Head teacher (Directress) – Lynn Pocock
Tengetile Freemantle – Assistant teacher and Administration
Seipati Jonga - Dance
Ralph Smit – Music
Nqaba Tsela – Drama
Angela Alvares – Portuguese
Tina Nsakadi – French
Ettienne Massoye – Football
Sibusiso Nkambule - Basketball
Christine Matolo – English
The Directress is Lynn Pocock, who is passionate about innovative education and has over 38 years of teaching experience including mainstream, remedial and special needs teaching. She is also a freelance author of student study guides including several Cambridge University Press publications.
Secondary Montessori teachers should not be thought of as specialists in one area of the curriculum. Instead of teaching science, math, or history in isolation, they integrate aspects of these courses of study into thematic units. In small programs, one teacher will teach all of the major subjects, much as elementary teachers do. Two to four teachers may form a team in larger programs.
The teaching team is much more than just teachers of specific subject matter; they are also mentors, counselors, and guides through the learning process. The program supplements the skills of the full-time core teachers by bringing in part-time specialists for such areas as, for example, physical education, foreign languages, drama, music, and the arts.
World-wide a number of accredited Montessori training institutions operate recognised training courses for Montessori teachers. Generally teachers will undertake a one year full-time (or equivalent part-time) diploma course. We have recruited teachers with experience in the MYP program program and include specialist part time teachers as required. IB programs are very rigorous and the teachers have to undergo mandatory annual continual professional development. The MYP is currently taught at the Oprah Winfrey School for girls in Johannesburg and at the American International School in Maputo, and will be introduced at the Hout Bay International School in Cape Town, as well as several other high schools in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, and Mozambique.
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