Meet Our HBM Staff
Mat welcomed his daughter into his life while studing a full time MBA at UCT in 2014. While he was at UCT he had the opportunity to meet with Harris Gordon the Treasurer for Association Montessori International. He introduced Mat to the Montessori philosophy and his daughter, Rowan, is currently in her 2nd year of Montessori schooling. Spending time with his wife and daughter is
important to him and he can also be found supporting Villagers rugby club on the occasional Saturday.
Lily Lukic joined the Hout Bay Montessori team in June 2017. She came to South Africa for a visit in 1998 and fell in love with Cape Town and decided to stay. Lily brought her family from Croatia shortly after and continued her career in the travel industry. Besides dealing with people in general, her greatest love has always been being surrounded by children. So after more than 30 years, Lily left the travel industry and started a new career that brings so much joy into her life! “Watching these little people growing up is like having my own child over and over again… The highlight of my day is when the nursery class comes to my office in the morning to say Good morning Lily! That’s how I start my every day, with smiley faces! What else do I need?”
Head of Primary and Junior Primary Directress
Kerin has been teaching in Montessori schools for the last 23 years. She is both Head of Primary and a Junior Primary Directress. Her special interests are the development and nurturance of self-esteem in children and Montessori curriculum development. She is passionate about Hout Bay Montessori - the very unique mix of Montessori principles, positive discipline approach of the adults and character education running through the entire school.