“Torah Im Derech Eretz” 


Theodore Thomas


"For children to reach their full potential they need stimulating, safe and secure environments underpinned by love."

Rabbi Gavriel Ziegler

Campus Rabbi

"Who is wise? He who learns from everyone" Pirkei Avot Chapter 4

Learning Team

Veronica Handley

Head of SENCO

"Behind every child that believes in themselves is a school that believed in their uniqueness first"

Jeanne Freed

Clinical Social Worker

"Phyllis Jowell provides a caring and supportive environment which optimally caters to the emotional and social needs of each child and family"

Pre School Educators

Robyn Koff

Playschool Teacher

"A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart"

Nadia Saban

Preschool Teacher

"Education is about releasing the potential in a child"

Gaby Friedman

Preschool Teacher

"Education is not only about collecting knowledge, it is also about learning how to be a mensch, doing the right thing even when it’s difficult, and learning how to help and give to your community"

Janine Gad

Head of Preschool/Grade R Teacher

"Education is creating a nurturing environment which promotes natural curiosity, exploration and creativity"

Daniella Malkin

Preschool Teacher

"Education means opportunity and possibility"

Jacky Janks

Preschool Teacher

"Education is about focusing on the holistic development of the child"

Foundation Phase Educators

Laura Collura

Head of Foundation Phase/Grade 1 Teacher

"Education is hope, the seed of potential and possibility for every child's preferable future"

Renchia Botes

Grade 2 Teacher

"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing it is stupid." Albert Einstein

Kylah Renou

Grade 3 Teacher

"If you get, give. If you learn, teach"

Leah Silman

Grade R and Grade 1 Kodesh Teacher

"Education is creating a nurturing environment which promotes natural curiosity, exploration and creativity"

Chani Hecht

Grade 2 and Grade 3 Kodesh Teacher

"Learning, loving and living yiddishkeit is what education means to me"

Intermediate Phase Educators

Arielle Wolffs

Grade 4 Teacher

"Educate the child according to his way and even when he grows old, he will not depart from it" King Solomon

Moyra Metcalfe

Head of Intermediate Phase/Grade 5 Teacher

"Teaching is all about honouring the unique potential of all learners, helping them to grow and develop the skills, creativity and confidence they need in order to excel in life"

Lea Pearse

Grade 6 Teacher

"Education combined with integrity and compassion would be humanity's solution to most of our problems on earth"

Bev Coblentz

Grade 5 Kodesh Teacher

“Education is the investment of the future, of the individual and of the world at large”

Rabbi Yochanan Ziegler

Grade 6 Kodesh Teacher

“My ideal Torah Education empowers children to fully show up in their world, proud of their heritage and conscious of their power, duty, and destiny”

Rachel Laughlin

Hebrew Teacher

"Education is both a privilege and a blessing"

Patience Nqwenya

Teacher Intern

"A process of attaining knowledge and skills through experiences, exploring and learning from mistakes while being guided by professionals is what education means to me"


Jean Namate


“PJJDS’s religious ethos stands out most to me”

Beauty Silimela


"The knowledge I get from learning about all the Jewish Festivals at PJJDS stands out most for me”

Asiphe Machatha


"Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself"

Eunice Tokwe


"It is the awesome children that always have smiling faces, and who give lots of hugs that stands out most for me"

Zandi Rasi


"The families and children at PJJDS stand out most for me"


Terry Parish


"Working here gives me a sense of belonging to an extended family with plenty of support, friendship and laughter"

Micaela Tadmor

PA to Principal

”It is the warm and community-based environment that stands out most for me about PJJDS”

Tanya Auret


“PJ, where one’s individuality is treasured”

Nadia Siegel

Extra Mural Facilitator

"It’s heart-warming to be part of a team that values and celebrates each child’s individuality"

Support Staff

Denis Tebsaya

Safety Manager

"It is the ethics and morals of PJJDS that stands out most for me"

Richard Banda

Security and Maintenance Assistant

"The happy environment and people at PJJDS is what stands out most to me"

Phangeya Yotamu

Garden Maintenance Personnel

"PJJDS feels like a family to me"

Ryder Ntulo

Security and Maintenance Assistant

"It is the friendly staff and parents who make me feel at home that stands out most for me"

Norah Magaga

Camperdown Cleaner

"The people at PJJDS make me love working here"

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