About Us

OUR SCHOOL

Bergvliet Primary School is a public, co-educational school providing high-quality education from Grade R to Grade 7. The school is managed by a very capable School Management Team led by the Principal, ably assisted by a School Governing Body elected by the parents.

The school’s ethos is based on the values of respect, honesty, and kindness. BPS has always been acknowledged as a happy school, with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in which learners thrive. Academically, we strive to deliver the Curriculum in a way that supports the development of each individual learner. We encourage learners to work independently and be self-motivated. It is our belief that learners must take responsibility for their own progress, through self-discipline and sound work habits, and every attempt is made to give them the necessary knowledge and skills in order to do so.

Our main objective is to develop well-balanced, happy individuals, capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead. With our committed educators and qualified support staff, our learners are offered every opportunity to grow, be it academically, culturally or on the sports field. BPS is a “Thinking School”. As such, we have introduced our learners to various strategies and tools, designed to maximise their potential and ensure that they make a positive impact on the world around them. Furthermore, we place great emphasis on the need for a ‘Community Spirit’. In essence, this highlights our collective responsibility to care for and serve our fellow men and women.

We realise that our goals can only be attained through effective partnership with all stakeholders, and acknowledge that a harmonious relationship with our parent body is essential. We welcome input from our parents and value the support given by those who are truly invested in the education of their children.

OUR HISTORY

EARLY YEARS After the Second World War, 1939 – 1945, an entirely new suburb of Cape Town was established to provide accommodation for ex-servicemen. The Bergvliet Housing Scheme attracted many young families and soon the completed buildings were occupied. A beautiful, modern primary school was built in 1949 ready for the first term of 1950.

Our main objective is to develop well-balanced, happy individuals, capable of meeting the challenges that lie ahead. With our committed educators and qualified support staff, our learners are offered every opportunity to grow, be it academically, culturally or on the sports field. BPS is a “Thinking School”. As such, we have introduced our learners to various strategies and tools, designed to maximise their potential and ensure that they make a positive impact on the world around them. Furthermore, we place great emphasis on the need for a ‘Community Spirit’. In essence, this highlights our collective responsibility to care for and serve our fellow men and women.

We realise that our goals can only be attained through effective partnership with all stakeholders, and acknowledge that a harmonious relationship with our parent body is essential. We welcome input from our parents and value the support given by those who are truly invested in the education of their children. Read more

Our VISION AND MISSION

BPS VISION

Holistic Education which inspires and nurtures extraordinary human beings!

 

BPS MISSION

  • To teach innovatively that will create curious, happy and confident children.
  • To use 21st-century learning skills, such as collaborative, creative, critical thinking, communication skills, and resilience.
  • To develop kind, caring and nurturing citizens.
  • Too continually develop staff and share best practices.
  • To embrace diversity.

Our Staff

Principal

Mr. B Paulse

Deputy Principal

Mr. B Hill (Acting)

Reception Grade
Mrs. G Davids (Grade Head)
Mrs. C Mentor
Mrs. A Pollard
Ms. P Mgodeli (Assistant)
Ms. R Volschenk (Gr R Assistant)
Grade One
Mrs. A Reay (Grade Head)
Miss C McKechnie
Mrs. M Tester
Mrs. G Hughes (Grade 1 Learnership)
Grade Two
Mrs. K Brigg (Grade Head)
Mrs. J Horsley
Miss L Gardner
Miss C Shafer (Grade 2 Learnership)
Grade Three
Miss J Ashton (School Management Team)
Miss A Adams
Mrs. J Billington (Grade Head)
Miss N Gardner (Grade 3 Learnership)
Grade Four
Mrs. G Williams (School Management Team)
Mrs. A Lambert (Grade Head)
Mrs. B Young
Mr. K Schwimmbacher (Intersen Learnership)
Grade Five
Mrs. M Reynolds (Grade Head)
Mrs. S Jones
Mrs. S Wentzel
Mr. J Edwards (Intersen Learnership)
Grade Six
Mrs. T Noor
Mrs. E Hector (Grade Head)
Mrs. C Viljoen
Mr. L Hill (Intersen Learnership)
Grade Seven
Mrs. F Esau (Grade Head)
Mrs. T Davids
Mr. C Gapad (Intersen Learnership)
Art & Life Orientation
Mr. M Jonas
Computer
Mrs. B van Niekerk
Music & Choir
Mr. M BarnwellMrs S Gordon
Ms. L Smith
Learning Support
Mrs. J Fuller
Mrs. A Leech
Mrs. E October
Librarian
Mrs. J Junor
Mrs. T Whyte ( Library Assistant)
Sports Administrators
Mr. C Theys
Mr. B Barnard
Administration
Miss M Fouten
Mrs. B Shaban
Reception & Admissions
Mrs. U Vermeulen
Finance
Mrs. D Leary
Mrs. H Pretorius
Social Worker
Mrs. R Wichmann
Mrs. N Swift
Tuckshop
Mrs. A Kellerman
Mrs. N Cockbill
Miss G Plato
School Uniform Shop
Mrs. F Schwimmbacher
Maintenance
Mr. E Kruger (Estate Manager)
Mr. M Frans
Ms. N Orrie
Mrs .S Pienaar
Mr. V Luck
Mrs. J Thyssen
Mrs. B Ntshakaza
Mrs. O Potts
Mrs. M Davids
Ms. G Julius
Mr. E Qakati
Mr. Duma
Mrs. P Mgodeli
After School Care
Mrs. B Shaban (Accounts)
Miss R Volschenk
Ms. C Minnie
Mrs. M Fortune
Mrs. A Leary
Ms. R Basson
Ms. C Sinclair

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