EARLY LEARNING CURRICULUM
REGGIO EMILIA INSPIRED - OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH
Reddam House schools pride themselves on applying influences of the unique Reggio Emilia educational approach to early learning education. This teaching philosophy first developed in post-war Italy focuses on recognising and celebrating each individual young child’s innate abilities and gifts.
Children are regarded as competent and capable in their own right and the philosophy respects childhood as a time to explore, create and be joyful. This philosophy along with other recognised teaching methods form a rich and dynamic foundation for early learning.
We focus on recognising and celebrating each individual child’s innate abilities and gifts.
Our philosophy respects childhood as a time to explore.
Teachers are skilled observers who determine individual needs.
Teachers are skilled observers who determine individual needs and build on existing gifts and talents. The approaches are balanced and giving, without undue academic pressure. The methodology encourages a feeling of belonging and instills innate confidence in children. Their learning environment is made to feel safe, welcoming and authentic.
Work in progress is documented and displayed in the classrooms, thereby keeping the memory of the work vivid and alive. Parents are invited to join us in this journey on Classdojo which is a platform where we share photographs, videos, messages and more.
JUNIOR PREPARATORY CURRICULUM
OUR EDUCATIONAL OFFERING
Reddam House offers a 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. From an early age, students are introduced to a wide range of subjects to provoke their interest, developing skills and knowledge. This, combined with our innovative teaching, encourages our students to explore their understanding in a deeper and more transferable way; we're delighted that they show us how they apply their growing knowledge in new and thought-provoking ways.
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 includes Drama, Music, Art, Creative Movement, Physical Education, Coding and Robotic, Moral Studies and more.
AN EXTENSIVE OFFERING
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
The Atlantic Seaboard is a city school on a small campus, but with an excellent sport and cultural offering. The children either engage on our superb Astro at school or are bussed to various state of the art venues every afternoon where professional coaches train and teach in small groups. The children may choose from traditional sports such as cricket, netball, swimming, tennis, rugby, soccer, cross-country and Golf. In addition, a number of exciting specialist pursuits such as Chess, choir, Living Maths, Clay, Mixed Martial Arts, Karate, Ballet, Hip Hop, Experibuddies and Young Engineers. In the Music Department, students may study piano, singing, wind instruments, wind ensemble, guitar, percussion, violin, marimba, choir and various bands.
OUR EDUCATIONAL OFFERING
Reddam House offers a 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 learning.
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.
English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Geography, History, EMS, French, Art, Drama, Music, Dance, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology, Sports Science and Xhosa.
Students prepare for an IEB National Senior Certificate. We offer the following subjects: English (1st Language), Afrikaans (1st Additional Language), Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, Geography, History, Business Studies, Accounting, French, Visual Arts, Design, Dramatic Arts, Music, Dance Studies, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, CAT, IT, AP Maths and AP English.
Our students participate in a variety of Olympiads and Benchmark examinations throughout the College. This exposes our students to different types of questions in a variety of styles and formats which builds mental agility.