Our School

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A message from our Principal

Mr John Reyneke

Our History

From the beginning...

Anyone who detects and records the course of events and the early history of an institution sometimes reaches a stage where it is difficult - if not nearly impossible - to determine exactly what happened. Education at Strand - just another village at the end of a sandy meandering road linking Somerset West with False Bay - was no exception. We do not know, when parents of this small community decided to break their school ties with the existing church schools in Somerset West. It is believed that the few Strand children attended the private schools in the area before the nineteen fifties. One of the closest of these schools is that of the Morkels at Morgenster and Onverwacht, now known as Die Bos.

Our Mission

To create a balanced value-driven learning environment within which educators and parents are able to work together to develop the full potential of each child.

Our Vision

Always our best for every child.

Our Values

Our Facilities

The perfect set up

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Sport court
Hendrik Louw Sports fields
Sport Fields
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Recreational area
Hendrik Louw playground
Hendrik Louw play area
Pre-school play area
Hendrik Louw library

Governing Body

Together for our children

John Reyneke

Hotzé Hugo
Deputy Principal - senior phase

Anda Theunissen
Deputy principal - foundation phase

Marina De Milander
PA to the principal

Pieter Rossouw (Chairman)

Andre Westraat

Christo Groenewald

Suzanne Bentham

Matileze Venter

Like you, I'm a fellow parent of student at Hendrik Louw Primary School. I am regularly asked "why Hendrik Louw?". My answer is simple: "I know that my children will learn the principles and values that will equip them to develop into balanced and well-rounded young boys and girls.”

By now, you will already know that the values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and good citizenship are presented to our children every day. In fact, you would have noticed these values are on the walls of our school where fellow parents have set them out in a beautiful mosaic for each child, parent and educator to see.

Every educator of the school, like you, has a heart for our children and strives to live out these values every day. As a parent it is a great privilege to build our children's education with educators of this calibre, to create a school where each child can develop their talents and potential. But there is more than education and knowledge at stake. It is about a community. So, projects like Moompi teach children that there is always a place or person to whom they can go if there is something with which they are struggling. Our world is full of challenges. As parents we cannot always protect our children from these challenges. What we can do is equip them with skills to handle some of these challenges themselves. Our children know that they can always write a letter to Moompi, or go to the Moompi “helper” at school.

I have always wondered how I, as a parent, could contribute towards my child’s school. Do I merely want to be a spectator or a critic? Or is there a way that I can make a difference? It has been said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” (Edmund Burke). We have many good parents many of whom are willing to get involved. Last year we revived our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and we have some hard-working, committed parents who, together with our teachers, work to provide only the best for our children. Since then we have had many projects that these parents and teachers (PTA) run successfully. We have even more talented, skilled parents who could contribute even more towards our children. I urge you, for our children’s sake, to become involved, offer your skills and time. The reward will be evident in the expressions on your child’s face.

In conclusion, I would like to invite all parents and teachers to set the example for our children by living out the values of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and good citizenship. Whether we do it next to the sport fields, at school functions or at home, our children will have our example to follow. Let’s do our best together for our children.

Yours sincerely

Pieter Rossouw
Chairman, Governing Body.


Parents and Teachers Association

The Hendrik Louw PTA is a non-profit association consisting of parents, legal guardians and staff from Hendrik Louw Primary School. The PTA's mission is to work together and engage with the school management and encourage our parents to use their expertise and skills to support the school. Another function of the PTA is to generate funds and to provide support where necessary. We work as a close-knit team to provide the best possible learning environment for our learners to create.

Shared Values

Our learners should be given the support and attention that they need throughout their time here. Our school’s environment is vibrant and engaging. Corridors and classrooms are filled with evidence of our children’s hard work and all our teachers have the current technology to help them make learning interesting and engaging. The grounds have lots of great play areas for the children to enjoy and there are a wide range of clubs and activities in which they can be involved

As one of the leading primary schools in the Helderberg area, we are proud to be a value-driven school. Children are motivated to show respect, kindness and consideration to those around them.

At Hendrik Louw Primary School we encourage our parents to become involved in school life, a partnership that is hugely productive for children, parents and staff alike. Our parent teacher association offers a warm welcome to parents wishing to be involved.

Heads of Department

Tertia Morris
Foundation Phase

Lize Erasmus
Foundation Phase

Irene Bodenstein
Intermediate Phase (Grade 4)

Sebastine de Jongh
Intermediate Phase (Grade 5)

Rianza Snyman
Intermediate Phase (Grade 6)

Deputy Pricipals

Anda Theunissen
Deputy principal - Foundation Phase

Hotzé Hugo
Deputy principal - Senior Phase

Grade RR and Grade R Educators

Elsjelie Eksteen

Tersa Pieterse

Marlene Punt

Corne Thieroff

Kirsty Droomer

Natasha du Toit

Anelmi Fourie

Grade 1 Educators

Lynette Hough

Elsabé Westraat

Elanie de Villiers

Liandri Louw

Eleeshi Fox

Grade 2 Educators

Lienkie Dunn

Lize Erasmus

Eloïse Nieuwoudt

Debby Sturgiss

Anel van Tonder

Grade 3 Educators

Therese Marais

Marcelle Louw

Anelle van der Spuy

Celeste Puren

Loraine Diesel

Grade 4 Educators

Irene Bodenstein

Leandri Janse van Rensburg

Charlotte Bodenstein

John van Straaten

Chantel Storm

Mary-Anne Bartels

Grade 5 Educators

Rouve Bergmann

Etienne Deckers

Grant East

Riana van den Bergh

Grade 6 Educators

Rudie Bergmann

Christelle Hugo

Chanté Zeelie

Sue Manning

Amanda Krynauw

Alta Retief

Grade 7 Educators

Petra Reyneke

Christa Cruywagen

Branken Pretorius

Beau Schoeman

Hennie Westraat

Rianza Snyman

Sebastine de Jongh

Learning Support Educators

Monica Kramer

Janie Brink

Administrative Staff

Marina De Milander

Carmen de Beer

Anneline Swart

Liesbet de Jongh

Erika Malan


Estelle van Jaarsveld

Claudi Serfontein

Bonita Windvogel

Carole McGregor

Charlet Minnie

Elmarie Snijman

Elsa Rommelmann

Julie Bulfon

Lauren Higley

Lynne Botha

Mariette Fullard

Natalie Liebenberg

Laluna Allard

Rushni Rhoda

Cathy Sauermann

Marlese Jacobs

Alrika Serfontein

Other Staff

Andria van Rensburg
Social Work

Sicilie Barnard

AK Southey

Jenny Martin

Shirley Karsten
Art Teacher

Yvette du Plessis

Norle Thompson