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Holy Rosary School
Edenvale 
www.holyrosaryschool.co.za

Telephone
011 457 0900

Physical Address
113 Horwood Street
Edenvale

Fees

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.

Motto
Respice Stellam  
Look to the Star

Current enrolment
932 (2012 figures)
Girls -
Grade 0 to Grade 12

Facilities and services
Chapel; 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; Catering facilities

 

Extra-murals 
(some of these are private)

Reception Year
Playball, Monkeynastics, Karate, Gym Masters, Pottery, Choir

Primary School
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 

High School
Culture 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, Trinity Examination

Primary School
Principal: Ms Isilda de Oliveira.
Fax: 011 457 0913
E-mail:
brenda@holyrosaryschool.co.za  


High School: 
Principal: Mrs Jacinta Lucas
Fax: 011 457 0901
E-mail:
hrssec@holyrosaryschool.co.za 

 

Postal Address
PO Box 341
Edenvale
1610

 

Website: http://www.holyrosaryschool.co.za

 

 

 



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