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It is a tremendous honour and privilege for me to lead this amazing school that God has given to us as a blessing for our area and community. We are focused on building friendships together for a Spirit-filled life where each one of us is a shining light in the world.
I personally dream that every child that is part of the Redwood family will forever be changed to follow our heavenly Father’s ways and that our testimony will be like a lighthouse for all to see. Our school has been blessed in so many ways by our Father in heaven, that it is sometimes difficult to comprehend. I am forever grateful for what we have received and for being part of the Redwood family.
Our school is about making memories and changing lives. We have 13 years, from Grade R to Grade 12, to offer our pupils the best possible education, but more than that – we have 13 years to generate memories of funned engaged learning, and that school is a good place to be. We are a relationship-based school and every child is UNIQUE. I am excited to embark on this journey together, and my prayer for our school is that we will ‘Stand Tall’ and “Be a light for all to see” – Matthew 5:16.
May the Lord keep you and bless you.Zelda Botha
Redwood College Potchefstroom is a Christian based private school based in the academic city of Potchefstroom.
The school was founded in 1993 with 23 learners and was first known as the Agape Christian School. In 2019 the school became part of the Redwood College family and the name subsequently changed to Redwood College Potchefstroom. In 2020, the school was blessed with a property on the outskirts of Potchefstroom and for the first time the school had a place they could call their own.
Redwood College Potchefstroom relocated to new premises in January 2020 from where we are currently operating. Our school continues to grow as we have transitioned into the Redwood family. The individualised system of instruction offered at the school allows for learners to work independently, within a nurturing, disciplined and structured environment.
The Redwood name is taken from the mighty Redwood Forests that stand tall and weather the test of time. However, the brand borrows more from the Redwood Forests than just a name.
The living mechanism and ecosystem of the Redwood forests provides living insights and principles that are adopted into the Redwood brand.
The unique root system whereby the surprisingly shallow roots of individual trees extend radially and intertwine with each other creates a sophisticated anchor that facilitates the entire forest’s growth, even in harsh environmental conditions.
The bark of a Redwood Tree is thick, fibrous and spongy. It retains moisture which protects the tree from external threats such as fire and insect infestation.
A Redwood forest is a vibrant ecosystem providing home, shelter and protection to a plethora of plant and animal life. The forests are a key component of a greater system whereby they serve to clean the atmosphere through the capture of carbon dioxide and the release of oxygen.
Redwood learns from the forests and adopts the following core principles:
Each Redwood School will achieve more success as a result of belonging to the family as opposed to operating independently. The brand mantra is BETTER TOGETHER and this is inferred from the idea of belonging to something greater than the sum of the parts.
Excellence & Values
Redwood Schools stand tall as centres of academic excellence with a strong value system and commitment to both community and individuals.
Feels like home
The Redwood School ecosystem seeks to provide a vibrant learning environment for all learners – a place of shelter, a place called home, a place where individuals are valued, a place where values are essential, learning is central and potential is released.
At Redwood, we are profoundly aware that education systems world-wide are becoming redundant in the face of a fast-changing environment.
At Redwood we speak to and treat others the way we would like to be spoken to and treated.
At Redwood we strive to do the best that we can in all situations. Excellence is our standard of measurement which means we never settle for mediocrity.
At Redwood we honour God and seek His purpose. Raising up children with a strong value system and moral characteristics is as important as imparting knowledge.
At Redwood we are honest and show a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.