‘Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time” – Rabindranath Tagore
The academic programme at Herzlia has been tried and tested over many years and is based on a sound educational philosophy that:
- Develops children comprehensively, to ensure they’re always ready for a new challenge.
- Focusses primarily on the pupils first and not anyone else.
- Provides an inclusive environment that respects everyone’s weaknesses and strengths.
- Is steeped in the values of our forefathers, to provide a comprehensive academic and Judaic programme.
- Revolves around the pillars that make up the Herzlia system, ensuring we produce well-rounded graduates.
- Provides a positive environment for parents, teachers and pupils and encourage a nurturing experience for all.
- Ensures teachers are provided with their own development opportunities, to deliver cutting edge classroom practice.
At Herzlia, we write the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) National Senior Certificate (NSC). The compulsory subjects of this certificate are:
- Mathematics/Maths Literacy
- Life Orientation
Our pupils have consistently attained a 100% pass rate with over 95% obtaining a university exemption.
Additionally, we offer a selection of elective subjects, over and above the compulsory ones. We take pride in preparing our pupils for the 21st century without ever losing focus on the importance of basic knowledge like numeracy and literacy.
We continually ask ourselves if we are doing enough to prepare our pupils for the 21st century. Success in tomorrow’s knowledge-based world depends on innovative thinking and finding creative solutions to new-age problems. We have a duty to ensure that our pupils grow up with a set of skills that will continue to serve them well, throughout their lives.
Successful schools are places that adopt an original approach, where innovation, resourcefulness and risk-taking are acknowledged and embraced and where cultivating well-rounded pupils into adults is the primary goal.
Every aspect of the new world requires a certain degree of technological know-how. We know that the face of education has been irrevocably changed by the advent of modern technology and we would be failing in our duty if we did not up-skill both our teachers and pupils.
As a result, from 2012 Herzlia made extensive investments to introduce and implement modern technology across our campuses. Every classroom was fitted with computers, enabling our teachers to integrate them into teaching methodologies.
Additionally, with the rise of mobile devices usage amongst pupils, we’ve embraced this idea even further by introducing the Bring Your Own Device programme (BYOD) to the Middle school. Through this, we want to encourage the pupils to learn about all aspects of online activity and to use these devices for educational purposes.
We’ve created additional programmes that are creative and imaginative, that aim to expand the pupil’s horizons at a hands-on ex experential level. It includes several subject orientated activities, such as:
- Biology and history camps
- Rocky shore outings
- Travelling abroad opportunities
- Market days
- Cultural visits
- Science Expos