Gan Aviv is a family centered school located in Highlands Estate. Our beautiful grounds and wonderful facilities provide the ideal environment for us to work in partnership with you to ensure your child’s all round growth and development. We focus our learning through play and aim to ensure productive, fun-filled experiences, daily.

We aim to strengthen our pupil’s identity as a Jewish South African through the Hebrew language, traditions, Chaggim and shared Torah values.

We plan and prepare with insight following broad outcomes and allow children to lead us through their interests, knowledge, values and skills. We delight in partnering with you and your child, as you go through a time of rapid growth and development. This culminates at the end of three years when your children are ready to move onto the primary school.

We provide an environment where each child can achieve their development at their own pace, making early learning an exciting experience and providing strong foundations for their future education.

At Gan Aviv, each child is treated as a unique person, with educational programmes and activities to meet their own needs.

We promote a sense of community through co-operation, sharing and by demonstrating respect for others.

“We look forward to working in partnership with parents as we work on the holistic development of your child. Together with my team we will support and encourage growth and learning through play, fun and experimentation. Our aim is for children to grow at their own pace as they learn more about themselves and their environment.”
Melissa Raubenheimer
Principal
Melissa Raubenheimer
Principal
Renee Jaffe
Secretary
Serena Arnoni
Head of JLL - Pre-Primaries
Andrea Braithwaite
Playgroup Teacher
Deirdre Meredith
Younger Group Teacher
Elze Johnson
Toddler Group Teacher
Jacqui D’Offay
Middle Group Teacher
Janice Alpert
Younger Group Teacher
Linda Vere
Grade R Teacher
Mel Teixeira
Middle Group Teacher
Nadine Gotlieb
Grade R Teacher
Steven Jacobson
Ballskills and Sports Coach
Suzie Baron
Playgroup Teacher
Brenda Pienaar
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Dorothy Nogcazi
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Emelia Sedia
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Gladys Mgwenyeni
Middle Group Teacher Assistant
Noma Salman
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Ntsebe Sedia
Middle Group Teacher Assistant
Phumi Kethani
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Princess Kutu
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Simone Vukic
Toddler Group Teacher Assistant
Soelega Mackriel
Toddler Group Teacher Assistant
Thandi Mkwenkwana
Playgroup Teacher Assistant
Veronica Draai
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Nicky Aginsky
Learning Support
Laura Jaffe
Learnership
Letticia Sawuti
Cook
Canzil Titus
Groundsman
Helen Ninji
Essential Staff
Tammy Mathe
Essential
Gigi Nkosemnt
Security
Mukanya Alain Kawashi
Security