About Mr Rian van Tonder

Mr van Tonder received a Higher Education Diploma from Normaal Kollege, Pretoria. He has many years of teaching experience, as well as ten years business development experience within the private sector. Mr van Tonder joined St Catherine’s in January 2015 as a Business Studies and Life Orientation teacher. He is currently the HOD for Business Studies, Accounting and Life Sciences and also teaches Grades 10 to 12 Business Studies.

 Mr van Tonder has a passion for young adults and for trying to develop them to become successful businessmen and women who can make a positive contribution to our beautiful country’s economy. Apart from his teaching role, Mr van Tonder is a Grade 8 and 9 Head and has a passion for the holistic development of young people. He accompanies pupils on the Grade 8 camp, Leadership camps and Life Sciences excursions. Mr van Tonder is also involved in the school’s Athletics programme and encourages pupils to actively participate. 

 Mr van Tonder’s motto in life is: “Live when you’re alive, sleep when you are dead”.

Head of Department Grade 9 to 12 Business Studies