Paulshof School Team


Paulshof School Team

Claudia Pienaar

Claudia Pienaar

School Leader - Paulshof

A Note from Our Head of School

Why did you choose Nova Pioneer?

I chose Nova Pioneer for both myself, and my own children. Nova Pioneer is the change we so desperately need in education. The fact that we are implementing best practices in education in understanding how children learn, enables us to allow children to truly engage in their learning.


 

What is important in your role as head of school?

For me, it is important that children learn to love learning, and come to school to experience the joy and wonder of learning in a safe and loving environment. It is also important to me that both parents and teachers experience Nova Pioneer as a place of love and joy. I want teachers to love what they do, and parents to know that this is a place for them too!

 

What is your philosophy on growing leaders and innovators

I believe that every person can lead and innovate, when they find their passion. By exposing children to skills such as collaboration and a growth mindset, they will have all the tools they need to live a life of purpose, on purpose!

My ambition for my school is to be a place where love thrives. That it gets to be a place where students learn to love learning, and where they feel loved, appreciated, and valued. Each day ignites a spark in students to explore their passions and curiosities. We focus on the child, believing in their inherent potential. Our children engage in meaningful learning experiences through collaboration and investigation to develop a deep and connected understanding of the world.

 

Warmest regards,

Claudia Pienaar

 


Charmaine Thokoane

Charmaine Thokoane

Associate Dean of Instruction and Learning