Shelanti Staff

Deirdre Kempen

Founder and Principal

HDE Diploma: Junior Primary, Specialising in Remedial Teaching

FDE: The Gifted Child

MiniChess Franchisee

NBI Consultant

GoFocus Practitioner

"It has always been my motto - To teach is to change lives!"

Louise Vermeulen

Executive Administrations Manager

Grade R Teaching Diploma (UNISA)

GoFocus Practitioner

"What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?" - Erin Hanson

Maxine Hyman

Reception, Marketing, Content Management,

MiniChess Practitioner

Bachelor of Education; ECD: Foundation Phase (pending)

"Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there" - Rumi

Izel Theunessin

Grade 1 Class Teacher

Bachelor of Arts (Drama and Theatre)

Higher Diploma in Education

Diploma in Special Education (Cum Laude)

"Every child has a genius - believe in the possibility" - John Dimartini

Annemarie Long

Grade 2 Class Tecaher

B. Prim. Ed

B.Ed Honours Inclusive Education

"The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice" - Brian Herbert

Christa Eksteen

 Foundation Phase HOD and Grade 3 Class teacher

HDE Diploma: Junior Primary, Specialising in Remedial Teaching

"Teaching is hard, because it matters!" - BF Skinner

Marcia Ungerer

Intermediate Phase HOD and Grade 4 Class Teacher

Bachelor of Education: ECD, Foundation Phase

FDE: Further Diploma in Education

LSE: Learners with Specific Educational Needs

"You can't reinvent the wheel, but you can put your own spin on it" - Lauren Beukes

Yolande Smit

Grade 5 Class Teacher

National Professional Diploma in Education in Intermediate and Senior Phase

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up and carry on.” – Vince Lombardi




Bev Patel

Grade 6 Class Teacher

Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of the Arts

Higher Diploma in Education

"You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the ocean in a drop" - Rumi



Gillian Baker

Grade 7 Class Teacher

Certificate in Mathematics Teaching

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Higher Diploma in Education


Glynis Van Rooyen

Visual Arts

HDE Intermediate Phase Education

"Prepare each child to walk with confidence and courage into a world of endless opportunities"

Rosco Charles

Life Skills, Performing Arts and Drumming

"Music washes away from the soul, the dust of everyday life - Berthold Auerbach

Winning Ways

Phys Ed Coaching

Coaches JC, Charlene and Chad

Briley Powell

Owner at ABC Aftercare and Tutors

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" - Friedrich Nietzsche

Evelyn Hlelesi and Johannes Hafi

Our right hand man and left hand lady!