Kuils River Primary School principal Zondelia Lombard-Swartz died on Sunday, September 8 after a long battle with breast cancer.
The 48-year-old Kraaifontein resident started teaching at Kuils River Primary School in January 1994 and in 2017 became the school’s principal.
Deputy principal Hildegarde McCallum said the school was suffering a great loss and would remember “Zonny” for her leadership, support, kindness and a great sense of humour.
Ms McCallum said Ms Lombard-Swartz had always wanted the best for her pupils and had had an optimistic outlook on life.
“The late Ms Lombard-Swartz was indeed a true inspiration to us all and taught us to cherish every moment and to live life to the fullest. It has been an honour to share our lives with a woman who embraced life and walked by faith,” said Ms McCallum.