The Bhabhathane project has been overseen by the FSTP Steering Committee which comprises the principals of the seven schools, chaired by Mr Lance Cyster, Principal of Wes-Eind Primary. Additional members of the committee include Mr Ernest Messina who represents the Franschhoek Valley Transformation Charter, Mr Rowan Smith and Mr Jim Lees.

Reporting to the Steering Committee, the project has been directed by Mr Alastair Wood, local resident, who is widely experienced in projects of this nature within the corporate sector. He is supported by Ms Jennifer Court, experienced educationalist in private and public sectors, particularly in development roles, and a number of part-time members of the project team who bring to bear skills in ICT, Change Management and Communications. Expert educationalists are frequently consulted.

A close working relationship has been
developed with the WCED 
to ensure that FSTP
efforts are 
in line with those of the department. 

evelyn and kidsA close working relationship has been developed with the WCED to ensure that FSTP efforts are in line with those of the department. In addition, relationships have been forged with numerous NGO’s who work within education in order to identify opportunities to work together and to take advantage of work already done.

In addition, relationships have been forged with numerous NGO’s who work within education in order to identify opportunities to work together and to take advantage of work already done.