The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, ’The children are now working as if I did not exist.’
~ Maria Montessori
Head Directress - Marie Wurdeman
I have been in education since 1989, but studying and woking in Montessori education since 2007. I've worked in all the age groups up to 9 years old, but enjoy the 3-6 class the most. No matter how poorly you feel in the morning, the kids just lift your spirit and make you smile. With such a job, who would ever want to retire?!
Directress 3-6 - Augusta Kok
I am married to a wonderful husband and have three absolutely amazing children. I've worked in education and the development of children for the past 13 years. Teaching is my passion and I am thankful for every day that I am part of it.
Directress 3-6 - Kim Engelbrecht
I am 29 years old. I have been living in George for 2 years. I have always had a passion for children since a very young age. I followed my passion and have now been teaching for 11 years. I have my own daughter of 4 years old and I am very passionate about Montessori. I have taught in many different age groups throughout my years. But I have finally settled with the younger children. I am currently studying my 3- 6 Montessori teaching diploma and will be completing this in August 2017. I have a first aid certificate and hold a certificate in Educare.
Assistant - Toddler Class - Elsabé du Preez
I have worked for Eden Montessori for 5 years and am currently the Toddler class assistant. I love working with the children and hope one day to be a teacher.
Assistant 3-6 - Stella Nkopane
I am 30 years old, I have worked for Eden Montessori for 3 years now and I love to work with children. I hope one day I will be a teacher.
Assistant 3-6 - Nolufefe Nkomo
I love working with the children deeply and I learn a lot about children.
Assistant 6-12 - Robyn Young
I am currently studying for my BEd foundation phase. I live with my parents and sister. I play women's league hockey. I am very excited to start teaching.
Directress 6-12 - Victoria van Huysteen
Victoria studied her Bachelors of Education Senior and Intermediate Phase teaching degree through UNISA. She is super excited to be involved in Montessori.
Aftercare and Holiday Care Directress - Rene Young
Born 30 November 1993, Rene is an outgoing and confident young woman and has a strong belief in good life morals. Rene attended Glenwood House Independent School in George and has subsequently achieved the following goals: ETA (Exercise Teachers Academy): National Diploma in Coaching Science, as well as a National Diploma in Sport & Recreational Management . UNISA: ABET Teaching. Rene loves outdoors and sports as she believes it refreshes and revitalizes the body and mind. Rene has a passion for kids and it is evident through her work.
Directress Toddler Class - Kim Syfers
I am 26 years of age and reside in Mossel Bay. I am currently completing my NQF level 5, 3 to 6 Montessori Early Childhood Development Teachers Training at Lynedoch, Stellenbosch. I have a great passion for physical fitness and a unconditional love for children. I believe " The soul is healed by being with children" - Fyodo Dostoyevsky.
School Secretary - Ingrid du Preez
I am the school secretary, and as such have the opportunity to interact with most of the children in our school. I have experience in retail administration, and am currently studying Web Development through UNISA. Please feel free to contact me with any queries you may have.