Denise Erasmus

Principal

I like to innovate new and exciting teaching trends embracing digital technology and social and emotional learning at Llandudno and to foster a love of learning in a fun way while  keeping things small, personal as part of our Llandudno family. I am an active person who loves learning, exploring and travelling in all its facets and so enjoy travelling to find out about other educational systems, to explore interesting and remote destinations and cultures.

Sanette Jardim

Grade R Teacher

I feel I am a very gentle and patient soul and this really shows in my interactions with the Grade R’s.  My lessons are creative and dynamic and you can always be guaranteed to walk into my classroom during a fun jolly phonics lesson or creative art class.  I try to always be cheerful, happy, relaxed and calm – organised and creative.

Libby Bailey

Grade 1 Teacher

I enjoy an active lifestyle with my family, cycling, running and kayaking. I have spent many holidays camping in the Richtersveld, Kgalagadi, Namibia, Botswana and The Transkei. I have ridden pillion on a motorbike off road to Sutherland and I have completed the Cape Town cycle tour 11 times on a tandem bicycle. I love the expanse and beauty and freedom of wild remote places. I am committed to South Africa and Nelson Mandela is my role model.

Lauren Lazo

Assistant Teacher

I was born and bred in Cape Town, and graduated from the University of Cape Town with my BSocSci (English Literature & Psychology) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education, specialising in Foundation Phase. I am an avid reader and consider myself a bookworm. My favourite genre would have to be fiction and fantasy, which I think stems from my wild imagination and creative side. Think shows in my love of art in any form! Although, my strengths definitely lie in graphic design and visual art. If you were to ask any of my family or friends, they would tell you that teaching is the perfect fit for me because I rather young and child-like at heart.

Sue Beukes

Grade 2 Teacher

My name is Susan Beukes. Most people call me Sue. I enjoy the simple things in life. I like seeing other people happy and enjoy spending time with children and the elderly. I currently live in Edgemead with a fantastic view of Table Mountain. The green trees and quietness around me probably nudged me towards my love for nature. I love discussing environmental topics with children and teaching them how to be a planet warrior. I am passionate about my work and find it very rewarding. For this reason, I will continue teaching as long as I can. During my very precious “me time’’ you’ll find me spending time with my husband, reading a book, watching a movie, eating chocolate or currently in the garden at home. Losing my parents (mom, stepdad and dad) to three different illnesses has helped me realise how important my church family is. It has also taught me that despite the hard blows in life, I am happy to be me because I am not perfect, but unique. Just like everyone else.

Kirsten McGregor

Assistant Teacher

I am a fun-loving person who enjoys the outdoors and loves soaking up the sun. Teaching has always been my passion, as watching children develop and grow is a wonderful experience. I run interactive literacy and mathematic group sessions which focus on making mistakes and learning from them. No child is the same and my lessons focus on helping each individual learner with their difficulties.

Lisa Theunissen

Grade 3 Teacher

I am an understanding, kind and loving person. I am sensitive towards others and consider myself a good teacher who works hard and keeps trying to better herself. I absolutely love nature and my favourite thing to do is go to the beach and swim!

Staci Herbst

Grade 4 Teacher

I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends. I have a love for travel and enjoy exploring new places. In my grade 4 classroom, I try to create a positive, enjoyable environment, where students feel welcome and comfortable, with a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose. We learn through having fun and incorporating modern technology where possible, mostly through use of the interactive whiteboard.

Angela Mihal

Grade 5 Teacher

I am the Grade 5 class teacher and I have taught at Llandudno School for the past 20 years. I always try to make my lessons as interesting as possible in order to hold children’s attention. Over the years I have had to change many teaching methods because, as technology has improved, so I have had to learn new things to use with the modern pupil. I am very involved with sport because exercise has always been a priority in my own life. I used to be a runner for many years but now I am an ardent hiker and walker. Family walks on the mountain with my husband and daughters, and our awesome dog is what I love to do. When not walking, I am not reading a book, usually a biography of someone I find interesting.

Greg Trumble

Grade 6 Teacher

I have been teaching at Llandudno for over 20 years now and enjoy the small, extended family atmosphere at this happy little school. In my private life I am a quiz master for general knowledge quizes  and enjoy reading and keeping up to date with current affairs.

Pieter Pienaar

Grade 7 Teacher

I have been in Education for many many years, and I am a qualified High school teacher with  BA and a post graduate B.ED degree. Qualifications play only a small part, and I believe it is most important to stay on top of educational matters and the and new material, through constant research to my lessons, not neglecting the human touch! I am driven by a sense of responsibility toward the individuals in my class and my private motto is: Lets catch them doing things right!

Michelle Pearce

Music Teacher

I am an enthusiastic, hardworking music therapist, teacher and performer. I have experience in the music and production industry. My primary instruments are: Flute, Saxophone and piano. I have a love for the outdoor life which I enjoy with my husband and my two dogs.

Shayna Yardley

Senior Phase Maths

I enjoy being active and spending time with my family and friends. I am passionate and dedicated and enjoy the daily life of being a teacher. My objective in the Mathematics classroom is to make learning fun and to extend learners making way for differentiation. All learners have different strengths and the aim is to promote growth and development within each individual learner so that they can have the best possible learning experience.