Welcome to Theodor Herzl Schools
Mr Viktor Kurz
Executive Principal Theodor Herzl Schools
how we nurture
As an independent, co-educational, English medium school in Port Elizabeth, providing excellent all-round education from pre-primary to matric.
HERE HEARTS GROW
Committed to Teaching and Learning
Theodor Herzl Schools are independent, co-educational English schools with a difference. Our pre-primary, primary and high are schools that care. Schools with human emotions. Where wonder, curiosity, acceptance, imagination, joy and empathy develop. Nurturing unique attributes in young people and encouraging individual successes. Infusing excellence in all we do - with care. Where we don’t just all know your name; we know your potential. Here you can stand out and become outstanding in what you are good at. Being the best that you can be. Where ethics and work ethics go hand in hand, linking the head with the heart. These are not just schools, but
schools with heart.
Mr Viktor Kurz, as Executive Principal, leads the three schools and is also academic head of the High School. The Primary School is headed by Mrs Hilary Goldberg and the Pre-Primary by Ms Megan Oosthuizen. These Heads are members of SAHISA (South African Heads of Independent Schools) and of ISASA (Independent Schools’ Association of South Africa and their active involvement in these bodies ensures that Theodor Herzl plays a valuable role in independent education in South Africa.
Theodor Herzl’s development and well-being as a centre of educational excellence is governed by the United Hebrew Institutions (UHI) of Port Elizabeth, in partnership with the teaching staff and...
general parent body. The UHI is managed by a Board of Trustees, of which the Chairman of the Theodor Herzl School Board is an ex-officio member. The School Board comprises a maximum five members of the UHI (including the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer), members of the teaching staff and members elected from the parent body. The three Heads, Directors of Education and other senior staff members are ex-officio members, with no voting rights. The Board is closely involved with most aspects of the school’s welfare and meets at least twice a term.
The moral development of our pupils is a priority that weaves its way through everything we do at Theodor Herzl. Our warm & caring environment emphasizes universal values rooted in Judaic tradition, where our childrens’ potential is nurtured on a spiritual, physical, emotional and cognitive level. Founded in 1959 by the Jewish Community of Port Elizabeth, Theodor Herzl serves as the centre for Jewish education in the Eastern Cape. The demographics of the school now includes both Jewish and non-Jewish learners and reflects an incredible balance of educational and cultural values representative of our rainbow melting pot of modern South Africa.