Knysna Primary School bids farewell to beloved principal
21 November 2019
Robert Stoker, Principal of Knysna Primary School, is retiring at the end of this year, after being at the helm of the school for 21 years.
He joined Knysna Primary in 1999 and each year since, the school has grown and improved. One of his staff members wrote to WCED News and requested that we acknowledge his service and his contribution towards quality and values-driven education.
“We have been on the forefront of embracing being a values-driven school and this is visible in everything Knysna Primary does. Our learners are SMART, because they work SMART, they look SMART and think SMART. This little slogan is part of our Monday assembly routine and our learners are encouraged to be who they are and to be confident in their uniqueness,” one of the staff members said.
Stoker has been described as a loving and fair disciplinarian, who always puts the child’s well-being first.
“His great sense of humour is one of his biggest assets and his ability to be who he is. He is such an encouragement to his staff as well. One thing is for sure and that is that the KPS staff is a TEAM! His successor has very big boots to fill and Mr Stoker’s major achievements will forever be visible at KPS.”