Our Team.

We care about growing, learning and having fun. Meet the Team!

At Arrow our greatest resource is our special teachers. Each one has been taught to carry out the Arrow ethos with pride and nurture the little ones as they embark on their quest for knowledge.

Head of School

Yandiswa Xhakaza

Bachelor of Education (University of the Witwatersrand, 2009), Postgraduate Diploma in Management (University of the Witwatersrand, 2016), and currently studying towards a Master of Business Administration (University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science).

“It is an honour and a privilege to be at the helm of a bold, visionary and innovative school such as Arrow Academy – where we educate today’s children for tomorrow’s world. Read More

    Arrow Academy is no ordinary school. As we equip young learners for the future, we believe that we need to apply new and relevant teaching methods that spark an interest for lifelong learning. We welcome you to our academy and are extremely excited about what the future holds for our learners.”

    Yandiswa brings a wealth of experience in the education sector to Arrow Academy. Having started out as an English teacher at Rosebank Primary School, she ventured into education research focusing on new methods with which consistent quality education can be deployed at scale. She joins Arrow Academy as our Head of School supported by great teaching staff.

Head of Foundation Phase and Grade 1 Teacher

Nolene Theron (B.Ed – UNISA)

I want to portray my passion for learners, people and education in such a way that learners also become enthusiastic about learning. Read More

    I believe in Roy B Zug’s philosophy that: “The aim of education, also spiritual education, is to teach the students to learn to cope without educators, because they learned to think for themselves”. For me, it is important to expose learners to different types of education and learning. For this reason, I make use of different methods of education in the classroom. Learners in the Foundation Phase learn best when they have first-hand experience and are involved in the moment.

    My favourite quote is: “A true teacher does not only share knowledge with her students. She also stimulates their interest in such a way that they want to find out more than what she can teach them. A teacher is not simply a fuel line to the oil tank of their mind, but also a spark plug that fires them up to a full life.” – J. Berrill

Head of Early Childhood Development Phase and Grade R Teacher

Renee Olesen (B.Ed – University of Pretoria)

I am passionate about teaching but, more importantly, I am passionate about children. I enjoy outdoor activities, being surrounded by people and making the most of life. Read More

    My favourite quote is: “Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.” – (Unknown)