About Mrs Chantel van der Schyff

Mrs van der Schyff graduated from JCE where she obtained her Higher Diploma in Education (HDE) Senior Primary in 1997 and started her teaching career in 1998. She obtained her Honours degree from Wits in 2000. In 2008 she won the Ekurhuleni Cluster National Teacher’s Award for Excellence in Primary School teaching and was first runner-up in Gauteng.

In 2009, Mrs van der Schyff joined St Catherine’s Preparatory as a Senior Primary teacher and was promoted to Head of Department in January 2016.

Mrs van der Schyff currently teaches Grade 4 English and Mathematics as well as Grade 4 and 5 Technology. Maths is by far her favourite subject and she strives to develop that same love for the subject in her pupils, as she believes that loving a subject makes all the difference to learning.

She believes that every adult needs a child to teach… it’s how adults learn. Her favourite quotation is “Enjoy the little things in life, for when we look back we will realise that they were the big things.”

Senior Primary Head of Department, Grade 4 English and Mathematics, Grade 4 and 5 Technology