Mrs J Crosby

Senior School Principal

Mrs Joanne Crosby was awarded her B.Sc Honours in Biochemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1978. Her initial objective was to follow a career in medical research. After doing research on red blood cells for a year, she realised that research was not her calling.

She was appointed as a Mathematics and Science teacher in 1979 and completed her Higher Diploma in Education during her first year as a teacher.

Over the past 41 years, Mrs Crosby has taught Physical Science, Mathematics and Accounting; managed Physical Science, Life Sciences and Mathematics departments; lectured at the Lesotho Teachers’ Training College; published a Grade 12 Physical Science study guide; set final Grade 12 Physical Science papers for the Gauteng Department of Education; spent 7 years as Deputy Principal of a government school, and been Principal of the Senior School at St Catherine’s for 12 years.

She is passionate about the people who she encounters daily and enjoys sharing her knowledge, wisdom and experience with others. She keeps abreast of the trends in education which she evaluates and tries to incorporate into the educational philosophy implemented by St Catherine’s.

Mrs Crosby relaxes while walking, gardening and using her creativity in designing unique quilts. Reading is reserved for the holidays when her mind isn’t preoccupied with school matters. One of her favourite quotes is by Confucius who said, “Before you can do what you want to do, you always have to do something else”.

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 Life Sciences and Physical Science
Grade 10 to 12 Life Orientation

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport
Grade 9 Life Orientation
Grade 8-10 PE

Mr R van Tonder

Head of Department
Grade 9 to 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 Life Orientation

Miss T Beukes

Head of Department
Grade 11 and 12 Mathematics

Miss C Carstens

Grade 9 Mathematics
Grade 10 Mathematical Literacy

Grade 9-1 Class Teacher

Miss S de Jesus

Grade 10 Mathematics
Grade 11 & 12 Mathematical Literacy

Grade 8-2 Class Teacher

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 Afrikaans

Grade 8-3 Class Teacher

Mrs M Louw

Head of Department
Grade 8 and 11 English

Miss L Barrow

Grade 10 to 12 English

Grade 9-2 Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 English and History

Mrs M Richards

Grade 9 to 12 Afrikaans

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 Afrikaans

Grade 8-3 Class Teacher

Mrs L Khoza

Grade 8 to 12 isiZulu

Grade 12 Class Teacher

Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8, 9, 11 Business Studies

Grade 9 Religious Education

Grade 11-1 Class Teacher

Miss Donn Gouws

Grade 10-12 Accounting

Mrs L Champion

Grade 8 & 9 Creative Arts
Grade 10-12 Visual Arts

Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8, 9, 11 Business Studies

Grade 9 Religious Education

Grade 11-1 Class Teacher

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 10, 12 Religious Education

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10 to 12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Mr R van Tonder

Head of Department
Grade 9 to 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 Life Orientation

Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8, 9, 11 Business Studies

Grade 9 Religious Education

Grade 11-1 Class Teacher

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10 to 12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Mrs U van Staden

Grade Tutor (Gr 12)
Grade 9 to 12 Geography

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 10, 12 Religious Education

Mrs T Geral

Grade 9 to 12 History

Grade 10-1 Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 English and History

Grade 10-2 Class Teacher

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 Life Sciences and Physical Science
Grade 10 to 12 Life Orientation

Mrs M Steyn

Grade 9 to 12 Physical Science

Ms B Lunsford

Grade 9 to 12 Life Sciences

Grade 8-1 Class Teacher

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 Life Sciences and Physical Science
Grade 10 to 12 Life Orientation

Grade 11-2 Class Teacher

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport
Grade 9 Life Orientation
Grade 8-10 PE

Mr C Palmer

Preparatory and Senior School Coach

Principal

Mrs J Crosby

Senior School Principal

Mrs Joanne Crosby was awarded her B.Sc Honours in Biochemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1978. Her initial objective was to follow a career in medical research. After doing research on red blood cells for a year, she realised that research was not her calling.

She was appointed as a Mathematics and Science teacher in 1979 and completed her Higher Diploma in Education during her first year as a teacher.

Over the past 41 years, Mrs Crosby has taught Physical Science, Mathematics and Accounting; managed Physical Science, Life Sciences and Mathematics departments; lectured at the Lesotho Teachers’ Training College; published a Grade 12 Physical Science study guide; set final Grade 12 Physical Science papers for the Gauteng Department of Education; spent 7 years as Deputy Principal of a government school, and been Principal of the Senior School at St Catherine’s for 12 years.

She is passionate about the people who she encounters daily and enjoys sharing her knowledge, wisdom and experience with others. She keeps abreast of the trends in education which she evaluates and tries to incorporate into the educational philosophy implemented by St Catherine’s.

Mrs Crosby relaxes while walking, gardening and using her creativity in designing unique quilts. Reading is reserved for the holidays when her mind isn’t preoccupied with school matters. One of her favourite quotes is by Confucius who said, “Before you can do what you want to do, you always have to do something else”.

Life Orientation
Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 Life Sciences and Physical Science
Grade 10 to 12 Life Orientation

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport
Grade 9 Life Orientation
Grade 8-10 PE

Mr R van Tonder

Head of Department
Grade 9 to 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 Life Orientation

Mathematics
Miss T Beukes

Head of Department
Grade 11 and 12 Mathematics

Miss C Carstens

Grade 9 Mathematics
Grade 10 Mathematical Literacy

Grade 9-1 Class Teacher

Miss S de Jesus

Grade 10 Mathematics
Grade 11 & 12 Mathematical Literacy

Grade 8-2 Class Teacher

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 Afrikaans

Grade 8-3 Class Teacher

English
Mrs M Louw

Head of Department
Grade 8 and 11 English

Miss L Barrow

Grade 10 to 12 English

Grade 9-2 Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 English and History

Afrikaans
Mrs M Richards

Grade 9 to 12 Afrikaans

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 Afrikaans

Grade 8-3 Class Teacher

isiZulu
Mrs L Khoza

Grade 8 to 12 isiZulu

Grade 12 Class Teacher

Accounting
Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8, 9, 11 Business Studies

Grade 9 Religious Education

Grade 11-1 Class Teacher

Miss Donn Gouws

Grade 10-12 Accounting

Arts
Mrs L Champion

Grade 8 & 9 Creative Arts
Grade 10-12 Visual Arts

Religous Education
Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8, 9, 11 Business Studies

Grade 9 Religious Education

Grade 11-1 Class Teacher

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 10, 12 Religious Education

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10 to 12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Business Studies
Mr R van Tonder

Head of Department
Grade 9 to 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 Life Orientation

Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8, 9, 11 Business Studies

Grade 9 Religious Education

Grade 11-1 Class Teacher

CAT
Mrs S Pita

Grade 10 to 12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Geography
Mrs U van Staden

Grade Tutor (Gr 12)
Grade 9 to 12 Geography

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 10, 12 Religious Education

History
Mrs T Geral

Grade 9 to 12 History

Grade 10-1 Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 English and History

Grade 10-2 Class Teacher

Physical Science
Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 Life Sciences and Physical Science
Grade 10 to 12 Life Orientation

Mrs M Steyn

Grade 9 to 12 Physical Science

Life Sciences
Ms B Lunsford

Grade 9 to 12 Life Sciences

Grade 8-1 Class Teacher

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 Life Sciences and Physical Science
Grade 10 to 12 Life Orientation

Grade 11-2 Class Teacher

Sport
Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport
Grade 9 Life Orientation
Grade 8-10 PE

Mr C Palmer

Preparatory and Senior School Coach