The Executive Team at St Benedicts

MEET THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

OUR SCHOOL

The Executive Committee of St Benedict's

In an ever evolving world, St Benedict's is continually innovating and providing the most up to date offerings to our boys while maintaining the Catholic ethos. This is largely due to strong visionary leadership and the St Benedict's Executive Committee is a strong testament of the power of diversity in leadership; with expertise from a variety of sectors and backgrounds. Meet the Executive Committee.

ANDRE OOSTHUYSEN

EXECUTIVE HEADMASTER
BA Hons HDE (University of the Witwatersrand)

Andre Oosthuysen - Executive Headmaster

Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.

Andre's favourite quote, Philip Stanhope

I suppose I would be indulging in self-flattery if I described myself as a “man of letters” but my university degree was almost entirely literature based: English III, Afrikaans and Nederlands III, African Literature II, Classical Civilization II and Film and Drama I. I am a Gen X’er with the professional characteristics of a Baby Boomer. I place a high regard on a strong work ethic and self-discipline. Professional loyalty runs deep and - like my father - I have only ever had two employers: for the first 16 years of my professional career I was an English teacher at Sir John Adamson High School in Winchester Hills....

FR THABO MOTHIBA

SCHOOL CHAPLAIN
Bachelor of Theology; Diploma in Philosophy

FR THABO MOTHIBA - SCHOOL CHAPLAIN

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realise how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

Fr Thabo's favourite quote, Socrates

Prior to assuming my role at St Benedict’s College, I was a curate at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Kagiso. I have also spent a bit of time organizing and facilitating Youth Programs, as well as Liturgical workshops for choirs and other Liturgical ministries for the dioceses of Johannesburg and Durban. ....

COLEEN MOWATT

BUSINESS MANAGER
Bachelor of Commerce (UNISA)

Coleen Mowatt - Business Manager

You are stronger than you think

Coleen's favourite quote, Anonymous

I started my working career as a creditors clerk at a company called CINEMARK. I then moved to Pick n Pay in their accounts department. I took a few years off to raise my children and that is when I began studying towards my degree which I obtained in 1995. I started working at St Benedict’s in 1992....

DR DEON OERSON

HEAD OF CAMPUS
Higher Diploma in Education; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Education; Masters in Psycho-Educational Development; Doctorate in Educational Psychology

Dr Deon Oerson - Head of Campus: Community Advancement and Wellness

Prosper where you are planted.

Dr Oerson's favourite quote, Anonymous

I completed my undergraduate studies at the Rand College of Education, and Rand Afrikaans University obtaining my Higher Diploma in Education, Bachelor’s Degree and Bachelors in Education. I was awarded a scholarship by the Rand Afrikaans University to participate in a Qualitative Research project to complete my Masters Degree in Psychology of Education and graduated Cum Laude (2003). I hold a Doctorate in Educational Psychology....

LINDI NTONTELA

HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES
National Diploma in Human Resources; Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management

LINDI NTONTELA - HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Faith and fear both demand you to believe in something you cannot see... You choose.

Lindi's favourite quote, Bob Proctor

When I matriculated I knew I wanted a career in HR, unfortunately I couldn’t pursue this due to financial constraints. When I was 20 years old I applied for a Learnership Programme that lasted for two years and that was the beginning of my career. This programme exposed me to different departments in the company and I spent almost a year in the HR department and this confirmed my career aspirations. When the programme came to an end, I found employment at Discovery Health. I then moved to a recruitment agency for two years. ...

MPUMI MOTSABI

HEAD OF MARKETING
BCom Marketing and Insurance & Risk Management

MPUMI MOTSABI - HEAD OF MARKETING

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

Mpumi's favourite quote, Émile Zola

I graduated from WITS University and began my Marketing career at an FMCG company on their Graduate Programme. The 13 years post my first job were spent in brand management within other FMCG companies and one Pharmaceutical company. I furthered my studies at WITS Business School and attained my Post Graduate Diploma in Management, with some ambitions of studying for an MBA....

MARION MACKINNON

JUNIOR PREPARATORY SCHOOL HEAD
H.Dip Ed; B.Ed. Honours in Educational Management and Leadership (Cum Laude)

MARION MACKINNON - JUNIOR PREPARATORY SCHOOL HEAD

If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child, they will learn without any further assistance

Marion's favourite quote, Sir Ken Robinson

As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a teacher, and at the age of 8 taught my younger brother to start reading before he started school. I first qualified with a Higher Diploma in Education (Junior Primary) and taught a range of grades including preschool. More recently I completed a B.Ed. Honours Degree in Educational Management and Leadership (Cum Laude). I have always embraced the idea of life-long learning, with highlights including my participation in a global Action Research Team...

BRENDAN QUINN

PREPARATORY SCHOOL HEADMASTER
HED (Higher Education Diploma)

BRENDAN QUINN - PREPARATORY SCHOOL HEADMASTER

Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Brendan's favourite quote, Michelangelo

I qualified at the University of Johannesburg, majoring in English and Educational Psychology, qualifying with an HED (Higher Education Diploma) after four years. In 2015, I completed a qualification through the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School. I am currently completing an Honours Degree specialising in Inclusive Education. In 2002, I began my first full-time teaching position at a state school, Constantia Kloof Primary School, where I taught English and Mathematics....

DAVE JEFFREY

COLLEGE HEADMASTER
HDE Phys Ed, Bed Honours

DAVE JEFFREY - COLLEGE HEADMASTER

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

Dave's favourite quote, John Wooden

I started my teaching career at Edenvale High School where I spent 5 years before moving onto Queens High School for promotional purposes. I spent 12 years at Queens and was the acting Headmaster prior to joining St Benedict’s College in 2009....