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Mr Fanie Vermaak




I was born in Orkney, North West Province, and went to school in Potchefstroom and Polokwane. I studied at North West University and University of Johannesburg and obtained my Honours degree in History and Educational Management.

I arrived in Jeffreys Bay in October 2003. I have 27 years’ experience in teaching and was Principal at Alma Mater Akademie (Krugersdorp) for 3 years and Victory Christian School in Jeffreys Bay for 12 years.

I opened the doors to Pharos School in January 2016.


My passions

I am passionate about discovering that one thing in every child that will make them excited about life and learning. In each child there is a God given passion, potential and purpose. As teachers we must discover and nurture it.


My purpose at Pharos

We are called to let the light of Jesus shine in our lives so that the children that comes to Pharos can be Light bearers for Jesus inside the school and the community. We are called to discover passion, unlock potential in children to pursue their purpose later in life.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_override=”full” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”713″ img_size=”400×600″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Hanlie Vermaak

Co-Owner of Pharos School

Contributes on Strategic and Financial level

Supporting my husband



I come from Randfontein on the West Rand. I am a qualified CA(SA) since 1991, contracting in SAP financial arena to big corporate entities.


My passions

My family and friends are my passion. I also love being active and am a keen Mountain Bike Rider, competing in competitions alongside my husband and son.


My purpose at Pharos

“Education is the passport for the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcolm X.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”710″ img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Annelize Meyer

Tina Cowley Reading Centre Reading Therapist

Abacus Math Manager



I was born in Potchefstroom, North West Province and went to school in Polokwane and Klerksdorp. I studied at the University of Potchefstroom. I have been a Gr10 to 12 Life Sciences teacher for 15 years.

At the beginning of 2017, I became the reading therapist at the Tina Cowley Reading centre at Pharos school.


My passions

I love reading and therefore decided to end my teaching career in 2016 to put my energy into a reading program to help learners to improve their reading skills.


My purpose at Pharos

The last couple of years as a teacher I saw many high school learners who struggled due to under developed reading skills.

I found my purpose, seeing the potential in every learner while sharing my passion with them.

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Me Annemie Bibb

Finance & Admin Officer



I was born and raised in Despatch, Eastern Cape and have been living in Jeffreys Bay for 35 years.

I have a diploma in Business Management and 25 years’ experience in bookkeeping.

I have 2 gorgeous children and a dog named Rex.


My passions

What I do for a living is one of my passions! My other passions, photography and writing, is my way of being creative. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, and my two favourites are horses and Rottweilers.


My purpose at Pharos

I started my journey with Pharos in 2015 and became part of the staff at the beginning of 2017. I believe I am here not just to do my job as Finance Officer – but also to be part of an amazing family and to offer love and give joy to the kiddies in the school.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”707″ img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Carla Smit

Head of Foundation Phase

Grade 1 Teacher

Choir & Music



This year I celebrate 25 fantastic years as a teacher. I have no regrets regarding my career choice. Being a teacher brings colour to my life!

I took hands with Pharos at their birth in 2016.


My passions

My passions in life is to see children grow, spiritually, mentally and emotionally, to compose music, to coach choirs, to write poetry, to listen to soul music, to admire clouds, to collect pebbles (I have a collection from all over the world brought to me by my students). Beautiful flowers, sunsets and sunrises, to visit with my girlfriends and add value to other people’s lives.


My purpose at Pharos

It is the biggest privilege to help form the lives of children, to give them love, to be there and really care for them. All people, especially children, thrives when being loved. When a child feels safe, optimal learning can be achieved.

Teaching is not just about relaying knowledge, it is also the biggest treasure of all – building of valuable relationships.

I thank God for this wonderful career: Teaching[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_override=”full” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”720″ img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Heather Ann Muller

Grade 2 Teacher



I obtained a diploma in Higher Education Foundation Phase and a Diploma in Educational Management. I started my career in Vryburg in the North West and then retired in 2016 after 40 years of teaching.


My passions

I have been married for 40 years and have a son and a daughter. My only granddaughter is the life of my life. I enjoy cooking, reading and walking on the beach.

And I love, love my job! How many of us can say that and really mean it! I have a passion for teaching.


My purpose at Pharos

The Lord opened the door for me at Pharos in 2017, knowing this young at heart 62 year old could not sit still. I want to teach children to become the best they can be, even with the bumps in the road that come their way.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”709″ img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Helena Groenewald

Receptionist / PA



I was born and raised in Pretoria. I have been in Jeffreys Bay now for 6 Years. I am married with 2 children and we have 1 dog, called Buksie.

I have been with Pharos since the beginning in 2016.


My passions

Having fun with my children. I also love arts & crafts.


My purpose at Pharos

H – Hilarious

E – Energetic

L – Loyal

E – Eager

N – Noisy

A – Adorable

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Ms Leanne Daniels

Grade 4 and 5 Register Class Teacher

English & Maths for Senior Phase

Teacher for Abacus Math



I am a born & bred PE girl. I completed my B.Ed Degree in 2011. I have been teaching in Private Christian Schools for the past 7 years and have been with Pharos since we opened the school in 2016.


My passions

I am the proud owner of two Border Collies. I have an unexplainable love for dogs.

I am passionate about teaching – as I view children as my own. I have a natural desire to make sure children reaches their full potential by creating a positive classroom atmosphere and allow them to develop at their own pace.


My purpose at Pharos

“Education is the passport for the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcolm X.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”714″ img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Marenda Venter

Head of Intermediate Phase

Grade 7 Math

Owner: Jeffreys Bay Abacus Math



I was born in Oudtshoorn and finished my school career in Kareedouw. I have been teaching since 1992 and is also a resident of Jeffreys Bay since then. I was involved with Pharos since its birth in 2016.


My passions

I love teaching Maths and to help a student experience the joy of conquering a challenge forms a big part of who I am as a teacher.

Teaching and education is my passion and over the years I found my true niche in writing and compiling work books for students.


My purpose at Pharos

Starting a new school is definitely the highlight of my career.  Pharos School gave me the opportunity to use my experience in a way I only dreamed of in the past. To compile work books is the most satisfying experience I have ever had in my career. I truly believe that is my purpose – that is what God has planned for me all along.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_override=”full” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”717″ img_size=”400×600″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Vicky Humphreys

Grade RR & R Teacher



I was born and raised in Port Elizabeth. After dabbling with art studies and having grown up amongst a family of teachers, I was drawn to the educational field and started studying through UNISA.

I have a total of 5 years’ experience and started with Pharos in 2016.

I am married with 3 children and lives in Jeffreys Bay.


My passions

I love reading and am interested in all areas of literature.


My purpose at Pharos

At Pharos we do teaching on a much more personal level, we have the privilege to be able to adjust teaching methods to accommodate individual needs. Small children are interesting, and I enjoy their liveliness and quirks and the challenges it brings.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mrs Tanya Hickman

Grade 7 Register Teacher

Social & Natural Science – Intermediate Phase



I grew up in Knysna and went to school in George. I Got married in 2005 and am now mother to 3 children.

I have 4 years’ experience in teaching social science and natural science. Highlights: The biggest and best highlight in my career, was when I became a part of the Pharos family in 2016!

It’s an honour and a blessing to be a teacher at this wonderful school. To be mentored by the best and to live out my passion and purpose.


My passions

Experiments, experiments, experiments!! This is always one of the best highlights of a lesson. To see the students faces, their surprised expressions and of course to listen to their comments and then to answer them in such a way that they can go home with excitement and tell their parents about the new things that they have learned in class.


My purpose at Pharos

To educate and prepare children the best I can for the big world out there with all its challenges. To let them accept themselves for who they are and how God made them – unique and special. To always encourage them to be the best that they can be, and to love, respect and honour. All of us are here on earth for a purpose, and children still need to discover their passions and purpose. It is my honour to help these children to discover their passions and purpose.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_override=”full” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”716″ img_size=”400×600″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Coach Ralton Fortuin

Sports Co-Ordinator



I was born and raised in Beaufort West and lived in Mossel Bay & Cape Town. I studied Sports Management & Coaching at Tygerberg College.

Highlights of my career was to represent SWD in Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball.

I am a private cricket & soccer coach and has been Head Coach for KCPC since 2014


My passions

My passion is sport, and I play Volleyball and Tennis in my free time.


My purpose at Pharos

I want to develop the motor skills of the learners from a young age to be able to participate in sports. I want to share my skills and knowledge of sport with the learners to enable them to reach their full potential.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”721″ img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mr Johnson Jumba

Terrain Manager & Driver



I was born and raised on a farm in Alexandria. I moved to Jeffreys Bay 16 years ago to work.

I worked at Marina Martinique and Victory Christian School before starting my journey with Pharos in 2016.


My passions

I enjoy any kind of sport – but discovered my passion for long distance running 4 years ago. In 2017 I ran the Two Oceans and finished with a bronze medal and qualified for my 1st Comrades Marathon.

My wife and 5 children are my life and we enjoy worshipping together and spending time as a family.


My purpose at Pharos

I believe my purpose at Pharos is to, by my own example, encourage the children to love sport, to share my knowledge and teach them skills, so that they too can discover the joy and benefits of being physically active.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row bg_type=”bg_color” bg_override=”full” bg_color_value=”#f2f2f2″][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”712″ img_size=”400×600″][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mr Gavin Persent

Chess Coach



I was born & raised in Humansdorp and I did a D.T.S course at the University of the Nations. I lead teams all over South Africa as well as overseas such as Egypt, Indie and America.

I have been training chess in the area since 2014 and it is my Ministry unto the young generation.


My passions

God gave us all tools to do His work. Chess is one of them that I use. Life is like a game of chess, one wrong move and your life can be over, that we call checkmate.


My purpose at Pharos

I love to invest good into the lives of others in any way possible.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”708″ img_size=”400×600″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Miss Cynthia




I was born and raised in Jeffreys Bay. I have experience in Restaurant work and also worked at Cape Cross Animal Hospital

I started working at Pharos in 2016.

I have 2 children and 1 grandchild.


My passions

I love going for walks and playing with my grandson.


My purpose at Pharos

Being friendly to everyone that I meet and enjoying the children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]