Mrs Joanne 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 N Holm

Grade 8,10 & 11 Business Studies
Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Rev T Mokoka

Head of Grade 10

Accounting Grade 9-12

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Grade 8B Class Teacher

Mrs M Richards

Grade 10-12 Afrikaans

Grade 9C Class Teacher

Mrs L Champion

Grade 7- 9 Creative Arts
Grade 10-12 Visual Arts

Mr R van Tonder

Head of Grade 8

Grade 9, 11 & 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 & 12 Guidance

Miss N Holm

Grade 8,10 & 11 Business Studies
Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Grade 10A Class Teacher

Mrs J Erusmus

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 10 and 11 Mathematical Literacy
Grade 8 & 9 Computers

Grade 8C Class Teacher

Mrs S Smit

Head of Grade 9

Grade 9 & 11 English

Miss L Barrow

Grade 10 to 12 English

Grade 10B Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 & 11 English

Grade 11A Class Teacher

Mrs U van Staden

Grade 9 to 12 Geography
Grade 11 Guidance

Grade 9B Class Teacher

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography
Grade 8 & 12 Religious Education

Mr M Coetzee

Grade 8-12 History

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mr R van Tonder

Head of Grade 8

Grade 9, 11 & 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 & 12 Guidance

Mr S Dube

Grade 8-12 Physical Education
Grade 9 Guidance

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs L van Vreden

Head of Grade 11

Grade 8, 9, 11, 12 Life Sciences

Mrs L Khoza

Grade 8-12 isiZulu

Grade 11B Class Teacher

Miss T Beukes

Head of Grade 12

Grade 11 Mathematics
Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy
Grade 8 Physical Science

Miss C Carstens

Grade 9 & 10 Mathematics

Grade 9A Class Teacher

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Mrs N McGuire

Grade 8, 10, 12 Mathematics
Grade 9 & 10 Religious Education

Grade 12 A Class Teacher

Mrs J Erusmus

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 10 and 11 Mathematical Literacy
Grade 8 & 9 Computers

Grade 8C Class Teacher

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs M Steyn

Grade 10-12 Physical Science

Mrs N McGuire

Grade 8, 10, 12 Mathematics
Grade 9 & 10 Religious Education

Grade 12 A Class Teacher

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography
Grade 8 & 12 Religious Education

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Grade 10A Class Teacher

Mr T Wild

Whole School Co-Curricular HOD

Mr C Palmer

Preparatory and Senior School Coach

Mr S Dube

Grade 8-12 Physical Education
Grade 9 Guidance

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs A Venter

Senior School Music Teacher

Principal

Mrs Joanne 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”.

Accounting
Miss N Holm

Grade 8,10 & 11 Business Studies
Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Rev T Mokoka

Head of Grade 10

Accounting Grade 9-12

Afrikaans
Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Grade 8B Class Teacher

Mrs M Richards

Grade 10-12 Afrikaans

Grade 9C Class Teacher

Arts
Mrs L Champion

Grade 7- 9 Creative Arts
Grade 10-12 Visual Arts

Business Studies
Mr R van Tonder

Head of Grade 8

Grade 9, 11 & 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 & 12 Guidance

Miss N Holm

Grade 8,10 & 11 Business Studies
Grade 8 Accounting

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Computers
Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Grade 10A Class Teacher

Mrs J Erusmus

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 10 and 11 Mathematical Literacy
Grade 8 & 9 Computers

Grade 8C Class Teacher

English
Mrs S Smit

Head of Grade 9

Grade 9 & 11 English

Miss L Barrow

Grade 10 to 12 English

Grade 10B Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 & 11 English

Grade 11A Class Teacher

Geography
Mrs U van Staden

Grade 9 to 12 Geography
Grade 11 Guidance

Grade 9B Class Teacher

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography
Grade 8 & 12 Religious Education

History
Mr M Coetzee

Grade 8-12 History

Life Orientation
Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mr R van Tonder

Head of Grade 8

Grade 9, 11 & 12 Business Studies
Grade 8 & 12 Guidance

Mr S Dube

Grade 8-12 Physical Education
Grade 9 Guidance

Life Sciences
Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs L van Vreden

Head of Grade 11

Grade 8, 9, 11, 12 Life Sciences

isiZulu
Mrs L Khoza

Grade 8-12 isiZulu

Grade 11B Class Teacher

Mathematics
Miss T Beukes

Head of Grade 12

Grade 11 Mathematics
Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy
Grade 8 Physical Science

Miss C Carstens

Grade 9 & 10 Mathematics

Grade 9A Class Teacher

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Mrs N McGuire

Grade 8, 10, 12 Mathematics
Grade 9 & 10 Religious Education

Grade 12 A Class Teacher

Mrs J Erusmus

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 10 and 11 Mathematical Literacy
Grade 8 & 9 Computers

Grade 8C Class Teacher

Physical Science
Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs M Steyn

Grade 10-12 Physical Science

Religous Education
Mrs N McGuire

Grade 8, 10, 12 Mathematics
Grade 9 & 10 Religious Education

Grade 12 A Class Teacher

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography
Grade 8 & 12 Religious Education

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology
Grade 11 Religious Education

Grade 10A Class Teacher

Sport
Mr T Wild

Whole School Co-Curricular HOD

Mr C Palmer

Preparatory and Senior School Coach

Mr S Dube

Grade 8-12 Physical Education
Grade 9 Guidance

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8-10 Life Sciences
Grade 9 Physical Science
Grade 11 Life Orientation
Grade 12 Guidance & Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Music
Mrs A Venter

Senior School Music Teacher