Catherine Fourie, Head of Preparatory
Catherine Fourie, Head of Preparatory, has used her B Ed Honours degree in Educational Management, which she achieved cum laude, and a remedial qualification to great advantage throughout her career both as a teacher, and as a Head. Catherine began her career teaching high school English in Johannesburg, but after moving to Cape Town after her marriage, she soon realised that primary school teaching was her true passion. She taught in the public and private school sector for over 15 years before accepting the Headship at Oakley House in 2010.
Catherine has sustained a longstanding interest in international education systems, spent time in both England and New Zealand to deepen her understanding, and is passionate about supporting the different ways that children learn and think.
Catherine joined Reddam House Durbanville in 2018 and is committed to not only maintaining excellent academic results, but to providing a holistic education within an environment that prioritises warm and positive relationships and a sense of belonging.
Catherine and her husband, Grant, have three sons, Jonathan, Matthew and Luke, and two daughter-in-laws, Chantal and Jeanne!