Junior School

Welcome to the Junior School

As a local school in a global context, we celebrate our long history by striving to achieve a balance of continuity and change. Our approach to teaching and learning is responsive to international best practice and attuned to the needs of the children in our care.

Our holistic curriculum encourages children to look after their bodies and their minds: academic rigour is enlivened by an emphasis on creative thinking, intellectual curiosity and purposeful reflection; physical exercise, music, drama and visual arts give our girls the opportunity to delight in movement, sound, and imagery.

The curriculum is underpinned by a strong Christian Anglican faith and value system, and compulsory chapel services and divinity lessons are an integral part of school life.

It is our intention to foster vigorous and resourceful girls who enjoy doing their best, understand the value of service, and who are aware of the urgent need to care for our environment. Our girls are directed to think about the world and the work they will do in it, to desire to make a difference, in time, and to relate to others with compassion and grace.

 

Sarah Warner
Junior School headmistress

Latest news

St Mary's School

Message from the chaplain - 03 November 2017

November 06, 2017 | Chaplain's message
This week, we took the opportunity to mark All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days in our chapel in the Senior School, in services of Morning…
St Mary's School

Message from the head of school - 03 November 2017

November 06, 2017 | Head of school's messages
As we approach the final weeks of the school year, it is usual for the management team and me to reflect on the value and intent of our…
St Mary's School

Message from the chaplain - 19 October 2017

October 20, 2017 | Chaplain's message
As we reach the halfway mark of Term III, we have bid the Form Vs farewell as they prepare to write their final examinations and welcomed the…
St Mary's School

Message from the chaplain - 06 October 2017

October 06, 2017 | Chaplain's message
At 18h00 on Tuesday 3 October, 32 St Mary’s girls from Forms III to V were confirmed by the Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg, the Rt Revd Dr…

Sport

Girls are encouraged to participate in both competitive and non-competitive sport, and are provided this opportunity by taking part in team and inter-house sport.

Cultural

With a 530 seat concert hall or theatre, natural light Art studios, music practice rooms and loud practice rooms, dramatic art venues and a superbly fitted dance studio, our girls have the facilities required to extend their understanding of their creativity.

Academic

In the intermediate and senior phase, called the Senior Primary at St Mary’s, our academic programme focuses on the core skills of Mathematics and language development.

Additional activities

St Mary’s supports the hidden curriculum by offering many co-curricular activities for our girls.

Aftercare

Aftercare facilities are available so that working parents can have the peace of mind that their children are being well looked after while they are at work.

LOVE | COMMUNITY | INTEGRITY