High School Culture
Creativity and the arts are alive at Theodor Herzl High School, with most students involved in at least one cultural activity. Toastmasters and debating create platforms for children to hone their public speaking skills, while exposure to drama – as a Matric subject, through the drama society (Thespa) and other avenues, like the Nab U Bomi film festival – provides opportunities to participate in various aspects of theatre and film. Many pupils have gone on to achieve recognition, both locally and abroad. A love of music and dance is evident as teenagers feel safe expressing their creativity. Talented musicians, in rock bands or as solo singers, take to the school hall stage on special occasions, raising the roof and bringing the crowd of delighted pupils and staff to their feet.
Theodor Herzl is fortunate to have award-winning theatrical personality Robin Williams as our resident drama teacher. Drama is offered as a formal matric subject, but is also a vibrant part of life for everybody at Theodor. Wonderful school productions involve the entire community, and give children from tots to teens the opportunity to enjoy some aspect of theatre – whether as a gorgeous leading lady or a mischievous dancing elf, a sound and lighting technician or a paintsplattered props artist.
The High School’s recently formed ‘Glee Club’ affords our gifted musicians and dancers an opportunity to relish their creative talents. They’ve been known to raise the roof with jaw-dropping flash mob performances that surprise and delight the entire school.