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Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary School

pre-primary Academics

Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary is a safe, friendly and inspiring environment that provides the opportunity for boys and girls between the ages of three and six years (Grade 000 to Grade 0) to develop into confident and competent human beings in all spheres – intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.
Our dedicated and professionally qualified teachers strive to nurture development and growth by engaging with each unique pupil in the learning process. Our philosophy of “learning through play” is facilitated by both our exceptional playground and superbly equipped classrooms, which stimulate curiosity and creativity. All in all, Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary provides an optimal environment for your child, fostering the development of wholesome values and ethics, while building a solid foundation for Grade 1 and beyond.

a typical day


  • Teaching Ring 1

    Outside Play

    Morning Activities

  • Teaching Ring 2

    Creative Activities

  • Music Kinderkinetics Xhosa

    Snack Time

    Outside Play

  • Independent Educational Indoor Activities

  • Story Time

OUr daily routine

This structured routine meets and exceeds the National Curriculum requirements of Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills. These learning experiences, as well as free play, are critical in providing opportunities for physical, social, cognitive and creative development, including time management, problem solving, and promotion of emotional intelligence.

Interesting and educational visitors are often invited to our school to enhance and extend our curriculum.

An occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and Physiotherapist provide private onsite support to pupils who would benefit from these therapists.

Optional extra-mural activities are offered and these include: Playball, Dance Kids, Soccercise Starz, and Youth Cricket Academy.


Our daily routine


Committed to Teaching and Learning

Pre-primary School staff

Staff Members

Wendy Castignani

Pre-Primary Secretary

Helen Bucksey

Helen Bucksey

Grade 000

Lisa Webb

Lisa Webb

Grade 00

Carly Collett

Grade R

Ruth Beynon

Ruth Beynon

Grade 0

Beth Forbes

Beth Forbes

Aftercare Coordinator

Melony January

Melony January


Rachel Veress

Rachel Veress


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Three bodies, one heart – Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary, Primary and High, together form one of South Africa’s top independent, co-educational schools.