Equipping your Child for the Future
Foundation PhaseGrades R – 3
The foundation phase caters for learners from Grade R – Grade 3. This is an exciting and adventurous time for young learners who thrive in an environment of creativity and discovery. At Redwood we ensure that all outcomes are achieved through engaging lessons and imaginative activations that make learning fun and easy.
Intermediate PhaseGrades 4 – 6
During the intermediate phase subject content is developed. Young learners are curious to explore their community and world. They begin to form their own unique identities, opinions and world view. Reliant on adult support from both parents and teachers, learners respond to encouragement, discipline and behaviour modelling.
Senior PhaseGrade 7 – 9
The senior phase is an important time for learners as they start to transition towards being a young adult. At the end of grade 9 they are required to make important decisions regarding subject choices which ultimately impacts on career paths. We ensure that learners are supported with meaningful career development tools and guidance.
FET PhaseGrades 10 – 12
Further Education and Training phase (FET) refers to education and training provided from Grades 10 to 12 and includes both academic learning and career-oriented training. Learners in this phase work towards writing the IEB (NSC) matric exit qualification.
Our vision and philosophy for our college students
Redwood College applies innovative solutions which embrace blended learning. The benefits of eLearning are combined with traditional face-to-face teaching as well as self-paced learning schedules. This forward-thinking approach facilitates academic rigour whilst ensuring that each learner is able to master content. The result is motivated learners who are inspired to learn more.
Our teaching philosophy is built on the understanding that profound learning takes place through discovery, creativity and critical thinking. We create an environment that facilitates mastery through discovery and experience and ensures a personalised approach where learners can reach their own potential.
The IEB qualification through AEE Online
The curriculum at Redwood College is CAPS-aligned and matriculants write the IEB (NSC) exit qualification. Through AEE Online we deliver a modern and flexible education programme.
Supplementary Courses – equipping for the Future
Over and above the examinable curriculum Redwood College offers a supplementary curriculum that is designed to enhance knowledge and future-readiness. Courses such as Aquatic Science, Environmental Systems, Principles of Business Marketing and Finance, Astronomy and Principles of Health Science are available. There is a soon to be opened, state of the art Chef School onsite (Red Chef Culinary School), where learners will be able to begin studying for a future in hospitality. Subjects such as Robotics and Computer Coding are in the pipeline and will be available soon.
Art and Culture
Children dance before they walk and run, they paint before they can write and singing facilitates early expression. Art and creativity are essential for holistic education.
The following cultural activities take place each school term: Art, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Chess, Needlework and Drama are on offer.Find out more
As part of our Redwood College sporting programme we aim to provide all our pupils with the opportunity to take part in various sporting activities. Our programme is organised, structured, disciplined, competitive and most importantly – fun.
Summer sports take place in the First and Last Terms of the school year and are as follows: Mini-Cricket, Cricket, Tennis and Swimming.
Winter sports take place in the Second and Third school Terms. Mini-Soccer, Soccer, Rugby, Sevens Rugby (Seniors), Mini-Netball, Netball, Tennis and Swimming are currently offered. Learners also participate in matches against schools in the East London School leagues.
We offer the following sports:
Cricket and Mini-Cricket
Netball and Mini-Netball
Soccer and Mini-Soccer
Rugby and Sevens Rugby
Community involvement and service plays an important part of the education at Redwood College. Learners are required to play an active role in the various initiatives that are run within the different phases of the school. During each term every class in the school is involved in a community outreach. This could include beach clean-ups and collecting stationery or clothing items for less fortunate children. Visits to old age homes and children’s hospital wards have taken place too.
Besides the above, learners are encouraged to bring a “love sandwich” each Thursday to school. This is given to an underprivileged Early Childhood Development Centre to feed children.