Welcome to Riverwood Primary School in Knysna

We are an independent, co-educational Primary school, situated in the beautiful Garden Route in Knysna, South Africa. We also have a Pre Primary school called Stepping Stones at the same location.

Our Mission:

  • To provide Primary School and Pre Primary education.
  • To follow a programme which is creative, individualised and child centred.
  • To encourage learners to discover their world through enriched, hands-on learning experiences.
  • To nurture the learners, in order that they may fully develop their own potential.
  • To apply the principles of sound human values, trust, respect and  open communication in all areas of education.


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Our Principal

Carrene Sands

In the Office

Business Manager: Susie Slabbert


Financial Officer: Soritha Labuschagne

Grade 7

Teacher: Yolandi Loots

Grade 7

Part time Teacher: Sue De Villiers


Assistant: Merline Jacobs    

Grade 6

Teacher: Liz Kent      

Grade 5

Grade 5 Educator: Melissa Brouard  

Grade 4

Grade 4 Educator: Georgie Botha  

Grade 3

Teacher: Janine Booysen

Grade 3

Assistant: Monica Simama  

Grade 2

Teacher: Irene de Klerk

Grade 1

Teacher: Carina Joubert

Grade R

Teacher: Susan Davies  

InterSen Afrikaans

InterSen Afrikaans: Retha van Zyl    

Remedial Teacher

Teacher: Gail Rossini  

Sport & InterSen

Sport Co-ordinator & InterSen Teacher: Berny Scherag


Sport Coach: Clive Boyd


Music Teacher : Terrah Mello


Volunteer: Josie Wishart  


Cleaner: Thozama Caka

Notice Board

july 2022 newsletter web


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Good caring education and small classes enable close personal interaction.

Sharon Korsten


Awesome school. Run by a lovely highly educated caring Principal. The children love her to bits. The teacher's are awesome too. The natural setting is awesome considering it's in town

Lynda Sands Gough


My son is proof that Riverwood Primary is the best....thank you all teachers.

Nonkwenkwezi Nholi Sili


I recommend this school for the quality of the teaching combined with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. My daughter is happy to be at this school.

Bonke Ribo Dyan


Amazing school. So proud of what you do! 

Martin Hatchuel