Meet the Team

We've assembled a team of people who collectively create a nurturing environment in which our children can thrive. We share the ultimate goal of enriching, educating and empowering the children who attend Thembelihle.


Message from our Chairperson
Dr Carolyn Hancock

Thembelihle recognizes that children are our future and greatest untapped resource. We further believe that through quality foundational education we can break the cycle of poverty so prevalent in our country. Through partnering with donors, parents and the community the School removes all barriers to education for vulnerable children between the ages of 3 and 14 by providing their families with financial and social support. Our unique, holistic educational model rooted in Christian values, along with our dedicated and committed Board, teachers and staff, inspire each child to reach their full potential so that their futures are filled with unlimited opportunity. Our holistic interventions ensure each child’s ability to develop into critical and creative thinkers with our academic focus on Science, Maths, Technology, English and the Arts. All our children are all involved with sports and extracurricular activities as well as environmental awareness programs. To ensure the mental and physical well-being of our children, they have access to a dedicated a social worker and professional nurse and receive a healthy meal daily.

School Principal

We are in the process of finding a new principal who is the perfect fit for our school and the values we embody.

Thembelihle Staff 2021

Mrs B Cameron (Acting)

Mrs E Kilian
Miss M Memela
Miss N Mnikathi

Mrs G Purdon

Support Staff
Ms P Mbili 
Ms Ndlovu 
Ms Khumalo
Ms T T Ndlovu
Ms S Ntinga
Ms D Jones Mukhungo

Miss L Mkhize

PreSchool Educators
Gr Ra Miss N Khambule 
Gr Rb  Mrs C Mashazi

Junior Primary
Gr 1a Mrs Henry (HOD)
Gr1b Miss Khan
Gr2a Miss Keel
Gr2b Ms Nxele
Gr3a MissMakhathini
Gr3b Mr R Radebe

Senior Primary
Gr4a Mrs T Hwata
Gr4b Ms N Msebele
Gr5 Mr T Dlamini
Gr6 Mrs S Gininda
Gr 7 Mr N Nyoni (HOD)

Subject Educators
Miss R Mncube
Miss N Zondi
Creative Arts
Miss B Dlamini

Thembelihle Board 2021


Dr Carolyn Hancock (Chairperson)
Rev Gert Lombard (Deputy Chairperson
Mr Mike Clark (Treasurer)


Principal - Mrs B Cameron (Acting)
Mr Ronnie Ndlovu (Parent representative)

Mrs Sthembile Masondo (Parent representative)
Mrs Diana Coke (Member assigned by HMC)
Mr Hugh Queener (Member assigned by CUSP)
BUMC Members 
Mr Andrew Blades (Thembelihle and Angels Care Trust)
Keryn House (Additional Member)