Camps Bay Primary School welcomed Chris Storey as their new principal this month.
Chairperson of the school governing body (SGB) Chris Locker, said Mr Storey joins the school after 13 years as principal of Somerset House where he drove the strategy for the regeneration of the school.
This resulted in the school being recognised as a top performing school by the IEB benchmark system. He also led an urban renewal plan which involved the building or renovation of almost every building on the campus.
“We hope to offer Mr Storey an environment that is open to his new and alternative education solutions that will enable him to be the change agent that can take Camps Bay Primary School to the next level of accomplishment across all spheres,” said Mr Locker.
Camps Bay Primary School is the main feeder school to Camps Bay High School.
Principal at the high school and president of the South African Principals Association, Dave de Korte, said he was excited to have Mr Storey join the Camps Bay Schools family.
“Mr Storey is the perfect fit for the primary school. His calm and warm leadership style is in keeping with the family nature of the school.
I have no doubt that under his visionary leadership, the school will be going to the next level as a safe and caring place of excellent educational experiences,” he said.
Mr Storey said he was excited about joining the school.
“From the first moment I walked into this school, I felt like this is a special place. I’m passionate about making sure that the school is a happy place for children, where they can learn in a relevant way, leaving them equipped to deal with their present and manage their futures successfully,” he said.