Julie Vermarke
Director and Programme Specialist

Julie is the Captain at Out The Box, so called out of her love for sailing. Along with her second in charge, Tyler the sea dog, they run Out The Box Learning Centre with a passion and energy that rubs off on the children and team alike. Although Julie wanted to study fine art, she couldn’t shake the call to teach. After ten years of experience at a nursery school, she saw a need for a holistic education approach and started Out The Box Learning Centre.
With the perfect mix of fun, creativity, passion and a touch of firm captaining, the students thrive and blossom into remarkable individuals.

Tyler
Mascot and Therapy Dog

Tyler is Julie's righthand canine. She has been with Julie for over 6 years and her loyalty towards her is unquestionable. She is loved by all the staff and kids and if she is not around for the day, there is a definite sense that someone is missing. Having a natural instinct to assist children and adults alike,  Tyler keeps a watchful eye on the happenings of the Centre and is always keen to join in, especially on Fridays if we are taking a trip to the park.

Derick Joubert
Director and Marketing/Social Media

Derick have been involved in the school since inception and now stepped up to a more full time roll at the school as Director and doing Marketing and Social Media.  He is a father of a boy, now 18 yrs old, that joined the school some years ago.  The progress his son have made since he started at Out The Box Learning, changed his outlook on children with learning disabilities and special needs to such an extent that he became more involved.  Over time, he have assisted the school with some projects and maintenance and now assisting with some more hands-on classes for the children on a weekly basis such as wood working, music lessons and gross motor skills.

Caralee White
Administration

Caralee aka Caz a mother of 3 children, 1 of which is a pupil at the school, have a very placid nature and loves children.  She joined the Out The Box team as our administration lady and is responsible for all communication to the parents and other parties.  Caz "the school mother" managing the weekly baking class which the children love.  On our fun days, "mother" brings in the popcorn and on some occasions home baked biscuits.

Heidi Joubert
Teacher

Heidi is a superb teacher with a overall feel and empathy for children with learning disabilities and special needs.  In a very short period of time since she have joined the Out The Box team, she have won the hearts of all her pupils and staff.  She have the ability to reach even the most difficult child with behavioral problems and spends that extra time on each child.  During lockdown she have started up the online schooling for Out The Box with a huge success.

Prince Mahasha
Assistant Tutor and Groundsman

Prince has been with Out The Box since the building was being renovated. Seeing initiative and drive in him Julie quickly snatched him up for her crew. Prince is our grounds man, sports coach, and wire and woodwork extraordinaire. With a natural instinct in helping children learn, he is hoping to study further in education. He is patient and firm with the students and always ready with a smile and a joke.

Faith Mabena
Assistant Tutor

Faith joined the crew in August 2016. As a mom of two teenage boys she fell easily into her roll, gaining authority and respect from the children almost instantly. Her calm and patient nature has shown how she has an affinity for working with children who are limited in certain abilities. Faith will be undergoing training to enrich her already amazing ability to teach the students. As a mother figure in our team, Faith has a strong balance of discipline and love for what she does and is eager to keep learning. She is a pillar of strength and calm and her amazing touch is loved and respected