Maritzburg College Staff

Our well-qualified and dedicated teaching staff are committed to their task, passionate about the school, and always prepared to go the extra mile. They take an interest not only in the academic progress of the boys they teach, but also in their wider areas of achievement.

So, what is it that makes for strong academic performance? At Maritzburg College, we believe that it is committed students, competent and dedicated teachers and a stimulating, challenging environment with healthy competition between boys. It’s not just about ‘passing Matric’ but about preparing young men for life.

There is often debate around the value of single-sex education, and at Maritzburg College we believe that at an all-boys school, we can celebrate boys’ strengths. There is no doubt that many differences exist in the ways boys and girls learn. We tailor our programmes and activities to the way boys grow and learn. We focus on guiding boys on their journey to manhood and support and celebrate their growth. The achievement, engagement, character and well-being of all our boys is important to us.


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Executive Committee

Headmaster:  Mr Chris Luman

Senior Deputy Head:  Mr Ingo Talke

Deputy Head – Academics:  Mrs Jeanette Finnie

Deputy Head – Admissions/Discipline/Marketing:  Mr Matthew Marwick

Deputy Head – Boarding:  Mr Ryan Kyle

Deputy Head – Co-Curricular:  Mr Brandon Swart

Deputy Head – Operations:  Mr David Maistry

Commercial Director:  Mr Sven Jager


Academic Heads of Department

Maths and Maths Literacy, IT and CAT:  Mr James Maistry

History, Geography, Technology, GRDS, Life Orientation:  Mr Nigel Sutherland

Languages, Music, Drama and Art:  Mrs Rodelle Govender

Life Sciences, Agric Sciences, Phys Science & Natural Sciences:  Mr D Maistry

Economics, EMS, Business studies, Accounting:  Mr Nithia Pillay

Learner Well-being & Pastoral Support:  Mr Ngcebo Thembela

Discipline Form 2 – 6:  Mr Graham Dorling

HOD Leadership:  Mr Anthony Sparrow

HOD Prefects:  Mr Nigel Sutherland

HOD SAC:  Mrs Rodelle Govender

Subject Heads


Admin/Support Staff


Reception/ General Enquiries: Mrs Denise Mitchell

PA to Headmaster: Mrs Sue Calmeyer


Mrs Biddy Parker

Ms Zinhle Cele


Administration Secretary

Mrs Liz Dewes

College Business

Director: Mr Kevin Smith

Marketing, Communications & Recruitment: Mrs Sally Upfold

Foundation & Fundraising: Ms Chantall Randall

Events & Scholarship “Mom”: Mrs Caitlin Brent

MCOBA: Ms Sue Buchanan-Clarke

MCOBA: Ms Zinhle Cele


College Psychologist: Mrs Cassidy-May Griffiths



Estates Manager: Mr Ken Hackland

Assistant Estates Manager: Mr Shaun Crosson

Grounds Supervisor: Mr David Veitch

Estates Administrator: Mrs Shannon Elliot

Keyholder: Mr Boy Mkise

Workshop: Mr Wilfred Zuma

Handyman: Mr Sanele Makhaye

Handyman: Mr Vincent Munemo

Painter: Mr Ernest Jafta

Grounds Supervisor: Mr Eddie Rajah

Electrician: Mr Mark Seager


Accountant: Mrs Linda Roets

Finance Clerk: Mr Gregory Haripersad

Account Queries: Mrs Odette Roets

Credit Controller: Mrs Arlene Trout

Finance Clerk: Ms Yaksha Sarawan


Human Resources

HR Manager: Ms Vicky Chedie

HR Admin Assistant: Ms Celeste Naidoo



Network Administrator: Mr Vishal Rajpaul

IT Development Assistant: Mr Michael Dibben

IT Technician: Mr Thingo Tshabalala

IT Admin Assistant: Miss Minenhle Mtshali

Laboratory Assistants

Mrs Cindy Sewmungal

Mr Evasen Rajah


Media Centre Staff

Library & Information Resources Manager: Mr Rob Gutteridge

Librarian: Mrs Carmen Moodley

Library Assistant:


Curator of Museum & Archives: Mrs Hayley Strachan

Pupil Office

Administrative Assistant: Miss Cashel Hackland


Senior San Sister: Mrs Kylie Townsend

San Sister: Mrs Nikki Price

San Administrative Assistant: Mrs Nolene Steenkamp

San General Worker: Mr Patrick Sithole

San Staff Nurse: Mrs Debbie Ralfe

San Staff Nurse: Mrs Claire Olivier

San Night Nurse: Tanya Mills



Shop Manager: Mr Anand Moodley

Shop Assistant: Mrs Adelaide Zuma


Co-curricular Administration: Mrs Stacey Emerson

High Performance Recruitment: Mr Wian du Plessis

Sports Admin Assistant:  Ms Nolwazi Ngcobo

Sports Admin Assistant: Mr KG Shezi

Sports Officer for Cricket: Mr Shaun Sinclair

Strength and Conditioning Assistant: Mr Austin Landman

1st XI Cricket Coach: Mr Robbie Coutts


Support Staff: BE, Grounds and School

Mrs Renelle Cole

Mrs Clementine Dlamini

Mr Lucky Gasa

Mrs Sylvia Hlela

Mr Aaron Kheswa

Mr Wellington Mbense

Mr Otto Ngcobo

Mr Mlungiseli Duma

Mr Mosi Khumalo

Mr Vusumuzi Mtolo

Mr Abbot Zondi

Mr Temba Zondi

Mr Lawrence Masiko

Mr Micion Msomi

Zarm Farm

Zarm Farm Co-Ordinator: Mrs Joanne Hoyle