This is who we are
Zaan Principal & Teacher
Zaan is passisonate about the school and the kids and her goal is to make up at school for what their homes lack. Not all the children come from dysfunctional homes but too many of them do and Zaan is determined to do her utmost to ensure it doesn’t disadvantage them.
Christen teaches the 2 – 4 year olds which also includes toilet training and inculcating hygienic habits like washing hands and brushing teeth. With her warm kindness she manages her class of little souls. The tranquil, contented atmosphere in her classroom while they go about their tasks gives way to giggles and much activity when it’s dance time to music.
Hazel van Wyk Assistant
Hazel recently joined the staff as teacher assistant. She has no formal qualifications but is studying through Boland College. She is working with Christen in the Junior Class providing the extra assistance the slower children need. The children love her already and the staff are very glad to have her willing hands on board.
Genevieve Carolus Assistant
Genevieve has been appointed as a teacher assistant. She too is enrolled at Boland College and is Zaan's right hand man in the Senior Class. Not all the children in the class are in their pre-school year so two teachers in the classroom works best. She is assisting where needed at the moment but will slot into a more permanent position as Christen's assistant or Zaan's when the time comes to make the choice. She has shown she will be an asset to the school and both the children and the staff feel she's always been with them.
The fifth member of staff is the stalwart who cooks, cleans and stands in whatever the emergency. Louise is truly remarkable in being able to provide sustaining, tasty food the children love while using basic ingredients seasoned with a couple of tins of pilchards or soya mince, spices, a sprinkling of cheese and fresh herbs grown in the garden.