Ian has served in Christian education since 2004, first as a teacher, then sports administrator, deputy principal and finally principal.  Since 2012 he has been responsible for implementing the Ambleside approach at The Vine School.  Under his leadership the school has rapidly grown, both in student numbers and in faithfulness to the Ambleside philosophy and ideals.

Grade RR

Berni taught preschoolers for 14 years and finds the Ambleside approach fits her teaching style.

Grade R

Jean was the Principal of a Christian preschool and has a passion for helping children understand why God created them.

Grade R

Cheryl has taught Preschool for 18 years, mostly at Christian schools, and has extensive remedial experience. She loves establishing the foundations of education. 


Grade 1

Leeanne brings energy, sensitivity and quiet strength to the classroom. She is a natural Ambleside  teacher, laying a sound foundation in all subjects.  

Grade 1

Elouise taught at Ambleside School of Hout Bay for 5 years, before becoming a full time mom. She enjoys applying Charlotte Mason's principles to parenting as well as education.

Grade 2 

Marisse studied English and History before training at UCT to be a teacher. She loves teaching children to follow Jesus in all of life.

Grade 2

Gabi studied at a Waldorf institute where she learned a creative and inspirational approach which fits well with The Vine School's philosophy.


Grade 3

Janice is passionate about teaching - whether it's literature, poetry, drama or nature study, she expects the very best and the children respond with delight. 

Assistant Gr 3

Tegan has always wanted to be a teacher.  She jumped at the opportunity to work as an assistant while studying part-time. 


Grade 4 

Elvirena worked for many years in environmental education, while studying part time.  Working at The Vine School is the fulfilment of a long-held dream to teach young children.

Grade 5

Tracey has been teaching at our school for 18 years! Her cheerful spirit, determination, loyalty and years of experience are a great blessing.

Grade 5

Before teaching at The Vine School, Mariske taught at Wynberg Boys High School, where she was well known for going the extra mile. She is passionate about teaching Afrikaans and Art.  

Grade 6 

Michelle taught at Wynberg Girls Junior School before starting a school for supportive education. At The Vine School she loves encouraging students to explore subjects thoroughly and to develop their relational lives.

Grade 7

Mandy believes her own Christian school experience inspired her to teach. She loves working with children and seeing their lives impacted for Jesus Christ.

Mentor Teacher

Gina has twelve years' experience as a teacher and another ten as a stay-at-home mother of three daughters, who all attended our school. She loves helping new teachers to adapt to the Ambleside approach. 


Physical Education

Allen trained at the Bible Institute before realising his calling to be a teacher. He has developed an outstanding physical education program and also teaches Afrikaans. 

Preschool Assistant

Thora is fulfilling a life-long ambition to become a preschool teacher.  She is completing an internship in Early Childhood Development.

Inspirational Subjects

Charlene served as the school's secretary for 20 years before discovering her natural gifting as a firm, loving Ambleside teacher. 


Margaret served as a library volunteer for many years while still a parent at the school.  Her steady, careful work and kind spirit is a blessing in the library.

Assistant Librarian

Daphne's considerable organisational skills together with her warm, outgoing nature make visits to the library a pleasure.

Relief Teacher

Lara taught at The Vine School before deciding to focus on being a full-time mom to her three boys. She is always willing to fill in for an absent teacher.

Aftercare Supervisor

Lauren is a past parent at the school and returned to devote her strong organisational skills and love for children to our Aftercare service.


Joanne's kind and compassionate nature finds full expression in looking after the younger aftercare children. 


Olivia has 10 years experience in educare. She loves working with children who give her joy. She believes that working at The Vine School is a blessing from God.