A HAND PICKED TEAM

Specialists in their fields  

We believe true excellence in education is only achieved by a powerful, passionate team of exceptional teachers and managers preparing young, happy and motivated students to stand tall and make their mark anywhere in the world as the global citizens of tomorrow.

"I have no doubt that it was through my three years of study at Reddam that I learned invaluable skills – skills I may not have been able to acquire elsewhere and that have stood me in good stead during my subsequent studies."

"My son has had fourteen happy years at Reddam and we want to thank his teachers for providing a stimulating, creative, passionate and caring environment for him to grow and become the wonderful young man that he has turned out to be."

 

There is no better way, in our opinion, than to select the best teachers for every subject and to inspire and motivate our students academically, culturally and in the sporting arena. Teachers are hand-picked according to the following criteria:

  • Excellent academic qualifications.
  • Outstanding track records with reputations of having kept abreast of recent, relevant educational methodologies.
  • Dynamic personalities with a professional demeanour who create a nurturing educational environment.
  • An exceptional rapport and empathy with students by treating students with dignity and respect
  • Teachers who have a deep love and respect for children

 

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Shirley

 

Shirley Oosthuizen, Headmistress for Early Learning School & Junior Preparatory School

The love of education for younger children had been cemented for Shirley Oosthuizen in the challenging but educationally - rich world of teaching children below the age of five with a hearing disability for over 20 years, prior to moving to Reddam House. In 2005 Shirley joined the innovative and dynamic team who were determined to work with children so that each child is seen, recognised, supported, and nurtured into the best version of themselves. Over the past nearly 17 years the ELS and JP team have dedicated themselves to the task of understanding each student, creating a loving, trusting and open relationship with parents and designing a living curriculum which seeks to support each child in the quest for an individual journey within a school community. Confidence, belief in self, respect for others and the ability to work together are but a few of the goals we strive for in preparing our students to take on the challenge of growing up and engaging in the lifelong learning journey.

 

Lisette

 

Lisette Noonan, Headmistress for Senior Preparatory and College

Educated in the Eastern Cape, Mrs Noonan completed her tertiary studies at the University of Port Elizabeth before embarking on her teaching career at Outeniqua Primary School, George. After re- locating to Pretoria, she taught at St Marys’ DSG, Assumption Convent and then at St Paulus Primary School, where she was Head of Senior Primary, Sport Co-ordinator and Acting incipal. Mrs Noonan joined Reddam House Waterfall from Pretoria Chinese School where she was Headmistress of the Pre, Primary and High schools for a number of years.

Liséttè has been Headmistress at Reddam House Waterfall College from August 2014 until June 2018. Having started as Headmistress for Grades 1 – 12, with significant growth in numbers, she became the College Headmistress for Grades 7 - 12. With Liséttè at the helm of Reddam House Waterfall, her students consistently achieved a 100% Matric Pass with bachelor’s degree, since the first matric group in 2015. She secured an annual University of Pretoria scholarship for the Reddam House Waterfall Dux Scholar, with no restrictions regarding the chosen course. College sporting teams established in 2014 started winning leagues; Cricket; Hockey; Touch Rugby; Netball and Swimming. Acclaimed College theatrical productions – “Legally Blonde” and “Footloose” – had students performing with a live student band. Reddam House Waterfall won the High School General Knowledge Quiz against seventeen other schools in The Star Newspaper Quiz competition, while the College Showcase was invited to perform at Eskom National Engineering 2016 Awards.

Liséttè took up the reins at Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard College in July 2018.

 

Sheena

 

Sheena Crawford-Kempster, Managing Director: Education & Ethos – Western Cape & Durban, South Africa

Sheena Crawford-Kempster embarked on a successful educational career in 1981. She joined Graeme Crawford at Crawford Schools in 1995. Within 4 years, the group was educating over 6000 students. In January 2000, Sheena, George Balios and an excellent management team started Reddam House Constantia and, in 2003, Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard. Working alongside Graeme Crawford in the wake of the success of the Reddam House brand, they opened Reddam House Waterfall Estate in January 2012 - with a capacity of over 2000 students. Committed to the success of the next generation, Sheena believes true excellence in education is only achieved by a powerful, passionate team of exceptional educators preparing young people academically and ethically to maximise their innate potential and make their mark anywhere in the world.

 

Ravi

 

Ravi Nadasen, Chief Executive Officer - South Africa

Before joining Inspired, Ravi worked as Chief Operating Officer at Tsogo Sun Hotels, Africa’s leading hotel group. His tertiary education started at the Durban University of Technology (then ML Sultan Technikon) where he obtained a National Diploma in Hotel Management. Some years later he obtained his BTech Management at the University, and concurrently completed the Advanced Business Programme. More recently in 2018 he obtained his MBA from the University of Stellenbosch. He was also fortunate to attend IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland for two eight-week blocks, where he did a leadership programme.

He has been and is very active in tourism bodies, having been on the board of Cape Town Tourism and a board member of the CT Chamber of Commerce while in Cape Town. He is currently the interim Chairperson of South African Tourism, the Deputy Chairperson and board member of the Tourism Business Council of SA. He was reappointed by the Minister of Tourism for a second term as a member of the B-BBEE Charter Council to advise to advise on the state of transformation in industry.

 

Graeme

 

Graeme Crawford, Reddam House Founder & Inspired Group President

Graeme Crawford is a renowned educator who began his career as a science teacher and believed that much more could be done to improve educational standards. Driven by his own negative schooling experiences, he began conceiving a school that could provide a rounded education through a dynamic new approach. This was aimed at maximising not just the academic standard, but also the confidence, potential and individuality of each child. Graeme opened his first school in 1993. In the following five years the Crawford Schools grew to 6 in total. In 2000, he founded Reddam House. His impressive track record spans more than two decades and since 1993 Graeme Crawford’s schools have educated more than 32,000 students.

 

Nadim

 

Nadim M Nsouli, Founder & CEO, Inspired Education Group

Nadim M Nsouli founded Inspired in 2013 with the goal of creating a leading global group of premium schools. Starting with Inspired’s first acquisition of Reddam House, a leading group of schools in South Africa, Nadim rapidly expanded the group globally via a
series of acquisitions and building greenfield schools while maintaining the focus on only having the best schools around the world as part of the group.

Prior to founding Inspired, Nadim was a partner at Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm with $40 billion under management. Nadim was also a member of Providence's Global Investment Committee and led Providence's Education investment efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Providence in 2006, Nadim was the European head of The Gores Group, a special situations private equity fund based in Los Angeles. Previously, Nadim was a member of the media and telecommunications investment banking teams of Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in London.

Nadim started his career in New York as a corporate lawyer at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Nadim received a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD with distinction, a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University.