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WELCOME TO REDDAM HOUSE DURBANVILLE
"Welcome to Reddam House Durbanville! In line with the Reddam House philosophy, we treat each student as an individual and ensure that everyone in our community feels recognised for their unique characteristics. Our nurturing, family atmosphere strongly supported by our pastoral programme, ensures that all children and students are respected for their individuality. Weekly small tutor meetings and mentorship, is key to our student success and in maintaining our philosophy where everyone truly matters. You can be assured that our school is a true “home away from home”. Our recent offering of the Reddam Res, which opened its doors in January 2021 for the first time, extends this care and mentoring to students living away from home. At Reddam House Durbanville we are quirky, different, serious and fun... but that's okay here. We would love to welcome you to our family at Reddam House Durbanville. Please feel free to make an appointment at any time to view our world class premises and meet with me. A very warm welcome from me and my team "
Barry Nieuwoudt, Executive head

CURRICULUM

Reddam House Durbanville offers an internationally respected curriculum, including a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting activities. In a secure, relaxed, self-disciplined environment we nurture individuality, talent and self-assurance. We understand the importance of education; we therefore equip our students to face an increasingly challenging global future with pride and confidence by inspiring true excellence in international education. 
We offer the world-renowned Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) as well as the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curricula. The Cambridge International curriculum inculcates a passion for critical enquiry and global citizenship in our students. We consistently achieve top Cambridge International results in South Africa ensuring our students take pride in their achievements.
This sense of achievement is well supported and taught by our excellent team of teachers who continue to be regarded as some of the best educators. Their expertise, passion for each child and student’s success ensures your child is in the best hands while at school.
Students have the opportunity from Grade 10 to follow the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curriculum with a diverse, stimulating subject choice.

SPORT AND CULTURE

Students are offered a wide selection of sports by qualified coaches at specialised sporting venues on our campus. The school boasts an Astroturf, sports fields, swimming pools and netball and tennis courts.
Sport is one of the foundational pillars of the Reddam House ethos. We are triumphant. We get going. We do it again and again and just when you think we are spent... We do it again. We do not grow weary. To learn more, watch WE RAISE DUST!  
Reddam House Durbanville provides a thriving, vibrant cultural offering with specialist teachers in the fields of art, drama, dance, music, design and languages. Our newly completed Clara Anna Fontein campus houses an auditorium and dance, music and art studios.
In each and every one of us there is the potential for greatness. Reddam House creates the environment that recognises, harnesses, encourages and releases that greatness. To learn more, watch WE RAISE ROCK STARS.
A strong commitment to community service by teachers, students and parents strongly reinforces the Reddam House motto: “We Shall Give Back.”

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GROWTH AND EXPOSURE

A definitive statement of excellence in international education; Reddam House Durbanville is a co-educational, non-denominational, global, independent school, designed to inspire students to maximise their innate potential anywhere in the world. Reddam House is part of Inspired; a leading global premium schools group educating over 38,000 students across an international network of over 50 schools on 5 continents.
Our diverse student body hosts a wide range of nationalities alongside South Africans. We have students hailing from places such as Russia, Korea, China, India, Angola, Mozambique, Botswana and Great Britain.

SPECIALISTS IN THEIR FIELD

MEET THE TEAM

PHILOSOPHY

OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH

Reddam House offers an internationally respected curriculum, including a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting activities. We nurture individuality, talent and self-assurance in a secure, relaxed, self-disciplined environment. Reddam House understands the importance of education; we therefore equip our students to face an increasingly challenging global future with pride and confidence by inspiring true excellence in international education.

ENQUIRE TODAY

YOUR CHILD SHOULD BE IN REDDAM HOUSE IF:

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You are serious about

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE


Reddam House sets a new standard in private education with a dedication to excellence permeating every aspect of the school. Integrating innovative, challenging and enriching academic, performing arts and sports programs, students leave with outstanding academic results, a love of learning, confidence and a firm value system that arms them to embrace the challenges and opportunities of life. An extensive range of subjects beyond the mandatory school curriculum are on offer. Through sound teaching methods the students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects, including information technology and research skills. At Reddam House we strive towards academic excellence in every grade, with the ultimate focus on achieving outstanding examination results.

You place a high priority on

INDIVIDUALITY AND SELF-CONFIDENCE


At Reddam House we recognize that each student is special and unique and our aim is to nurture and develop this uniqueness while simultaneously locating any latent talent and building on it. Students are encouraged to express their individuality, to be comfortable with who they are and to respect each other for their differences. Our core objective is to provide each child the opportunity to develop his or her full potential.

Your child has

ABUNDANT POTENTIAL


We believe in raising the standard – In the Reddam House environment, each child is motivated, stimulated and supported to meet the highest academic expectations. We teach children to think and to question, promoting independent thought and encouraging young people to develop new ideas and their own opinions. We support children in their educational endeavours by teaching them how to think, not what to think. Students also receive tuition in life and communication skills, study methods and time management, entrepreneurship, stock exchange and banking know-how, drug awareness and eating disorder programs, guidance in choosing subjects and career counselling.

You want to prepare your child for a

GLOBAL SOCIETY


Reddam House education extends beyond the confines of traditional academia to tuition in life and communication skills, study methods and time management. We firmly believe it is vital that our students are adequately equipped to meet life’s challenges in a globally competitive world.

Your child has passion for

DANCE, DRAMA, MUSIC & VISUAL ARTS


The pursuit of performing and creative arts promotes individuality, personal growth, self-confidence and freedom of expression – while promoting self-discipline and mutual respect. Compulsory training in public speaking and drama has been developed to ensure that all Reddam House students build strength in these crucial life skill character traits.

You want

A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT LIKE NO OTHER


Class sizes – Reddam House is committed to maintaining small class sizes based on research, which has demonstrated that smaller numbers in each class is one of the most effective ways to maximize the learning capacity of each individual student.

You want

A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT LIKE NO OTHER


Multiform – At Reddam House we believe that feeling comfortable is conducive to working at your optimum level. Reddam House prides itself on its uniform, which we prefer to refer to as a multiform. We have designed the multiform to be practical and eye-catching, whilst at the same time enjoyable to wear. Any items from the multiform can be co-ordinated with each other throughout the seasons and year to suit the individual. There is however a formal uniform which is to be worn at formal functions and when representing the school.

You want

A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT LIKE NO OTHER


Educators – Each classroom employs the services of an expert educator trained to implement our principles. Our teacher selection policy is one of the most vital aspects of our schools because we appreciate the importance of their contribution to shaping enquiring minds and developing young talent

Your child is

PASSIONATE ABOUT SPORTS


Sport and creative and performing arts feature strongly in a Reddam House education. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities on both competitive and non-competitive levels, resulting in students that are well rounded and not solely focused on academia. Reddam House believes that sport plays a major role in building the personal and social values necessary to achieve success.

You simply want your child to

LOVE SCHOOL


Being non-denominational in nature, the Reddam House environment allows for total religious freedom whilst fostering mutual respect and tolerance. Through its curriculum and teaching methodology, Reddam House instills a sense of right and wrong and promotes ethical values and behavior (common to most religions) in all aspects of school and personal life. Reddam House is a co-educational school group that educates students to identify and understand the differences between individuals that make up a school and therefore a community. We provide a secure and natural environment, reflecting the society in which students learn to relate to each other, and an opportunity for students to interact whilst comfortably encouraging gender equality.

THE ORIGINS OF OUR NAME

TUTUM TE REBORE REDDAM

The REDDAM motto has its origins in Scottish history with the first Monarch of Crawford who saved King David the First of Scotland from certain death by a stag during a hunting expedition. The Monarch of Crawford adopted the motto “TUTUM TE REBORE REDDAM” which means “I will keep you safe by my strength”, and his Coat-of-Arms included the stag’s head as a symbol of the Monarch’s bravery. On marrying his wife, the monarch included the fleur-de-lis in his Coat-of-Arms. Since then, the Coat of Arms of the Crawford clan has always incorporated the stag and fleur-de-lis.


In 1999, Mrs Crawford-Kempster, Director of Reddam House, worked with Mr Burnell, the State Herold at the Bureau of Heraldry in Pretoria and using the elements of the stag and the fleur-de-lis, created a Coat-of-Arms for Reddam House.

Our school’s name is taken from the Latin for “give back”, and our school motto “We shall give back” is a fitting sentiment and one which serves as a reminder to our students of the importance of contributing to the community.

GETTING AROUND

TRANSPORT OPTIONS

The school utilizes its own bus fleet and employs drivers as part of the staff complement. We adhere to strict safety codes to transport children to sporting and other events. 

 Reddam House Durbanville currently enrols children and students from a 30 km radius. We know that parents need the support in ensuring their children get to and from school. 

For this reason, we operate two school bus routes catering for students residing in nearby neighbourhoods. This is available for children from Grade 2 to post matric. We offer two routes to school and back home every day of the school terms. Routes are available to and from Edgemead and Plattekloof.  
 

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