Our Lady of Fatima prides itself on the wide range of Cultural Activities offered to the girls. In the High School, there are 2 choirs; The Senior School Choir, and the smaller Chamber Choir to which the exceptionally talented singers belong. Girls with a wider range of talents eg: for dancing, and acting, participate in the annual Inter-house Play competition, and the "Supper Theatre" evening. Many of the girls are actively involved in Interact and are thus engaged in many Charity outreach activities.
As a Catholic school, pupils have the opportunity of joining the Ictus group which allows them to explore and deepen their faith.
Our Lady of Fatima pupils are involved in the inter-school debating leagues and forum discussion leagues. Involvement in the Best Speaker competitions and Rotary/ Daily news Team Speaking Competition is whole-heartedly encouraged by our English Department.
The junior school encompasses the Humanities in its many and varied performances in the form of cultural evenings, plays, talent shows, special assemblies, Nativity and Carols Evenings. These occur yearly in both the Foundation and Intermediate Phases.
Public Speaking, Forum Discussions and Debating and well supported by the Grade 6 and 7 learners who participate in various leagues and friendly tournaments with other Primary Schools.
The Foundation Phase Choir perform at day time and evening functions including “Sing For Joy”, “Musical Munchies”. The Intermediate Choir and the Ensemble Choir are actively involved in many performances in and around Durban. All choirs have the opportunity to sing together at the school’s annual “Choirs In Concert” evening which is enthusiastically supported by parents and friends each year.
“Who Cares” Production presented a stage play for the Junior and Senior Primary School. The production was a comical approach to the message that rules are need in our school, and our everyday lives.
“Meat Free Mondays” – The Senior Primary and High School enjoyed a presentation by the Meat Free Monday team members on the topic of “Healthy Food Choices” and our environment.
Once again, we are overwhelmed and impressed by all your amazing eco-school projects that you have undertaken for 2011! Your inspirational portfolio is a teaming beehive of eco-activity. This demonstrates whole school commitment towards positive environmental change through school management and learning which is clearly entrenched in the school processes. Regardless of Eco-School status, it is clear that all role-player within the school body, be it teachers, pupils and parents, have been proactive in their interaction with our environment. Thank you for sharing the responsibility we all have towards greening of our planet, collectively, we can nature tomorrow's champions of change. The Lady of Fatima Convent School has once again been awarded their Green Flag Status. You will need to fly your green flag for one more year before taking on a forth theme as you move onto your gold certificate for 2013. Well done for your fantastic work!
The KZN Eco-Schools Assessment Team
WESSA/ WWF Eco-Schools Programme
Bridget Ringdahl, Anisa Khan, Jeannette Stewart, Julia Colvin, Futhi Khumalo, Claire Hawkey, Bheki Ndlovu