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Mowana House

Red – the ultimate cure for sadness!

Mowana House

Mowana is commonly known as the Baobab tree: the Mowana tree is known for its endurance and its shade often acts as a meeting place, or a place of shelter. Every part of the tree can be used and plays a role in medicinal and nutritional elements. Because of these traits, we aim for something similar within our house. We encourage collaboration and meeting to share ideas. Each individual plays a role in our house, and we are always invested in finding ways to incorporate the talents and values of each member of our house.

Our house stands as a community: we strive towards allowing each person to feel like an individual, and especially as an individual who is part of a larger group where they are always accepted and loved for.

The mascot is Elmo, a character from “Sesame Street”.

“Tutor group is my safe place. More specifically, it’s a place where I feel the support from the people around me, and where I find the most motivation to continue the day. Tutor group will always hold a special place in my heart, as it is where I’ve found the most stability and comfort in my high school career. I love my tutor, and nothing in the world can ever change that.”

– Hannah Daniels

“Tutor is a place where we can be whoever we want to be: we can stress about test we didn’t study for, laugh with one another, be with each other, play card games, quickly scribble down homework you didn’t finish, comfort those who are having a bad day, and even catch an extra ten minutes of sleep. But what I love most about it is that we can do all of this without being judged and with our sisters there to help and support us to do our best even when we feel like giving up.”

– Jessica Hansen

Head of Mowana House & Matric Leaders

Jessica Hansen

SL – Matric Leader

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” – Christopher Robin

Kristen Trew

FD – Matric Leader

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say” – Stephen Covey

Zahra Firfirey

SF – Matric Leader

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there” – Unknown

Caitlin Meyer

CV – Matric Leader

“If you want to see a rainbow you have to deal with the rain and let it be” – Unknown

Mowana House Class Tutors

Faller Noeline

House Coordinator – Mowana

Furstenburg Samantha


Fredericks Nikita

Educator – English

Slabbert Marie-Rose


Vrancken Candysse