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Our Professional Staff

Our dedicated and caring team at our school, We are not only passionate about our methods and the Canterbury Curriculum, but more importantly we are passionate about the children. We endeavour to ensure your child has the best care and opportunity to grow as an individual. This is made possible by the Canterbury Preparatory Primary School Staff.

All staff are suitably qualified (Educators are SACE registered), have police clearance and are first aid trained.

Lex Morton

Lex Morton

Headmaster

Having had many years’ experience in teaching and in leading schools and their teams, I trust in my ability to ensure that my school will have a happy staff, happy students and happy parents and extended families. I believe with…

Tammy Pearce

Tammy Pearce

Age 3 – 5

In the classroom my ultimate is seeing the response to different fun activities and the end result of wonderful assessments. This reflects on how the children in my class thrive on learning through play and learning in a relaxed…

Michelle Bird

Michelle Bird

Grade 0

I teach because I love to see the progress that the little ones make in their first year of formal schooling and get huge satisfaction out of watching them grow and learn. With over 25 years’ experience, I’m passionate in…

Leigh Chalmers

Leigh Chalmers

Head of ECD and Junior Primary - Grade 1

I teach because I have learnt the value of lifelong learning. Learning brings joy, purpose and hope to everyday living and I want to pass on that joy to my children. For the past 20 years, the Junior Primary…

Izabel Guilherme

Teaching is my passion and I love helping children to grow in confidence while being actively involved in their learning. In every class and in every year that I teach, there is always a child who lives in the shadows.…

Gail Wilcock

Gail Wilcock

Grade 3

When I was a schoolgirl, I clearly remember how an inspirational teacher could bring a lesson to life. I love the opportunity to interact with young people and listen to their ideas and thoughts. They educate me every day. I…

Jill Morton

Jill Morton

Grade 4

I believe teaching is a life calling and its foundations are to inspire, to make a difference in someone’s life, to encourage a love of learning and to give all children the belief that they can achieve whatever they put…

Caitlin Balt

Caitlin Balt

Math, Science & Robotics, Engineering & Design

Children have the right to an education, but it is our responsibility as educators to inspire children to love learning, through passion and patience. Every day is a new opportunity for learners to take an…

Adelle Kreusch

Adelle Kreusch

Head of Senior Primary - English & Art & Director

I believe in the ability of every one of my students to choose to be kind, positive and forward thinking. Students who become adults excited and passionate about changing the world, because they believe that they can. Watching them…

Pixie Mountjoy

Pixie Mountjoy

Social Science, 2nd Language Afrikaans, Economic Management Science & Phys Ed

I have been teaching for many years and continually find it rewarding to be in the amazing position of being able to make…

Amy Deerans

Amy Deerans

Director

It is such a privilege to be able to be a part of a child’s journey as they grow. I believe that a great education is so much more than just academics. When children leave my class I want them…

Jenny Clay

Jenny Clay

Office Administrator

I am extremely fortunate as my position is so varied, anything from school admin to cuts and bruises. There is never dull moment and I love every minute of it.

Daksha Hira

Daksha Hira

Finance Manager

I started at Canterbury in 2016 working part time in the finance department. The school has afforded me the opportunity to grow in the fields of finance and…

Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett

Director

From Canterbury Prep’s inception, I have wanted our school to be in the position to be able to transform lives, to give back to the community and the world. I want…

Kyle Deerans

Kyle Deerans

Director

Education is pivotal. It can make or break a nation. We have an exclusive chance to equip children with an excellent education (academic and skills focused), to not only be successful in their personal lives but to positively impact on…