About Mrs Meghann Collins
Mrs Collins received a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand. She began her teaching career as a Grade 6 and 7 English teacher at a government school and started at St Catherine’s School in 2008. She has 13 years teaching experience which she believes has helped her gain insight into the day-to-day challenges that some children face, both academically and emotionally, as well as invaluable knowledge of the school environment in which children spend most of their day.
She then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and Social Services with a specialisation in psychological counselling from the University of South Africa and went on to obtain an Honour’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Johannesburg. After passing the National Board Exam for Registered Counsellors she was employed at St Catherine’s as a Registered Counsellor.
On completion of the required coursework as well as her dissertation, titled: ‘Grade R learners’ listening skills in relation to their executive functions: a pilot study in two private Gauteng schools,’ Mrs Collins was awarded a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology where she graduated cum laude from the University of Johannesburg. She completed her internship at St Catherine’s School and the Edenvale Child Welfare. After passing the National Board Exam for Educational Psychologists she was employed at St Catherine’s as an Educational Psychologist. She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and is a member of the Educational Psychology Association of South Africa.
Mrs Collins is passionate about working with children, adolescents and their families and hopes to empower them to cope with life’s challenges and to reach their full potential. To this end, she firmly believes in a quote by Robert Tew which states: “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”