Governance & Management

“The key to holding a logical argument or debate is to allow oneself to understand the other person’s argument no matter how divergent their views may seem.”

Auliq Ice



Lilyfontein School is governed by a body known as a School Governing Body (SGB) which will consist of 12 elected members: the principal, 9 parents, 3 educators, 1 non–educator, principal staff member and 3 High School learners. Each representative holds a portfolio that will serve the needs of the school.

Examples include: Finance, Fundraising, Transport, Facilities, HR, Sport, Adventure, Communications and Marketing, Cultural Development and PTA Liaison

SGB Executive Committee:

This committee meets fortnightly and consists of the

  • Principal – Nic Els
  • Chairperson – Peter Allan Dengler
  • Deputy Chairperson – Dr Bongani Kubheka
  • Treasurer – Roslyn Eachus
  • Secretary – Sharon Allan

SGB Committee:

  • Angus Jackson
  • Ann-Lise Bollaert-Davies
  • Renier Roets
  • Emmanuel Musa Langa
  • Annelize Bursey 
  • Lani Petzer 

Non-Educator Representative: 

  • Sharon Allan

Educator Representatives:

  • Wendy Human
  • Brett Geldenhuys
  • Margaret Mitchell

Learner Representatives:

  • Ovayo Baku
  • Lené Steyn
  • Olwethu Mphothulo


The school is managed by the School Management Team (SMT) together with the Primary and High Leadership Teams (LT). The SMT is responsible for the daily running of the school within the organisational domains of academic, pastoral, cultural, sport, adventure and administration. Each of these domains has a staff member co-ordinating a specific committee that ensures correct procedure in each domain.

School Management Team:

  • Principal – Mr Nic Els
  • Deputy Principal – Mr Mike Cousins
  • Head of Academics – Mr Donald Matthewson
  • Head of High School – Mrs Anita Middleton
  • Head of Intermediate Phase – Mr Brett Geldenhuys
  • Head of Foundation Phase – Mrs Alison Fouché
  • Head of Pre-Primary – Mrs Johanna Beukman
  • Head of Sport – Mr Luke Sofute
  • Head of Adventure – Mrs Margaret Mitchell
  • Head of Media – Mrs Christina Matthewson
  • Operations Manager – Ms Lisa van Wyk

Middlecourt Trust:

Middlecourt Trust owns all the land and facilities on the 35ha section of the school. Middlecourt’s objective, as stated in the Trust Deed, is to provide the infrastructure for a high standard of education to Lilyfontein School. Middlecourt Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees.

Current trustees are:

  • Colin Davies
  • Martin Harmse
  • Angus Jackson
  • Roz Moore
  • Gustav Beukman
  • Angus Warren

Parent Teachers Association (PTA)

The Governing Body established the PTA with the following objectives:

  • To promote and facilitate the exchange of views and the maintenance of relationships and harmony between parents of learners attending the school and educators at the school.
  • To assist the Governing Body as may be required by it in all matters which may be of benefit to the school and the learners and their education generally.
  • Generally, to promote the interests of the parents and educators in the involvement in the general life and interests of the school and the learners.

Current Committee members are:

  • Chairperson: Priscilla Joy Dengler –
  • Vice Chairperson: Lisa Gaylard –
  • Secretary: Annette Heger –
  • Fathers Representative: Andrew Eachus –

Parent Liaisons Per Phase:

  • PP: Shale Biggs
  • FP: Lisa Gaylard
  • IP: Roxy Swart
  • HS: Michelle Lindstrom

Cakesale Co-ordinators:

  • Clarissa Fisher
  • Natalie Biggs

Tea Co-ordinator:

  • Tanya Le Roux


  • Tomato Trot: Stan Andrews
  • Funduro: Martin Harmse
  • Adventure Race: Dallas Dreyer
  • Golf Day: Michelle Lindstrom

The PTA is responsible for:

  • The raising of funds for the benefit of the school subject to consultation with the Governing Body fund-raiser. Such funds to be subject to the administration and control of the treasurer of the Governing Body.
  • Arranging and holding functions for members to promote and facilitate a creative relationship and harmony between parents of learners attending the school and educators at the school.
  • Fulfilling a support function regarding the educators of the school.
  • If you would like to get involved in the Lilyfontein PTA, please contact one of the Committee members.

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