Reddam House Umhlanga is a non-traditional school with traditional values. We firmly believe education should be genuinely enjoyed without fear or intimidation, not endured. We have no student hierarchy where senior students wield power over those junior to them. Our teachers are handpicked for their subject expertise and for their exceptional rapport with those entrusted in their care. We proudly stand by our traditional values in the fair consistent application of our strict disciplinary code, insisting on the highest standard of appearance and behaviour. Our College stands firm on our distinctive Christian foundation, manners and strong moral code.
We believe in a balanced, holistic education where every student is expected to contribute fully to academic endeavours and to the extramural programme in sport and or cultural activities. In order to become happy and productive students and successful, young adults - by committing to a sports team or cultural group whose collective goal is greater than the individual pursuits of its members - we strive for a sense of purpose. We nurture and celebrate our students’ talents inside and outside the classroom and strive for excellence in the sporting and cultural arenas.
Reddam House Umhlanga is a co-educational school by design, not default, firmly believing co-education best reflects society and contemporary trends. We strive to create an environment in which all boys and girls feel validated and respected, comfortably interacting and working alongside each other and learning to accept each other, as equal partners in school and in life. At Reddam House Umhlanga we believe co-educational schools are best equipped to produce confident, well-adjusted young adults.
Our motto “We Shall Give Back” speaks to the importance we place on our students addressing the needs of those less fortunate than themselves. Every Reddam House Umhlanga student is expected to “give back” to the broader community through school and student-initiated outreach activities.