THERE’S MORE TO REDDAM HOUSE UMHLANGA THAN GOOD ACADEMIC RESULTS!
Founded in 2003, Reddam House Umhlanga has flourished into an extraordinary success story as an independent, co-educational school. Reddam House Umhlanga students are inspired to achieve academic success, as evidenced by the school’s recent matric results. Even more evident is the enormous emphasis the school places on instilling a culture of responsibility, integrity, courage, ambition, kindness and respect.
Executive Head of Reddam House Umhlanga, Adam Rogers, lists six key aspects of what makes the school unique.
1. Non-traditional with traditional values
Reddam House Umhlanga is non-traditional in its belief that education should be enjoyed and not endured, without fear or intimidation. Rogers is emphatic on this point, saying, “We have no student hierarchy and we do not believe that senior students should wield unrealistic power or fear over those junior to them. Our teachers have been handpicked not only for their subject expertise, but also for their exceptional rapport with those who have been entrusted into their care. At the same time, we stand proudly by our more traditional values which can be seen in the fair and consistent application of our strict discipline code.”
2. Balanced and holistic education
Rogers says that a balanced and holistic education is one where every student is expected to contribute fully – not only to academic endeavours, but also to the extramural programme in sport and or cultural activities to become happy and productive children and young adults. Comments Rogers, “We believe in nurturing and celebrating our students’ talents both inside and outside the classroom.”
3. Co-educational by design
Reddam House Umhlanga is steadfast in the belief that co-education best reflects society and contemporary trends. The school strives to create an environment in which all types of boys and girls feel validated and respected. “Boys and girls are comfortable interacting and working alongside students of the opposite gender, and they learn to accept each other as equal partners in school and in life. We believe that co-educational schools are best equipped to produce confident, socially well-adjusted young adults,” says Rogers.
4. Giving back
The Reddam House motto “We Shall Give Back” speaks to the importance of students being aware of the needs of those less fortunate than themselves. Every Reddam House Umhlanga student is expected to “give back” to the community through various school and student-initiated outreach activities every term.
5. Fostering leadership potential
Reddam House Umhlanga believes that every student possesses leadership potential and deserves the opportunity to show their leadership potential. “Our students are expected to dedicate their talents and their time to serving on various leadership portfolios based on their passions and sense of purpose in their senior years in the Prep and College. Our senior students are expected to lead with confidence and compassion, never seeking to exercise power or privilege.”
6. International best practice
As a member of the Inspired Education Group consisting of over 70 schools around the world, Reddam House Umhlanga leverages off international best practice to provide students with a global perspective and a world-class education. This, together with access to overseas exchanges and unique international summer school experiences combine to provide an exciting educational journey that equips students with the knowledge, skills and values to face an increasingly challenging global future with confidence.
FOR MORE INFO:
Visit umhlanga.reddamhouse.com or contact Adam Rogers on 031 566 5736.
For more information, visit https://inspirededu.com/our-schools/ and click on the Africa & Middle East link.