Wellbeing and Support Services

The High School student wellbeing structure is made up of the following:

Grade and Mentor System

Each grade is allocated a Grade Head who works with a team of grade mentors. Students are allocated a mentor, someone who teaches them, ensuring that there is constant contact and communication between mentor and mentee. Each mentor group will be made up of no more than 15 students, and while they will be able to meet their mentor individually, they will meet once every cycle (6 days) as a group. The Grade Head is in constant contact with the grade mentors who track student progress and achievement as well as look after their social and emotional wellbeing.

A unique feature of the grade 12 mentor system is the fact that the students are able to choose their mentor. Allowing students to choose someone that they respect, can inspire and prove to be a hugely motivating influence for them. The mentor/mentee relationship provides a firm foundation of support, advice and friendship. 

House System

Our house system is a powerful and effective way for students to feel part of the school. Each student is a member of one of four houses: Brooks, Kriel, Miller and Thompson. This system helps students to develop relationships across all age groups throughout the school. The house system supports the extra-curricular programme and creates many opportunities for students to participate in school life as they take part in house competitions and events. Heads of House, foster student leadership, build spirit and encourage participation in all aspects of student life.

Counselling Services

Redhill has both a clinical as well as an educational psychologist on campus. The psychologists are available for professional help, relating to the social, emotional and academic wellbeing of all students. As a team, they are responsible for the following:

  • Individual or group counselling
  • Academic assessments
  • Social and emotional assessments
  • Liaison with external professionals and agencies

Academic Support Structures

While support in all academic subjects is available to students, by setting up appointments with their teachers, a structured academic support programme is offered after school in the following core subjects:

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • IsiZulu
  • Maths; and
  • Science