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Thursday, 1 April 2021

New principal for Camps Bay High

By 
Sinazo Mkoko
Atlantic Sun
 

Louis Mostert will take over as the school's principal from next month.

From May 1, Camps Bay High School will officially have a new principal.

Louis Mostert is due to take up his role as the school’s principal from next month.

Mr Mostert has been acting principal since the start of this year, taking over the reins from Dave de Korte who retired at the end of December 2020.

Camps Bay High School’s governing body chairperson, Werner Thetard, said they are delighted that the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) accepted their nomination as there can be no one better suited for the position. “Mr Mostert understands how important it is for us to create a nurturing environment where learners have the opportunity to safely explore their limits, ensuring that they strive for the highest in all their endeavours,” he said.

Mr Mostert said he started his teaching career at Camps Bay High School some 33 years ago and he has been a proud member of the Camps Bay school community for all those years. “ For over 10 years, I was the school’s deputy principal and head of academics and mathematics and I am looking forward to taking up the role as principal, and taking forward the school’s vision ‘Strength in Diversity’ to ensure there is always an environment of tolerance and respect on the Camps Bay High School campus,” he said.

The selection committee involved in the principal’s appointment, conducted a rigorous selection process, which involved many hours of work sifting through the applications and ensuring that the required WCED protocols were adhered to.

Mr Thetard said the new principal’s commitment to the school cannot be rivalled. “His energy and passion for forward-thinking educational practices will make sure that our learners are given the best opportunities in academics, sport, culture and service so that they leave Camps Bay High School as well-rounded young adults ready for real world challenges.

“Our school needs a leader who connects with parents, learners and staff, and someone who is a problem-solver. Mr Mostert ticks all of these boxes and his priorities align well with the direction of our school,”he said.

He added that they look forward to working with Mr Mostert who will officially lead the management of the school from May 1.

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