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Our Lady of Fatima Dominican Convent School Est 1954

Accredited by Umalusi, Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training – accreditation number 16 SCH01 00240

Our Lady of Fatima Dominican Convent School was founded for the glory of God and this must remain the cornerstone of all our academic, cultural and sporting endeavours. Religious Education therefore, holds a prime position among our teaching subjects throughout the school and every girl is expected to attend these classes.

Principal's Message

Principal:  Mrs Deirdre Horsfall

As a Dominican School our motto is ‘Veritas’, the pursuit of Truth, which we believe sets a firm foundation for a dynamic future. Situated in the heart of Durban North, Our Lady of Fatima Dominican Convent School is rooted in strong traditions and value systems that have stood the test of time and yet, simultaneously, we drive the pro-active curiosity and bold thinking necessary for the 21st C. Our girls are well supported and encouraged to be innovative and comfortable in a changing world. Additionally, our ‘’girls only’’ status from Grade R to 12 is designed to challenge girls to be brave in their endeavors.

Adaptability’ is unquestionably a skill that will set organizations apart as the 2020s progress. The past two years were a key test of our adaptability, and like many schools, we were fortunate enough to be able to transfer our learning online with minimum disruption. Our teachers are great mentors and believers in a growth mindset with a long-term view of education.  We are delighted with the learner work ethic that is evident in our excellent Matric, IEB record.

This track record of consistent excellence in Academic and Extra-curricular programmes, rests on three indispensable pillars: the motivation of the girls, the commitment and passion of the teaching staff, and a supportive, nurturing partnership with our parent and caregiver community. We share a value system which impacts on our teaching practices, pedagogy and expectations.

Our Core Values

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