At Alon Ashel we offer facilities for children ranging in age from 18 months to 6 years and have a dynamic team of teachers, assistants, psychologist, learning support, secretarial and maintenance staff. We work closely with the parent body with an energetic PTA, who are always available to lend a hand.

Our Jewish heritage forms a key part of our curriculum and the celebration of Shabbat is the highlight of the week. Children have the opportunity of planting for Tu Bishvat, making matzah for Pesach and eating in a succah for Sukkot, as we know that pre-primary children learn best through concrete and wholesome experiences.

We believe in a ‘whole child’ approach and our mission is to nurture all aspects of the child’s being. To this end contact with parents and the extended family is greatly valued.

We aim to nurture the physical, social, cognitive and emotional well-being of all the pupils. To do so, we have a team of professionals and para-professionals to assist in this fundamental journey of self-discovery. We have created a loving and stimulating school environment and are constantly striving to improve our offering by exploring new resources and technology.

“It is a privilege to work with young children and their families, and to be able to observe the formation of special bonds and connections. Our school is a home away from home, where young children are loved and nurtured, and we appreciate the opportunity to be able to play a part in the lives of our special community.”
Cheryl Lazarus
Principal
Cheryl Lazarus
Principal
Sylvia Friedman
Secretary
Serena Arnoni
Head of JLL - Pre-Primaries
Debbie Katz Durrant
Middle Group Teacher
Elana Zeidel
Younger Group Teacher
Gisela Symes
Toddler Group Teacher
Janine Van Rheede
Middle Group Teacher
Loren Musikanth
Younger Group Teacher
Maxine Margolis
Grade R Teacher
Monique Peer
Grade R Teacher
Samantha Jacobson
Playgroup Teacher
Samantha Reznik
Playgroup Teacher
Sarah Stern
Playgroup/Younger Group Teacher
Simone Friedland
Middle Group Teacher
Tryphina Rakgotho
Gr R Teacher
Veronica Konnie
Toddler Group Teacher
Blanche Mize
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Busisiwe Mjakuja
Teacher Assistant
Clare Newman
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Dina Bezuidenhout
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Georgina Adams
Middle Group Teacher Assistant
Kholo Lwanyana
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Merina Majamfela
Toddler Group Teacher Assistant
Monique Wener
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Nandipha Ndyebi
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Nekithea Phillips
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Nelekazi Mtati
Teacher Assistant
Ntomboxolo Ndamas
Toddler Group Teacher Assistant
Patricia Mentile
Toddler Group Teacher Assistant
Phumla Ntunjwa
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Phumza Yeko
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Sandra Ngcana
Toddler Group Teacher Assistant
Thami Batyi
Toddler Group Teacher Assistant
Elaine Scholtz
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)
Ros Halliday
Remedial & Learning Support
Sam Pretorius
Counsellor
Daniella Malkin
Learnership
Lundi Mashiyi
Groundsman
Sammy Boitha
Driver/Caretaker
Paolo Bunga
Security
Yona Pumzile
Security