Kim Van Der Hoven

Forres is the culmination of a lifelong passion I have always had for children and education both professionally and as a mother with 4 children of my own. It is my greatest wish that your child’s experience at Forres will provide them with a positive and life affirming foundation upon which they can build a vision for their lives. My goal is that they will leave Forres knowing what their talents, strengths and passions are and that they will make a meaningful contribution to their communities and the world at large.

Theodore Thomas

I am absolutely delighted to have joined Forres Preparatory School in January 2023. My positive experiences here confirm the ethos and culture that are spoken about and written into the school’s learning framework. They are not merely written; they are evident in the atmosphere of this lovely school. The elements of kindness, belonging, compassion, safety, security and more emanate from the staff and permeate to the students. The narrative practice, which helps our children to build a vision for their lives and the restorative practice in discipline and conflict resolution are authentic, while we systemically support each child to achieve their individual academic potential. Our sport, art and culture offerings are seen as vital tools of expression for our children and important ingredients in the pursuit of happiness and holistic development. At Forres, respect for our students is essential in all our dealings with them and each other since respect begets respect.

Hilly Olckers

Head of Preschool / Grade R

Odette Ndala

Grade R Teacher Assistant

Debbie Hinch

Nursery 1

Zukiswa Mei

Nursery 1 Teacher Assistant

Tasneem Esau

Nursery 2

Linele Kumwenda

Nursery 2 Teacher Assistant

Joy Merryweather-Smith

Nursery 3

Thuliswa Niyabo

Nursery 3 Teacher Assistant

Kathy Mostert

Head of Foundation Phase | Grade 1

Verena Doyle

Grade 2

Susan Beauchamp

Grade 3

Nosipho Dlameni

Intern (Grade 1)

Tshepiso Kolele

Intern (Grade 2)

Thozi Ndlazi


Taryn Bijl

Grade 4

Ayabulela Jolobe

Grade 5

Lauren Faure

Grade 6

Stephen George

Grade 7

Sue Cloete

Afrikaans / Library

Candice Petersen-Zimri

After School Care

Helen Redfern

ASC – Pre-School

Nomawethu Nika

ASC - Primary School


Music Department Co-Ordinator

Carmen Enslin


Amir Karbelkar


Camilla Driver


Alison King

Recorder / Piano

Caleb Tucker (Frontrow Music)


Stephen George

Head of Sport

Anne van Niekerk


Jacqui Aling

Remedial Teacher

Shannon Croney

Remedial Teacher

Leigh Mylrea

Support & Curriculum Specialist

Linda van Duuren

Counsellor & Mentor to Staff & Children

Glenda Thomas

School Secretary

Cheryl Thompson

Campus Secretary / Admissions

Anthea Crowster


Thandeker Joni


Nonzukiso Ntungelo


Michael Piri


Siyabonga Zibi

Security Guard

Stanford Mbatsha

Groundsman / Driver

Gilbert Mwandira

Caretaker / Driver

Zamakaya Badi


Anwar Abrahams