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”.

Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 & 9 Accounting

Grade 9 & 11 Business Studies

Grade 9C Class Teacher

Mrs D Botha

Grade 10-12 Accounting

Grade 12A Class Teacher

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Grade 8B Class Teacher

Mrs M Richards

Grade 10-12 Afrikaans

Mrs L Champion

Grade 8 & 9 Creative Arts
Grade 10-12 Visual Arts
Grade 11A Class Teacher

Mr R van Tonder

Head of Department

Grade 8, 10 & 12 Business Studies

Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 & 9 Accounting

Grade 9 & 11 Business Studies

Grade 9C Class Teacher

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology

Grade 11 Religious Education

Mrs M Louw

Head of Department

Grade 10 and 12 English

Miss L Barrow

Grade 9 to 11 English

Grade 9B Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 & 10 English

Grade 10 History

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Mrs U van Staden

Grade 9 to 12 Geography

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 9 & 12 Religious Education

Mr M Coetzee

Grade 8-12 History

Grade 8C Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 & 10 English

Grade 10 History

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport

Grade 10 & 11 Life Orientation

Grade 11 Life Sciences

Ms B Lunsford

Grade 8 Life Orientation

Grade 9 & 12 Life Sciences

Grade 10C Class Teacher

Mr S. Dube

Grade 8-11 Physical Education

Grade 9 Life Orientation

Ms B Lunsford

Grade 8 Life Orientation

Grade 9 & 12 Life Sciences

Grade 10C Class Teacher

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport

Grade 10 & 11 Life Orientation

Grade 11 Life Sciences

Mrs L Khoza

Grade 8 to 12 isiZulu

Grade 10B Class Teacher

Miss T Beukes

Head of Department

Grade 10 Mathematics

Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy

Miss C Carstens

Grade 8 & 9 Mathematics

Grade 9A Class Teacher

Mrs S Murray

Grade 10 & 11 Mathematical Literacy

Grade 10A Class Teacher

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics

Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Grade 8B Class Teacher

Miss N Lombard

Grade 11 & 12 Mathematics

Grade 10 Religious Education

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs M Steyn

Grade 10-12 Physical Science

Grade 11B Class Teacher

Miss N Lombard

Grade 11 & 12 Mathematics

Grade 10 Religious Education

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 9 & 12 Religious Education

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology

Grade 11 Religious Education

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport

Grade 10 & 11 Life Orientation

Grade 11 Life Sciences

Mr C Palmer

Preparatory and Senior School Coach

Mr S. Dube

Grade 8-11 Physical Education

Grade 9 Life Orientation

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class 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
Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 & 9 Accounting

Grade 9 & 11 Business Studies

Grade 9C Class Teacher

Mrs D Botha

Grade 10-12 Accounting

Grade 12A Class Teacher

Afrikaans
Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics
Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Grade 8B Class Teacher

Mrs M Richards

Grade 10-12 Afrikaans

Arts
Mrs L Champion

Grade 8 & 9 Creative Arts
Grade 10-12 Visual Arts
Grade 11A Class Teacher

Business Studies
Mr R van Tonder

Head of Department

Grade 8, 10 & 12 Business Studies

Mr T Mokoka

Grade 8 & 9 Accounting

Grade 9 & 11 Business Studies

Grade 9C Class Teacher

CAT
Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology

Grade 11 Religious Education

English
Mrs M Louw

Head of Department

Grade 10 and 12 English

Miss L Barrow

Grade 9 to 11 English

Grade 9B Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 & 10 English

Grade 10 History

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Geography
Mrs U van Staden

Grade 9 to 12 Geography

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 9 & 12 Religious Education

History
Mr M Coetzee

Grade 8-12 History

Grade 8C Class Teacher

Miss F Mateus

Grade 8 & 10 English

Grade 10 History

Grade 8A Class Teacher

Life Orientation
Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport

Grade 10 & 11 Life Orientation

Grade 11 Life Sciences

Ms B Lunsford

Grade 8 Life Orientation

Grade 9 & 12 Life Sciences

Grade 10C Class Teacher

Mr S. Dube

Grade 8-11 Physical Education

Grade 9 Life Orientation

Life Sciences
Ms B Lunsford

Grade 8 Life Orientation

Grade 9 & 12 Life Sciences

Grade 10C Class Teacher

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport

Grade 10 & 11 Life Orientation

Grade 11 Life Sciences

isiZulu
Mrs L Khoza

Grade 8 to 12 isiZulu

Grade 10B Class Teacher

Mathematics
Miss T Beukes

Head of Department

Grade 10 Mathematics

Grade 12 Mathematical Literacy

Miss C Carstens

Grade 8 & 9 Mathematics

Grade 9A Class Teacher

Mrs S Murray

Grade 10 & 11 Mathematical Literacy

Grade 10A Class Teacher

Mrs J Steenkamp

Grade 8 Mathematics

Grade 8 & 9 Afrikaans

Grade 8B Class Teacher

Miss N Lombard

Grade 11 & 12 Mathematics

Grade 10 Religious Education

Physical Science
Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher

Mrs M Steyn

Grade 10-12 Physical Science

Grade 11B Class Teacher

Religous Education
Miss N Lombard

Grade 11 & 12 Mathematics

Grade 10 Religious Education

Mrs B Karam

Grade 8 Geography

Grade 8, 9 & 12 Religious Education

Mrs S Pita

Grade 10-12 Computer Applications Technology

Grade 11 Religious Education

Sport
Mrs L van Vreden

HOD Senior School Sport

Grade 10 & 11 Life Orientation

Grade 11 Life Sciences

Mr C Palmer

Preparatory and Senior School Coach

Mr S. Dube

Grade 8-11 Physical Education

Grade 9 Life Orientation

Miss P Rosa

Grade 8 & 9 Life Sciences

Grade 8 & 9 Physical Science

Grade 12 Life Orientation

Grade 12 Physical Education

Grade 12B Class Teacher