PEOPLE

Leadership: Directors

Mark Allen is the Chairman of the Board of Hangberg Pre-Primary School NPC. Allen is a co-founder and director of the BETA Foundation. This Foundation aims to improve access of poorer communities to quality education in South Africa.
Amanda Engelbrecht is a director of Hangberg Pre-Primary School NPC. Engelbrecht has been a principal for many, many years. Engelbrecht is currently the District Head for South Peninsula public schools.
Tania Gray is a director and principal of Hangberg Pre-Primary School NPC. She enjoys her principal role immensely and engages constructively and positively with all staff, parents and volunteers. Gray ensures that the school is running at the highest standard possible.

Team

Marquerithe Schreuder is the Company Secretary of Hangberg Pre-Primary School NPC. Schreuder takes care of governance, risk management, financial planning and the school’s legal requirements.
Karen Temlett is a major volunteer at the school and has been involved since the beginning in May 2012. After fulfilling the principal role to help set up the school, Temlett now takes care of critical matters such as fee collections, fundraising, school clothing as well as oversight of the after-care.
June Arn is the Head of Department at Hangberg Pre-Primary School NPC. Arn looks after curriculum and teacher delivery. She qualified as a teacher in 1982 and has been with the school since it opened in July 2014. Arn is not only a talented educator but also an ad-hoc social worker and most capable mediator.
Bianca van Gee is a trainee Grade R educator and joined the school in July 2017. Van Gee has obtained her NQF level 5 certificate in Early Childhood Education. She is a truly passionate educator and actively continues to pursue opportunities to study and grow further.
Sharon Valcarcel joined as a Grade R educator in January 2018. Valcarcel has obtained her NQF level 4 certificate at the College of Cape Town and is working towards completing all the levels. She has previous pre-school experience and started at HPP School with a bang: the December holiday clean up!
Lanthea Pockpas joined Hangberg Pre-Primary School as a teacher’s assistant in October 2016. In January 2018 she progressed to trainee Grade 0 educator. From the start, Pockpas has been keen to learn in her quiet manner.

Assistants

Sheila Erickson joined Hangberg Pre-Primary School as a teacher’s assistant in March 2017. Erickson also helped to establish the aftercare for a few months.
Jadey Plaatjies is a trainee Grade R class assistant and joined the school in October 2017.
Christine Gesoond is a trainee Grade 0 class assistant and joined the school in March 2018.
A fourth class assistant is in the process of being appointed (July 2018).