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Kwasa College
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Daggafontein,
Springs  
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An Independent Pre-primary and Primary School registered through the Gauteng Education Department, South Africa
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Venerable Reverend Sharron Anne Dinnie
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Meet Sharron Dinnie - In her own words...

I was born in Florida, Gauteng, South Africa on 22 July 1947. Matriculated from Florida Park High School aged 16 in 1963. Graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After completing a Teacher’s Diploma, taught at Florida Park High and St Catherine’s Convent in Florida for a total of 24 years.

Had felt the call to ministry at an early age and while teaching obtained a Bachelor of Theology Degree (Honours) at the University of South Africa.

In 1988 I was ordained Deacon in the Anglican Church and served in my home Parish of St. Gabriel’s in Florida. In 1992 when the Synod of Bishops voted in favour of ordaining women to the priesthood, I was ordained priest and continued in the parish until 1996 when I moved to St Michael’s and All Angels in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

In January 2000 I was appointed Rector of St. Peter& St. Paul in Springs. My ministry there brought about an awareness of the plight of children in the Informal Settlement of Daggafontein, a suburb of Springs, who could not access a decent education due to many factors – one being the distance from home to the nearest schools.

I committed myself to attempting to redress the situation and out of the need, Kwasa was born. In 2003, what was to become Kwasa started as an outreach project of the Parish; a venue was found on an old mine property with dilapidated buildings, no electricity and no funding. “The Little Red School” as it was nick-named, started with 53 children. Thanks to the commitment, support and help of many individuals, organisations, churches abroad, Government and the Education Department, Kwasa College as the school is now known, Consists of a Pre-Primary School with 7 teachers and 126 learners, and a Primary School with Grades 1 to 6, over 150 children and a teaching staff of 7.

In 2012 I graduated from the University of St. Augustine with a Masters in Philosophy.

I retired as Archdeacon of the Far East Rand Archdeaconry and as rector of the Parish of St Peter & St. Paul on 31 July 2018.
I took up the appointment as the Rector of Kwasa College on 1 August 2018 with gratitude and excitement at now being able to devote my time and energy to its continuing g development and growth as a low-fee paying Anglican School whose mission it is to give children the opportunity of breaking the cycle of poverty that otherwise keeps them bound, by assisting them to achieve their innate potential.

My husband, Don, died on 25 November 2017. I have two sons: Jean who with his wife, Mariaan and three daughters, Caitlin, Anabel and Robyn lives in Dubai, and Michael-Jon, who with his wife Sonja (a teacher at Kwasa) and their baby daughter Hannah lives in Springs.

I am passionate about sport – still play tennis twice a week, do Pilates classes regularly, read extensively, love all kinds of music, miss my husband, love my dog, Sammy, and hope to be able to make  a difference in the world for as long as I am able.
  

  

Rector, Kwasa College
Sharron's advocacy for the children of Kwasa College - who call her "Mother Sharron" - is beyond measure. Sharron works tirelessly to raise awareness of the plight of the children of Daggafontein. Her goal is for Kwasa College to become a sustainable, independent school. 

Since August 2018,  Sharron is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of the school, preservation of the ethos, organising of chapel activities, as well as fulfilling
the role of Chaplain to the children, staff and the community.   
In addition, the Rector is responsible for maintaining existing relationships with the Kwasa Global Giving Partners, and forging new relationships with donors and friends of Kwasa College.
   
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