Holy Rosary School is a Catholic Day School for Girls from Grade R through to Grade 12. The school is conveniently located in Edenvale, Johannesburg. It was founded by Bishop Shanahan and the Sisters of the Holy Rosary Order in 1940. While we are faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church, any girl is welcome at Holy Rosary and we welcome the enrichment provided by other cultures and religions.
The Ethos of Holy Rosary School
The ethos of our school is founded on Christian principles where tolerance and respect for others is paramount. We strive to ensure that our school is a sanctuary for your child. It must be a place of joy and safety, where she is affirmed and valued equally and where she can grow and mature to her full God given potential.
Pastoral Care at Holy Rosary embraces and encompasses the totality of school life: religious, academic, social and physical. Every member of staff plays a crucial role in the school’s formal Pastoral Care and Ethos programme. They ensure that each girl is treated with respect and dignity. They strive to develop self-discipline in each pupil and this is achieved by maintaining a sense of order, structure and routine in a very demanding and busy school environment.
We maintain a close, dynamic and reciprocal relationship with the parents of our girls. Together it is our privilege and responsibility to ensure that your child experiences and receives excellent teaching and learning. Our pupils are guided and nurtured to become young women of courage, commitment and moral integrity.
Holy Rosary School’s Outreach programme is well established and it provides practical support for numerous charities. Our Shanahan Co-Workers, a group of volunteer Grade 6 and Grade 7 pupils, together with parents who serve on our Angel Network, work collaboratively to help charities and the needy members of our local community. In the high school our girls have many opportunities to be involved in our extensive outreach programme.
Private High School for Girls in Johannesburg
The high school continues the education of your daughter with the over-riding principle of the school – each girl has unique potential which we strive to develop through excellence in education.
Our academic programme starts in grades 8 and 9 with the General Education and Training Certificate. Grades 10 to 12 prepare the girls for the IEB National Senior Certificate Examinations. Holy Rosary is known for the excellent results achieved in the IEB examinations.
Great Matric Results
Holy Rosary High School Matric Class of 2016 achieved a 100% pass rate, and 100% Bachelor Degree pass rate.
Sports and cultural activities continue to be an important part of the high school curriculum. The girls are encouraged to take part in at least one cultural activity in the high school each term, and at least one sport per season.
Holy Rosary encourages team spirit and school pride in their sports programme. We strive to foster physical fitness and well-being. Sport is an important part of the school’s all-encompassing and balanced education which develops body, soul and mind. Our high school girls are encouraged to participate in at least one sport per season. Our girls hold national and provincial colours in several sports.
Competitive Sports Offered
The Holy Rosary A-Team takes part in the Premier League and our B-Team takes part in the A-League. Our girls also participate in the Midmar Mile.
In the 3rd Term we compete in the Private Schools' League and we also take part in the Top 10 Schools (Naboomspruit).
Holy Rosary School partakes in three major championship regattas each year – the Gauteng Schools Rowing Championships, the South African Schools Boat Race in Port Alfred, and the South African Schools Rowing Championships.
Currently, Holy Rosary is ranked as the 3rd overall Girls School in South Africa.
Holy Rosary partakes in the Eastern Gauteng Provincial Trials and Southerns Hockey League. The school also participates in the annual Pullen & Howell Trophy, and the Independent Schools Sports Festival.
Our girls play in the District 13 league, the Independent Schools Sports Festival, and the St Andrew’s 1st team Netball Festival.
Holy Rosary partakes in the Southerns Tennis League, the Inter-High A and B tournaments, and the Independent Schools Sports Festival.
Cultural Extramural Activities in the High School
At Holy Rosary we believe that cultural activities are an essential and integral part of the intellectual, social and emotional development of our learners. We offer a wide programme from which our girls are asked to choose at least one per term.
Cultural Activities Offered: