The school with a difference
COMBRETUM TRUST SCHOOL
MEET OUR STAFF
LAURA- ANNE RAINEY PEARCE
Director & Mathematics
Since joining Combretum Trust School, Laura-Anne has consistently brought passion and dedication every single day. Her experience makes her a perfect fit as our Director.
Principal & Biology
Funmilayo Ajayi,-Eniola, a Nigerian by birth. Studied Microbiology at both first and second-degree levels. Funmi started her teaching career in Namibia in 2013. Her philosophy is that "whatever is worth doing is worth doing well. Quitters never win and winners never quit.
H.O.D Juniors & Science
Loved by students and staff alike, Bruce Buchanan brings knowledge, enthusiasm and joy to Combretum Trust School. As our Senior Teacher, he is an invaluable member of the team.
History & Geography
Combretum is a wonderful teaching environment. Combretum is a school that gives autonomy and opportunities to implement any teaching method ideal for uniqueness in our learners. Combretum is the school with a difference as it accommodates learners with different capacities and with different learning styles. My Educational Philosophy is that Learners learn well if they are taught the way they want to learn. I believe in a child-centered approach to learning where I just facilitate as the teacher.
Mathematics & Science
An Earth science graduate with industrial experience in mining and mineral exploration, currently pursuing a diploma in secondary education. My mission statement is Thinking outside the box is outdated, throw the whole thing away. The integration of technology into the classroom, investing in young and innovative educators, I feel is the future of education in Namibia. CTS is a close-knit unit, everyone’s second family. It’s a place where even those who feel out of place have a place.
Mathematics & Economics
English Second Language & Business
Mr Ndungula is a mathematics and statistics graduate who has a soft spot for numbers and does not shy away from a debate. Teaching at Combretum has taught him a lot about himself and the world around him. He has learned that everyone deserves a second and a third and a fourth opportunity until they get it right. His philosophy is that if we know better, we ought to do better and teach others to be better. This is the philosophy and the principles he tries to impart on his students.
Hello! My name is Kudzai Emily Rukanda but known at school as Ms. Emily. I am a qualified English as a second language teacher with vast teaching experience. I hold an Honours Degree in Applied Linguistics, which specialises in the teaching of English as a second language. The school is a home where each member is accorded the same rights. My motto is “ to teach is to touch lives forever.”
Afrikaans, History & Geography
German Foreign Language
My work at Combretum brings me great joy, teaching is a passion of mine and the staff became family. The German Language can open many doors for the students all around the world.
I believe that successful students become successful adults. That is why I strive to combine my love for teaching with my love for psychology. When students are treated holistically , they feel valued, which leads to motivation and determination.
Art and Design
I am a proud student of Combretum Trust and it is here where my love for Art was fostered. As a child I loved coming to school, so much so that I returned years after to come teach here. Combretum is a home and everyone is part of the family. I teach Art without rules, as a tool to help unlock creativity.
JOHANNES DIPILASHIM AND HANNA HIDINUA
Cleaning and Maintenance
This dedicated team keep everything looking good and running smoothly, our hard working support staff.
School Secretary and Administrative Assistant
The friendly face and voice of Combretum who has been with the school since day 1. Judy supports all aspects of the day-to-day school operations - working closely with school management, teachers, parents and the learners themselves.