Herzlia Dafna has an exceptional team of dedicated teachers, psychologists, learning support facilitators, assistants and aftercare coordinators. In addition, we have onsite occupational, physio and speech and language therapists. The professional team meet once a week to plan and support each other, the children, parents and families.

To ensure that we are up-to-date in the latest childhood trends and issues. More importantly, early childhood staff development is ongoing with educators attending courses and lectures regularly.

We communicate with our parents on a weekly basis about the events and news in the school via email. Additionally, our teachers are instructed to inform parents of activities taking place inside the classroom.

We integrate all Jewish festivals, Shabbat and traditions into our daily programmes. We plan the pupil’s learning around themes that are relevant to their lives and all are based on our strong Jewish heritage, faith, ethos and values.

The school has recently undergone an extensive upgrade including the laying of an Astroturf playground. Facilities include an animal farm, closely guarded under the watchful eye of Herbert the scarecrow, it provides a constant lesson in caring, respecting, loving and nurturing living creatures around us. The campus is shared by the Milnerton Hebrew Congregation.

We pride ourselves on teaching our children the most valuable character traits; honesty, tenacity, flexibility, optimism and compassion. We believe that the lessons our children learn at Herzlia Dafna will serve them throughout their lives. It is at our inclusive pre-school where these foundations are laid.

At Herzlia Dafna, we strive to make our children’s formative years filled with time to explore, discover and laugh. Most importantly, we encourage them to develop a love for learning through play. Our mission as a team, is to provide our children with all the love, nurturing, support, care and guidance to enable them to become self-confident. Additionally, we aim to develop a solid foundation in their Jewish roots, an appreciation of our values and to build a love and gratitude for the Torah and life itself.

“"At Herzlia Dafna, we strive to make our children’s formative years filled with time to explore, discover and laugh. Most importantly, we encourage them to develop a love for learning through play. Our mission as a team, is to provide our children with all the love, nurturing, support, care and guidance to enable them to become self-confident. Additionally, we aim to develop a solid foundation in their Jewish roots, an appreciation of our values and to build a love and gratitude for the Torah and life itself."”
Cheryl Bernstein
Principal
Cheryl Bernstein
Principal
Sharyn Cohen
Secretary
Bianca van der Westhuizen
Grade R Teacher
Che Allen
Grade R Facilitator
Deborah Shulman
Middle Group Teacher
Tanya Schaffer
Younger Group Teacher
Colleen Diedericks
Middle Group Teacher Assistant
Phumeza Matiwane
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Rogayya Johnson
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Sylvia Sobashe
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Erin Allen
Playgroup Learnership
Themba Kerneels
Essential staff
Marthinus Mgede
Security
Mthetheleli Mbete
Security