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.
Marquerithe Schreuder is a director and treasurer of Hangberg Pre-Primary School NPC. Schreuder, a qualified actuary, has a passion for early brain development in less advantaged areas. She provides oversight of the school’s governance, risk management, financial planning and the school’s legal requirements.
Bianca van Gee joined the school in July 2017 and is the Head of Department at Hangberg Pre-Primary School NPC, so she takes care of curriculum and teacher delivery. She has obtained her NQF level 5 certificate in Early Childhood Education and is in the process of completing her Educational Degree. She is a truly passionate educator and a worthy team leader.
Hombisa Nguqu (Hombi) has been Hangberg Pre-Primary School’s chef since October 2016. Nguqu can cook up a storm from the merest ingredients. There is scarcely a drop left which speaks to the love and care she takes with each of the two cooked meals she prepares daily.
Ricardo Moses is the grounds man at HPP school and ensures that the school stays neat, safe and sound.
Nomvelo Gxowa (Amanda) joined the school as its part-time cleaning lady in March 2017. Gxowa loves the school and takes pride in her work, which shows.
Chrystalline Jones takes care of the school’s after-care which is offered daily until 17:30.
Mareldia Bressick is the Wordworks programme manager and has an immense passion for the school. She even acts as a stand in chef without hesitation when the need arises!
TEACHING STAFF QUALIFICATIONS
The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is a statutory body, regulated in terms of the National Qualifications Framework Act No. 67 of 2008. It is made up of 29 members appointed by the Minister of Education in consultation with the Minister of Labour. SAQA is mandated by legislation to oversee the development and implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The NQF is a set of principles and guidelines by which records of learner achievement are registered to enable national recognition of acquired skills and knowledge, thereby ensuring an integrated system that encourages lifelong learning.
The NQF consist of 10 levels divided into three bands: Levels 1 to 4 equate to high school grades 9 to 12 or vocational training, 5 to 7 are college diplomas and technical qualifications, 7 to 10 are university degrees where 1 = Grade 9, 2 = Grade 10 and National (vocational) Certificates level 2, 3 = Grade 11 and National (vocational) Certificates level 3, 4 = Grade 12 and National (vocational) Certificates level 4, 5 = Higher Certificates and Advanced National (vocational) Certificates, 6 = National Diploma and Advanced certificates, 7 = Bachelor’s degree, Advanced Diplomas and B-tech, 8 = Honours degree, Post Graduate diploma and Professional Qualifications, 9 = Master’s degree, 10 = Doctor’s degree.
STAFF SEXUAL OFFENDERS CLEARANCES
All staff at Hangberg Pre-Primary School are screened against the list of sexual offenders and a Form 29 or Form 30 clearance certificate obtained. These clearances are available upon request.