School Management Committee

  Dr Elsabe Wessels

  Deputy School Director: School of Psycho-Social Education (SPE)
  +27 18 389 7581
  Building A2 Block I, Office 166, Mafikeng Campus, Mafikeng

  Prof Johnnie Hay

   SPE School Director and Associate Professor
  +27 16 910 3143
  Building A16, Office 105, Vanderbijlpark
  BA, BA Hons Clinical Psychology, MA Clinical Psychology, HDE Guidance, PhD (Child Psychology)
  Education Support Services, Inclusive Education, student learning, Life Orientation, registered counsellor training, and emotional issues of learners.

  Prof Julialet Rens

  Deputy School Director: School of Psycho-Social Education: Potchefstroom Campus
  +27 18 299 1893
   Building B10 - Office G29, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BA (PU for CHE), HED (PU for CHE), BEd (PU for CHE), MEd (PU for CHE), PhD (NWU)
  Readiness of beginner teachers, Life Orientation and Life Skills as important school subjects and diversity and values as part of holistic development and wellness of school communities

  Dr Andri Schoonen

  Subject Group Leader: Early Childhood Development and Education
  +27 18 299 1871
  Building B10, Office G37, Potchefstroom
  BEd Foundation Phase, BEd Hons in Learner Support, MEd in Learner Support
  Critical service-learning, social justice praxis, ECD

  Prof Lynn Preston

  Associate Professor and Subject Group Leader: Education Psychology
  +27 18 299 4765
  Building C6, Office 232, Vanderbijlpark

   Prof Thabo Makhalemele

  Subject Group Leader: Learner Support
  +27 16 910 3075
  Building A17, Office 117, Vanderbijlpark Campus, Vanderbijlpark
  BAEd, BEd Hons, MEd, PhD
  Inclusive Education, Learner Support, Educational psychology

  Dr Lettie Botha

  Subject Group Leader: Life Orientation
  +27 18 299 4462
  Building B10, Office G40, Potchefstroom
  BEd (NWU), BEd Hons (NWU), MEd (NWU)
  Life orientation; the impact of paternal absence on child development; intervention strategies to enable these learners to reach their full potential and improve their holistic wellbeing.

  Prof Dorita du Toit

  Subject Group Leader: Movement Education
  +27 18 299 1716
  Building B6, Office G01, Potchefstroom

  Mrs Skyler Pedro

  Deputy Subject Group Leader: Early Childhood Development and Education
  +27 16 910 3078
  Building A16, Office 135, Vanderbijlpark
  BEd Foundation Phase, Bed Honours (Learner Support)

  Dr Illasha Kok

  Deputy Subject Group Leader: Learner Support
  +27 18 299 2143
  Building B11, Office G23, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BSc (PU for CHE), HED (UNISA), BEd Hons (UNISA), MEd (PU for CHE), PhD (PU for CHE), BSc Hons (NWU), MSc (NWU), HPCSA Registered Psychologist.
  Distance Education, Teacher and learner wellbeing, Mental health, Open distance learning

  Dr Carmen Joubert

  Deputy Subject Group Leader: Life Orientation
  +27 16 910 3096
  Building A16, Office number 128, Mafikeng
  BPsych (NWU), MA (NWU), PGCE (NWU), PhD in Education Psychology (NWU)
  Perspectives on the contribution and role of NWU BEd Hons Learner Support alumni in terms of lay counselling in their school communities – and possible intervention strategies to extend this contribution.

  Prof Macalane Malindi

  Associate Professor
  +27 18 285 2016
  Building A16: Office 133, Vanderbijlpark

   Dr Hantie Theron

  Grade R Programme Leader and Lecturer
  +27 18 285 2091
  Building B11, Office G33, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  PhD Curricculum Studies, MEd Learner Support, BEd Hons Learner support, Pre-Primary Diploma, Junior Primary Diploma
  Support to preschool teachers with the accommodation of autistic toddlers in their classes. Using storytelling to develop toddlers' oral language skills

   Ms Nomsa Mohosho

  Programme Leader: ECCE (VC) and Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3573
  Building A16, Office 117 , Vanderbijlpark, Vanderbijlpark
  Early Childhood Development and Education, Education Management and Leadership