Port Shepstone High School


Executive Committee

Without the dedicated commitment of the Executive Committee Port Shepstone High School would not be regarded as one of the best Government Schools in KwaZulu Natal.

Mrs Kathi Nel

Mrs Kathi Nel


K. Nel - Principal

Mrs Kathi Nel (neé Barkhuizen) was appointed as the Principal of Port Shepstone High School on 1st December 2020, after serving in the Acting Principal position since the 1st April 2020, when she took over the reins from Mr Peter Jenkins on his retirement.

To say that it was a difficult time for any transition is an understatement, but she rose to the occasion with aplomb and steered this ship through the choppy depths of lockdown and distance-learning.  Covid-19 presented unique challenges to all educational institutions, and Port Shepstone High School met all difficulties with team spirit and a work ethic engendered by our top management.  Mrs Nel brings enormous strength and grace to this position of Principal.

She was appointed to Port Shepstone High School on the 1st of January 1996, and has 31 years of teaching experience behind her, specifically Life Science and Mathematical Literacy.  Mrs Nel became an HOD in 2013 and was appointed as the Deputy Principal of Academics and Administration on the 1st October 2014.

Mr Pete Theunissen

Mr Pete Theunissen

Deputy Principal for Discipline and Pastoral Care

J.P.J. THEUNISSEN – Deputy Principal

Mr Pete Theunissen was appointed as the new Deputy Principal for Pastoral Care and Discipline for Port Shepstone High School in February 2020.

Mr Theunissen has been an integral part of Sheppie High since he joined the school as an educator in 1990, and subsequently became a valued member of the management team in 1998. He has built up a reputation for his fair and fatherly approach to discipline. He has contributed greatly to staff development over the years and can always be counted on for his calm and steady approach.

Y. THEUNISSEN – Deputy Principal

Mrs Yvonne Theunissen was announced as the new Acting Deputy Principal for Academics and Administration in April 2020.

Mrs Theunissen has been a vital part of this institution since she joined the school as an educator in 2000. Mrs Theunissen has been the Departmental Head of Languages and Head of Grade 12, and she has brought an enormous amount of experience and intellect to our school.   

Mrs Yvonne Theunissen

Mrs Yvonne Theunissen

Deputy Principal for Academics and Administration