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Guiding Principles


  • Inspiring a Life of Significance

    "Every child deserves the freedom to make her own unique mark on the world"

  • Values

    ■ Truth, Honour, Courtesy, Freedom
    ■ Academic Excellence
    ■ Achieve the highest academic standards
    ■ Develop and sustain an excellent work ethic

  • Monastic School

    Provide the optimum, all-girl environment in which the potential to become a successful, independent young woman is nurtured.

  • Christian School

    A school which is based on Christian principles and beliefs and which observes the Anglican faith.

    The Roedean Prayer

    Almighty Father, we pray for Thy blessing upon this school, and our sister school in England. May whatsoever things are true, pure, lovely and of good report forever flourish and abound in them. Preserve to them an unblemished name, enlarge them with a wider usefulness, exalt them in the love and reverence of all their members, and use them as instruments to Thy Glory. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
  • Progressive Curriculum

    ■ Develop an individual independence of thought, enabling pupils to make sound judgements and face challenges.
    ■ Develop an ethos of community-service and partnership integrated into the curriculum.
    ■ Counsel, guide, and nurture each girl, caring for her emotional well-being.
    ■ Provide abundant opportunities to express creative talent across the curriculum, including art, drama, and music.

  • Successfully South African

    ■ Develop pupils to become leading women in touch with the broader issues in a South African and global context.
    ■ Sustain our diverse and integrated cultural community.
    ■ Link the traditions of Roedean's past with the challenges of the future.

  • Teachers

    ■ Develop and sustain a complement of remarkable teachers.
    ■ Strive to create opportunities for the development of leadership, fostering a climate of empowerment and participation.

  • Sport

    ■ Provide opportunities for full participation for all.
    ■ Equip pupils with the skills to enhance their achievements.
    ■ Ensure that the quality of coaching and facilities is of the highest calibre.

  • Facilities

    ■ Treasure the heritage of the school buildings, set in serene grounds and beautiful gardens.
    ■ Continue to build world-class facilities linked to the progressive curriculum.
    ■ Link the traditions of Roedean's past with the challenges of the future.

  • School Community

    To foster a sense of community spirit, interdependence, and respect that serves as a model for and has impact upon the wider community.