Meet The Team

Fuelled by quality education and unconditional love, The Junior Junction Staff are passionate about laying a strong foundation in a child’s life through love.

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The Junior Junction Staff

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Robynne De Wet

School Principle & Bear Class Teacher
About Robynne

Bev Heyman

Aftercare Manager
About Bev

Linda Mahlohla

Owl Class Teacher (Grade R)
About Linda

Pretty Chirwa

Tigger Class Teacher (3-4yr olds)
About Pretty

Monica Kapungu

Kangaroo Class Teacher (18mths to 3yr olds)
About Monica

Tanya Els

Kangaroo Class Assistant (18mths to 3yr olds)
About Tanya

Vuyokazi Thafeni

Schools Master Chef
About Vuyokazi

Louise Hawes

Bear Class Teacher
About Louise

Louise Hawes

Assistant Bear Class Teacher

"I am a mother of 4 beautiful children, I have been married to my incredible husband Quintin for 18 years. I love Jesus passionately and love to see people especially children walk in their destiny and what God has called them to. Three of my four children have graduated from Junior Junction and so the school and staff hold a very special place in my heart.There are few things in life that bring as much joy as working with children. I worked at Junior Junction as a substitute teacher in 2022 and this year I joined the team as an assistant teacher.

It is an incredible blessing to be part of such an incredible team and school.I love being able to sow into the lives of these incredible kids. There are no words that can describe the joy it brings to my heart to see and spend time with them each day."

Vuyokazi Thafeni

Schools Master Chef

"I got married in 2009, and have 2 amazing children, 1 boy and 1 girl. I joined the Junior Junction team in 2017. Before that I was working at Clicks DC as a picker. I heard about the position at J.J from a friend, I was very interested as I love cooking and being around children. It’s such a blessing to be part of the Junior Junction team."

Tanya Els

Kangaroo Class Assistant
(18mths to 3yr olds)

"I worked in admin for a short while before joining the Junior Junction family. Volunteering at a baby home gave me such happiness and purpose. I enjoy spending time with family, reading, hiking and being in nature. I love taking care of kids. Seeing them grow and become their independent selves fills my heart with so much joy."

Monica Kapungu

Kangaroo Class Teacher
(18mths to 3yr olds)

"I am a mother of three boys, and I joined the Junior Junction family in January 2018. I had 8 years of experience of working with children in an ECD before joining this wonderful team. I am a qualified nurse from Zimbabwe and have completed HIV counselling and testing courses.​

It has always been my prayer and passion to work within a Christian school environment. I am passionate about teaching little ones and seeing them grow spiritually, intellectually, and physically."

Pretty Chirwa

Tigger Class Teacher (3-4yr olds)

"I love spending time with my family and have 5 kids. My passions in life are being around children and looking after orphans. As a teacher, I enjoy having fun with the kids in my class and helping them to be creative and develop creative skills."

Linda Mahlohla

Owl Class Teacher (Grade R)

"I studied Educare at Northlink College, Goodwood Campus. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love solving puzzles and am active and extremely adventurous.

At a very young age, I had a dream of working with children. At Junior Junction, I am living my dream. I have a huge passion for children and it’s a great honour being part of a team that develops children both spiritually and mentally."

Bev Heyman

Aftercare Manager

"I have been widowed since 2017. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. I started working at Junior Junction in 2005 as an Aftercare teacher. In 2007, I started overseeing the running of the Aftercare and Aftercare staff and in 2017, started overseeing the school operationally together with the Principal, Gen Barthus. My hobbies are gardening, and I love doing creative arts.

I enjoy socializing with friends, reaching out to the lost and encouraging others. As a teacher, my passion is to see each child reach their full potential and help them to build up their confidence and self-worth. Seeing the glory of God shine through each of their lives is my heart for the kids at Junior Junction."

Robynne De Wet

School Principle & Bear Class Teacher

“I’m a blessed wife and a proud mom of 4 kiddies. My husband and I adopted our eldest daughter Sophie in 2016, soon after that we fell pregnant with another girl, Paige who was born in 2017 and then we were blessed with another little girl, Josie who was born in 2018. God wasn’t done with us yet, and at the beginning of 2022, we adopted our little boy, Samuel. Our family is full, fun, and filled with life, love, and lots of noise.

I joined the Junior Junction family as a mom in 2017, and as a substitute teacher in 2022 then became a full-time teacher in 2023. I am passionate about children walking into the fullness of what God has purposed for them. My heart is to create a safe space for kids to learn, grow and thrive.”