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Our Reddam House curriculum is tailored to the needs of our young and dynamic student body and we aim to cover all aspects of required learning as well as going beyond expectations in order to entice eager minds to seize opportunities and try new and challenging pursuits. The staff comprise young and old, wise and loving, dedicated and hardworking people who love the passion which is embodied in the Reddam House ethos and mission statements.

We relish the opportunity of offering cultural pursuits and a myriad sporting codes both during the school day and afterwards. It is astounding to see how many children partake in so many different activities when guided by professionals and encouraged by staff and parents. We are a family which celebrates individuality, we seek to learn from each other, we solve problems or conflicts with an eagerness to rise above the inevitable hindrances of life and we seek to set children on a path of personal happiness and self-fulfilment.

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From Reddam House Durbanville Preparatory School Headmistress

A school can, on paper, promise much. It is my hope that as you enter Reddam House in the suburb of Durbanville, surrounded by wine and wheat farms, you experience a tangible sense of joy and vibrancy. Kurt Hahn said, “There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” 

To this end, our staff is committed to developing a deep understanding of the particular strengths of each child placed in our care, and to actively nurturing and developing individuality, talent, a rugged sense of self, and a quiet confidence in each of our children. The aim of a Reddam House education is to comprehensively equip our children with the confidence to embrace every opportunity, and to face life challenges with resilience.

Reddam House Durbanville Preparatory School implements the Cambridge curriculum – an internationally benchmarked, globally recognised, rigorous education programme. Within the framework of high individual expectations, we pursue excellence in all aspects of our holistic education, which comprises three pillars: academics, sport and performing arts.

Very important to us too, is the expectation of good manners and the development of a firm value system. Our motto, “We shall give back,” is central to our belief that we need to appreciate, value and respect those within our broader community, and that we learn to understand our inter-connectedness as citizens within our communities. Community service and outreach is therefore an integral part of our termly programme.

William A. Foster said, "Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

I invite you to visit Reddam House Durbanville so that I can have the opportunity to explain in detail what our quality programmes can offer your child, and I look forward to welcoming you personally to our campus!

Catherine Fourie


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