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143 Park Street, Belgravia, Johannesburg, 2043
Dominican Convent School

Our History

Founded in

Founded in 1908, Dominican Convent School has a long-standing tradition of excellence in Catholic education. In 2015, Dominican has 901 boys and girls enrolled from Baby Class to Grade 12.

This small student body allows educators at Dominican to provide learners with a high level of individual attention, ensuring excellent academic results.

Dominican does not just focus on developing young minds. The school’s unique afternoon programme, from 14:30 – 15:50, allows learners to develop their creative and physical talents in a variety of extramural and sport activities. Dominican also strives to develop strong moral values and self-discipline within its learners, emphasizing their role as future leaders within South African society.

At Dominican Convent School, drawing on our rich heritage of the past and united in upholding the vision of the school, we affirm our dedication to the values contained in the Vision Statement by the following:

An holistic education for all our learners, which honours the uniqueness and dignity of each learner and educator, and engenders spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth and civic and environmental responsibility and is founded upon Gospel values.

A school which is open to the challenges of the Gospel, rooted in the tradition and teaching of the Catholic Church, and which acknowledges and respects members of other Christian denominations and faith traditions.

Because we believe in holistic education, our school will strive to:

  • Offer a curriculum of excellence which is relevant, diverse and flexible, in response to the challenges of our society and which recognizes and nurtures the talents and potential of every learner and teacher.
  • Employ teachers who are characterized by their excellence of service and their commitment to the values of the school.

Because we believe in Gospel values, our school will:

  • Provide religious education founded upon a dynamic faith in Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
  • The classes will include a knowledge and understanding of the world’s major religions.
  • Nurture the faith development of learners by fostering an ethos based on the Gospel values of truth, justice, peace, reconciliation, love, hope and joy, leading to the integration of life and faith through the daily experience of God.
  • Offer dynamic growth of the individual gift of faith through formation, worship, service to others and spreading the Good News.
  • Strive to build a just society dedicated to peace, reconciliation and service to others.

Because we believe that our school is a community serving humanity, we will strive to:

  • Provide education of excellence that is accessible to all.
  • Strengthen our culture of learning and instill social and environmental responsibility amongst our members.
  • Adopt a management style that encourages effective participation by staff, parents, learners and the local community in the affairs of the school.
Vision Statement
Our vision is the development and accompaniment of the young learners in our school on their journey to responsible adulthood. We undertake this with the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit.
We endeavour to engender Christian values within the context of life and we strive to create a stimulating and pleasant learning environment in which to develop the whole young person.
Board of Governors
Simon Morule
(Board Chair)
Robin Howell
Dalene Rostovsky

Sr Maureen Yenson

Rosa Calaca

Gqi Raoleka

Message from our Principal

We are a historic school that has served the community of Belgravia for over 100 years.

Recognised for our caring approach, our staff has been congratulated for being determined and successful in improving.

There are no secrets to an excellent education: it entails good teaching and learning, strong support and hard work. Positive relationships between staff and students are key to our success as we know young people are inspired to learn from the people they trust and respect.

We take pride in knowing and caring for all our students and have high expectations and ambitions for them all. We want the best for all our students, we want them to exceed themselves and reach further than they ever thought possible.

Our students aspire and achieve in both their academic and personal development, and are successful at high school. We are very proud of our students at Dominican Convent School. They are smart, successful, polite, well-behaved, and always ready to learn.

Come and see our outstanding school during a normal school day. We welcome any parent or carer who would like to see our vibrant caring community to make an appointment.

Dr Mark Potterton