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01 FEBRUARY 2021

Anele Mdoda - An ambassador for Inspired Education Group SA

The Inspired Education Group of schools has welcomed well-known radio show anchor on 947 Drive with Anele and Mom, Anele Mdoda as their second ambassador who will represent Reddam House and Reddford House schools in South Africa.

As a much-loved and respected South African personality and author, Anele joins the Inspired group of schools not only as an ambassador who will work with the premium education group to create relatable conversations around the Inspired Education Group’s education journey; but as a parent of a young son who has just started his education journey at Reddam House Helderfontein’s Early Learning School (ELS). On his first day she commented: “We are so excited to share our experience of the school authentically – I am confident that my son will thrive here. When I found out about the Reggio Emilio approach on my first visit for a tour of Reddam House Helderfontein, it made so much sense to me. It’s progressive and the atmosphere at the school assured me that my child will learn in a loving and creative environment. What more could I wish for as a parent?”

The ELS phase of the Reddam House and Reddford House schools have their roots in the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education which views young children as individuals who are curious about their world and have the powerful potential to learn from all that surrounds them. The Reggio Emilia model of learning incorporates the child as the centre of the learning experience. It encourages investigation, collaboration and active participation. As founder Loris Malaguzzi explains: “Children are not empty vessels that need to be filled with facts.”

The Inspired Education Group is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group, with eight Reddam House schools located in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, and three Reddford House schools in Gauteng. Ravi Nadasen, CEO of Inspired South Africa, says that at the heart of the school’s philosophy is a commitment to deliver a consistently fresh and progressive approach to education in an exciting and nurturing academic environment.

The group’s ethos focuses on four key pillars – academics, sport, culture, and giving back to inspire youngsters from age one to 18 to achieve their maximum potential through a premium and multi-faceted education. Nadasen elaborated: “Anele is one of the most compelling media personalities in South Africa. Her values as a young Mom and her dedication to projects which empower and uplift mirror the group’s pillars and drew Inspired to partner with her as ambassador.”

Anele is a society enthusiast who uses her Anele and the Club on 947 show to impact the community, but she also loves challenges and was one of the contestants of the fifth season of Strictly Come Dancing and more recently, host on Celebrity Game Night. This award-winner with a passion for the betterment of children believes that the kind of people you choose to surround yourself with is of great importance. Inspired Education Group could not agree more!

For more information, visit https://inspirededu.com/our-schools/ and click on Africa & Middle East link.

REDDAM HOUSE GAUTENG OUTSTANDING IEB MATRIC RESULTS

25 FEBRUARY 2020

The matriculants of Reddam House South Africa - a member of the Inspired Group of Schools - have once again achieved excellent results, with a 100% pass rate at all their schools.

 42 RANKINGS IN TOP 1% OF IEB CANDIDATES PER SUBJECT NATIONALLY

A total of 334 Reddam House students completed the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, achieving 778 subject distinctions. 35 students obtained 6 or more subject distinctions.70 students attained an A-average. 221 students attained an A or B-average, with 42 rankings in the top 1% of IEB candidates per subject nationally.

256 REDDAM HOUSE GAUTENG SUBJECT DISTINCTIONS AS 79 REDDAM HOUSE GAUTENG STUDENTS OBTAIN AN A OR B-AVERAGE

In Gauteng, 137 Reddam House students achieved 256 subject distinctions and 79 students obtained an A or B-average.

96 Reddam House Bedfordview students achieved 165 subject distinctions, with 53 students obtaining A or B-averages.

41 Reddam House Waterfall students obtained 91 subject distinctions and 26 students obtained an A or B-average.

IEB OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT LIST

Natasha Yoko (Reddam House Waterfall) featured in the IEB Outstanding Achievement List with a national ranking within the top 5% of all IEB students in 6 subjects or more.

 IEB COMMENDABLE ACHIEVEMENT LIST

Maxine Kerrod and Kimberley Malloch of Reddam House Constantia, featured in the IEB Commendable Achievement List with a national ranking within the top 5% of all IEB students in 5 subjects.

"The truly exceptional results of all our Reddam House schools are made possible by the hard work and dedication of our outstanding teachers and students. The ethos and educational practices of Reddam House are designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive, academic environment, enabling them to succeed anywhere in the world," says Shaun Fuchs, Managing Director Reddam House Gauteng and New Schools. He added: "Reddam House understands how important education is in equipping our students to face an increasingly exciting global future with pride and confidence - inspiring true excellence in international education."

Reddam House Waterfall and Bedfordview graduates are headed for the University of Pretoria to study BSC (Maths) and B Com in Accounting Science; Wits University to study Bachelor of Arts; Actuarial Science and Aeronautical Engineering, and Finance & Economics at the University of Lisbon, amongst numerous tertiary institutions, locally and internationally.

JOIN THE REDDAM RISING STARS

Join our Reddam Rising Stars at Reddam House Waterfall, Bedfordview and Helderfontein in Gauteng; Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard, Constantia, Durbanville and Somerset in the Western Cape; Reddam House Umhlanga and Ballito in KZN. We genuinely look forward to forging a future in which many future Reddam House matriculants boldly build on this success.

Reddam House is a member of the Inspired Group, a leading global premium schools group educating over 45,000 students across a global network of more than 64 schools on five continents. All Inspired schools are individually developed and designed in response to their environment and location, delivering excellent education to their respective communities. (www.inspirededu.com).

07 OCTOBER 2019

The new initiative, called “Inspired by Berklee”, features a pioneering curriculum and artists-in-residence program that will develop contemporary music, dance, theater, and creative capacity skills at Inspired schools worldwide 

London, England and Boston, MA—Inspired, a leading global network of 53 premium schools, has agreed to an exclusive partnership with Berklee to introduce an innovative curriculum and artists-in-residence program that sets new standards in creative and artistic education in youth. The program will be called “Inspired by Berklee”.

The partnership will see all Inspired schools globally being assigned educators from Berklee’s award-winning faculty, student, and alumni base, who will work with Inspired school faculty and students to develop contemporary music, dance, theater, and creative education programs and experiences at participating schools. The partnership will extend beyond the development of a traditional performance arts curriculum, but will also encompass technology, media production, and creative entrepreneurship education. The goal of the partnership is to provide Inspired students with the creative skills and mindsets needed to succeed, lead, and innovate in a fast-paced 21st century economy.

Berklee alumni, which includes luminaries such as Quincy Jones, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, and Annie Clark (St. Vincent), have collectively won over 295 Grammys, as well as numerous Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards.

Inspired owns 53 premium schools around the world, including the Reddam House schools in England, Australia, and South Africa; the International School of Europe group in Italy; the ACG schools in New Zealand and Indonesia; Colegio San Patricio and Sotogrande International School in Spain; PaRK International Schools and St. Peter’s in Portugal; St. John's International School in Belgium; St. George’s International School in Switzerland; the British School of Bahrain; Brookhouse Schools Kenya; Cambridge College and Colegio Altair in Peru; Blue Valley School in Costa Rica; Australian International School in Vietnam and many other leading high-performing schools. Inspired advocates for student-focused, holistic education, with students encouraged to discover their unique strengths and passions in academia, sports, and the performing and creative arts.

Inspired by Berklee schools will develop a schedule of visits with select artists in residence who will lead students in the development of projects and collaborations that bring contemporary music, dance, theater, and creative media insights and trends into the school environment.

Inspired by Berklee will feature public performances by visiting Berklee faculty who will work with Inspired students and teachers to create original works to be performed within the schools.

In addition, Berklee will run annual workshops at its campuses in Boston and Valencia, Spain, and at its new center in New York City, for performing arts teachers at participating Inspired schools to advance their professional development and prepare them to teach the coming year’s Inspired by Berklee program.

Inspired by Berklee will also see the development an online education resource to provide materials and inspiration for students to help advance their creative education and expression. The award-winning Berklee Online is the world’s largest online music school, offering online courses, multi-course certificate programs, and undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Nadim M. Nsouli, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Inspired, commented, “Inspired by Berklee is an incredibly exciting initiative that will bring the skills, insights, and creative dynamism of the world’s leading contemporary music, dance, and theatre institution into a school environment.” 

“At Inspired, we place huge importance on the role of music, dance, and theatre in helping our pupils gain a rounded education, build their self-confidence and leadership skills, and learn to express themselves creatively through a range of different media.” 

“Gaining a world-class education means far more than merely fulfilling the requirements of an exam-based curriculum, and the partnership with Berklee gives our pupils a unique educational opportunity that few others will ever have the chance to experience.” 

Inspired by Berklee will launch in January 2020, initially with a number of Inspired schools taking part in the program. It will be rolled out across all the Inspired schools by September 2020. 

Panos A. Panay, senior vice president for global strategy and innovation at Berklee, stated, “Berklee College of Music has nurtured the creative and career potential of some of the world’s most inspired artists, helping them to refine their talents and go on to win hundreds of Grammys, Tonys, Oscars, and Emmys, as well as to lead and redefine their collective industries. It is so exciting to work with Inspired to bring that creative capacity to students at the Inspired schools and to help shape and develop a new generation of creators, innovators, and leaders at an early and pivotal point in their lives.

Berklee President Roger H. Brown added, "Berklee has developed a powerful technique for teaching music, dance, and theater that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and improvisation," said Brown. "We are very excited about our relationship with Inspired because it allows us to share the power of this method within a dynamic K-12 network around the world. We believe it will enrich the education of these students whether they go on to become scientists, business leaders, writers, doctors, lawyers, or proponents of the performing arts."