Herzlia Highlands Primary

Instilling a love of learning so every pupil can flourish in an ever-changing world.

About Herzlia Highlands Primary

About Highlands Primary School.

The happiness of the children at Herzlia Highlands Primary is evident when you meet them. As an inclusive Jewish day school, we offer an excellent education regardless of background, while instilling the values and traditions of the Jewish faith. We’re committed to creating a safe, nurturing and inspiring environment where each child is valued and respected. We recognise the unique qualities, strengths and struggles of every pupil and provide an environment that embraces them with loving, open arms. The relevant, exciting and technology-centred academic curriculum is a given, but just as important is that we pride ourselves in our determination to be a centre of kindness in an increasingly unkind world.

The Space

Nestled in the heart of Vredehoek, Herzlia Highlands Primary has 360° views of Cape Town that will make anyone gasp! From our classrooms to our library, our playgrounds (including our popular zip line!), and IT and Innovation Centre, we are ready to welcome your child into our inspiring, empowering, interactive tech-centric home. As a feeder school to Herzlia High School, which is just across the road, our pupils get to spend every day learning in a warm and modern environment that prepares them for their future.

The Team

The genuine love and concern of every teacher for every pupil is as important as the excellent quality of education. Each child’s growth and success is important and we recognise that pupils internalise knowledge in different ways. That’s why we focus on the individual, establish warm and trusting relationships between teachers and children, and meet them where they are. This is how we inspire a love of learning in all of our pupils, which gives them the skills they need to tackle the world, today, tomorrow and everyday.


Education is a partnership between the pupil, school, parents, and community – so we work closely with families to ensure our children get the support they need to achieve their full potential. Our rigorous academic programme challenges and engages every pupil, gives them the freedom to express themselves, engages them in leadership opportunities, promotes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication, and provides them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the 21st century. We follow the National Senior Certificate curriculum via CAPS, taught in conjunction with our rich Jewish Life and Learning programme. Over and above standard school subjects, we teach Beginning Knowledge, Personal and Social Well-being, Creative Arts, and Technology, with our own Makerspace and Computer Lab, which has lessons that include Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. We also take part in Olympiads, Photography and Short Story Writing competitions and pupils benefit from immersive outings and guest speakers.

Extra Murals

As part of our curriculum, we enrich our pupils’ experience through Coding and Robotics, Junior Minecraft, Rocket League, Mini Cricket, Tennis, Swimming, Water Polo and Mountain Biking. Additionally, we offer Magic, Hip Hop and Yoga, and when pupils are interested in extra murals that we don’t offer, we work hard to make it happen. All of this helps develop new skills, interests and friendships.

Jewish Life & Learning

Herzlia Highlands Primary is rooted in the traditions and values of the Jewish faith and seeks to instil these values in our pupils. Our rich Jewish education includes formal and experiential programmes that promote a strong sense of community, a commitment to social justice and Tikkun Olam, and a deep appreciation for Jewish heritage and culture. Pupils are encouraged to develop a love for Jewish learning and to apply these values in their daily lives. On top of this, we encourage connections with the wider community and a sense of active Chesed. Charity drives include working with animal charities and The Food Bank, Reach for a Dream, One to One, a Matzah and Easter Egg drive, sanitary product and deodorant collections and school shoes and stationery collections for schools in need.

Pupil Support

We invest holistically in the child to create compassionate and independent thinkers, who care about their inner community as well as the world around them. Whether a pupil needs academic or emotional support, our unique support system of counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists, remedial teachers, and special needs co-ordinators are available. This benefits not only those who need extra care, but all pupils, who learn to value and respect difference and diversity. Our excellent academic programme offers differentiated work for different learning profiles, giving each child a unique learning experience. Support classes are available where work is revised or pre-taught in a more intimate setting.

Gareth Kuhn Principal,
Herzlia Highlands Primary

Meet Principal Gareth Kuhn

Entering the education world was a defining moment in my life and I found great satisfaction in knowing that I had joined the greatest profession on this planet. Teaching is a calling and I enjoy seeing the impact we have on pupils and how we help shape them into the individuals they become.  As educators we  learn from these young people and they, in turn, help us develop and grow. Our teachers are well-qualified and experienced, but most importantly – they are passionate and love children! At Herzlia we base everything on the best interests of each and every pupil and pair this with a strong set of values. This is the formula to create incredible human beings who benefit our community and who complete their Herzlia schooling while replicating those incredible menschen who came before them.

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Contact: +27 (0)21 286 3751 highlands@herzlia.com
Clairwood Avenue, Highlands Estate, Vredehoek, 8001
Hours: 07h00 – 16h00
Monday – Friday
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Tax benefits

Tax Benefits of Donating to The Herzlia Foundation Trust

United Herzlia Schools is the sole beneficiary of The Herzlia Foundation Trust PBO No. 930038539

South Africa Donors are eligible for a Section 18 A tax certificate in respect of donation to the Foundation (depending on the terms of the donation within our discretion). Please contact hft@herzlia.com if you require assistance.

United Kingdom Donors can apply for a GiftAid form if they donate through EuroChai SA. Please contact Ralph Frank rjf156@yahoo.com if you require further assistance.

United States of America Donors can receive tax benefit if they donate via the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. Please ensure designation of funds is “Friends of Herzlia”.

Canada Donors can receive tax benefits if they donate through UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. Please ensure allocation of funds is written “The Herzlia Foundation Trust” on your donation & tribute form. Please contact Eyal Golan eygolan@ujafed.org if you require further assistance.

Australia Donors can receive tax benefits if they donate through Chai Charitable Foundation.