know that everybody has a purpose in life and that they matter. She understands how difficult Afrikaans is and plans to try to motivate and encourage the students to perform well in her subject.