We would like to invite you to visit our school!

Come and experience what St Catherine’s School has to offer!

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.
Mr Dennis MaritzHead of School

Our Schools


Grades 000 to 0

Senior School

Grades 8-12

The St Catherine's School Difference

Christian-based Education

As a Catholic School we strive to nurture a system based on Gospel values with Christ at the centre of our school.

Co-Educational Model

St Catherine’s is a fully inclusive co-educational school where we encourage boys and girls to flourish.

Affordable Private Education

We offer 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.

Family Environment

We offer an environment that helps foster a sense of community within the school where we all support one another.

Seamless Schooling

We offer seamless schooling where pupils are welcome from Grade 000 and can continue their education through to Grade 12.

Small Classes

With less than 25 in a class, each pupil is afforded the chance to get the personal attention they deserve.

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


St Catherine’s School is part of the Independent Education Board to ensure that each of our pupils is provided with a high standard of education.

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.

  • Music
  • Arts
  • Drama


We offer Chess, Public Speaking,  Art Club, Cultural Evenings, Choir and more!


We offer wide variety of sporting 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.

  • Soccer
  • Netball
  • Swimming

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.

  • Volunteer
  • Give Back
  • Contribute


All pupils in Senior School are required to complete a minimum number of hours of community service per year.


Christian faith is celebrated through Masses, assemblies and religious lessons.

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
  • Mass
  • Bible Studies


Term Dates 2024
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