To be a part of the Bellatrix woman's town residence , opens up doors for you to be able to experience the most out of being a student. There are opportunities to form new friendships, and be part of an organised student life in terms of sport, culture and social activities. My wife Corné and I have been appointed as house parents of Bellatrix since September 2016. We have a passion for young people and we both come from an educational sciences background. Both of us have been involved with the NWU Potchefstroom campus for over 10 years as lecturers (Faculty of educational sciences). Both of us were also teachers for 15 years prior. We have three children, two boys and one girl, between the ages of 15 and 20. With three young people in the house we know the needs of young people on the cusp of young adulthood
As house parents we see it as part of our goal and calling to be your parents away from home to you as a student. Our door is always open for any Trixie, facing any sort of problem. Together with the House committee, we as the house parents form a part of the hostel management. The hostel management is responsible to ensure that we are striving towards the mission of the hostel and the university. The management, together with every lady in the hostel determines the mission of the hostel. The direction is determined by the values that we strive towards and it is an additional task of the hostel management to ensure that these values, which are endorsed by the university and the hostel, are lived by every member of the hostel.
We as hostel parents are looking forward to walking this exciting road with every Trixie. Come and enjoy your student life in the security of Bellatrix woman's town residence.
Dr. CP van der Vyver
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