Vision for Roedean Sport:

  • Inspiring a life of significance

Mission for Roedean Sport:

  • For Roedean Sport to capture the imagination of people

Values of Roedean Sport:

  • Believe
  • Grow Respect
  • Build on Excellence
  • Empower Ourselves
  • Focus Areas for Roedean Sport:
  • Promote the passion for sporting excellence
  • Produced balanced elite athletes and coaches
  • Educate and promote sport sense
  • Ensure optimal performance
  • Celebrate success

Train to Compete:

This stage is about optimizing the engine and teaching the athletes HOW to compete. In this category, high volume and high-intensity training begins to occur year-round. They can either choose to specialize in a sport and pursue a competitive stream or continue participating at a recreational level entering the ACTIVE for LIFE stage. If children have been correctly introduced to activity and sport throughout the training stages, they will have the necessary motor skills and confidence to remain active for life.

Train to Train:

This stage is about building the engine and concentrating on the PROCESS of “play to do their best” approach as opposed to winning results as it leads to better development. It is critical that performers are nurtured and maintained correctly as it impacts on long term athlete development (LTAD). Children should establish an aerobic base; develop speed and strength and further their basic sport specific skills and tactics to feed their physiological responsiveness to stimuli and training.

Learn to Train:

This stage emphasis is on ACQUIRING a wide range of skills necessary for a number of sporting activities. The children should participate in a variety of well-structured activities that develop fundamental movement skill and include agility, balance and coordination, all related to FUN. Early overdevelopment of talented athletes through excessive single sport training and competition can have a negative effect on later stages of development if the athlete pursues a late specialization sport. Early specialization promotes one-sided physical, technical and tactical development and increases the like hood of injury and burn out.

SA's Pioneers of Cognitive Education

Since 2009, Thinking Skill have been an integral part of the curriculum, preparing pupils for the challenges of higher education and life itself. We strive to prepare our girls to lead ‘life of significance’ in a world of exponential change. Roedean is the only school in SA to be accredited as a Thinking School from Grades 0-12.