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Mr. Kandas Botha

Principal, Al-Bayan International School


  • BA – University of Port Elizabeth, SA
  • BA HONORS, Psychology – University of South Africa
  • M.Sc., Research Psychology – University of Cape Town


Mr. Kandas Botha was appointed as the Principal of Al-Bayan International School in April 2017, effective August 2017 by Director Palsha. Mr. Kandas assists the director with the daily operations at BIS and works with the school level coordinators in order to ensure that each school is working smoothly and effective teaching practices are being implemented at the classroom level.

In Mr. Kandas’ previous post, he was a Deputy Principal for 7 years and he has been responsible for student, staff and parent matters. He was an Afrikaans teacher, English Teacher, and taught all content subjects from grades 5-7. In addition, Mr. Kandas was a Rugby and Water Polo Coach.

Mr. Kandas holds two Bachelor’s degrees; one in the Arts and the second in Psychology and graduated with Honors; additionally, he holds a Master’s Degree and is currently working on his Doctorate Degree.

In his spare time, Mr. Kandas is an avid reader, enjoys swimming, outdoor sports, travelling and researching about best practices in education.