DESIGNATION: Principal 


Hi there, I have been at the school for 21 years and Deputy Principal for 9 years. I was appointed to the position of Principal on Mrs Louw's retirement, in 2018

 

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:
Economics – Grade 12 

Accounting – Grade 10


My Role and Responsibilities: 

Discipline, Academics, Finance, SGB Maintenance, IT, SMT, IQMSSADTU & Rep

 

My Senior Management Team (including myself) consists of the following:

  • Miss S. Govender (Acting Head of Department)
  • Mr Nepgen (Head of Department)
  • Mrs Pelton (Head of Department)
  • Ms Odendaal (Master Educator)

 

Senior Management Team

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NAME: Mrs G. Arendse

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

English Home Language 8E4, English Home Language 9E4, English Home Language Grade 10, English Home Language Grade 11, English Home Language Grade 12, Life Orientation 8E4, Life Orientation 8E3

Mr M. Shiri

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NAME: Mr D. Cloete

I have been at Buren since January 2009. Prior to this, I taught at Maitland High for six months in 2008.

I have also taught in Namibia, where I was a school principal at three different high schools between 1984 and 1995. I moved to back to Cape Town at the end of 1995. 

Duties: Chess co-ordinator since 2008.

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

History Grade 10, History Grade 11, History Grade 12, SS: Geography 9E1, SS: Geography 9E2, SS: Geography 9E3
SS: Geography 9E4, SS: Geography 9E5, SS: History 9E1, SS: History 9E2, SS: History 9E3, SS: History 9E4
SS: History 9E5

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NAME: Mr R. De Wee

This is my first year teaching at Buren High. I am very passionate about teaching and bring with me a wealth of experience. 

Duties: Grade 10 Grade Head, Newspaper team, Rugby. I am also the Subject Head for Grade 8 Geography and Grade 10 Afrikaans.

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Afrikaans EAT 8E3, Afrikaans EAT 8E5, Afrikaans EAT 9E5, Afrikaans EAT Graad 10, Afrikaans EAT Graad 12
SS: Geography 8E4, SS: Geography 8E5, Creative Arts 9E2

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NAME: Mr P.G. Engelbrecht - Register Class 11e1

Hi there, I have been at Buren High for 4 years. I wish to ensure that our children develop into successful adults and to make sure that they are well equipped to do so. I hope to instill self-belief in our kids, and to help them find their strengths through self-discipline.

Duties: Grade 11 Grade Head, Boys Discipline, MOT, Community Keepers

Extra mural: Soccer, Cricket, Athletics, Science Club

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

History Grade 11, History Grade 12, Life Sciences Grade 10, Technology 8E3, Technology 8E4, Technology 8E5
Technology 9E2, Technology 9E3, Technology 9E5

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NAME: Mr E. Ferndale

I have taught at Buren High Since May 2018. I have always enjoyed Mathematics and have a number of years experience teaching at college level.

Register class: 9E1

Duties: Grade 8, Grade 10 and Grade 11 Mathematics subject head.

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Mathematics 8E1, Mathematics 9E1, Mathematics 9E2, Mathematics Grade 10, Mathematics Grade 11, Technology 8E1

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NAME: Ms S. Govender

Hi there, I have been at the school for 12 years. I was born and raised in Durban. I have travelled to the USA to au pair. I was also fortunate enough to study in Boston.  Teaching has always been my passion and I give my all everyday to fulfill my duties.

The Learning Areas that I teach at the school are:

Natural Science 8E1, Natural Science 8E2, Natural Science 8E3, Natural Science 8E5, Natural Science 9E1, Life Orientation Grade 10, Life Orientation Grade 11, Life Orientation Grade 12, Life Science Grade 12

DESIGNATION: ACTING HOD

Register Class 9e3

My Role and Responsibilities:

  • Grade Head Grade 9
  • SMT and MOT presenter
  • Career counselling and Career expo organiser
  • EST, Subject Head, School’s website coordinator
  • Teacher Liaison Officer for Representative council of learners (RCLS)
  • Fundraising for soccer girls and boys
  • Soccer coach, coordinator and administrator
  • Finance Manager for the Soccer League
  • Interact, Distribution of Sanitary Towels
  • Feeding Scheme

NAME: Mr A. Nepgen

I have been at Buren for almost 8 years. I am a passionate teacher with a heart for empowering our youth to reach their full potential. I enjoy teaching at Buren because our kids are authentic and positive, even under sometimes trying circumstances. They have big dreams and need people to believe in them.

The Learning Areas that I teach at the school are:

English Home Language 8E1, English Home Language 9E5, English Home Language Grade 10, English Home Language Grade 11, English Home Language Grade 12, Life Orientation Grade 12

DESIGNATION:  HOD

My Role and Responsibilities:

  • SMT member and SAIC committee secretary
  • Head of SBST
  • Discipline and Detention
  • Head of Safety and Security
  • First Aid and Member of CK teacher committee
  • Promotion and Progression
  • Printing of reports and schedules (GET)
  • T2P Champion
  • Timetables and daily times
  • Sports coordinator, Athletics and soccer coach
  • Gentlemen club facilitator
  • Cemis and SIMS management
  • NCS invigilator
  • Assisting with IQMS

NAME: Ms M. Pelton

Hi there, I have been at Buren High School for 16 years.

The Learning Areas that I teach at the school are:

Life Orientation 8e1, Creative Arts 9E1, Consumer Studies Grade 10, Life Orientation Grade 10, Consumer Studies Grade 11, Consumer Studies Grade 12, Life Orientation Grade 11, Life Orientation Grade 12 DESIGNATION:  HOD

My Role and Responsibilities:

  • HOD
  • SMT
  • MOT - Presenter
  • Enrollment of Learners
  • Girls Discipline
  • SDT - Co-Coordinator
  • IQMS
  • SIP
  • Subject Head - Consumer Studies 
  • Student Teacher Liaison - Mentor
  • FET- Co-Coordinator
  • Teacher Liaison Officer - Assisting
  • Exam Booklet Co-Coordinator- Exam Procedures
  • NSC - Marker
  • Chief Invigilator -NSC Exam

     Staff 2019 :

NAME: Ms A. Odendaal

Hi there, I have been at the school for 29 years.

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Business Studies Grade 10, Business Studies Grade 11, Business Studies Grade 12, Creative Arts 8E3, EMS 8E5, EMS 9E1, EMS 9E2, SS: History 8E1, SS: History 8E2, SS: History 8E5

DESIGNATION: Master Educator

REGISTER CLASS – 8E5

My Role and Responsibilities:

  • SMT
  • Exams admin
  • Grade 8 EMS extra classes
  • Grade 12 Business Studies extra classes
  • Prize giving
  • Staff mentor
  • Proofreading

  Extra mural

  • Chess
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NAME: Ms Feldtman

Duties: Capturing merit/demerits, contacting parents, assisting with attendance records, invigilation, detention and timeout room.

NAME: Ms S. Harisunker

I am from Durban and completed my B.Ed at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. I am a competent Senior and FET phase educator with specialisation in English, Technology and EMS. I am an enthusiastic and compassionate individual. I have been at Buren High School Since the 08 April 2019.

Duties: Subject head for LO grade 10, Creative Arts grade 8 and Technology grade 8.

Extra mural: U/14 Soccer and Interact club.

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Business Studies Grade 11, Creative Arts 8E5, EMS 9E3, EMS 9E5, English HL 9E1, Life Orientation 9E5, Life Orientation Grade 10, Technology 8E2, Technology 9E1, Technology 9E4

NAME: Mr J. L Hofmeester - Register Class 9E4

Hi there, I have been at the school for 1 year. I’m an enthusiastic teacher willing to go the extra mile for the learners to provide the necessary results.

Duties: FET Life Orientation subject head and coordinator, Mathematics Extra classes, MOT facilitator

Extra mural: Rugby Coordinator, Soccer assistant

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Afrikaans EAT Graad 10, Afrikaans EAT Graad 11, Creative Arts 8E1, Creative Arts 8E4, Creative Arts 9E3, Life Orientation 8E5, Life Orientation 9E1, Life Orientation 9E4, Mathematics 9E3

NAME: Ms A. Kamaldien - Register Class 8E4

I am excited and very optimistic to be teaching, for my first year, at a school that has such a diverse and enthusiastic staff and learner compliment. I am passionate about teaching and empowering the youth by instilling values and principles that learners can use in the classroom and beyond.

Duties: Sorting of class lists

Extra mural: Girls soccer, ICT classes

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Business Studies Grade 10,Economics Grade 10, Economics Grade 11, Economics Grade 12, EMS 8E3, EMS 8E4, Life Orientation 9E3, Life Orientation 9E2

NAME: Mr A. J. Kieswetter - Register Class

I have been teaching for nearly 30 years. I lived in four provinces and due to the shifts gained experience in teahcing many subjects. I have also taught in the Middle East, where the quality of  life was briliant.

Duties:

Extra mural: Computer Club - Learn to Code, Make digital music, gaming, Choir

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Creative Arts 8E2, Creative Arts 9E4, Creative Arts 9E5, English Home Language 8E3, English Home Language 8E5, Mathematics 9E4, Mathematical Literacy Grade 10

NAME: Mr R. Marshall - Register Class

I have been teaching at Buren High since 2018. I hold a Bachelors in Science degree (Molecular biology and biotechnology) and a PGCE. I try to develop critical thinking and deeper understanding of language as the primary tool of understanding in my classroom.

Extra mural: U14 Soccer boys co-ordinator and coach, Athletics, Cricket coach, Computer club, Extra classes, Website, MOT coach

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Life Sciences Grade 11, Mathematical Literacy Grade 10, Mathematical Literacy Grade 11, Mathematical Literacy Grade 12, Natural Scicences 9E3, Natural Scicences 9E4, SS: Geography 8E2

NAME: Mr V. Martin - Register Class 8E2

I have been at Buren High since May 2018. I have years of teaching experience behind me and a vast bank of knowledge in my area of speciality.

Duties: Acting Grade Head for Grade 8

Extra mural: Assist with the u/19 football team

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

English Home Language 8E2, English Home Language 9E2, English Home Language 9E3, English Home , Language Grade 10, English Home Language Grade 11, English Home Language Grade 12

NAME: Ms C. Moodley

This is my first year at Buren. I am originally from Durban. I took this adventure to relocate to Cape Town and teach the youth of this beautiful place.

Register Class 8E3

Duties: Subject head of Economics Grade 10, Accounting Grade 11 and EMS Grade 9

My Role and Responsibilities: Interact Club , Sanitary towels and Preparing of classlists.

Extra mural: U16 boys soccer

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Accounting Grade 11, Business Studies Grade 11, Economics Grade 10, Economics Grade 11, EMS 8E1, EMS 8E2, EMS 9E4, Life Orientation 8E2

NAME: Mr Muntu - Register Class

At Buren High since February 2018. Born in DRC and raised in Cape Town. A product of Ysterplaat Primary school and Buren High. My mission is to educate, inspire and influence the learners in the best way possible and I am so humbled to be a part of the greatest project on earth; developing young minds.

Extra mural: Soccer U19 boys coach/coordinator,  Athletics coach / assistant coordinator

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Accounting Grade 12, Business Studies Grade 10, Business Studies Grade 12, Life Orientation Grade 11, Mathematics 8E2, Mathematics 9E5, SS: Geography 8E3

NAME: Mr M Ndaba - Register Class 12e2

I have been at Buren High since May 2018. I have BSc Honors in Applied Physics. I am very passionate about education, especially Mathematics and the Sciences. 

Duties: Science Club; Computer Club; MOT coach

Extra mural: Saturday Classes; Maths Intervention

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Mathematics 8E3, Mathematics 8E4, Mathematics 8E5, Mathematics Grade 12, Natural Sciences 8E4, Natural Sciences 9E5, SS: Geography 8E1

NAME: Mr Ndhlovu - Register Class

Hello there! I Started working at Buren High in 2006. I have 20 years of experience in the teaching profession.

Duties: Subject head of Physical Sciences Grades 10-12 as well as for Mathematical literacy Grade 12.

Extra mural: Extra lessons: Physical Sciences; Mathematical literacy

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Mathematical Literacy Grade 11, Mathematical Literacy Grade 12, Natural Sciences 9E2, Physical Sciences , Grade 10, Physical Sciences Grade 11, Physical Sciences Grade 12

NAME: Ms A. Van der Merwe

I am one of the Afrikaans teachers at Buren High school. I enjoy teaching and love working with children.

Register Class: 12E1

Duties: Netball coordinator, Photocopying, Athletics house master, Subject head for Afrikaans FAL Grade 9 & 11.

Extra mural: Coach netball for u/14 and U/16. 

The Learning Areas I teach at the school are:

Afrikaans EAT 8E1, Afrikaans EAT 8E2, Afrikaans EAT 9E3, Afrikaans EAT 9E4, Afrikaans EAT Graad 11, Afrikaans EAT Graad 12, SS: History 8E4

NAME: Ms Willis 

Duties: Bursar and secretarial duties.