Primary School

 Academic

“I don’t just learn… I understand”

There is something special about a Theodor Herzl education. Our academic programmes are designed to inspire curiosity about the world and encourage a thirst for knowledge. We teach with enthusiasm and excitement, challenging the brightest pupils to stretch themselves well beyond the curriculum, while providing one-on-one support for those who may lag behind.

Small classes – with a maximum of 27 in total in most grades – ensure a close-knit dynamic and individual attention for every child. In Grades 1 and 2, an assistant to the teacher doubles this support to match the abundant energy of our little ones.

Holistic Development

At Theodor Herzl, it’s cool to accept the challenge to be your best, cool to be clever and cool to succeed. Our children are wondrously capable on so many levels and it is critical that we help them to discover and cultivate their talents and passions. At Theodor Herzl, we strive to extend the focus beyond that of intellectual and cognitive development, to include the creative, physical and emotional well being of our pupils too.

In the Art Room, a whole new world opens up to our pupils: a world of colour and design, beauty and space. Pupils learn to think in a completely different way from their observations in the sciences, mathematics, languages or humanities. Art provides pupils with a means of expressing their own identities, offers them the joy of creation, the pleasure of competence and the realisation of a universal language.

Music opens up similar creative and joyful expressive possibilities in children. Theodor Herzl’s Music Department offers the pleasure of guitar, steel band, piano and more, as well as more formal preparation for Trinity Guildhall examinations in piano, violin, guitar, vocals and percussion. Participation in the Theodor Herzl Primary School choir is open to all lovely voices from Grades 3 to 7. Practice takes place in the school hall during school time on a Friday. The choir enjoys performing at various functions during the year, and regularly visits retirement villages in town to entertain senior citizens, often accompanied by the Theodor Herzl Steel Band.