Our Staff

A message from our Principal:

Its 7:40 in the morning and the shrill echo of the bell breaks the various conversation threads that populate the staffroom.  As one by one, we exit, we are welcomed by the hum of hundreds of girls in their blue and green shirts, engaged in light-hearted banter, giggles and polite good morning greetings.  Each day, I marvel at the wonders that this cocoon of a school produces as we are enveloped by the warmth and understanding of a building that can only be described as a grand old lady.

Russell High has been my home for the last 21 years, and over these years we have held steadfast in our belief that the business of educating young ladies from diverse backgrounds is not just about academics, but about imparting knowledge and skills that will enable them to function effectively in an ever-changing world.  Our vision, “Education with Heart”, aims to motivate and enthuse learners to put their heart and soul in everything they do whilst fostering a climate of tolerance, co-operation, empathy and mutual respect.  We recognise that learners as individuals are unique but within this uniqueness lies the key to a treasure chest that unlocks the true potential of each learner and paves the path to success.

Each year at Senior Prize giving, as I watch our matriculants humbly strut onto the stage to receive their various accolades, my heart swells with pride, as I reflect on the 5 years that have catapulted young teenage girls into capable, responsible, young ladies who have enjoyed and benefitted from every facet of life at this school and are now well prepared to navigate the real world.  I cast a glance at our other precious commodity at Russell, our staff, and note the sense of achievement and satisfaction on their faces at the countless, dedicated hours they have spent preparing and  investing in young ladies, that  are now paying off exponentially.  Almost 145 years later and still always prepared-Semper Parata!

Management

Mrs A Rampershad HEADMISTRESS and HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GRADE 8
Mrs A Rampershad HEADMISTRESS and HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GRADE 8
Mrs M Amod
DEPUTY HEADMISTRESS. HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GRADE 12 and HEAD OF MATHS AND SCIENCE
Mrs M Amod DEPUTY HEADMISTRESS. HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GRADE 12 and HEAD OF MATHS AND SCIENCE
Mrs B Kallicheran  Acting HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GR 11 and Acting HEAD OF LANGUAGES
Mrs B Kallicheran Acting HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GR 11 and Acting HEAD OF LANGUAGES
Mrs S Njoko
RECEIPTIONIST
Mrs S Njoko RECEIPTIONIST
Mr B Maritz  
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GRADE 9 
and HEAD OF COMMERCE, SERVICES AND LO
Mr B Maritz HEAD OF DEPARTMENT GRADE 9 and HEAD OF COMMERCE, SERVICES AND LO

Educators

Mrs K Bennie
Mrs K Bennie
Ms S Cheadee
Ms S Cheadee
Mrs F Haffejee
Mrs F Haffejee
Mrs S Khan
Mrs S Khan
Miss Z Khanyile
Miss Z Khanyile
Miss D Khomo
Miss D Khomo
Mrs J Letchman
Mrs J Letchman
Mrs F Mahomed
Mrs F Mahomed
Mrs T Martin
Mrs T Martin
Mrs Y Matthew
Mrs Y Matthew
Miss G Mbanjwa
Miss G Mbanjwa
Miss L Mncube
Miss L Mncube
Miss P Mohanlal
Miss P Mohanlal
Mr N Munyu
Mr N Munyu
Mr G Pretorius
Mr G Pretorius
Mrs J Rajeev
Mrs J Rajeev
Miss Y Rohan
Miss Y Rohan
Mrs R Saley
Mrs R Saley
Mrs C Singh
Mrs C Singh
Mrs H Zikhali
Mrs H Zikhali
Mr S Zondi
Mr S Zondi

Administration

Ms K Goatley
PA TO THE HEADMISTRESS
Ms K Goatley PA TO THE HEADMISTRESS
Mrs E Mackenzie LIBRARIAN
Mrs E Mackenzie LIBRARIAN
Mrs S Njoko
RECEIPTIONIST
Mrs S Njoko RECEIPTIONIST
Mrs L Pretorius UNIFORM SHOP
Mrs L Pretorius UNIFORM SHOP
Mrs T Rhodes 
BURSAR
Mrs T Rhodes BURSAR
Mrs M Senore-Bullock
MARKETING
Mrs M Senore-Bullock MARKETING
Mrs K Smith ADMISSIONS AND FINANCE SECRETARY
Mrs K Smith ADMISSIONS AND FINANCE SECRETARY

Support Staff

Mr M Storm 
IT Support & Maintenance Admin
Mr M Storm IT Support & Maintenance Admin
Mr C Dlamini GROUNDSMAN
Mr C Dlamini GROUNDSMAN
Mr S Nxumalo GROUNDSMAN
Mr S Nxumalo GROUNDSMAN
SECURITY OFFICER
Miss P Mate SECURITY OFFICER
Mrs T Bhengu
Mrs T Bhengu
Miss B Hlela
Miss B Hlela
Miss S Dlamini
Miss S Dlamini