Van Riebeeckpark Primary Message from Governing Body



Message from the Governing Body


Welcome to Van Riebeeckpark Primary. It is truly a privilege 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 full 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 manner.


The school is blessed with involved and positive parents, and Educators who do not only deliver high quality education in the classroom but are competent sports and culture coaches too. 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 R to Grade 7, lockers for intermediate phase learners (Gr4 – Gr7), as well as fantastic sports facilities.


The School’s theme for 2019 is "I will, I can, I must"… Success is not a once-off achievement. It is attained daily through constant, small victories which accumulate through the years until it forms a snowball of success. Believe in yourself, trust in your capabilities and formulate a plan that will lead you to your goal. Execute you plans daily, and you will reach your goal over time.


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 children's education, the school could not fly at these heights.


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 and Admin

Mr. Aldo van der Walt                                                          Marketing

Mr. Ettiene Rossouw                                                            Finance

Mr. Albert Janse Van Vuuren                                               Strategy

Mrs. Thora du Plessis                                                          Academic: Foundation phase

Mr. Hendrik van Staden                                                       Academic: Intermediate phase

Mrs. Ansa Mulder                                                                Culture

Ms. Elsabé van Niekerk                                                       IT

Mr. Marinus van der Westhuizen                                         Sport & Infrastructure