Our School

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MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD
"Our academic focus is complemented by strong emphasis on involvement in both sports activities as well as participation in the visual and creative arts program of the school. This ensures excellence in all three areas of our holistic approach. We are confident that this school equips our students to take on the world with the skills and self-confidence that will contribute to self-actualisation. Nurturing and developing each student as an individual develops well-rounded, happy young adults who love school and their school experience. We aim to create a school environment like no other. "
COLLEEN TRAVISS-LEA, HEAD OF SCHOOL
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Helderfontein Estate valley

Situated in the picturesque Helderfontein Estate valley, surrounded by the leafy suburbs of Dainfern, Fourways, Lonehill and Broadacres, Reddam House Helderfontein is the latest addition to the Reddam House stable in the Gauteng region.

A definitive statement of excellence in international education, Reddam House Helderfontein is part of the co-educational, non-denominational, global, independent Reddam House Group, designed to inspire students to maximise their innate potential anywhere in the world.

Reddam House offers a world-renowned educational ethos, providing 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.

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Growth and Exposure

A definitive statement of excellence in international education, Reddam House – catering for Stage 1 (age 1) to Grade 12 pupils – is part of the co-educational, non-denominational, global, independent Reddam House Group, designed to inspire students to maximise their innate potential anywhere in the world.

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Curriculum

Reddam House 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. Affiliated with the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) – and offering a diverse, stimulating subject choice – highly qualified, dynamic, experienced teachers are the custodians of your children’s futures.

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Office Hours

Reception is open from 07h30 to 16h00 Monday to Friday, when the Administration staff will be available to assist with any queries. The school’s telephone number is 010 060 4232.

Extra-Curricular

Students are encouraged to participate in whatever physical pursuits appeal to them, chosen from an unusually wide selection on offer at the school. Inter-house activities are held annually in all seasonal sports with an emphasis on the importance of participation and teamwork. Teams are entered into leagues in all the local competitive sports and compete against other Independent Schools.

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These include, subject to demand, archery*, basketball, cross-country, fencing*, gymnastics*, rhythmic gymnastics*, hiking, horse riding*, life-saving*, mountain biking, rowing*, softball, scuba diving*, swimming, touch rugby, water polo, athletics, cricket, diving*, golf*, handball, hockey, martial art*, netball, sailing*, soccer, volley ball, indoor wall climbing*, wind surfing*, squash*, table tennis, tennis, first aid*, debating, choir, cooking club*, eisteddfod*, environmental club, music workshops, public speaking, stock exchange club, video production (Red Cam), art club, expositions*, chess, dance, drama club, entrepreneurial skills, photography, radio station, theatre and film club*, wildlife society.


*Activities indicated may require an additional cost.

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.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

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.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

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.

ABUNDANT POTENTIAL

Abudant Potential


We believe in raising the standard: in an average school environment, placed together with children who are taught to the average, the above-average child will under-achieve, becoming complacent and bored. In the Reddam House environment, each child is motivated, stimulated and supported to meet our highest academic expectations. Even the average child will rise to the challenge when presented with work that will extend and stimulate. We teach children to think and to question; our aim is to promote independent thought and encourage young people to use the knowledge they have acquired to develop their own thoughts, ideas and opinions. We support children in their educational endeavors by teaching them how to think, not what to think. Students are taught skills to hone their thinking, understanding, application and analytical ability in each subject. Reddam House students also receive tuition in life and communication skills, study methods and time management, and are introduced to entrepreneurship, stock-exchange and banking know-how, drug awareness and eating disorder programmes, guidance in choosing subjects and career counselling.

Global Society

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.

DANCE DRAMA MUSIC

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.

A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT LIKE NO OTHER

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.

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.

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.

PASSIONATE ABOUT SPORTS

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.

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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.