What is a Governing Body?

A governing body of a public school is legislated as such by Section 16 of the South African Schools Act No. 84 of 1996 (as amended) ("SASA"). The governance of a public school is vested in its governing body.

The School Governing Body (SGB) is a statutory body of parents, educators and non-teaching staff who seek to work together to promote the well-being and effectiveness of the school community and thereby enhance learning and teaching.

Current LRS Governing Body:

Staff Members:

Mr. H. Spaarwater (School Principal)

C. Swanepoel (Non-educator representative; Extra & Co-curricular Activities)

G. Devereux (Educator Representative; Secretary)

C. Minnie (Educator Representative; Health, Safety & Security

Parent Members:

Tamar Harte-Joubert (Chairperson)

Sayed Ally (Vice Chairperson; Human Resources; Legal)

Maryke Vockerodt (Treasurer)

Judith Mafutsanyana (Fundraising)

Deidre Maule (Maintenance; Grounds; Buildings)

How does a Governing Body get elected?

Full details can be found here:


Download the 2016 AGM minutes, here

To request more information from the LRS SGB:

Tel : 011 615 7328/9

Fax: 086 538 2837 

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