A ‘number’ of memories for retired accounting teacher

Mr HC Chanderman retired after 33 years of service in the educational field.

The illustrious career of Arena Park Secondary School’s accounting teacher, Mr HC Chanderman ended after he put down his chalk and retired after 33 years of service in the field, last week.

After graduating from the University of KwaZulu-Natal Westville with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Higher Diploma in Education, the passionate teacher got his first job as an accounting teacher in 1984, where he inspired and educated senior Greytown Secondary pupils.

The retiree said, “I was transferred to Arena Park Secondary in 1985, where I taught accounting to senior pupils up until I retired.  Although I taught various subjects, I was most passionate about accounting.”

His friendly disposition towards pupils and colleagues earned the dedicated man the love and respect of pupils that was evident during an emotional farewell ceremony, which was held at the school assembly.

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The school attributes the success of several accounting pupils to the experienced teacher as well. “The excellent performance of my pupils in the National Senior Certificate Examination was the highlight of my career as numerous pupils brought pride and honour to the school,” said the sponsor of the Chanderman Accounting Floating Trophy, which is awarded to the highest achieving matric accounting pupil.  The talented accounting teacher also served as the internal auditor at the school and was a marker in the NSC examination for many years.

Chanderman wishes all of his pupils’ good luck for the future. “I wish my pupils everything of the best. I hope to travel and do some voluntary work during my retirement,” he further said.

The retiring teacher’s dedication, commitment and expertise will be greatly missed but forever remembered by all at the school.  The staff and pupils wish the stalwart good health, peace and happiness in his retirement.


Bianca Lalbahadur

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