History

1919
United Hebrew Schools established.

1929 – 1936
Day school principle continues to develop.
Zalman Avin teaching a cheder class in Hope Street.

1945
Day school renamed HERZLIA.

1951
Abe Chosack appointed full-time Principal of Herzlia Primary Schools.

1953 – 1973
Four primary schools emerge to meet increasing needs.

1954
Building Fund established

1956
Chief Rabbi Israel Abrahams laying the foundation stone of the new building in Highlands.

1957
First Herzlia formal assembly

1958
Herzlia High School officially opens.

1960’s
The Herzlia Cadet Band.

1962
Adoption of School Motto: Im Tirzu.

1971
The first day of the new Herzlia Southern Suburbs.
First in-house magazine Herzlia Headlines appears.

1981
Turning of the sod for the new Middle School.

Middle School is opened.

1983
First computer brought into Herzlia system in Constantia.

1987
Establishment of innovative Pre-Sub A Class.

1988
Herzlia ranked top co-educational school in the Cape. Herzlia top-ranking Cape school out of +/- 300.

1990
United Hebrew Schools Golden Jubilee. 50th birthday celebrations.

1991
The Ephroim and Rosie Silverman curriculum unit opened in the High School.
The JJ Glick Learning Centre is opened in the Middle School.

1993
Herzlia appoints its first campus rabbi: Rabbi Eli Kohn.
Grade 7’s are introduced into the Middle School.

1996
The MH Goldschmidt lecture theatre is opened.
The Max and Nina Lipsitz Administration House is opened.

1997
Middle School launches the Inclusion policy.
The Jewish Informal Programme for Students and Youth (JIPSY) is launched.

1998
The Berk Family Swimming Pool Complex is opened at Constantia School.
United Herzlia Schools become an inclusive school.

1999
High School Building Programme is completed: the trilogy – the Stern/Wilder High School hall;
the Silverman Family Science Laboratories and the Rabinowitz/Blumberg Beit Midrash.

2000
The official opening of the Beit Midrash.
The inclusion of the Hebrew pre-primary schools under the United Herzlia Schools umbrella.
Herzlia’s wide area network (WAN) established.
The Sarah Bloch Day Care Centre becomes an arm of the United Herzlia Schools.
Herzlia celebrates its 60th birthday.

2002
Introduction of new multiform.
Unveiling of new sports pavilion at Van Riebeeck Field.

2004
Introduction of SmartBoard technology into Herzlia.
Launch of Renew-A-Classroom Campaign.

2007
David Ginsberg and Geoff Cohen appointed joint CEO’s of United Herzlia Schools.

2008
UMALUSI site visits were conducted at all Herzlia schools. UMALUSI is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training. All independent schools have to satisfy UMALUSI that they meet very stringent criteria in order to receive provisional accreditation. Various criteria were assessed and Herzlia was delighted that it received the highest ranking for all criteria, accompanied by comments such as “excellent and exemplary” and “of the highest standard.”

Geoff Cohen delivers vision address at staff development workshop

2009
Eliot and Myra Osrin Vocational Unit inaugurated at the High School

2009
United Herzlia Schools/Herzlia Foundation launches its 70th Anniversary Campaign
Four new classrooms are built at the pre-primary schools to accomodate numbers

2010
March 18 – Herzlia honours its committed laypersons at a Heroes

HERZLIA celebrates 70 years of its existence in style. Reunions are held worldwide and in Cape Town
we enjoy a competitive golf day, an inspiring debate, old boys and girls sport matches, united shul services and a glittering and spectacular gala dinner

2012
Big leap in technology across the campuses with WiFi access for all.
Robotics introduced in the Middle school together with their electronic notice board
Weizmann refurbishes its Library
Building commences on Highlands campus Multi-Purpose Hall