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Co-Curricular Activities

Senior School Co-Curricular Activities

Our Holistic Offering

We are a place where a values-led vision for holistic education is enshrined. In practice this means that every facet of a student’s development is embraced, and our pupils are expected to participate in a range of sporting, cultural and service co-curricular activities to enhance their education experience. Various compulsory weekend and late-evening activities support our commitment to this holistic education.

Busy students who are engaged by a full school programme thrive here.

There is more within each one of us than we think – more courage, more strength, and more compassion.

– Kurt Hahn

Senior School Co-Curricular Activities

Round Square

Roedean is a proud member of the Round Square, which is a global network of over 200 innovative schools in 50 countries across six continents. Kurt Hahn, who inspired the Round Square philosophy, believed that it was crucial for young people to prepare for life through experiences that would demand courage, generosity of spirit, imagination, principle and resolution.

A large number of co-curricular school activities are offered that are structured around the six IDEALS or pillars that are central to the philosophy of Round Square schools.

  • Internationalism

    Rotary Interact Club, Pupil Exchanges with Overseas Schools

  • Democracy

    Model United Nations, Public Speaking and Debate

  • Environmentalism

    REC (Roedean Environmental Committee), Siyakhana Community Food Garden, and Eco-School Accreditation

  • Adventure

    President's Award (Duke of Edinburgh International Award)

  • Leadership

    Prefects, Sacristans, Student Representatives Council, and Sports and Cultural leaders

  • Service

    A broad variety of Social Responsibility interactions with NGOs and partner organisations

Senior School Co-Curricular Activities

Our Co-Curricular Offering

Art and Design

Art tours, competitions and clubs give pupils a variety of opportunities to express themselves and explore their creativity.
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Debating

The Roedean Debating Society promotes active conversation, critical thought, and communication skills.
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Dramatic Arts

Dramatic Arts develops the whole person to produces pupil who are creative, confident, mature, disciplined, and articulate.
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Music

Our Contemporary and Classical Music Departments offer a wide variety of Music ensembles and individual instrument tuition.
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Olympiads

Olympiads give our pupils the opportunity to extend  themselves beyond the classroom in a number of subjects.
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President’s Award

Pupils are given opportunities to participate in service projects, skills development, physical activities and adventurous journeys.
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Public Speaking

Considerable emphasis is placed on the importance of Public Speaking in developing eloquence and clarity of thought.
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Round Square

Round Square gives our pupils opportunities beyond the curriculum to develop their character in line with the IDEALS.
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Sport

Sport is a critical element of an holistic education and is vital to students' physical and emotional well-being.
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SRC

The SRC provides pupils with a platform to verbalise issues and make suggestions regarding the school environment.
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Upcoming Events

July 2024

Dale Quaker

Dale Quaker is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Cupric Africa, a private equity owned mining company which through its Botswana sister company Khoemacau Copper recently completed the building of its copper silver project.

He was previously the CFO of the Khoemacau Group leading the finance function as the Group transitioned from an exploration company, through the fundraising of a $650m debt, streaming and equity funding package through to completion of construction..

Prior to joining Cupric, he was an independent consultant to the mining and construction industries. In his last corporate role, he headed up the marketing and logistics function for Xstrata Coal South Africa, after having fulfilled a senior finance role in the company previously..

Dale held roles at BHPBillition subsidiary, Samancor Chrome, both at the operations and corporate office in Johannesburg. Dale is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Management Accountant and has three daughters at Roedean.