All pupils in Senior School are required to complete a minimum number of hours of community service per year.
St Catherine’s School is an Independent Catholic Co-Ed School based on Johannesburg’s East Rand.
We offer a “home-away-from-home” environment, a place where academic excellence is celebrated and where potential is cherished and nurtured.
A word from the Head
We live in both exciting and challenging times and nowhere is this truer than in the field of education. St Catherine’s has served the local community for more than a century with distinction. The hallmarks of our offering include a deep sense of Christian purpose and a commitment to exceptional quality in the classroom and in the field of co-curricular activity.
The St Catherine's School Difference
Entrenched in History
Founded in 1908 by the Newcastle Dominican Sisters under the leadership of Mother Rose Niland, St Catherine’s was the first convent school on the East Rand and the first high school in Germiston.
Over a century after first opening our doors, St Catherine’s School is proud to be a thriving educational institution for the children of Germiston, and we look forward to many more years ahead.
A Diverse Offering
Striving for academic excellence
At St Catherine’s School each pupil is encouraged to achieve to the best of their abilities. Our small classroom environment, together with our academic support structure and family ethos, provides each pupil with the support they require to achieve the best academic results possible.
- IEB School
- Small Classes
- Academic Support
Expression through the Arts
Our School believes that each pupil should benefit from a well rounded education.
Each pupil is encouraged to participate in our cultural and arts programme that offers a wide range of activities.
Live an active lifestyle
We believe that sport plays a vital role in the all-round education of every pupil in order to keep them active and healthy. All pupils are encouraged to get involved in the different sports we offer.
Give of your time to others
We encourage pupils to participate in various community service initiatives and give of their time to be of assistance to those less fortunate.
- Give Back
Based on gospel values and the life and teaching of Jesus Christ
We are a Catholic School which provides a Christian atmosphere where individuals may deepen their relationship with God.
The Chapel is at the heart of our School.
- Religious Education
- Bible Studies
St Catherine’s School offers private school education at fees which are highly competitive. Our aim is to provide value for money to parents who are wanting the best for their children.. To see our full fee schedule please visit our Fees page:
A limited number of open and closed Grade 8 scholarships are offered annually. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a scholarship exam and interview with the Head of School and Phase Principal. Visit our admissions page to learn more:
Term 1 (Lent Term): 15 January – 12 April
Half Term: 22 – 25 February
Term 2 (Trinity Term): 7 May – 8 August
Half Term: 1 – 5 July
Term 3 (Michaelmas Term): 10 September – 4 December
Half Term: 25 – 28 October
Our values determine how we instinctively behave. Having a deep-seated sense of right and wrong, and then doing the right thing regardless of who is watching, is what makes us people with integrity.
I truly believe that a child’s education should be a collage of happy experiences. St Catherine’s School provides a secure and nurturing environment for these experiences to take place, where our children can grow and flourish academically, culturally and spiritually. Our dedicated teachers pride themselves on helping the children develop into compassionate and responsible citizens of the future generation.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” – Aristotle
Our early childhood programme is designed to nurture the development of the whole child by catering for their spiritual, academic and physical needs, within a family atmosphere. We instill positive school habits and attitudes which extend inside and outside of the classroom.