Our Junior Primary teachers work closely together, ensuring a smooth transition from Stage 5 to Grade 1. Small classes ensure that the start of formal schooling is exciting, caring, individualised and challenging, rather than daunting and overwhelming, allowing teachers to build upon a firm Stage 5 foundation.

We have customised our unique Reddam approach to teaching reading maximising children’s opportunities to learn. Our literacy programme includes developmentally appropriate instruction in which younger children learn about letter sounds, patterns and word structures combined with a meaning-focused instruction where students learn about vocabulary, text structure, discourse, genre and communication patterns.

Our numeracy programme is based on the Singapore math method which is focused on mastery achieved through intentional sequencing of concepts. Some of the key features of the approach include the concrete, pictorial, abstract progression, number bonds, bar modelling, and mental math.

Instead of pushing rote memorization, children learn to think mathematically and rely on their depth of knowledge gained in previous lessons. Singapore math not only helps children become more successful problem solvers, it helps them gain a sense of confidence and resourcefulness because it insists on conceptual depth. This naturally prepares children to excel in more advanced math in the senior primary.

Reddam Umhlanga is at the forefront of education in the area. I believe in continual evaluation of every aspect of our offering and to continually investigate and implement improvements so that we can maximise our offering to our students and parents. I want to focus on the finer details which will contribute to overall increased enjoyment of the educational experience of everyone at the school. 

I am passionate about Education and seeing the growth and development of every child who passes through the school. I believe I am fully committed to every aspect of the school and set a good example in how I conduct myself, for staff and students to follow. I am sincere and honest in my approach in all that I do.

Reddam truly cares about each and every child. Teachers are invested in lives of the students and go far beyond their job to ensure that every child feels that they are part of the school community. By knowing and understanding the families at our school we can best cater to their developmental needs, both in and out of the classroom. The school community is far more than just a job for our teachers.

— Chris Tayor, Preparatory School Headmaster


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Reddam House Umhlanga offers a bespoke 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.

From an early age, students are introduced to a wide range of subjects to provoke their interest, develop their skills and knowledge. This, combined with our excellent teaching, encourages students to explore their understanding in a deeper and more transferable way.

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Classes are led by dynamic class teachers, who provide a powerful foundation across the core curriculum, supported by a number of subject specialists, bringing a richness to the curriculum.

Our subject offering for the Junior Preparatory Phase includes Drama, Music, Art, Creative Movement, Physical Education, Technology, Afrikaans, isiZulu.

Our subject offering for the Senior Preparatory Phase includes Drama, Music, Art, Creative Movement, Physical Education, Technology, French, Sports Science, French and isiZulu.


To complement our academically rigorous curriculum, Reddam House Umhlanga offers an extensive programme of expressive and performing arts subjects and sports. It is mandatory for all students to participate in extra-curricular activities. This builds school spirit, sense of belonging and meaningful contribution to the school.

Our Sport and cultural offering include: Flipper Ball, Dance, Chess, Tennis, Cricket, Netball (indoor and outdoor), Soccer, Rugby, Swimming, Running/Walking Club, Cross Country, Hot 100, Hockey (indoor and outdoor), and Water Polo.