Theodor Herzl School welcomes new campus head

2015-04-30 14:39
;?The outgoing Theodor Herzl Schools head of campus, Stephen Fay, (right), welcomes his successor, John Alexander, to the school.

;?The outgoing Theodor Herzl Schools head of campus, Stephen Fay, (right), welcomes his successor, John Alexander, to the school. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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THEODOR Herzl Schools has a new head of campus, John Alexander, who takes over from Stephen Fay.

The change of leadership comes after more than a decade, marked by positive growth and success.

Alexander, 53, has held senior management positions at Edgemead High School and the International School of Hout Bay, both in Cape Town, and, most recently, Michaelhouse in KwaZulu-Natal.

His new position is a homecoming for Alexander, who attended Woodridge College as a boarder before going on to attain a sports science honours degree and then post-graduate higher diploma in education from Rhodes University. A geography teacher, he is passionate about rock climbing and model trains. He is married to Lea-Anne.

In her speech at the special farewell assembly, at which Fay was honoured with a standing ovation, Theodor Herzl head prefect Victoria Bolton said he had been “like water to the Theodor tree, maintaining life, soul and growth to our extended family.” She remarked on his “soothing personality, calm mind, adaptability and, above all, genuine kindness.”

“Never stop chasing your dreams; strive to make your lives extraordinary,” was Fay’s parting message to pupils. He presented the school with a trophy to be awarded each year to the Grade 12 pupil “who embodies the Theodor spirit that ‘if you will it, it is no dream’.”

Fay is relocating to Cape Town with his wife, Dr Lee-Ann Jones, and young son, Matthew

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