Top headmaster posts to be filled

May 2024

Some of the most prestigious headmaster positions are set to be filled in the coming months.

As an indication of how high the bar is set, Paul Roos is readvertising their post.

 

# SCHOOL NAME START ALMA MATER SIGNIFICANT PREVIOUS DECISION
1 Dale Garth Shaw 2019 Queen’s HJS Paarl BH & Claremont teacher Next Northwood head
2 Helpmekaar Klaus Konig 2002 Retiring soon
3 HJS Paarl BH Derek Swart 2007 HM: Monument Park Retiring soon
4 Maritzburg College Chris Luman 2013 Wynberg DMH: St Paul’s (Hamilton, NZ) Retiring soon
5 Michaelhouse Antony Clark 2019 St Andrew’s HM: St Andrew’s (1994-2002) Retiring soon
6 Paul Roos Andre van Staden 2017 HM: Pearson Retiring soon
7 Boland Landbou Kobus Hardman 2020 DHM: Nelspruit New Menlopark Head

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25 Comments

  1. avatar
    #25 Gatskop

    Mr Swart sal gemis word. Groot skoene om vol te staan.

    ReplyReply
    9 May, 2024 at 15:34
  2. avatar
    #24 Ploegskaar

    @Deon (Comment #23)
    Hel Deon, kan jy glo dis al ongeveer 10 jaar terug?

    ReplyReply
    8 May, 2024 at 16:31
  3. avatar
    #23 Deon

    @Ploegskaar (Comment #22)
    Ek het geen idee wat die kwessie met Mnr Swart en Oloff is nie, maar soos jy weet het my paaie al gekruis met Oloff en ek kan nie dink aan ‘n nicer, brighter en meer edele gentleman as hy nie. Dis nou werklik ‘n top klas man.

    Interessant, ons het ook ‘n onderwyser gehad, ek dink na my tyd vise-rektor, Mnr. Derek Swart. Koringkriek. Fantastiese pedagoog in alle fasette.

    ReplyReply
    8 May, 2024 at 15:42
  4. avatar
    #22 Ploegskaar

    @Snelvuur (Comment #21)
    Ek is maar net ‘n ou vir detail, verkieslik al die detail…Bly hoe dinge vir hom uitgewerk het btw, hy en Vlos maak klaar ‘n impak by die Diamonds. Ons het ‘n lang pad saam geloop, een van die min skole afrigters wat nie insulêr is nie, altyd oop vir nuwe idees en ‘n rugbychat

    ReplyReply
    8 May, 2024 at 15:15
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    #21 Snelvuur

    @Ploegskaar (Comment #20)
    Oepsie. Bietjie diep in die brannewynbottel geloer.

    ReplyReply
    8 May, 2024 at 12:29
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    #20 Ploegskaar

    @Snelvuur (Comment #8)
    Oloff….

    ReplyReply
    8 May, 2024 at 12:04
  7. avatar
    #19 Snelvuur

    @Smallies (Comment #9)
    Ek dink dit is in baie gevalle ‘n gesonder skuif vir die skool – die oud-hoofde beweeg dan in ‘n meer seremoniële rol in (amper soos die Royal Family), terwyl ‘n nuwe hoof die day-to-day administrasie en uitvoerende besluite oorneem. Dit gee die skool die flexibility om vorentoe te beweeg en nogsteeds legendariese figure te betrek.

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    8 May, 2024 at 09:19
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    #18 Snelvuur

    @Trots HJS (Tandem) (Comment #14)
    I’m not taking away from anything he did during his 17 years at the school – on the contrary, as I mentioned below, I think he made an extraordinary impact on the school. I also agree that the school is in a much better space than before he took over – it has been firmly cemented as a top, top academic institution with a 100% pass rate in most if not all of the past 10 years. I am also aware of the sad personal circumstance you are alluding to – of course, that was absolutely tragic, and I would not wish that on anyone. His resilience to push through personal adversity and continue to serve the school should be, has been and is commended. My comment below was merely aimed at dispelling the notion that he had to retire even though the school actually wanted to keep him around. Do you disagree with what I said regarding the fact that he is taking an early retirement? There’s no rumour in that, you can just look at his age.

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    8 May, 2024 at 09:15
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    #17 OUD ANKER

    @kantako (Comment #15)
    100%! Alhoewel na my tyd is hy ‘n legend!

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 21:49
  10. avatar
    #16 Smallies

    @kantako (Comment #15)
    Hy het vir my Geskiedenis gegee in st7 by Stoffberg, was die Eerste span Coach gewees en het my gat gereeld aan die brand geslaan😂😂
    One of the good guys.
    Oom Vlekkie Aukamp by Stoffberg was ook so ,die nuwe skoolsaal is na hom vernoem

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 20:15
  11. avatar
    #15 kantako

    @OUD ANKER (Comment #12)
    George Nell by Die Anker ook. Great hoof gewees.

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 20:10
  12. avatar
    #14 Trots HJS (Tandem)

    @Snelvuur (Comment #8)
    I think it is not appropriate to have unverified gossip published like this. We are talking about a person with a family who worked relentlessly for 17 years for his school and experienced very sad personal circumstances a number of years ago. Your so called insider contacts are misguided. How will you feel if someone gossip like this about you. O yes they cannot because you hide behind another name.

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 20:06
  13. avatar
    #13 Smallies

    @OUD ANKER (Comment #12)
    Yip.

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 19:51
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    #12 OUD ANKER

    @Smallies (Comment #9)
    Piere Edwards van Affies is so ‘n voorbeeld.

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 19:24
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    #11 Smallies

    @Kaya 85 (Comment #10)
    Don’t know ,ar least Grey hasnt been renamed to Volsteed gimnasuim….

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 16:39
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    #10 Kaya 85

    @Smallies (Comment #9)
    And some of those headmasters they name the whole school after…(Paul Roos, Charlie Hofmyer…wie nog?)

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 16:08
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    #9 Smallies

    @Snelvuur (Comment #8)
    Jy kry natuurlik ook hoofde wat later instellings raak by n skool en selfs na aftrede betrokke bly by n skool

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 13:41
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    #8 Snelvuur

    @JongMatie (Comment #6)
    Dis nie wat ek hoor nie. Hy was veronderstel om eers volgende jaar af te tree (hy is nou eers 63), maar sy aftrede is “vervroeg” weens verskeie redes (insluitend, hoor ek, die sage met Olof Bergh). @Smallies (Comment #7)
    Ek dink hy het baie vir HJS beteken aan die begin, maar ek dink hy is een van daardie skoolhoofde wat té lank gebly het en die skool laat stagneer het (en ek sê dit, soos die blog nou al weet, met direkte familie in HJS).

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    7 May, 2024 at 13:05
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    #7 Smallies

    @JongMatie (Comment #6)
    Hulle sou gebaat het daaruit ,volgens alles wat ek gehoor het is hy n baie goeie skoolhoof.Die skool het beslis vooruit gegaan met hom daar

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 12:53
  20. avatar
    #6 JongMatie

    @Smallies (Comment #4)
    Ek verneem hulle wou hom eintlik langer aanhou..

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 11:52
  21. avatar
    #5 JongMatie

    Hoe sing Al Pacino in die rolprent, Scent of a Woman – ”it’s a great day for singing a song, and it’s a great day for moving along”

    Exciting times!

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 11:48
  22. avatar
    #4 Smallies

    Derek Swart gaan gemis word by Boishaai…

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 10:08
  23. avatar
    #3 OUD ANKER

    @Snelvuur (Comment #2)
    I don’t always agree with you, but this point of yours is very true and valid.

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 09:27
  24. avatar
    #2 Snelvuur

    Paul Roos has done well in recruiting rectors over the past few years. Appointing experienced headmasters with around 10 years until retirement has worked wonders. It also prevents that you have the same headmaster for 15 to 20 years, which sometimes results in stagnation.

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    7 May, 2024 at 08:58
  25. avatar
    #1 Coolguy

    I think Mr. Shaw will be missed at Dale, he has done good work there and will be a welcome boost for Northwood. Mr. Clark, has another two years at House and retiring in the UK.

    ReplyReply
    7 May, 2024 at 08:14

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