School Team

Our staff compliment at The Way

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Our Dynamic Management Team

THE WAY Christian School is privileged to have a large, multi - faceted team who are well qualified to present education of a very high standard to our learners.

The asset of our collaboration with Highway Church

Most importantly: we have support for our staff and learners in developing and sustaining the Christian ethos of our school.

Coupled with this, the Directors of our school include experts from the business, legal and engineering worlds. This means that we have easily accessible advisors and decision makers from a wide spectrum of fields.

Working in conjunction with Highway Church also gives us access to further expert support from its members, other churches and people, locally and internationally which Highway church has close relationships.

Educators

With God’s help, we have been able to handpick our school's educators to ensure that they are specialists in the subjects that they present to our learners.

They are all SACE (South African Council for Educators) registered and qualified in the phases in which they teach. Our staff is multiracial to ensure that the learners have role models that they can look up to from their own race group.

The High School educators are all specialists in their fields. Our staff are of all ages which ensures that we have the energy of youth as well as the wisdom of age and experience in the classroom. This has been demonstrated by the several academic awards the school and its learners and educators have received in many fields, such as scientific innovation, mathematics literacy, and economic and management sciences.

Board of Directors
Johan van Heerden
Director and Chairman

Qualifications

B.Com (Law)
B.Proc (Law)
Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning

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Johan van Heerden

Johan is a qualified and practising attorney with experience in conveyancing and deceased estate planning. He is also a certified financial planner and director of Stead Wealth Management specializing in investment advice and planning.

Johan is an elder of Highway Church and chairman of the board of The WAY Christian school.

Carel Swart
Director and CEO

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Eng.) Industrial

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Carel Swart

Carel is an industrial engineer with more than 40 years’ experience in engineering, mining and business management.

In recent years he managed a CO2 laser manufacturing concern for an American specialist engineering company.

Carel is also an elder at Highway Church and has experience in leading and teaching Christian churches in Africa and England on a part-time basis for 40 years, including Christian charities and schools.

George Eybers
Director

Qualifications

MBA
B.Com Honours (Corporate communication and marketing)
B.Com (Industrial psychology
Various international IT certifications

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George Eybers

George is the lead-elder of Highway Church.

George has a love for people, strong leadership skills and a team player. He has a real heart for God and His Church and has developed into a good preacher and teacher of the Gospel, developing leaders and doing missions in several countries.

Douglas Watt
Director

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Human physiology and biochemistry)
Bachelor of physiology

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Douglass Watt

Doug is an elder of Highway Church; has 16 years’ experience practising in private medical practices, physiology; cardiology, ICU, trauma ICU, surgical, abdominal and vascular surgery, orthopedics, spinal & sport injuries & pulmonology.

He is also a business owner manufacturing and distributing orthopaedic assistive devices.

Advisory Board
Gavin Ball
Member

Qualifications

B. Sc (1984)
B. Sc Hons (1985)
M. Sc (1990)
Certificate in Investment analysis and portfolio management<

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Gavin Ball

Gavin has been employed at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA) since 1986, where he started as a scientist/physicist and grew through the ranks of senior scientist, and chief scientist until he became the General Manager – Operations in 2014.

Gavin received several awards for outstanding performance:

  • Chairman's award for Outstanding Performance (1995)
  • Nuclear Technology Award Outstanding Performance (2001)
  • Honourable Mention: For Service Above and Beyond the call of Duty (2003)
  • USA NNSA Certificate of Appreciation ‘for contributions made and support of HEU minimisation’ (2008).

He is also a past chairman of the Governing Board of The WAY Christian School and has had a passion of excellence in Christian schools for many years.

Brian Day
Member

Qualifications

BSc Eng. (Chem),
M. Eng (Engineering Management)

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Brian Day

Brian Day has 24 years’ experience in both technical and civil society fields. Brian first worked for ISCOR in production and then technology development. He also did property development and construction.

Brian started a church-based NGO in orphan care and community development in 1999. He then joined Exxaro in 2007 and worked in Project Management and Energy. He was part of the team that established Cennergi; a cleaner energy IPP company in 2012.

He has had a role in Advocacy, including Board roles in 2 industry associations. He is currently Head of Implementation at the IPP Office for the Department of Energy.

Elke Day
Member

Qualifications

Batchelor of Social Science (Social Work)
Diploma in HR and Training
Certificate courses:
Introduction to Play Therapy
Child Assessment
Sexual Abuse Prevention
Marriage Guidance and Counselling
Train the Trainer
Interactional Analysis

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Elke day

Elke Day is a social worker in private practice and a qualified trainer. Her practice “Every Day Family Care” she specializes in Social and Emotional Assessments and play therapy with children.

She is a PREPARE/ ENRICH facilitator which aims to assist couples in their relationships. “ADOPTICARE” is the adoption unit which she and her partner founded in 2015.

Elke is also member of the executive committee of the National Adoption Coalition of South Africa. Previously she was involved in creating a Bullying prevention programme for schools and together with her husband Brian Day, they founded the Botshabelo Children’s Home in Midrand in 2000.

Chantal Munnik
Member

Qualifications

BEd with specialization in Early Childhood Development and Foundation Phase (2008)
BEd Honours in Education Management, Law and Policy (2012)
Certificate Training Courses:
Clever Play
Learning Readiness Assessment

Agisanang SA Training; First Aid Level 1 (2015)

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Chantal Munnik

Chantal Munnik has 8 years of teaching experience at BMW Early Learning Centre. She is currently teaching the Grade R class.

Chantal is passionate about teaching the young learner as a whole, especially through movement and play. She sees herself as a lifelong learner to improve her teaching skills and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with other Teachers.

Yearly, Chantal mentors students from the University of Pretoria for their practical internships and UNISA students for their diplomas’ in Grade R.

Management
Mrs Erica Hoffman
Principal & HOD for FET phase

Qualifications

BA
Higher Diploma in Education

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Erica Hoffman

Erica started her teaching career in 1986 after completing her BA degree and HDE diploma at the North West University.

She then worked for the SA Military Health services as Public Relations Officer for 10 years, before returning to teaching in 2001.

Erica was appointed as Principal of The WAY Christian School in 2008 and still serves in this capacity. She enjoys working with people and achieving high goals set for herself and others.

Erica also teaches Grade 8 – 12 Geography and Life Skills for Gr 5 & 6, and is also HOD for the FET (College phase) of the School.

Mrs Lee Snyman
Deputy Principal & HOD for Intermediate phase

Qualifications

Higher Diploma in Education

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Lee Snyman

Lee received het HDE diploma from the Edgewood Teachers’ Training College in Natal and a certificate in Secretarial Training from the Technikon in Natal and Computer Practice certificate at Hottentots Holland Technical College in the Western Cape.

Lee then accompanied her husband in Kenya where he worked as a military attaché for three years.

Lee has been teaching for 25 years and at The WAY she teaches English from Grade 4 to 6, Mathematics from Grade 4 to 11, as well as Mathematical Literacy from Grade 10 to 12.

Her learners got the highest average in our district for Mathematical Literacy in 2014. Lee is the HOD for the Intermediate Phase of the School.

Mrs Elize Botha
HOD Senior Phase

Qualifications

Higher Diploma in Education
HDE Commerce (Secretarial) 1986-1989 – University of Pretoria

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Elize Botha

Elize has 21 years’ experience in teaching, including teaching at Plumstead High School, Malawi Uitsig High School, and The Way Christian school.

At The WAY she teaches Accounting Gr 8-12; Business Studies Gr 11 & 12; Economic and Management Sciences Gr 8.

Elize is also the HOD for the Senior Phase of the School.

Mrs Lynette McCallum
HOD Foundation Phase

Qualifications

Higher Diploma in Education

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Lynette McCallum

Lynette has 24½ years of experience in teaching, of which 15½ were at The Way Christian School.

Lynette is HOD for the Foundation Phase of the School and also teaches grade 2. Her strengths are responsibility, belief, harmony, developer and adaptability.

Representatives
Mr Kevin Lawrence
Educator Representative

Qualifications

BTech Sport and Exercise Technology (2009)
MTech Sport and Exercise Technology (2014)
PGCE Senior and FET Phase (2011)
Advance Certificate Natural Science (2012)

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Kevin Lawrence

Kevin started teaching in January 2013 after being a Personal Trainer and Operations Manager in a well known Fitness company. He started at The WAY in May 2015 and was elected as the Teacher Representative in 2017.

Kevin has been a Cricket umpire since 2003 and was promoted to the National Panel of Umpires in South Africa in August 2015. To date Kevin has umpired over 30 First Class, List A and List A T20 Matches. Apart from the various certificates he holds in cricket umpiring, coaching and scoring, Kevin is also a certified Groundsman. Kevin currently serves on the Executive of the Northerns Cricket Umpires Association and is actively involved in training umpires.

Michelle Van Till
Parent Representative

Qualifications

Registered Nurse – Psychiatry, Midwifery, Community Nursing and General Nursing
Clinical Case Manager
Advanced ICD10 coder
Assessor – Mentornet

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Michelle Van Till

Michelle obtained her 4-year nursing diploma at the BG Alexander Nursing College in Johannesburg. After she qualified as a registered nurse, she entered the Medical Aid Industry and worked at various schemes doing Pre-Authorisations, Case Management and Disease Management.

She presently works for a company by the name of SpesNet where technology meets healthcare, providing support, knowledge and technology to ensure a thriving healthcare practice. Michelle is also passionate about mental health, which sees her working alongside a number of psychiatrists and psychologists in Centurion.

Administration
Mr Trevor Mynhardt
Business Manager

Qualifications

BA (Psychology & Criminology)
Advanced Diploma in Franchise Management

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Trevor Mynhardt

Trevor has worked in a number of fields both before and after completing a degree in Psychology. He was involved in retail with national groups like CNA and Makro as well as being involved in the security and food industries.

In 2001 he became involved in franchising in the mortgage origination field and later for franchisors like Curves and Mr. Video.

He then began working for himself consulting and training for various franchise brands. At the end of 2013 he joined the school part time as the business manager.

Mrs Helen Kay
Financial Administrator

Qualifications

Diploma in Ministry
National Certificate in Reception Year Education
Pastel Accounting Certification

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Helen Kay

Helen has been at The Way Christian School for the past 13 years. 11 of those years she was in a teaching capacity and for the last 2 years has been attending the administrative & financial matters of the school.

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What our parents are saying about us

12 Januray 2015

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22 July 2016

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The Way Christian School was established in January, 1998 with only 40 learners meeting for its first Assembly. Today, our core values and Mission Statement remain the same, but many things have changed since those early days. Classes have been kept small in order to create an environment in which learners are able to develop as individuals within the given structures and parameters. Our staff has however, grown considerably since those early years and close on 200 learners now form part of our school family.

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229 Erasmus Ave, Raslouw, Centurion, 0157 Admissions:+27 12 656 9228/+27 81 495 8112 Email:admissions@theway.co.za General:+27 12 656 9228 Accounts:+27 12 656 9228 Email:info@theway.co.za

School Reg. No. 212241
NPO Reg. No 53-015
Section 21 Company No. 2003/005664/08

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