Over the past eight decades, St Henry’s Marist College, a member of the Marist family of schools in South Africa and part of the wider Marist community in 84 countries worldwide, has been equipping young men and women to carry the Marist ethos into their community for the benefit of others.
The College is a co-educational institution whose distinctive character is centred on Jesus Christ and where pupils of all faiths are welcomed. With the strong Marist emphasis on family spirit and inclusivity, and the Grades running from 000 through to 12, a sense of belonging is fostered.
SPORT: Both individual and team sports provide opportunities to develop personal and group abilities. A wide range of sports, for both boys and girls, are available and the school is renowned for its etiquette and competitive spirit in all of these disciplines. Over the decades, a significant number of present pupils and alumni have earned their provincial and national colours.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES: All students have the opportunity to participate in a full cultural life at the College. Pupils in both the Preparatory and High Schools regularly excel in the Oratory programme, encompassing Debating, Forum discussions and Toastmasters. Chess has seen significant success both provincially and nationally. Dramatic Arts, Music, Outreach, First Aid to name a few have added richness to a stimulating and busy schedule.
ETHOS: A very specific Marist ethos has evolved and been codified in the life and philosophy of the Marist Founder, St Marcellin Champagnat. Our 5 Marist Characteristics of Presence, Simplicity, Family Spirit, Love of Work and Mary’s Way form a solid foundation for life. Students in a Marist School are nurtured in an environment where “integrity” is the watchword, where absolute honesty in all that is said and done is given priority.
ACADEMICS: St Henry’s Marist College is justifiably proud of its superb academic record: with a reputation for excellent academic standards, with annual success rates of 100% at Matric level and a very high percentage of candidates obtaining Exemptions. Since 1996, its pupils have written the Independent Examination Board Matric which is regarded as the pre-eminent examination body in South Africa. Modern educational equipment and methods help the pupils develop a spirit of enquiry so that they will undertake personal independent study.
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