Roedean School (South Africa)
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|Roedean School (SA)|
|Motto||Honneur Aulx Dinges|
(Honour to the Worthy)
|Executive Head||Mr Murray Thomas|
|Number of students||815 girls|
|School color(s)||Green, blue, and white|
|Fees 2017||R 74 951–138 845 (tuition+mand.) |
+R 103 176 (boarding)
The school was founded in 1903 by Theresa Lawrence and her close friend, Katherine Margaret Earle: two young women in their early thirties, both educated at the University of Cambridge. They acted as joint Heads of School during the years 1903–1930. It is a sister school of Roedean School in Brighton, England which was founded by three older sisters of Theresa Lawrence, namely Penelope, Millicent, and Dorothy.
The school began with 22 pupils, and was situated in a small house in Jeppestown, Johannesburg. In 1904, it relocated to its current site in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Sir Herbert Baker, a prominent architect responsible for many of Johannesburg's most historical houses and monuments, designed the original school buildings. The oldest structures include St. Ursula's Building and Founder's Hall. Over the years, additions have been made, but the signature Herbert Baker features, with arches, colonnades, unwashed brickwork, and courtyards have been maintained.
- Mary Maytham Kidd, botanical artist
- Sheena Duncan, social activist
- Jani Allan
- Rosemary Crouch, occupational therapist specialising in psychiatry and mental health
- Maud Sumner, artist
- Lauren Beukes, author
- Jillian Becker, writer
- Sarah Calburn, architect
- Kate Otten, architect
- Rapelang Rabana, entrepreneur
Roedean's leavers write the Independent Examinations Board exams.
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