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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.

Principals Message

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 21stC. 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 endeavours.

One of the recent buzz words in education, ‘adaptability’ is unquestionably a skill that will set organisations apart as the 2020s progress. Last year was 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, and yet were still able to help our Class of 2020 to achieve excellent results. 75% of the 2020 Matrics scored either an ‘A’ or ‘B’ aggregate, and 100% achieved a BD pass. We are delighted with the work ethic evident and adaptability of our girls.

Such successes and a track record of consistent excellence rest 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