It is with a sense of real sadness and sorrow that the Peterhouse community received the news of Mrs Barbara van Heerden’s passing on Friday 12 November.

Mother, teacher and mentor Barbie left an indelible mark on our community. Serving two separate terms with the Group (1999 – 2004 and later 2005 – 2019) she will always be remembered for her long-time commitment to the school. Her passion for the school and for teaching was best illustrated by the esteem and respect she gained from those, in the classroom, with whom she interacted.

Barbie leaves behind a real legacy of service. We, as a community mourn her loss, and pay tribute to all that she has achieved in her time at Peterhouse.

To Rebecca, Charlotte, Georgina and the whole van Heerden family we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to you at this difficult and sad time.

JG Trafford