Schools with Heart – Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary School

Situated in Walmer, Gqeberha, Theodor Herzl Schools were founded by the Port Elizabeth Jewish community in 1959. 

Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary, Primary and High Schools together form one of South Africa’s top independent co-educational schools, with a significant academic record. 

Pupils come from a wide range of social and ethnic backgrounds, resulting in a vibrant melting pot of cultures which nurtures a remarkable acceptance and appreciation of one another. 

The Theodor Herzl community is friendly, warm and unpretentious with a shared ethos and educational direction, balanced with a liberal respect for individuality.

Theodor Herzl is a multi-cultural School, so pupils of all faiths are welcomed and respected, whilst the Jewish festivals, life lessons and values are maintained.

The dedicated and professionally qualified teachers strive to nurture development and growth by learning through play within a structured curriculum.

Pre-Primary School

The Pre-Primary school is a safe, friendly and inspiring environment and provides opportunities for children between the ages of three and six years to develop into confident and competent human beings, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

The School day begins at 07h30 and ends at 12h00, with Aftercare continuing until 17h00, thereafter. The morning routine includes, two teaching rings, creative activities, snack time, outside play, educational indoor activities and story time.  In addition, weekly sessions of Kinderkinetics, Music and Xhosa are included in the school fees.

This structured routine meets and exceeds the National Curriculum requirements of Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills.

The School has an exceptional play ground and superbly equipped classrooms which stimulate curiosity and creativity, building a solid foundation for future learning.

Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists provide private on-site support to pupils who would benefit from these therapies.

Optional extra mural activities are also offered and these include Play Ball, Dance Kids, Soccercise Starz, Sandula Kids and Youth Cricket Academy.

We look forward to you visiting us and stepping into the wonderful world of our Pre-Primary School.

Contact Details

For more information or to make an application call 041 581 2204 or email

Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary School is situated at 203 Church Road, 14th Ave Walmer, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth).

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