St Catherine’s Convent is an independent English-medium girls-only Catholic school. We enroll all female pupils – irrespective of race, nationality or ethnicity – according to the criteria set out in the Admissions Policy. St Catherine’s is registered with the Independent Examinations Board and learners in Grade 12 write the IEB final exams.
While St Catherine’s Convent does not discriminate on religious grounds in terms of admission, learners who are enrolled at St Catherine’s are expected to attend various religious classes and activities, such as Masses and religious education lessons that are specific to the Catholic faith.
There is a growing demand for quality private education and a great demand for places at St Catherine’s Convent. We urge parents and guardians to apply early for placement as many of our grades, particularly those in the Foundation Phase and Grade 8, fill up quickly. St Catherine’s Convent has an Open Day for prospective parents. Please contact Reception to ascertain when this will take place.
To read more about our policies and the admissions process please click on the link to download the document that outlines all you need to know about becoming a St Catherine’s Girl.
For current school fees, please refer to the D6 Communicator.
After Care and Study
Aftercare Gr 0 - 6
St Catherine’s Convent offers an after-care service which has been successfully operating for almost 30 years. Our main aim is to create a safe and nurturing environment for those girls who are unable to be collected straight after school ends.
The girls are divided into groups for optimal individual attention and structured supervision.
These groups are: Grade 0 to Grade 3 and Grade 4 to Grade 6
Our programme begins with a light lunch in the dining room at 13h00 for Grades 0-2 and 13h30 for Grades 3-6. Homework begins at 14h00 for the juniors.
Homework is supervised and the children are encouraged to work on their homework individually at their own pace and are assisted wherever necessary by a qualified teacher. Whilst we endeavour to complete homework activities each day, projects and assignments need extra attention and are to be completed at home. Parents are required to sign homework books every day.
When homework has been completed, the girls are encouraged to participate in other activities and games such as tennis, swimming on Fridays, DVD’s (these may be watched only if the girls wish) and other activities.
Extra reading and homework-related problem solving is done on a Friday afternoon. The girls are encouraged to be independent and interact with each other in a respectable and loving manner. After Care ends at 17h00. In the event of a parent not being able to collect their child by the said time, arrangements may be made by contacting the Aftercare Supervisor before 17:00.
Study Gr 7 - 12
St Catherine’s Convent offers a free service for the high school learners by which girls who cannot be collected directly after school attend High School Study. It is a safe and nurturing environment where the girls are encouraged to complete homework or consult with a teacher on specific days for extra assistance.
Should you wish your daughter to have lunch, lunches can be arranged.
Whilst we endeavour to complete homework activities each day, projects and assignments need extra attention and are to be completed at home.
Study Period ends at 16:00.
Girls are discouraged from waiting outside the gate to be fetched and there is always someone on duty until 17h00 in the school grounds.