our school / board
Anouk is a school parent and mother of four children. She works as a consultant in the international development space, focussing on small scale renewable energy market development. She is passionate about doing things differently and finding innovative and practical solutions to development problems on the ground. Anouk brings in expertise in fundraising, budgeting, strategic planning and HR. As Chair she maintains oversight on all school activities, drives the school’s fundraising efforts and manages the HR and external communication portfolio. Through her work and being a Dutch national she can tap in to a wide network of international funders.
Eleanor is a school parent and the mother of three children. She has always had an interest in child-development and education, a passion that was inspired by her mother who was both a teacher and a head-mistress for over 25 years. Eleanor is working as a GP in Kenton, and enjoys linking her medical insights with her desire to see children grow and develop in supportive, loving and nurturing environments. As Vice chair, she supports the chair person in managing the HR and external communication portfolios.
Building & maintenance, tax, legal matters
Stephen is a school parent and father of four children. He is a civil engineer by trade and has fulfulled management positions in multiple construction companies in South-Africa, Namibia, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. He currently works as a property developer in the Kenton area. Stephen brings in expertise in building, budgeting, accounting, taxation and contracting. He is closely involved in the construction and maintenance of all our school buildings. Next to this he manages the tax and legal portfolio.
Marius van Graan
Marius is a school parent and father of three children. He is an independent photographer and filmmaker, with a portfolio spanning from feature films and documentaries to TV commercials. His clients include National Geographic, the United Nations and Google. Marius brings his skills in marketing and multi-media to the board and acts as our in-house professional photographer and filmmaker. As Secretary, he manages our IT, media and legal portfolios.
Jessica van Graan
Curriculum development, parent liaison
Jessica is the foundational phase teacher at Bushwillow school, a school parent and a mother of three children. She has ten years of teaching experience in multiple schools around South Africa and has home schooled her own children. As a board member she brings in expertise in child-centered and holistic curriculum development, school organisation and event planning. Her creativity and child-focused approach are key assets to our board!