Message from the Governing Body
Welcome to Van Riebeeckpark Primary. It is truly a privelege to be part of a school
serving the community in a warm, friendly and supportive way. For the Governing Body,
it is important to continuously develop the facilities at the school and create a positive
atmosphere that will be conducive to the best education and happiness of each learner.
At the Riebies, it is a top priority to develop every child to their potential. With well-qualified
Educators, a competent Management team and an expert Governing Body, our school
has all the ingredients to successfully accomplish the vision in a goal-orientated, disciplined
The school is blessed with nvolved and positive parents, and Educators who do not only deliver high quality education in the
classroom, but are also competent sports and culture coaches. Year after year, the children perform in academics, sport- and
cultural fields because of the shared commitment.
Very few primary schools in South Africa have the facilities, which the Riebies enjoy. I believe we are the only primary school
in our district who can boast with interactive boards in every classroom from Grade 1 to Grade 7, as well as fantastic sport
facilities, which includes an AstroTurf for hockey.
The school is currently acquiring lockers, which will be made available to the Grade 4 to Grade 7 students. These lockers will
provide security for their belongings and provide them with an opportunity to reduce the weight of their schoolbags, whilst aslo
making movement between classes easier.
The School's theme for 2018 is 'You are the hero of your own story" ... It is extremely important that our children receive the
necessary support and encouragement while they are building their future. You can never regain the time lost today. Parents
need to invest time in their children's education, ensure that their homework is done correctly, assist them in understanding
what they battle with and encourage them to read. Without parents' interest and assistance, children cannot perform.
Thank you to every parent who afford their precious time to their children and to the Riebies, faithfully pay their school fees,
and provide constructive positive inputs. Without a parent community investing in their chidren's education, the school could
not fly at these heights.
CHAIRPERSON: GOVERNING BODY
The Governing Body Portfolios is as follow:
Mr. Vivian Botha Principal
Mr. Christo Strydom Chairman
Mr. James Woo Vice Chairman and Personnel
Mr. Riaan van Staden Legal
Mr. Aldo van der Walt Marketing
Mr. Ettiene Rossouw Finance
Mr. Albert Janses van Vuuren Strategy
Mrs. Thora du Plessis Academic: Foundation Phase
Mr. Hendrik van Staden Academic: Intermediate Phase
Mrs. Ansa Mulder Culture
Mr. Jaco van Rensburg Sport
Ms. Elsabe van Niekerk IT
Mr. Marinus van der Westhuizen Infrastructure , Health & Safety , Discipline