Governing Council and Parents Teachers Association

These two bodies play an integral role in the school. The Governing Council is a policy making, strategic body, whilst the PTA is more involved in supporting the School in its endeavours to promote social interaction amongst the parent body, and to raise funds for the "nice to haves' items not provided for in the school budget.

Below is an outline of the roles of the governing council, as well as the current members who are serving on them.

Usutu Forest School is a registered Section 21 Company and its affairs are managed by a Governing Body, who assures the good governance of the School. The Governing Body, in particular, monitors the School budget and spending, as well as put systems in place for the continued growth and development of the School campus.

The role of the Governing Council:

  • Visionary leadership of our school
  • Budget approval
  • Appointments of Council members and the Headmaster
  • Appointments of Sub-committee for specific reasons
  • Guidance and direction of the School Management Committee

The current Governing Council is made up of the following members:

Anthony Geldard Chairperson
Mike Ehrich Vice Chair/Building
Neville Curle Chairman Finance Committee
Andrew Le Roux Legal
Vincent Molloy Building/Maintenance
Grant Erasmus Transport
Sikhombe Gumbi Human Resources
Sinaye Dlamini Information Technology
Sonia Rodrigues PTA Representative
David Jennings Executive Head
Thobekile Magagula Deputy Head: Intermediate and Senior Primary
Dawn Naylor Deputy Head: High School
Marie Johnston Bursar