Matthew Hains

A little bit about me

My name is Matthew Hains. I am married and have four children, who my wife and I homeschool. I also enjoy playing drums when I get the chance and used to teach drumming, West African and contemporary percussion overseas.

I have been a teacher for 16 years. Computer Applications Technology is a subject I am most passionate about and I thoroughly enjoy teaching it. I have won awards and been to many prestigious events as a speaker and guest.

I received the Microsoft Innovative Educator nomination from Microsoft and am also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2016. I've been a sub-examiner and Chief marker for Grade 12 C.A.T. for the last three years. I am presently the Gauteng Regional and the National C.A.T. Moderator for the IEB.

Below is all the official info if you really want to know more!

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  • Teacher : STEAM, ICT and Computer Applications Technology

IEB appointments

  • Gauteng Regional & National IEB Moderator – C.A.T PAT & SBA (2016 & 2017)
  • Senior-Examiner Marker - Gr12 C.A.T. NSC Paper 2 (2017)
  • National Teacher Conference convener – C.A.T. (2017)
  • Cluster Leader (2016)
  • Gauteng Subject Forum Representative C.A.T. (2014 & 2016)
  • Senior-Examiner Marker – Gr12 C.A.T. NSC Paper 2 (2016)
  • Sub-Examiner Marker – Gr12 C.A.T. NSC Paper 1 & Paper 2 (2015)

Speaker & Workshops

Microsoft Education

My Educator Network Profile page