Shelanti private School Staff 2021

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!"

Leane van Wyk

Grade 1 class teacher

BEd degree foundation phase

"A love of learning has a lot to do with learning that we are loved" – Fred Rogers


Glynis Van Rooyen


Visual Art grades 1-7

Social studies grades 6-7

Natural science grades 5

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

Raquel Nunes

Grade 2 class teacher

B.Ed. degree ISP

Honours degree in Inclusive Education

"By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others."



Celeste Terblanche

Grade 3 Class Teacher

Life skills grades 1-7

B.Ed Psychology

Stellenbosch University

"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations"

Danielle Dippenaar

Grade 3 Class Teacher

B.Ed in Foundation Phase

University of South Africa

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts” - Dalai Lama

remedial school teachers

Chenelle De Lange

Afrikaans grades 1-7

Ed 4 year degree

Stellenbosch University

"What we learn with pleasure, we never forget"


Louise Titlestad

Grade 6 class teacher

English grades 1-7

4 year HDE (Higher Diploma in Education) from JCE (Johannesburg College of Education).

I did a two year post grad diploma at UNISA in Barriers to Learning (which I proudly got 98% for!!!!!)

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony"-Ghandi

Hanneke Viljoen

Grade 7 Class teacher

Natural Science : Grades 5- 7

Mathematics : Grades 6 -7

Technology: Grade 7

B.Sc Life Science - Mathematics & Psychology

Post Graduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

Honours is Learning Support

"As a teacher, I teach to learn from the children so that they may learn to someday teach others"

qualified remedial teacher

Dane Marais

Robotics grades 4-7

Performing Arts

BSC Information Technology

Waterfront Theatre School

“In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity” - Albert Einstein

Sasha Redman

Coding grades 1-6

Robotics grades 1-3

"If you hear a voice within you say, "You cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent van Gogh

Kayla van Tonder

Performing Arts teacher

The Stage Performing Arts Studio

The Waterfront Theatre School majoring in Drama and Dance

ATCL in Performance: Trinity College London

Currently completing Licentiate in Speech and Drama: Trinity College London.

Professional actor and has starred in both local and international television programs and the feature film "Redeeming Love".

Samantha Chikovo


GCE Ordinary level,

GCE Advanced level (language arts)

”wherever life plants you, bloom with grace and strength”

Rosco Charles


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

Vanessa Bowles


ND in Communications/Marketing

"Grit, Grace and Gratitude"


Alfed Yolo

Head of security

Johannes Hafi

Our right hand man

Evelyn Hlelesi

Our left hand lady!