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?!
Head 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.
Toddler Directress - René Pitt
Born 30 November 1993, René is an outgoing and confident young woman and has a strong belief in good life morals. She 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. René loves outdoors and sports as she believes it refreshes and revitalizes the body and mind. She has a passion for kids and it is evident through her work.
Toddler Class & Aftercare Assistant - 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.
Directress 3-6 - Kim Engelbrecht
I am 32 years old. I have been living in George for 4 years. I have 2 daughters and am happily married. I have always had a passion for children and completed my studies in 3-6 Montessori through the College of Modern Montessori. I also hold a first aid certificate and certificate in Early Childhood Development.
Assistant Directress 3-6 - 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.
3-6 Class & Aftercare Assistant - 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.
Pre-School Assistant - Nolufefe Nkomo
I love working with the children deeply and I learn a lot about children.
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.
Directress 6-12 - Tracey Carter
I completed my BEd in 2012.I have always believed that children all learn in different ways, which has led me to Montessori. I believe that a person should never stop learning and growing, and if a child gets the correct enthusiasm, guidance and curiosity to learn, they can do anything. I am very passionate about teaching and making a difference.
Assistant Directress 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.
6-12 Assistant - Megan Oates
I was born on 25 October 2000 here in George. I am a matriculate of York High School and was an active learner. I am a firm believer that all people are equal and deserve the same amount of respect regardless of any factors in their life. I love the performing arts, and particularly enjoy dancing. I enjoy encouraging children to always think openly and not always go for the obvious answer.
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.