About Us

Meet The Board Members

Christopher Boonzaaier

Chairperson

Principal at Wemmershoek Primary since 2013

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

Hewat Training College 1980

Previous work background

Teacher since 1981

Marc Barow

Treasurer

Head of Bridge House Preparatory since January 2014, Before that Deputy of Bridge House Preparatory from January 2007 

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

B. Primary Ed – University of Witwatersrand 1992

ISASA/SAHISA Leadership Development Programme 2011 – Wits Business School

Previous work background

Deputy Head at Dainfern College
Jan 2000 to Dec 2006 

Nomhle Lucy Mbenenge

Secretary

 

Principal at Dalubuhle Primary School since 1997

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

Good Hope College of Education 1991
RandAfrikaans University 1997
University of the Western Cape 1999
Stellenbosch University 2003 / 2014 

Norman Afrika

Principal at Groendal Primary since 2005

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

Athlone Training College 1986
University of Stellenbosch 2012
CPUT 2014

Previous work background

Head of Department at Hermeslaan Primary school where I taught for 14 years and 6 month. 

Jan Cilliers

Principal at Franschhoek High School since 2009

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

B.Sc 1981 – Stellenbosch university
HDE 1982 – Stellenbosch university
B.Ed (hons) 1990 UWC

Previous work background 

1985 – 1991 Milnerton High (teacher)
1992-2000 Table View High (HOD Deputy)
2000-2009 High school Albertinia(Principal)

Malvin Kulsen

Principal at Groendal Secondary since 1995

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

UWC; BA-HONS 1983

UWC; HDE 1984

UNISA; B.Ed 1987

US; ACE 2014

Previous work background 

1985 Weltevrede Secondary (Teacher)
1991-1995 Groendal Secondary (HOD Afrikaans)

Patricia Mntuyedwa

 

Early Childhood Development Forum Chairperson

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

The Early Learning Education Centre, Graduated in 2017

Previous work background

Early Childhood Centre in Franschhoek
Principal of Little Butterflies.
Family in Focus coordinator

Marie-Louise Raymond

Principal at the Kusasa Project since 2015

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

University of Pretoria 2006

Previous work background

Social worker in Mamelodi Pretoria. Decided to pursue well-being of children and started teaching at Loreto Convent Skinner in Pretoria. In 2012 we relocated to Paarl and I started teaching at Franchhoek High.

Mike Russel

Head of Bridge House College since 2009

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

UCT, B.A. (1977), B.Ed. (1983)
Wits LDP
Henley Higher Diploma in Ed Management

Previous work background

Head of Redhill School, Johannesburg; teacher at Pinelands High; educational consultant with Nasou Via Afrika publishers; Head of Abbott’s College, Milnerton; Deputy Head of Rondebosch Boys’ High School

Jan Martin Saayman

Principal at Wes-Eind Primary since 2015

Tertiary institution graduated and year completed

South Cape Teachers College–Graduated in 1991

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Early Childhood Development

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12A Akademie Street
FRANSCHHOEK
7690

Tel: 021 876 2867
Cell: 067 066 8585

lynn@bhabhathane.org.za
emmalene@bhabhathane.org.za

South African Trust. PBO Number 930042371.