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
Younger Group Teacher
Cara Jacobs
Middle Group Teacher
Deirdre Hewett
Younger Group Teacher
Jacqui D’Offay
Middle Group Teacher
Janice Alpert
Younger Group Teacher
Joy Petersen
Grade R Teacher
Linda Vere
Grade R Teacher
Mel Teixeira
Middle Group Teacher
Nadine Gotlieb
Grade R Teacher
Steven Jacobson
Ballskills and Sports Coach
Anela Sikundla
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Brenda Pienaar
Middle Group Teacher Assistant
Cynthia Mgijima
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Emelia Sedia
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Gladys Mgwenyeni
Middle Group Teacher Assistant
Maggie Saidi
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Ntsebe Sedia
Middle Group Teacher Assistant
Phumi Kethani
Younger Group Teacher Assistant
Veronica Ndayi
Grade R Teacher Assistant
Lorraine Leader
Learning Support
Nicky Aginsky
Learning Support
Lina Sodumo
Essential staff
Veronica Draai
Essential Staff
Gigi Nkosemnt
Security
Mukanya Alain Kawashi
Security
Charlton Motjamae
Groundsman