A HAND PICKED TEAM

Specialists in their fields  

We believe true excellence in education is only achieved by a powerful, passionate team of exceptional teachers and managers preparing young, happy and motivated students to stand tall and make their mark anywhere in the world as the global citizens of tomorrow.

Teachers... we like the way you do the things you do!

There is no better way, in our opinion, than to select the best teachers for every subject and to inspire and motivate our students academically, culturally and in the sporting arena.

Teachers are hand-picked according to the following criteria:

- Excellent academic qualifications.
- Outstanding track records with reputations of having kept abreast of recent, relevant educational methodologies.
- Dynamic personalities with a professional demeanour who create a nurturing educational environment.
- An exceptional rapport and empathy with students by treating students with dignity and respect.

"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."

To learn more, watch WE GO FISHING.


 

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Barry Nieuwoudt, Executive Head

Barry Nieuwoudt, Executive Head, comes from an educational family, where his father was the Western Cape Education Department Area Director and his mom a Director at the College of Cape Town.  Education is in his blood and he soon followed suite by studying Business with specialisation in Education at University of Stellenbosch.

He started his teaching career at Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West as an IT and Business Studies teacher.  Barry was also a passionate rugby coach and excelled in this regard heading up various Western Cape sides yearly to compete in Italy at the Aldo Milani Club in Rovigo. 

He then moved to Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard as a founding member of the school in 2003 as Deputy Head.  Barry spent the next 7 years at Atlantic Seaboard before moving out of education for 5 years into the business world.  He then rejoined Reddam House family setting up the Durbanville campus as Executive Head of the school.

His wife, Sonja, has her own Design Company and they have two beautiful boys, Ben-Luca & Nicola.

 

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Catriona Olsen, College Head

Catriona Olsen, College Head, Reddam House Durbanville, hails from Castlebar in Ireland, with a Bachelor of Information Systems Management (Honours) – and a University of Edinburgh Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education Computing – Catriona began her teaching career in Edinburgh before moving to London in 2007.  Catriona spent six years at London Academy school – first as an ICT Teacher – and then as the Subject Leader for ICT.  She later joined the London Academy Senior Leadership Team and was appointed Assistant Principal in 2011.  

Moving to South Africa, she joined Chesterhouse International School in January 2014 as Head of Computer Science and Grade 11.  In 2015, she was appointed Deputy Head and Head of Academics at Reddam House College.  Appointed as College Head in January 2021, Catriona brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role that helps Reddam House Durbanville to be one of the top achieving Cambridge International schools in South Africa.  

Her husband, Andrew has his own Accounting business and they have two children – Conor & Kiera.

 

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Catherine Fourie, Head of Preparatory

Catherine Fourie, Head of Preparatory, has used her B Ed Honours degree in Educational Management, which she achieved cum laude, and a remedial qualification to great advantage throughout her career both as a teacher, and as a Head. Catherine began her career teaching high school English in Johannesburg, but after moving to Cape Town after her marriage, she soon realised that primary school teaching was her true passion. She taught in the public and private school sector for over 15 years before accepting the Headship at Oakley House in 2010.

Catherine has sustained a longstanding interest in international education systems, spent time in both England and New Zealand to deepen her understanding, and is passionate about supporting the different ways that children learn and think.

Catherine joined Reddam House Durbanville in 2018 and is committed to not only maintaining excellent academic results, but to providing a holistic education within an environment that prioritises warm and positive relationships and a sense of belonging.

 

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Márjó Prins, Head of Early Learning School 

After completing 5 years of study: Junior Primary, Pre-primary (HDE) and Learners with Special Educational Needs (FDE LSEN), Márjó started her teaching career in the UK. She lived there for three years teaching Reception and Year 3, as well as being the Art coordinator, before moving to Hout Bay. At the International School of Cape Town she taught Reception and Year 3, whilst overseeing the Learning Support programme and then moved to Durbanville to join ISCT Tygerberg.

A highly experienced, motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic teacher, Márjó has played an integral part in the genesis of the Early Learning School since 2004 and has been actively involved in the growth and development of this phase of the school for over a decade. Her calm, assertive, consultative leadership can be felt throughout the school.
  
Márjó aims to ensure children love coming to school, are genuinely excited about learning, are confident to explore, participate, enjoy healthy self-esteem and most importantly, respect themselves and others. A key aspect of her approach involves clear, ongoing communication with children and parents. In this crucial early learning stage, every new experience is a priceless investment in laying a solid foundation for the future. Few would argue the tremendous potential impact of this phase on life outcomes, which will eventually form that firm foundation of their lifelong journey.

 

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Sheena Crawford-Kempster, Managing Director -South Africa

Sheena Crawford-Kempster embarked on a successful educational career in 1981. She joined Graeme Crawford at Crawford Schools in 1995. Within 4 years, the group was educating over 6000 students. In January 2000, Sheena, George Balios and an excellent management team started Reddam House Constantia and, in 2003, Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard. Working alongside Graeme Crawford in the wake of the success of the Reddam House brand, they opened Reddam House Waterfall Estate in January 2012 - with a capacity of over 2000 students. Committed to the success of the next generation, Sheena believes true excellence in education is only achieved by a powerful, passionate team of exceptional educators preparing young people academically and ethically to maximise their innate potential and make their mark anywhere in the world.

 

Ravi Nadasen – Chief Executive Officer - South Africa

Before joining Inspired, Ravi worked as Chief Operating Officer at Tsogo Sun Hotels, Africa’s leading hotel group. His tertiary education started at the Durban University of Technology (then ML Sultan Technikon) where he obtained a National Diploma in Hotel Management. Some years later he obtained his BTech Management at the University, and concurrently completed the Advanced Business Programme. More recently in 2018 he obtained his MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. He was also fortunate to attend IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland for two eight-week blocks, where he did a leadership programme.
 
He has been and is very active in tourism bodies, having been on the board of Cape Town Tourism and a board member of the CT Chamber of Commerce while in Cape Town. He is currently the interim Chairperson of South African Tourism, the Deputy Chairperson and board member of the Tourism Business Council of SA. He was reappointed by the Minister of Tourism for a second term as a member of the B-BBEE Charter Council to advise to advise on the state of transformation in industry.

 

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Graeme Crawford, Reddam House Founder & Inspired Group President

Graeme Crawford is a renowned educator who began his career as a science teacher and believed that much more could be done to improve educational standards.
Driven by his own negative schooling experiences, he began conceiving a school that could provide a rounded education through a dynamic new approach. This was aimed at maximising not just the academic standard, but also the confidence, potential and individuality of each child. Graeme opened his first school in 1993. In the following five years the Crawford Schools grew to 6 in total. In 2000, he founded Reddam House. His impressive track record spans more than two decades and since 1993 Graeme Crawford’s schools have educated more than 32,000 students.

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Nadim M Nsouli, Founder & CEO, Inspired Education Group

Nadim M Nsouli founded Inspired in 2013 with the goal of creating a leading global group of premium schools. Starting with Inspired’s first acquisition of Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa, Nadim rapidly expanded the group globally via a series of acquisitions and building greenfield schools while maintaining the focus on only having the best schools around the world as part of the group.

Prior to founding Inspired, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global Investment Committee and led Providence's Education investment efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Nadim was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Previously, Nadim was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London. Nadim started his career in New York as a corporate lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.

Nadim received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with distinction, a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.