South African Old Roedeanian Association
South Africa Old Roedeanian Association
“As long as we live we shall watch the careers of you all, from the greatest to the smallest, with undying interest; your success will be our pride and joy, and your failures our sorrow.” Farewell letter from the founders.
The South African Old Roedeanian Association (SAORA) was formed in 1907 and plays a vital role in maintaining the strong relationship of the widespread alumni. Working closely with the school, the association ensures that the uniquely rich traditions of Roedean are preserved.
Flourishing with many successful career women, the association welcomes girls to a useful women-to-women network. As each Roedean girl matriculates, she takes with her the responsibility to share her success, knowledge and determination with the school for future decades.
Career women with heart
Each Roedeanian has benefitted from the incredible foresight of the generation before hers – a tradition that started with our founders. These benefits have been the advancement of women’s suffrage, the development of arts and culture, new facilities and the embracement of technology. The Roedean community is one that has served future generations well, and it is this prudence that has ensured the school’s academic excellence and has produced leaders throughout its history. The S.A.O.R.A. channels the efforts of “Old Girls” to continue this tradition and we play a crucial role in fundraising for the school.