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Meet the Teachers

Marnie Allen
School Director, Blue Schools Lead and Class Teacher

Marnie Allen was born and raised in the UK, where she completed her BA and further teacher training. Before moving to Lüderitz, she lived across Germany for 8 years. She has worked in government, private and international schools in the UK, Germany and Namibia. She has a strong interest in pastoral care and education development, and is passionate about holistic and creative education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, exploring, travelling and learning. She also loves animals and nature.



Levana Cloete
Chief of Staff and Class Teacher

Levana Cloete grew up in Windhoek and before venturing into teaching, she was a seasoned communications strategist, an experienced specialist in content marketing and an accomplished PR professional with 21 years of experience, across multiple industries. She is deeply passionate about educating learners to reach their full potential and enjoys reading, travelling, and learning about different cultures and languages.


Samantha Higoam 

Head of Early Years and Key Stage 1 (Grades 0-2)

Samantha Higoam was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. She holds a Bcom Honor’s degree in Business Management from Monash University, a Diploma in Montessori from the College of Modern Montessori, and an Advanced Certificate in Teaching from North West University. She worked in the Montessori school teaching environment for ten years in Windhoek, Okahandja and the Sosussvlei area respectively, before moving to Lüderitz. In her spare time, she likes cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She is passionate about helping those in need, loves teaching children and witnessing the positive impact it has in their lives.



Manolene Neels
Class Teacher 

Manolene grew up in the hot and windy southern parts of Namibia. A compassionate and dedicated individual, she is in her final year studying towards a Diploma in Primary education. During her studies, she has gained four years of teaching experience working to the best of her abilities.

She believes her unique qualities as a teacher are focusing on helping children to unlock their full potential through dedicated reading and providing individualized instructions to meet the different learning needs of each child.

When she's not in the classroom you can find her exploring the great outdoors and trying new DIY projects, she's also a lover of quiet places and simple things.



Camilla Mackenzie
Classroom and Admin Assistant

Camilla was born in Walvis Bay but has lived all her life enjoying the small, windy town of Lüderitz. She has always loved children and enjoys spending her days seeing how their talents and confidence grow in the classroom. In her spare time, she loves cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Her plan for the future is to study early child development and fulfil her dream of working with children.



Imogine Dausas
Class Teacher

Imogine was born and raised in the very hot, small town of Usakos. She holds a National Vocational certificate in Electrical Engineering which inspires her love for science, a certificate in teaching and is currently doing her final year of a Diploma in Teaching Level 7.

She has worked in government and private schools for almost 8 years. She strongly believes in the inclusive and holistic development of a child. She is passionate and believes in the use of bright colours to stimulate the senses, encourage exploring minds, and make them the happiest children in the world - an amazing feeling to witness.

She enjoys travelling, is family-oriented and a lover of sports. 



Felix Matongo
Robotics Teacher and Extra-Curricular Coordinator

Felix Matongo was born and raised in Windhoek. He completed school at Centaurus High School and has an Advanced Diploma in Information Technology from Triumphant College. His first job was at SPAR Okahandja as a general worker. He never imagined himself as a teacher but always had a great bond with children. Felix enjoys gaming, music and “good” cinema, as he is very critical about what he watches. As a lover of Astronomy, he hopes to bring the love he has of space exploration to all Namibian children.


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Cynthia Nehemiah
Office Assistant and Librarian

Cynthia was born in Nairobi and raised in Windhoek but is currently an honorary “Buchter” - resident of Lüderitz. She believes in lifelong learning and constantly seeks out new methods of acquiring knowledge, whether through books, online courses, or hands-on experiences. She is fascinated by the vastness of the ocean and the legal complexities surrounding it and passionate about pursuing her master's degree in marine and maritime law.

She is a lover of horror, thrillers and suspense genres be it motion picture or literature. As a self proclaimed foodie, I she enjosy exploring different cuisines - from savoury steaks to exotic seafood, she appreciates the artistry of food.


Regina Kulembalala

Finance Assistant

Regina grew up in Luderitz. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in
Natural Resource Management with a specialization in Nature Conservation from the Namibia University of Science and Technology. She loves the outdoors and finds joy and fulfilment in sharing her knowledge and passion with the younger generation, sparking their curiosity about the natural world, and instilling in them a sense of responsibility for its preservation.

She enjoys discovering new forms of storytelling through reading books and watching anime and short films. She loves to eat and hopes to become a global citizen so she can travel the world and experience different cultures through their cuisine.


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