Staff Members

Meet our team that makes up THE CHILDREN’S ART CENTRE

Principal and Senior/FET Educator
Mrs Berenice Carelse-Plato
Favourite Artist: Salvador Dali
Favourite Colour: Black and Green
Favourtie Quote: “Positive Thinking. Positive Outcome”
Teaching Experience: 24 Years



Head of Department and Intermediate Phase Educator
Mrs Denise Engel
Favourite Artist: William Kentridge, El Anatsui Irma Stern
Favourite Colour: Blue-Purple
Favourtie Quote: ‘’How can I make the rest of my life the best of my life’’
Teaching Experience: 23 Years



Foundation Phase Educator
Mrs Leonie Twine
Favourite Artist: The Impressionists for their use of colour
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourtie Quote: ‘Never put off till tomorrow, what you can do today’
Teaching Experience: 10 Years



Foundation Phase Educator
Ms Ursula Windsor
Favourite Artist: Van Gogh
Favourite Colour: Greek Blue
Favourtie Quote: ‘Live,Laugh,make it count’
Teaching Experience: 22 years



Senior/FET Educator
Mr Adriaan Alkema
Favourite Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Favourite Colour: Orange
Favourtie Quote: ‘’God is love. God is truth. God is peach.’’
Teaching Experience: 5 Years



Intermediate Phase Educator
Mr Theodor van der Merwe
Favourite Artist: Edward Hopper, Anselm Kiefer, Matisse
Favourite Colour: Turqoise/blue/green
Favourtie Quote: Mind is shapely, art is shapely” Allen Ginsberg
Teaching Experience: 12 Years



Wednesday & Saturday Senior Educator
Ms Hester Crafford
Favourite Artist: Anselm Kiefer
Favourite Colour: Aqua
Favourtie Quote: ‘’Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.’’
Teaching Experience: 43 Years



Saturday Junior Educator
Ms Emma Blencowe
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Support Staff
Secretary to Principal
Ms Robyn Matthews
Favourtie Quote: Live.Eat.Pray




Saturday Support Staff
Office Admin
Ms Jo-Ann Lewis



General Worker
Mr Mziwekhaya Ntusi
a.k.a. Goodwish
Favourtie Quote: ‘’Do what makes you happy’’



General Worker
Mr Adam Reed
Favourtie Quote: “Always find something to laugh about – it makes me happy’’