Our Wall of Fame

The Way Christian School’s Wall of Fame celebrates the achievements and contributions of individuals who have been part of our school’s history. This includes the founders, alumni, staff, and community leaders who have left an indelible mark on our school. We also laud those who have shown excellence in academics, arts, sports, leadership, and service; their stories inspire current and future generations to follow their dreams with passion and faith. On this page, you will find a tribute to individuals who have lived by The Way’s core values, namely responsibility, courage, kindness, service, respect, patience, hope and Christian principles, impacting not only our school in the process but also the communities we serve.

The Wall of Fame shows our commitment to nurturing and empowering our students with the skills, values, and character they need to change the world. It reminds us of the legacy that lives on in our school, inspiring generations to come. We congratulate all the members of The Way Christian School’s Wall of Fame. Your achievements continue to inspire us to aim higher and reaffirm our dedication to excellence in all aspects of life.

The Way Christian School’s Founders

The le Rouxs

Inspired and challenged by a group within their local church community, in 1996 Mr. and Mrs. le Roux felt a divine calling to establish a Christian school that would serve the local community. As a teacher, Mrs. le Roux played a pivotal role, conducting research and visiting other Christian schools for guidance, including one in Himeville, KZN (on which they based many of their ideas). Convinced this was part of God’s plan, the couple helped the church leadership form a governing body to oversee the school’s operations and began the process of registering The Way Christian School.

Despite the challenges of limited resources and the need for adaptability in teaching strategies, the le Rouxs remained steadfast. Their commitment to the school’s vision was unwavering, and their resourcefulness ensured the school’s growth. The le Rouxs’ leadership saw the school’s first Matrics achieve a 100% pass rate, a strong tradition which has continued to inspire future groups.

Without this founding couple, the school may never have come to fruition. Even from afar, the le Rouxs continue to follow the school’s growth and achievements with great interest, taking pride in the positive impact they had on generations of students.

It remains their prayer that the words of Jeremiah 29:11 would be embedded in the hearts of all pupils of The Way – sustaining them, in good and challenging times, as it has always been a source of strength and comfort for them: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future’”. 

The composer of the School Song

Idalette Muller

Idalette Muller’s musical gifts and deep Christian faith made her an invaluable addition to The Way Christian School’s community when she joined in 2009. As a music teacher for grades 1-3, she enriched the students’ lives with her musical expertise, teaching them to appreciate many music styles and instruments, and even included movement and songs to help develop their coordination and memory. The school choir, which she started, included learners from Grade 4 through to Matric. 

When tasked with creating a school anthem, Idalette turned to prayer and the school’s guiding verse, Jeremiah 29:11, for inspiration. On Christmas Eve 2012, she composed a song that perfectly encapsulated the school’s divine purpose and mission. This anthem continues to inspire and strengthen the school community to remain steadfast in God’s plans.  Idalette’s contributions to the school and her unwavering faith have made her a key figure in the school’s history.

Our first Deputy Head

Lee Snyman

After earning a Teaching Diploma for senior phase English and Mathematics, Lee Snyman began her career at Westville Girls High. In 2001 she joined The Way, teaching grades 4-7 English and Maths. At the time, her husband, Nick, remarked that you “never know what might come of it” – a prescient observation. 

Over the years, Lee transitioned to teaching Maths exclusively, eventually moving up through the grades until she was teaching Mathematical Literacy for high school grades (including Grade 12s). 

In 2009, Lee became the Deputy Head after the founders, Mr. and Mrs. le Roux, emigrated. As part of the school’s leadership, Lee played a pivotal role in establishing crucial elements like the uniform and logo; even navigating multiple campus relocations. Through it all, Lee preferred to work behind the scenes, allowing others to take the public spotlight. Lee says of her time at The Way, “It brought together everything I wanted to be as a teacher.” She had also wanted to be an educational psychologist, and at The Way she found she could fulfil both passions. 

Lee retired at the end of 2022, having served at The Way for 22 years. Her dedication and adaptability were integral to the school’s formative years, as she helped mould The Way into the institution it is today.