Pre-Primary School

 Head of School

 “I am passionate about fulfilling the unique needs and potential of every child”

Pre-Primary Principal:  Buffy Allanson


Buffy Allanson joined Theodor Herzl Pre-Primary as a teacher in 1999. She served as Head of Department for some years before being appointed Principal in 2007. Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, and educated at DSG in Grahamstown, Buffy earned her HDE Pre-Primary at Barkly House Teachers Training College in Cape Town.

Buffy is remedially qualified (ACE Special Needs Education, UNISA) and an executive member of SAALED (South African Association for Learning and Educational Differences). Her remarkable insight into the unique and individual needs of early learners adds exceptional value to the school. Aside from her real caring for the welfare of each child who take his or her tentative leap into their school career at Theodor Herzl, Buffy is also an adored mum to her own three girls.