Parent Liaison Group

Introducing ISCT’s Parent Liasion Group (PLG). 

The Parent Liaison Group (PLG) is a voluntary organisation of parents who encourage closer links between home and school. In addition to organising fundraising events, the group also has a proactive social function and provides an opportunity for parents, staff and students to meet with one another. 

The Various Portfolios are:


  • Planning and coordination 
  • Raising ideas  
  • Event management including volunteers necessary permission/ permits etc. 
  • Updates in the newsletter. 

 2. Nearly New Uniform Shop 

  •  Managing the shop 
  •  Manning the shop 

 3. Special projects 

  •  My School Card 
  •  PLG Constitution updates 
  •  Communication (newsletters, Parent’s Guide, new parent welcome coffee mornings) 
  •  Website/Social Media coordination 
  •  School anniversary celebrations 

If any parents are interested in getting involved or would like to find out more, please email us at




Sharlene van Pallander – Chairperson:

Sharlene has been a parent at ISCT since 2018. She has two sons in Year 4 and Year 2 and one daughter who will join in 2025.

She graduated from UCT with a MPhil in Marketing and an Honours in Psychology and has worked as a Marketing Strategist for almost 20 years.

Sharlene is a passionate solution-finder and has a keen interest in creating transformation through education and sport. She has worked in the education industry for the past 6 years. Sharlene loves different disciplines of dance, is a wanna-be historian and can often be found enjoying a good book.


Laura Barker – Vice Chairperson:

Laura has been a parent at ISCT since 2017. She has a daughter in Year 5 and a son in Year 2.

She graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BA Honours in Modern Languages. Laura is currently the Founder and CEO of BlackBark Productions, an organisation which identifies the most promising young talent South Africa has to offer, and promotes their growth through the Rising Star and Gradstar Programmes.

She hopes to establish the PLG as a credible body that can convey parent concerns and preferences to the school leadership in an effective manner, leading to positive change for all concerned. Laura’s favourite pastime is to run along Muizenberg beach and Boyes Drive – this is her morning meditation.






Bonnie Berkowitz – Secretary:

Bonnie has been a parent at ISCT since 2017. She has a daughter in Year 5. She graduated from UCT and UWC with an MPhil in International Law and worked as a Human Rights consultant for many years.

Her first love was always being creative. She decided to change her career and opened The Little Art Studio which she runs with 5 creative women.

“Not only do I believe that creativity plays an enormous role in education, I am a great advocate for emotional intelligence education, I think ISCT is one of the leaders in that regard.” In her spare time, Bonnie loves boogie boarding and retreating with a good book.





Anthea Farrow – Second Hand Uniforms:

Anthea has been a parent at ISCT since 2022. Her youngest (of three) is a daughter in Year 11.

She graduated from the University of Durban with Honours in English Literature and Economic History; and has continued her learning journey over the years with diplomas in various exercise disciplines, yoga, nutrition and alternative health therapies. Having moved hemispheres three times and juggled a career in publishing with motherhood and a home renovation business, Anthea stepped neatly into a (somewhat) calmer lifestyle by choosing Noordhoek over London and yoga teaching over the nine-to-five.

She is passionate about physical movement, mental stimulation, human rights, her dog, excellent food, rescuing our planet and reading. Not necessarily in that order.


Caroline Kipps, Second Hand Uniforms:

Caroline has only recently joined ISCT with her two children starting in Struben House and Woodland Heights in January 2023. 

She graduated from the University of Cardiff, Wales with an Honours degree in Psychology and Education. She has 20 years experience in Early Childhood, Education Leadership & Management. 

She most recently set up and ran a new department in an independent school on the Isle of Man but has worked in various schools in London, Sydney and Australia. 

She is thrilled to be part of a new environment and is looking forward to being involved in a number of exciting projects at ISCT.