Principal: Mrs K. Stear B.Sc.; H.D.E.
Deputy Principal: Mrs C. Snyman D.E.
Heads of Department:
Mrs S. Gerber B.A.; H.D.E.
Mrs X. Mapoma  B.A.; S.T.D.
Mrs B. Viljoen B. Ed.                                    
Miss S. Arthur H.D.E.                                                                             
Mrs G. Bean B.Sc.; H.D.E.                       

Mrs J. Bowles B.Ed. Hons                                                                                            

Mr R. Bowles B.Ed.                                                                             

Mr A. Calitz B.A.; D.T.E; P.G.C.E.

Mrs D. Carsens B.Prim. Ed. 4
Mr D. de Beer  B.Comm.; P.G.C.E.
Miss L. de Beer  B.Sc.; P.G.C.E.
Mrs C. du Plessis B.A.; B.Comm.; H.D.E.; F.D.E.                                                               

Miss H. du Preez B.A. Hons; H.D.E.                                                   

Miss S. du Preez B.Sc.; P.G.C.E.   

Mrs Haynes-Africa Diploma Ed. (Special Needs ACE)                           

Mrs H. Ferreira B. Home Ec. Ed.           

Mrs M. Goeiman B.A.; P.G.C.E.
Mrs J. James B. Comm Hons; P.G.C.E.
Miss A. Johnson H.D.E.                                                                    
Mr B. Jonas D.E.; A.C.E. Man.                                                         

Mrs C. Jonas B.Ed. Hons                        
Mrs C. Kruger B.Sc. Hons                                                              

Mr B. Maschaka Dip. Music Ed.; B. Mus. Hons.                                                                  
Mrs M. Mukamuri Dip. Ed; B.A. Psych. Hons                                                             

Mrs J. Myburg B.A.; H.D.E.                    

Miss C. Oliphant B.A. Hons,; P.G.C.E.
Miss K. Potgieter B.A.; P.G.C.E.
Mrs A. Peltason B.A. Hons; U.E.D.
Mrs M. Stark H.D.E. (Comm.)
Mrs L. Stroebel B.A. Psych.; P.G.C.E.                                               
Miss N. Tetani B.A. ; PGCE                                                                   

Mr K. Weidemann B.A.; P.G.C.E.
Administrative Staff:
Credit Controller: Mrs J. Frost
Bursar: Mrs D. Barnard  B.Comm.                                                              

Administrative Secretary: Mrs L. Boscombe                                                             

Reception Secretary:  Mrs C. Oldham
Estate Manager:  Mr A. Reynolds, Mr V. Koekemoer  Diploma Building Surveying                                                  

Senior Foreman: Mr P.N. David                     
Interns: Miss O. Mxoli, Miss S. Klaas
General Staff:
Miss M. Gqomo
Mr L. Johnson
Miss G. Ngxonono                                      

Mr E. Plaatjies
Mr J. David                                                                            

Miss Y. Booi
Hostel Superintendent:                              

Mrs A. Peltason

Hostel Matrons:
Mrs L. Moss
Mrs J. Sandells
General Hostel Staff:
Mrs E. Landu
Miss N. J. Mgwanqa
Mrs B. Ratsibe
Day Care Superintendent: Mrs M. Swanepoel
Tuckshop Co-ordinator: Mrs E Zeelie
Clothing Shop:                                            

Mrs D. Evert, Mrs N. du Plessis
Examination Invigilators:                                    

Mrs M. Kosaber, Mrs R. Alberts                                                                                       
Consulting Psychologist:                                                                

Miss Nerine Loock BA Hons (Biokinetics; MA (Counselling Psychology)
Choir Conductor:                                               

Mr B. Felkers Dip. Mus.ED. ATCL

Riebeek welcomes Mrs Samantha Haynes-Africa. Mrs Haynes-Africa, who is more affectionately known as Mamma Afrika or Mamma A, was born and raised in Uitenhage. She attended St Colmcille in Kirkwood where she matriculated in 1990. Our own Mrs Peltason was her English teacher in matric.
She obtained her Diploma in Education at Dower College of Education and later she specialised in Special Needs teaching at the University of Pretoria. She is reading for her Honours Degree in Education at Walter Sisulu University.
Mamma Africa is the mother of five beautiful children Brandon, Aidan-Mark, Lindsay-Grace, Daniel and Donè. Lindsay-Grace is now a Riebeek girl in Grade 5. Mamma Africa is vibrant, energetic and full of life. She believes in the four C’s: Be Committed to your goal, Be Consistent, Consolidate your plan and Communicate.
Welcome to the family, Mamma Afrika!


Riebeek welcomes Mr Vincent Koekemoer. Mr Koekemoer was born and raised in Uitenhage, where he attended Muir College Boys’ High School and matriculated in 1982. He obtained his National Diploma in Building Surveying at Port Elizabeth Technicon.
Mr Koekemoer has a family connection to Riebeek . He is the brother of Old Girl and former teacher of Life Sciences, Mrs Janet Jooste, who now resides in Cape Town. He has been described as hardworking, patient and soft hearted. He is a real life MacGyver and can fix almost anything. He spends his free time restoring antiques as can be seen with his 1942 Willys Jeep. He has a good sense of humour.
Mr Koekemoer is very happy to be joining the Riebeek family and said, “I hope my stay here will be long and pleasant.”


Riebeek welcomes Mrs Meda Plaatjies Goeiman back into the Riebeek family. Mrs Goeiman was raised in Uitenhage and is a Riebeek Old Girl from the Class of 2010. She returns to Riebeek in time for her 10 year reunion at Founder’s Day on 8 May!
At school she had a keen interest in Drama, Debating and Badminton.
She read for her BA degree in Psychology and English and completed her PGCE at Nelson Mandela University, graduating Cum Laude. She taught at Hillside High School in Port Elizabeth for 2 years.
Mrs Goeiman hopes to create a classroom where learners can reach their full potential inside and outside of it, a place where they can grow and challenge themselves to be their best.
Mrs Goeiman enjoys spending leisure time with family and friends, traveling and spending time with her husband, a teacher at Muir College.
She says “I am very excited to be back at Riebeek, the school that groomed and moulded me into the young lady that I am today. I hope to instil the same principles and values into the girls I teach.” Her favourite quote is: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
Mrs Goeiman joins the English and Life Orientation departments in the high school. Welcome back home, Mrs Goeiman!


Riebeek welcomes Miss Chanté Oliphant. Miss Oliphant matriculated from Brandwag High School in 2012 and went on to study for her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating in 2016, and her Honours degree in Afrikaans through the Neslon Mandela University in 2017. She obtained her PGCE Intermediate and Senior Phase at UNISA in 2019.
Miss Oliphant enjoys reading book on the Second World War and being outdoors in nature or at the beach, and spending time with family and friends. She values her close knit family and has one younger brother. She is described as talkative, helpful and compassionate. She says “Honesty and integrity are very important to me. I believe we are capable of all things through Christ who strengthens us.” She would love to travel and explore different cultures.
Miss Oliphant will be replacing Miss Meyers in the Afrikaans department in the high school and she hopes to grow professionally at Riebeek.
Welcome to the family, Miss Oliphant!


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