Welcome, Mrs Kruger

BY Heather Wilkinson

This year we welcomed our new Physical Science teacher, Mrs Kruger, to the Riebeek family. Mrs Kruger took over the teaching reigns from Mr Hoare for the senior school, and although the task of filling this role may seem daunting to most, Mrs Kruger has embraced every new learning curve.


Mrs Kruger started her first day of teaching at Riebeek with a positive outlook, saying “This is a new year, with new expectations and a lot to learn”. She is very proud to be a part of Riebeek. Her first day was an interesting adjustment trying to understand the quirky, unpredictable personalities of her new classes. Her Grade 11 class in particular introduced her to their very own perplexing dictionary which is comprised of the various sayings that have evolved over many months of science lessons. Unique sayings such as, “You can’t just” and “What is life” (which are used in the height of hysteria and desperation) were explained to a bemused Mrs Kruger.


Mrs Kruger mentioned the reason why she became a teacher was because, “God decided for me. This is where I should start my career.” She enjoys teaching because, “It challenges me to grow as a person and to learn and work hard every day.”


Mrs Kruger matriculated in 2003 from Despatch High School where she participated in Hockey, Tennis, JTC and .22 rifle shooting. We know that she will make many wonderful, blessed and unique memories at Riebeek.



 February 03, 2016
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Heather Wilkinson

Welcome, Miss Mintoor

BY Heather Wilkinson

This year we welcomed our new Arts and Culture teacher, Miss Mintoor.  Miss Mintoor has also taken over the role of Choir teacher for both our junior and senior choirs.  A role which she is honoured and privileged to hold, and a role which she describes as, “the highlight of my week”.


Miss Mintoor feels really at home at Riebeek, and her hopes are that the musical activity will grow in the school.  She hopes her love and knowledge of music will impact the lives of the girls so they can shine and achieve their goals.  She feels the biggest reward of being a teacher is knowing that you have made a difference in a child’s life.  She believes that, “Being a teacher is a special gift as there is no other profession, in my opinion, that requires you to have all the patience, determination and motivation.”


Despite having such an obvious love for teaching, Miss Mintoor did not always intend to become a teacher.  However, this all changed when she received the offer to work and further her studies at the Drakensburg Boys’ Choir School in Kwa Zulu Natal.  This experience shaped her love and passion for teaching, especially teaching music.


We are so honoured to have such a passionate and beautiful soul teaching at Riebeek and we know the lives of the girls at Riebeek will be changed by Miss Mintoor’s obvious love, knowledge and passion for teaching.



 February 08, 2016
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Heather Wilkinson



Miss Hattingh has graduated with B.Ed Honours Cum Laude.  Mrs Woods appeared in the Sunday Times of 7 February celebrating her 56 years at Riebeek. Mr Jonas became a grandfather.

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staff development 



Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Chrysostomou


Staff 2016


Back row:  Mr A Reynolds, Mrs G Bean,Mrs J Skeates, Mrs H Ferreira, Mrs C Kruger, Mrs J Shelver,  Mr A Calitz, Mr K Weidemann
2nd row:  Mrs A Peltason, Mrs J Myburg, Mrs T Gunter, Mrs C Chrysostomou, Mr B Jonas, Mrs C du Plessis, Mrs L Stroebel, Mrs V Stevens, Mrs J Frost, Miss H du Preez
Front row:  Mrs J Hickson, Miss K Potgieter, Mrs L Boscombe, Miss J Hattingh, Miss C-J Mintoor, Miss A Johnson, Mrs D Barnard, Mrs B Viljoen, Mrs M Stark, Miss S Arthur                                                                                                                                
Seated:  Dr R Boucher, Mrs K Stear, Mrs C Snyman, Mrs M Woods, Mrs D Nel, Mrs S Gerber, Mrs X Mapoma

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School Principal: Mrs M. A. Woods H.D.E.; H.P.T.D.


Deputy Principal: Mrs C. Snyman D.E


Heads of Department:

Dr D.J. Boucher B.A.; D.Ed; H.D.E

Mrs S. Gerber B.A.; H.D.E

Mrs X. Mapoma  B.A.; S.T.D.

Mrs K. Stear B.Sc; H.D.E



Miss S. Arthur H.D.E

Mrs G. Bean B.Sc.; H.D.E

Mr A. Calitz B.A.; D.T.E; PGCE

Mrs C.E.F. du Plessis B.A.; B.Comm; H.D.E; F.D.E

Miss H. du Preez BA ; BA (Hons); H.D.E

Mrs A. R. Elie B.Sc.; M.Ed

Mrs H. Ferreira B Home Ec Ed

Mrs T. Gunter B.Sc Education

Miss J. Hattingh B.Ed.

Mrs J. Hickson H.D.E (Phys Ed)

Miss A. Johnson H.D.E

Mr B. Jonas D.E; A.C.E (Man)
Mrs C. Kruger B.SC Honours
Miss C. Mintoor Dip Music, Ed

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

Miss C. Panayiotou B.Ed

Miss K. Potgieter B.A.; PGCE

Mrs A. Peltason B.A. (Hons); U.ED

Mrs J. Shelver B.Soc Sci; PGCE

Mrs J. Skeates D.E.3; H.D.E

Mrs M. Stark H.D.E (Comm)

Mrs V. Stevens B.Sc.; H.D.E

Mrs L. Stroebel B.A. Psych; PGCE

Mrs B. Viljoen B. Ed; FP

Mr K. Weidemann B.A.; PGCE

Mrs T. Woods  B.Ed.

Mrs M.E. Walters H.D.E


Administrative Staff:

Credit Controller: Mrs J. Frost

Bursar: Mrs D. Barnard  B.Comm

Administrative Secretary and

Management Team: Mrs D. Nel

Reception Secretary:

Mrs L. Boscombe


Estate Manager:  Mr A. Reynolds


Senior Foreman: Mr P.N. David


General Staff:

Mr P. Matika

Miss M. Gqomo

Mr L. Johnson

Miss G. Ngxonono

Mr E. Plaatjies

Mr J. David


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

Miss Y. Booi


Tuckshop Co-ordinators: 

Mr K. and Mrs T. Schoultz


Clothing Shop:

Mrs D. Evert

Mrs N. du Plessis


Flashback to 2008

The Staff of 2008 - forever young : )


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