Our Teachers and Assistants

Sonja 

Headmistress

A message from our Headmistress

Sonja  – Headmistress and Grade R teacher

I am the headmistress at Eastern Suburbs

Pre-Primary School, as well as the Grade R (0) teacher.

I have been teaching for 28 years, and it is such an honour to be the principal of such a beautiful school.

I envisage this school as being the institution that lays the foundation of many children’s futures in such a way that they feel loved and secure enough to face the outside world with confidence and determination, two traits that are becoming more important to have, every single day.

Teaching the “oldest” group of pre-primary school children brings such joy to each day.  I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of making sure that our Grade R class children are all ready to take on their roles in the big wide world, confidently, as they embark on their beautiful journeys in their next 12 years of formal schooling.

Karen 

Secretary

Message from Karen

I have been fortunate enough to have worked as the Secretary at Eastern Suburbs for the past 12 ½ years.

I am in charge of all the family accounting, the new children’s enrolments, sending out newsletters, answering phone calls, placing orders and doing payments for our school, as well as being the every-day go-between, between the parents and the teachers.

Every day brings its own challenges and excitement, and being part of a team that focuses on nurturing, loving, helping, teaching and embracing children in their formative years, as well as chatting to, consoling and appeasing their parents, is what keeps me working at Eastern Suburbs.

Beth  

Butterfly class teacher

Message from teacher Beth 

I have been working at Eastern Suburbs since January 2006.  I am really privileged to work with our babies and toddlers, aged 12 months to 2 years.  They are the most loveable and huggable ones.  Eastern Suburbs is “The Place to Be.”

Sarah  

Butterfly class assistant

Message from teacher Sarah

I have worked at Eastern Suburbs, in the Butterfly class, our class for children aged 12 months to 2 years, since 2006.  I really love to spend my days loving and nurturing the little ones.

 

Leonie 

Teddy class teacher

Message from teacher Leonie

I have been very privileged to have been a teacher at Eastern Suburbs for 11 years now.

I say, with pride, that it has been a truly fantastic experience. 

As well as being a teacher, I am a mom of 4 myself, so I know the standard of teaching and care that I would want for my own children.

Eastern Suburbs is truly “The Place to Be,” so I urge you all to come and join our “Eastern Suburbs family,” and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

Aline  

Squirrel class teacher

Message teacher Aline

The Pre-Primary school teacher strives to prepare a child for formal schooling. 

I believe that the “work” of the child is play, and that all the skills required for school, can be gained in a  relaxed and fun way. 

I had my own playgroup for 23 years, and joined the Eastern Suburbs team at the beginning of 2018.

Surprise

Squirrel class assistant

Message from teacher Surprise

 I am the assistant teacher in the Grade 000 class, as well as the assistant teacher for our school’s aftercare.

I have a passion for teaching children, and to make a positive difference in their lives.  Since joining the Eastern Suburbs team in 2007, my love for teaching children to learn and grow in new and fun ways, just keeps on growing.

Amalia

Busy Bees class teacher

Message from teacher Amalia

Working with young children is my passion. I enjoy their spontaneity and energy.  There is never a dull moment in my day, and the experience keeps me fit and young.

I have been a happy member of our Eastern Suburbs family for more than 10 years.

Eva 

Busy Bees class assistant

Message from teacher Eva

I have been working with children for 17 years. This is my 9th year at Eastern Suburbs Pre-Primary School.  I feel so at home here, and I believe that Eastern Suburbs is “The Place to Be.”

I love my work with all the children, I love my colleagues, and I love working with my principal. My heart also gets very happy every morning when I see the parents relax, and their children’s smiling faces as they run into our school.

 

Sonja 

Lion Class teacher

Message from teacher Sonja

Teaching the “oldest” group of pre-primary school children brings such joy to each day.  I thoroughly enjoy the challenges of making sure that our Grade R class children are all ready to take on their roles in the big wide world, confidently, as they embark on their beautiful journeys in their next 12 years of formal schooling.

Jane 

Lion class assistant

 

Message from teacher Jane

I have been working at Eastern Suburbs for the past 17 years.  I am an assistant to the Principal, teaching the Grade R (0) class, and I absolutely LOVE working with children.

Julia 

Aftercare teacher

Ceaser 

Gardener

Message from Julia

I have been working at Eastern Suburbs aftercare for 18 years.

Every day I strive to make a lasting impression on all our aftercare children’s lives.

I work hard to ensure that they all enjoy their afternoons at our school, so that they can leave their

pre-primary years with happy memories and lots of lessons learnt.

Paulina  

Kitchen and cleaning

Message from Paulina

I have been part of Eastern Suburbs for 11 years. 

I make the mid-morning snacks for the children, and I clean the school once everyone has gone home.

I really love working at Eastern Suburbs  –  we have wonderful staff and we love all “our” children.

Eastern Suburbs Pre-Primary School

154 Duxbury Rd, Hillcrest, Pretoria

Tel: 012 362 0312
Cell: 079 047 5313