The Northern Park Staff
We proudly employ a wide range of highly-qualified and dedicated staff to ensure that your child receives a quality education and develops in a holistic manner.
Northern Park Primary promotes the development of a strong partnership between the parents and school staff and management, so that a solid foundation can be built for every learner that enters its gates.
ADMINISTRATION AND ACADEMIC STRUCTURE
The academic and day-to-day functions of the school are invested in the authority of the Headmaster, Mr Pillay.
He is assisted by the Deputy Principal, Mrs Stoute, as well as the Departmental Heads: Mrs Brophy for Grade 6 and 7, Mrs Rajpaul for Grade 4 and 5, Ms Zulu for Grade 2 and 3, and Ms Nortje for Grade R and 1. The Phase Coordinators attend to and administer all the academic needs of their particular phases or grades. Other members of staff are allocated a variety of responsibilities which ensure that the school functions optimally.
Staff Development Programme
Regular staff development programmes are held throughout the year to promote the professional growth of the staff in order that educators may teach more effectively, be exposed to and respond to educational changes and innovations. This programme has, to date, promoted a common bond between the educators, causing them to work effectively as a team to the mutual benefit of the school. Every educator is required to belong to a professional body, namely the South African Council for Educators (SACE), and is required to follow its continuous personal training and development programme.
School Governing Body
The South African Schools Act requires all public schools to be governed by a Governing Body. The School Governing Body is elected every three years, through the election of five parent members, two teacher members and one non-teacher member, with the Headmaster being an ex-officio member. The primary purpose of the School Governing Body is to establish policies pertaining to the governance of the school, while the day-to-day management of the school is invested in the Headmaster’s authority.
The School Governing Body is a statutory body and may therefore enter into contracts, employ additional staff and set school fees to support the activities it has elected to perform. Once school fees for the following year have been approved at an annual meeting held with the parent body, the School Governing Body may enforce these to be paid. The School Governing Body employs additional staff in order to enhance the effectiveness of the school.