Eversdal Primary School,
Stepping Stones, Durbanville
7550

Phone: 021 976 8134
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Eversdal Primary School, Stepping Stones, Durbanville, 7550

Phone: 021 976 8134
Email: info@eversdal.org.za



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HEADMASTER

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Higher Diploma in Education
1981-1984
(Wellington Teachers College)

BA Degree
1985-1986
(University of Stellenbosch)

B.Ed Hons.
1988-1989 (US)

M.Ed Curriculum Development (1993-1995)
Thesis: Computers in Education (US)

Microsoft Certified System Engineer 1999 (MCSE)

TEACHING CAREER

Parow North Primary School
Teacher: 1987 – 1989

Durbanville Primary School
1989 – 1996 (Head of Department)

Paarl Boys’ Primary School
Headmaster: 1997 – 2011

Eversdal Primary School
Headmaster: 2012 – Present 

 

HEADMASTER – EVERSDAL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Henk Arangies is a passionate teacher who believes that education should cater for the individual learner and different learning styles, without compromise to the other learners in the classroom. To achieve this complicated challenge he believes that every teacher should be a sympathetic individual, well trained and competent with teaching principles and competent in the use of all the tools available in his/her classroom.

He believes that education should incorporate the sensible use of technology in curriculum delivery/integration. “It is not about the technology, but it is about the information that flows through devices and how the necessary skills develop in learners”. 

He developed a strong understanding of the changed classroom environment from his earliest teaching days at Durbanville Primary School. He found academic substance for his theories when he did his M.Ed. in Curriculum Development in 1995. His thesis title was, “The use of a computer centre in a Primary School.” This research (1995) already indicated a path where the need for technology integration in the general classroom was emphasized. He qualified as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) in 1999 and incorporated this knowledge into the development of the two schools of which he is/was the Headmaster, (Paarl Boys’ Primary School : 1997-2011 and Eversdal Primary School : 2012 – Present).

He gradually developed his teaching methodology around:

  • Tech integration in curriculum.
  • Whole brain teaching & learning.
  • A strong focus on Individualized learning.

Mr Arangies travelled extensively, within South Africa and abroad. He focused on modern teaching practices in other schools and countries. His focus was on ED TECH-conferences and private visits to schools to see how curriculum is delivered in other schools.

  • London 2001 – School visits in the Midlands and London.
  • Copenhagen 2001 – International Conference in Technology in Education.
  • Hong Kong 2003 – International Conference – Modern Teaching Practice and school visits.
  • Stellenbosch 2005 – International Conference in Technology in Education.
  • Milan 2007 – International Conference – Constructivism and knowledge creation.
  • London 2009 – BETT and European Apple Conference – Guest of Apple SA.
  • Edinburgh 2009 – School visits.
  • Singapore 2013 – Conference on creative education – Focus on Robotics and STEM.
  • New York 2016 – School visits.
  • Orlando 2016 – Conference on Education – Fourth Industrial Revolution and impact on teaching in 21st Century – School visit in Orlando.
  • Brussels 2017 – School visit – private visit.
  • Finland 2019 – 11 to 15 March 2019 – Principal Study Tour in Tampere, Finland. School visits in Tampere, Helsinki and Amsterdam.
  • Dubai 2022 – Education 2.0 Conference.

He is a true believer in the preparation of learners for the challenges of the FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION and he drives an educational system which prepares learners for all the critical skills needed in this next phase – Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity – just to name a few. The e-curriculum of Eversdal Primary School is flexible and adaptable to change as it needs to.

Mr Arangies delivers regular talks at ICT-conferences and has been involved in Principals’ Training of ICT and CTLI. He has been instrumental in the ICT and Blended Learning programmes of many schools who regularly visit Eversdal Primary School.

He is married to Gretchen (COO: University of Stellenbosch Business School) and they have four children.

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