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.

 

Dr Sarah Warner
Junior School headmistress

Latest news

St Mary's School

From the head’s desk: 21 June 2019

June 21, 2019 | Head of school's messages
At a recent meeting of the campus health and safety committee, we scrutinised the safety standards on our campus, recorded injuries and…

Superhero story

June 18, 2019
Only in the movies are superheroes born. In real life, people have to work consistently hard, climb the proverbial mountains, overcome many…

Netball

June 18, 2019
On Saturday 1 June, the Grade 4 and 5 C, D, E and F teams took part in a netball festival at St Peter’s Junior School. The tournament is…

Ikusasa Lethu

June 18, 2019
The pupils on the Ikusasa Lethu Programme (Saturday school) have English, Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences, Geography, Accounting,…

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