011 457 0900
113 Horwood Street
R42 510 (Grade 0) –
R68 390 (Grade 12)
Founding and history
Joseph Shanahan was
born in 1871 in Ireland. As an Irish missionary to Africa, he
was to become one of the greatest missionaries of modern times.
In 1920 he was ordained Bishop of Southern Nigeria. He
realised that he needed a community of Sisters and this led him to
found the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
in 1924 in Killeshandra, Ireland.
In 1939 a request came from Father Standing, the Parish Priest of
Edenvale, for the Holy Rosary Sisters to work there. Bishop Shanahan
realised that education was the only way to equip young people to
use their talents fully and so fulfil God's plan for their lives.
In 1940 the first five Sisters undertook the dangerous journey by
boat from Ireland to Durban. The Holy Rosary School in Edenvale
opened in 1940 and Bishop Shanahan visited it from Kenya that year.
Bishop Shanahan died after a long illness on Christmas Day 1943.
The Sisters are justly proud of the school's outstanding progress
and attribute it, with gratitude, to the wonderful generosity of
both parents and teachers over the years. The hard work of
everyone involved in the school community and the excellent spirit
of service and co-operation have been an inspiration to them.
Look to the Star
Grade 0 to Grade 12
meditation room; music rooms, including practice rooms; Science and
Biology labs; Art, and Design and Technology classrooms; Home
Economics Centre; 4 Computer labs; Auditorium; 2 Libraries; Academic
Support Centre; tuck shop; uniform shop; Primary School recreation
centre; 2 School Halls; Swimming pool; 2 Hockey fields; 10
Netball/Tennis courts; Athlectis facilities; aftercare; holiday care; Conference centre;
(some of these are private)
Playball, Monkeynastics, Karate, Gym Masters, Pottery, Choir
Bible Quiz Group, Choir, Craft, Computer
Club, Baking Club, Yoga, Drama, Piano, Guitar, Pottery, Shanhan Co-Workers, Speech & Drama,
Roots & Shoots, Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder,
Saxophone, African Drumming, Drum Kit, Marimba Band, Orchestral
Ensemble, Percussion Band, Italian, Portuguese
Club, Debating, God's True Crew, Choir, Marimba Band, Public
Speaking, Respice Stellam, Cultural Soirées, EADS Festival, Drama,
Vocal Ensemble, Boxercise, Soccer, French, Portuguese, Music,
Ms Isilda de Oliveira.
Fax: 011 457 0913
Principal: Mrs Jacinta Lucas
Fax: 011 457 0901
PO Box 341