Parent Teachers Association

The St David’s Marist Inanda Parent Teachers Association consists of a vibrant, energetic and committed group of parents, teachers and representatives of the school management, the St David’s Marist Foundation and the Marist Old Boys.


The PTA at St David's is a sub-committee of the Board of Governors, and the chairman sits as an ex-officio member on the Board, feeding relevant information into the Board's decisionmaking processes.

The mandate of the PTA has a number of arms to it, including both “fun-raising” and fundraising through community events and initiatives. However, it is also a vital link between the school and the parent body, acting as a sounding board for the school’s management on all issues pertaining to the educational welfare of our boys. 

The strength of St David's lies in its very strong sense of community and there are a number of ways in which our parent body can become involved in the life of the school, the PTA being one of these. 

Meet the PTA Committee

Mr Rutendo Hwindingwi (Chair)

Rutendo is the current chairman of the PTA and is excited to be part of the St Davids community in fulfilling the PTA theme ‘So much more’. 

As a parent and husband, Rutendo realizes that the success of any school is the positive synergy that exists between the Parents and Teachers in moulding the right environment for the school's most important people, the students. 

Right from Preschool (Mini Marist) through Prep and Senior School until they have matriculated, the student is, and will remain, the focal point of PTA. 

Rutendo is also the Africa Regional Director of Elev8, a multinational that focuses on digital capacity building for individuals, enterprises and governments. Rutendo is happily married to Prax and they have three sons at St David's.

Mr Bill Blair (Vice Chair)

Bill is currently the vice chair on the PTA. Bill is a dedicated father of one son in the College, a husband, and a businessman and entrepreneur.

Bill joined the PTA to help create and establish a well-organized, quality parent involvement opportunity that will ultimately benefit the students of St David's to have a fun, meaningful and successful school experience.

He believes that the PTA should be inclusive and representative of the school community’s cultures, family structures and values. Successful parent-teacher collaboration is the epitome of a successful school. “A good education is a foundation for a better future.”

Name and Surname

Key Portfolio

Rutendo Hwindingwi (Chair)

Special Projects

Bill Blair (Vice Chair)

Fundraising

Charles Stuart (Treasurer)

Events

Andrew Munro (Old Boys Association)

Kim Abraham (Portfolio Leader)

Special Projects

Michele Davis (Portfolio Leader)

Communications

Sipho Mbele

Fundraising

Thokozani Mnikathi

Diversity and Transformation

Mendie Ndimande

Fundraising

Gerard Oaker

Fundraising

Kurt Morais (Portfolio Leader)

Diversity and Transformation

Lehlohonolo Mofokeng

Special Projects

Chris Erwee (Portfolio Leader)

Events

Claire Sullivan

Events

Lindi Pieterse

Events

Julia Scheffer

Communications and Diversity and Transformation

Tessa Gramigna

Special Projects

Matthew Ramsden (Old Boys Association)

N/A

Tania Noach

Special Projects

Tebogo Bronson Mokabela

Communications

Staff Representatives

Name and Surname

Designation

Mike Thiel

Executive Headmaster

Nick Clogg

Head: Prep School

Lara Klement

Head: Advancement

Steph Bauer

College Senior Deputy Head

Fabian Howard

Prep Senior Deputy Head

Helen Mills

Foundation Phase Deputy Head

Bruce Eyles

PTA Secretary

Carey Fisher-Gietzman

Marketing Liaison