WE SHALL GIVE BACK


The Reddam House motto is “We Shall Give Back”. As members of the South African community, Reddam House has the responsibility to work towards a society where all citizens are treated equally and, by working in our community, we aim to improve the lives of those we work with.
Reddam House believes that the purpose of Community Service/Social Leadership is to encourage students to develop an understanding of civic responsibility and the role they can play in supporting and strengthening their communities. 
Community involvement increases student awareness of community needs and how they can make a positive difference. Helping others enhances the self-image of students and fosters a greater sense of belonging to the greater whole.
All students at Reddam House are expected to participate in some form of Community Service/Social Leadership or Outreach Projects.

Classification of Community Service/Social Leadership

Eligible activities are those that provide services to improve the community or well-being of its members. A list of possible types of activities includes:

  • Animal Care
  • Health agencies
  • Youth Programmes
  • Charitable organisations
  • Environmental projects
  • Senior citizens
  • Sports and recreation
  • Arts and culture

Volunteer opportunities are easily accessible and included on the Community Hours SA Website or chatting to Miss Basterfield.


Term One Project 2021

Reddam House College Bedfordview Grade 8 students accepted the challenge to give back and, as always, they rose to the occasion.
Grade 8 students made over 900 oat packs to donate to Rise Against Hunger and Ukwakha Isizwe. They also started building over 40 eco-bricks and made no-sew fleece blankets.
They all had loads of fun while giving back and realising the importance of feeding the destitute while learning easy ways to be charitable and help just one person at a time.
Students are encouraged to log as many hours as possible for the good of our community, but also as they can achieve Full colours for Social Leadership, half colours and other awards.

St Peters School – Palmela – Exchange- 2023

Student exchange programs provide an incredible opportunity for young minds to explore new horizons, experience different cultures, and create lasting memories. At Reddam School, students recently embarked on an exciting journey to our sister Inspired school - St. Peter's School in Portugal, marking an exceptional chapter in their educational lives. The exchange was organised by Miss Liz Ferreira.

The student exchange program between Reddam School and St. Peter's School in Portugal is a testament to the power of international partnerships in education. Coordinated with meticulous planning, the exchange program allowed students to immerse themselves in a completely different educational environment while fostering cultural awareness.

One of the most valuable aspects of this exchange program was the opportunity for Reddam students to immerse themselves in the rich culture and history of Portugal. From exploring historic sites in Lisbon to savoring traditional Portuguese cuisine, the students were exposed to a wealth of cultural experiences. They had the chance to converse with locals, partake in traditional customs, and gain a deeper understanding of Portuguese life.

In addition to the cultural and linguistic benefits, the student exchange program significantly contributed to the students' educational growth. The students had the privilege of attending classes at St. Peter's School, where they experienced a different approach to education. This exposure to diverse teaching methods broadened their horizons, encouraging them to think more critically and creatively.

Beyond the academic realm, the student exchange program at St. Peter's School in Portugal offered an extraordinary opportunity for personal development. Living with host families, students learned to adapt to a new environment, build strong relationships, and develop a sense of independence. They also gained an appreciation for the importance of global citizenship and understanding different perspectives.

Friendships that transcend borders were undoubtedly one of the most beautiful outcomes of the exchange program. Reddam students formed strong bonds with their Portuguese counterparts, and these connections will serve as lifelong reminders of their enriching experience.

The student exchange program between Reddam School and St. Peter's School in Portugal was an incredible journey of cultural exploration, language learning, and personal growth. It offered students a chance to experience education and life in a different part of the world, helping them become more well-rounded individuals with a deeper understanding of the global community. As they return to their own school with cherished memories and newfound knowledge, these students are not only better students but also better citizens of the world.

Such exchanges remind us of the power of education to transcend boundaries and foster unity in an increasingly interconnected world.

A FEW RECENT PROJECTS:

Recycling


Staff entertained our students with their “recycling song” as we launched recycling across both campuses. In the assembly, Miss Basterfield reiterated the importance of saving our planet by recycling plastic, paper and tins. Thanks to one of our parents, Mrs. Do Rego as well as Miss Basterfield and Mrs. Gillanders (the teachers driving the recycling) we have 48 labeled recycling bins around the campus. We are looking forward to reducing our country’s landfills.

Easter Eggs


Congratulations go to Mrs. Kietzmann and Grade 4E for having handed in a total of 2 724 Easter eggs!
Thank you for what you have contributed so far. We have 2 weeks left to go! Please continue supporting by donating as many Easter eggs as possible.

Santa Shoe Box


Participation in the Santa Shoebox Project saw Reddam House Bedfordview students exceed all expectations.
The team spent many hours this year hard at work raising funds to fill the boxes and was blessed by generous donations from parents and friends.
What’s more, our incredible Grade 9s collectively donated 335 items of toiletries for inclusion in the shoeboxes.
Creating a Santa Shoebox is straightforward: Find an empty shoe box; decorate the shoebox and fill it with gifts including toothpaste, toothbrush, a bar of soap, a face cloth, an outfit of clothing, educational supplies, confectionaries and a toy.
From our humble beginnings of only eight boxes in 2011, this incredibly rewarding project has grown to 188 in 2016. Reddam House truly embraces the school motto of giving back! The mission of the Santa Shoebox Project is to facilitate the giving of gifts to underprivileged children to connect people and bring joy.

Mandela day 2020

Mandela day 2019