About us

St Catherine’s Primary School continues to preserve the Dominican tradition of education, we are dedicated to providing our children with an enriching education which motivates and enthuses each and every child to achieve to their full potential – academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally, in a spirit of trust and truth.

Learning areas offered in the Intermediate Phase (Grades 4 -6) and Senior Phase (Grade 7):

The following subjects are compulsory for all learners:

English Home Language

Afrikaans First Additional Language

IsiZulu Second Additional Language


Natural Sciences


Social Sciences (History/Geography)

Economic  Management Sciences (Grade 7 only)

Religious Education

Computer Skills

Music and Drama

Physical Education

Life Orientation

Assessment is continuous throughout the year with learners writing weekly cycle tests and exams in November. Learners experiencing difficulties are offered academic support in the afternoons, by their subject teachers.

Academic support

We have a qualified  Educational Psychologist, Counselor and Therapists to assist learners in need of academic assistance, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Sports and cultural activities play an integral role in the development of our learners. Learners take part in biennial productions.

First term

Swimming, Bible Quiz, Extra lessons, Cricket, Tennis, Choir, Marimba group and Homework room.

Second term

Netball, Soccer, Choir, Marimba group, Bible Quiz, Extra lessons, Tennis, Science Club and Homework room.

Third term

Swimming, Choir, Marimba group, Extra lessons, Science Club, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Eisteddfod and Homework


Learners attend retreat once a year, which helps them to develop spiritually.

Educational tours are arranged, for each grade, at the end of the year.  Learners are accompanied by members of staff.

School times

Grade 4 – 7 pupils:

  • 07h40 to 14h00, Monday – Wednesday
  • 07h40 to 13h45 on Thursdays and 13h15 on Friday


St Catherine’s aftercare is a safe, homely environment ,where leaners have their homework supervised by caring staff.   Holiday aftercare is also available.

School Uniforms

School uniforms available from:

  • Ebsons, 100 Victoria Street, Germiston, Tel: (011) 873-3288
  • Lala Brothers, 44 Van Riebeeck   Avenue, Alberton North, Tel: (011) 907-8619


  • Summer – White V-neck shirt with the school emblem on the pocket, grey shorts, grey socks, black shoes and blazer.
  • Winter – Grey long pants, plain white long-sleeved shirt, school tie, grey socks, black shoes, school jersey and blazer


  • Summer – Blue dresses with belt, white ankle socks, black shoes and blazer
  • Winter – Black tunic (with V-neck and no pleats) or long black trousers, plain white long-sleeved shirt, school tie, black socks or tights, black shoes, school jersey and blazer.

The school blazer is a compulsory item of clothing for senior primary boys and girls.

PT uniform (Boys and Girls)

All pupils wear the regulation school sports shirt ( blue shirt with the school emblem), boys wear plain black shorts and girls the regulation “skort”.  White takkies or majority white running shoes and short white socks.


  011 827 4102       info@stcatherines.org.za