Jayne Burgess

Mrs Burgess qualified in 1983 to teach Junior and Pre-Primary, receiving a Higher Diploma in Education. Since qualifying, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience caring for and teaching children of various ages at different schools. She owned her own play centre for 24 years before we were fortunate to benefit from her services here at St. Lizzies. Jayne is a mom of two children and has two grandsons which she adores. Above this, she is a cat lover who has four fur babies of her own but if given the chance would adopt many more. She loves reading and is a talented seamstress. Her life motto is “keep faith and integrity” and she prides herself in instilling the skills and knowledge in others to enable them to manage situations that may arise.

Kirsty Herbst

Mrs Herbst achieved her B.Ed in Foundation phase in 2023 and St. Lizzies was incredibly fortunate to secure her services. Along with many other special qualities, her voice is her superpower and Kirsty can often be heard singing along with her children during teaching times and on the playground. She loves listening to Adel but not as much as spending quality time with her two boys and values doing things with her family. Like a true South African, she has a biltong fetish and finds comfort in braaing and baking with her family. A secret….. she is afraid of all ants and although she will never hurt them, will run away. It is important for her that her children learn that they can be whatever they want to be as long as they set their mind to it.

Pascale Van Rensburg

Mrs Van has a B.Ed in Foundation phase and after working at various Pre Schools joined the St. Lizzies family in April 2016.  She believes that “a quick goodbye is a happy goodbye” and her advice to parents is to trust the process, it will work as she will never give up until her school children are happy and healthy. Her teaching philosophy is that children learn through participating in real life experience. She is happiest when with her husband and daughter Lily visiting their family in Waterfall. Pascale loves to read, and her favourite books are The Harry Potter series and The Great Gatsby.

Zodwa Dlamini

Ms Dlamini has been working in Early Childhood Education since 1997 and was awarded her National Educare Diploma in 2000.  St. Lizzies Pre Primary School has benefitted from her bubbly personality and past educational experience, kindness and dedication to the phase since September 2006. Zodwa is a quiet natured but bubbly person who likes things to be done the right way. She likes to help others but does not like cooking. Her family is very important to her and her children bring her great happiness.

Penny McIntyre

Mrs Mac studied Foundation Phase Education at Edgewood and qualified in 1983. She has an impressive 39 years of Pre-school experience where she has used dynamic and diverse teaching styles to reach, educate, motivate and inspire her little learners. Despite viewing herself as technically challenged, she is in fact a pioneer of robotics, an engineering enthusiast and the Face Book whizz. Penny is known for her integrity, intuition and ability to build self-esteem and confidence in others. She believes that learning is a life-long process and that a happy child learns. She often refers to school as her other home and the staff as her other family.