More than a school...
an experience!

Woodridge Mission

As a Christian School, Woodridge adopts a holistic approach to education and aims to develop the body, mind and spirit to enable each pupil to reach his or her potential.

To achieve this, Woodridge offers and challenges pupils to experience the broadest possible range of academic, cultural, spiritual, social, outdoor and sporting interactions by exploiting the following attributes: 

  • Individual attention
  • healthy, natural interaction with the environment
  • Nurturing of leadership and self-discipline
  • Encouraging free thinking and independent individuals
  • Service to the community

Holistic education

Encouraged into experiences

Independent free thinking individuals

Respect, integrity, empathy and tenacity

Basic Rights of the ‘Family’:

  • Pupils have the right to learn
  • Staff have the right to teach
  • Parents have the right to service

In order to uphold these rights, the following moral values are encouraged:

  • Mutual respect and dignity
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Empathy and interaction
  • Tenacity and teamwork
  • Appreciation and care for the environment

Trust Members

In 1996, the executive function of the Trust was vested in the hands of the Executive Committee of Trustees to be more inclusive and more effective. The full Trust meets once per annum, while the Executive Committee of Trustees meet at least quarterly.

The Executive Committee of Trustees for 2017 is as follows:

  • Mr A Puggia – Chairman – (Ex Parent and Old Boy)
  • Mr P Lynch – Vice Chairman (Current parent and Old Boy)
  • Mr W Moss – Trustee – Current Parent
  • Mrs K Turro – Trustee – Current Parent
  • Mr G Yerolemou – Trustee (Current Parent)
  • Mr P May – Trustee (Ex Parent and Old Boy)
  • Mr D Nezar – Trustee (Old Boy)
  • Derek Bradley –  Ex Officio (Headmaster, College)
  • Mr T von Berg – Ex Officio (Headmaster, Prep)
  • Mr C Warner  – Ex Officio (Business Manager)

 Day Scholar Buses

Daily Buses are provided to transport day-pupils to and from Woodridge. These pupils are collected and dropped off again in areas where they are seen by the general public and it is therefore important that they present a good image for the School. To check the various times for each venue, please take a look at the booking form below.

Peace of mind for working parents

Safe and secure transport


Women of Woodridge

The Women of Woodridge, previously also known as Moms on the Move (MOM) came about in the early years of Woodridge School when local mothers stepped forward and took boarders home over weekends – A MOM away from home.

Over the years the focus shifted and catering for sport and other functions became the main aim of the MOMs. This function has now been taken over by the school kitchen and the Coffee Shop.

The main function of WOW is now to create opportunities for mothers to socialize which is facilitated through coffee mornings with different themes and guest speakers as well as other functions.

All funds raised by WOW are utilized to fund out-of-budget projects for the school that the WOW Committee approves.

Serve and assist

Develop and promote

Going the extra mile

Sharing the care

“We all find ourselves part of the wonderful Woodridge Village and together we can build a stronger community for our children and ourselves by working together and supporting each other.”

As a mother of a Woodridge child you are automatically part of this family and we hope that you will support the functions to keep this tradition alive.

The goal of the Women of Woodridge (this includes all Mothers of Woodridge children and staff) is to integrate the parents into the Woodridge Family.

WOW’s Mission is to…

Serve, Assist, Develop and Promote the Interest of the School through Fellowship

My School Card

Through marketing by the large corporate brands most of the members of the Woodridge Community are aware that by having a My School Card and swiping it prior to every purchase at selected shops you can contribute a percentage of your payment to Woodridge School. As a new initiative we are linking all these contributions to the Women of Woodridge (WOW Ladies) committee who have identified a number of projects they will be completing with the money that is raised through the My School concept.

The first project was the procuring of a tractor for the smoothing of the recently refurbished Show Jumping arena at the Equestrian Centre. This first class arena is now maintained in excellent condition and will raise the standard of our team of outstanding horse riders.

Please take a look at the attached advert for the My School Card and ensure that you have an active card and that the beneficiary is Woodridge College. This site will be updated regularly to keep the Woodridge community informed of the projects being completed by the WOW Ladies.

Please read below

Dear Moms & Dads

The My School Card fundraising initiative for Woodridge is managed by the WOW Committee and only requires members of the Woodridge community to Swipe your My School Card at any of the shops listed below. All funds raised are allocated to WOW (Women of Woodridge) Projects identified by the school to improve facilities for our children. Termly financials will keep everyone updated on income and projects completed.

So what do you have to do?          

If you do not have a My School Card sign up for one by going to

If you have a card make sure it says Woodridge College & Preparatory School – if not go to and update your profile.

Now all you do have do is Shop & Swipe

Administrative Staff

Gwen Massyn,  PA to College Headmaster  

Heather von Berg,  PA to College Deputy Headmaster

Melanie Darlow, PA to Prep Headmaster

Stephanie Els,  College receptionist Day Buses

Kirsty Fourie,  Preparatory Receptionist General Admin

Lisa Eden,  Bursar Head of Founders Residence  

Denise du Preez,  Accountant

Lizaan Stamos, Bookkeeper

Jo-Anne Meyer,  Parent fee liason  

Anthony De Villiers,  Director of Marketing

Maxime Bird,  Head of Carter Residence

Caryl Strauss, Sanatorium Sister

Gisela Baard, Sanatorium Sister

Louise Aylward,  Housekeeping

Annemarie Botes, School Shop Manageres

Tercia Davids,  School shop assistant

Lee Bailey,  School shop assistant

Nicolette Olivier,  Functions + Catering Manageress

Mariska Kukard,  Catering Managers

Pam Swanepoel, Catering Managers  

Roslyn Pienaar,  Prep & College Librarian Head of ECO Committee

Pieter Nel, IT

Reaan Henkeman, IT

Gail Morgan,  Manageress of the Coffee Shop

Carl Greyling, Estate Manager

Arnold Aylward, Estate Management

Eleni Pullen,  Equestrian Centre

Lynne Niemann, Marketing & Communications

Craig Warner, Business Manager


Contact us

College: 082 086 1441
Preparatory: 082 090 6449
Admin: 072 778 6819


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