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Cannons welcomes new staff

Cannons Creek welcomed six new members of staff to its team, at the beginning of 2022. We wish them a happy stay with the Cannons family. To view our other staffmembers, please click here.

Kim Storey:

I am originally from Johannesburg, born and bred! I started teaching in Mafikeng and have since worked in various schools around the Western Cape. I also spent five years working for a youth empowerment NGO. I have spent the last eight years at Bridge House School, outside of Franschhoek. My husband and I have recently moved into the city and we are looking forward to a new and exciting chapter in our lives. We have two daughters in their 20’s and have been left with a grumpy cat to look after! I am passionate about empowering young people, developing their confidence through creative, lateral thinking. I find Inquiry-Based Learning inspiring – integrating ways of teaching and connecting with pupils in the classroom. I look forward to joining the Cannons Creek family, who have already been so welcoming and enthusiastic.

I am joining as a Grade 5 teacher.

Sharon Jellicoe:

I have been teaching both High School and Primary School for a number of years. I am a qualified High School English and Life Orientation teacher, and have also taught from Grade 4 -7 at various primary schools. I have taught in the UK and at private and government schools locally. Most recently I have headed up the English Department at Kenridge Primary where I taught Grade 7. My daughter, Georgie is joining Cannons Creek this year in Grade 8, and we are in the process of relocating to Pinelands from Durbanville. I have a passion for teaching, and enjoy reading a good book, spending quality family time together and volunteering at any organisation which cares for dogs. I am excited about this new chapter in my life and look forward to teaching at Cannons Creek.

I am joining as a Grade 6 teacher.

Zoë Theunissen:

My name is Zoë Theunissen and I am from the far off land of Athlone, the Cape Flats.

I have recently completed my B.Ed. degree for Foundation Phase, thus I am more of a novice teacher within the community. I have always been passionate about education, language and children, along with a great passion for the arts. It has always been a dream of mine to somehow link these aspects together. Whenever I am given the opportunity to teach children, I aim to include all the different parts to create a ‘new whole’. I look forward to a fruitful journey at Cannons Creek, one of constant growth, development, teaching and learning, with just a bit of fun on the side.

I will be joining as a Pre-Primary assistant, and helping in the Aftercare.

Nomfundiso Mbali:

I am a happily married mother of three children, blessed with two boys and one girl.

I was born in Matatiele and grew an ever-lasting passion on how education can shape a generation of the next movers and shakers. I have been a teacher for 15 years and a publisher for 10 years at Oxford University Press.

I will be joining as the isiXhosa teacher for the Primary School.

Saranne Hudson:

I have recently moved to Cape Town from Joburg. My passions in life are sport and education, healthy living, and wellness. I’m a 3 x Comrades Marathon and full Ironman finisher as well as a SA Masters swimmer.

I love animals – mostly my Border Collie, Maui, who is also a therapy dog. I love the sea and surfing. I’m so excited to be part of Cannons Creek and look forward to taking the sport to all new levels.

I will be joining as the Primary School Sports Coordinator: Girls

Alida Andreas:

I am an outgoing and energetic Afrikaans teacher.   I have a BA, HDE and Bed Honours degree . I have 25 yrs teaching experience . I enjoy all aspects of teaching but specially engaging with the learners . I’m married with two kids , a son and a daughter both at University. I love spending time with my family. My goal is to publish my short stories and poems for learners.  My aim at Cannons Creek  is to develop the language proficiency of the learners to their full potential.