Community Engagement

Redhill School places a marked emphasis on social responsibility throughout the school. Our School Outreach Programme aims to promote awareness and participation in initiatives that support the local community through involvement in various charitable events and other fundraising activities.

  

Tomorrow Trust Saturday and Holiday School Programme

Redhill School and Tomorrow Trust host high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds on the Redhill School campus where their subject content knowledge is deepened. Subjects offered are English, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science. Teachers from Redhill School give of their time to teach and mentor the students, exposing them to new content to round their education. 

 

Social Awareness Activities

All social awareness initiatives are organised and managed by the Interact Committee (Grade 12) and the Social Awareness Committee and included the following activities:

  • SOS Children's Village: renovation of 4 homes (painting, décor, appliances, cutlery and crockery, bedding, desks, shelves, books)
  • Collection and distribution of Easter eggs to Nomonde Home for Abandoned and HIV Children,  and SOS Children’s village
  • Ongoing collection and distribution of sandwiches and fruit to Malakhanye
  • Ongoing collection of canned food for the homeless
  • Collection and distribution of old clothes and books
  • Ongoing SPCA collections and visits
  • Assistance provided to build cages at Free Me and food donated
  • Refreshments brought in by pupils and Interact for tea at Jabula House
  • Morning spent at Cotlands where baby food, diapers, toys were donated
  • Forest Farm Fun Day: kids coordinated games for the residents
  • CANSA Shavathon at Morningside Shopping Centre and at the school
  • Nomonde Children's Village: donation of children's clothes, toys and cereal
  • EST Foundation Tennis Day at Redhill School in aid of underprivileged children
  • Ongoing collection of bread tags for the wheelchairs
  • A collection of sanitary items for ladies in Somalia, which are given to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to distribute.
  • A visit to Orphanage Thuthuzela Aid and Community Centre in Marlboro for a day to hand out educational materials, stationery and refreshments
  • Stationery collection for Riversands School
  • Christmas Party at Riversands School

The Redhillian Award

This award is based on the internationally acclaimed principles of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

This is a voluntary exercise which aims at encouraging students to develop initiative and become goal-orientated achievers. Its intention is to encourage students to become balanced human beings with a sense of inner fulfilment as well as an awareness of values and moral issues.

It seeks to heighten the sense and expression of ‘being human’ in its finer forms: intellectually, emotionally spiritually, physically and socially. It also encourages students to broaden their sphere of interest and competence beyond the parameters of school life. 

The President’s Award

The President’s Award has been running in South Africa since 1983 and at Redhill School since 2016. It takes its inspiration from the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh Award, which was set up in 1956. The Award consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. To complete each level, a participant has to complete a sport, learn a skill, perform community service and complete an outdoor journey.

Johannesburg Junior Council

As a long established institution in Johannesburg, The Johannesburg Junior Council (JJC) is presently comprised of 76 Junior Councillors, all of whom are Grade 11 students, nominated by 38 participating high schools in the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan area. It is a great honour and responsibility to be elected as a member of this Council. Schools nominate two Grade 10 representatives in October for participation on the JJC. These Councillors need to be academically capable and have shown leadership skills and initiative.

Clothes-to-Cash Exchange

Redhill School and ‘Clothes-to-Cash Exchange’ (C2CX) teams up to create a ‘clothes-to-good programme’. C2CX buys second-hand clothing from schools, which C2CX then sells on to informal traders (at a very small margin) and they in turn, sell these clothes in their communities.