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Our Lady of Fatima Dominican Convent School Est 1954

Choir and Chamber Choir

Our four choirs lead the singing at our Masses and performances are an integral part of our school’s cultural brief.

Music

Music forms a significant part of our cultural programme. Girls are exposed to a variety of musical instruments In the Music Department. In the Primary School, girls play marimbas, African djembe drums, violins, guitars and recorders during their music lessons.
Private individual tuition is also offered on campus in piano, voice, drums, violin and recorder. Our girls take part in the Durban Eisteddfods and enter international examinations.
The annual Nativity and Carols Evenings are school highlights.

Performing Arts

High School girls participate in the annual Inter-House Play competition, and school productions.

Interact

Fatima has a very strong and well-supported Interact Club in the High School. It is led by a committee made up of grade 11 girls who are voted in by the members of the Club. The girls embark on a number of service projects throughout the year, such as feeding schemes in the form of a weekly sandwich drive, supporting old-age and children’s homes, and blood drives. They are very involved in community outreach and assist wherever possible in street collections and as marshalls at numerous charitable events.

YDC (Young Dominican Christians)

As a Catholic school, girls have the opportunity to belong to the Young Dominican Christians (YDC) which allows them to explore and deepen their faith. This group meets on a weekly basis. Its focus is on living the values of the Gospel and is open to girls from all faith backgrounds.

Debating

Strong debating teams participate in the Durban Coastal Debating League, which runs from January until August each year.

Public Speaking

Our girls participate in various public speaking competitions which include forum discussions and best speaker comptetitions.

Toastmasters

This certificate course is exclusively for grade 11 girls. It is run by the Umgeni Branch of Toastmasters and is strongly skills based. Girls are given the opportunity to learn and develop their leadership and public speaking skills in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Media Club

Media girls play an integral part in capturing the various events that the school participates in.

Environment Club

The Environment Club has a genuine concern for environmental issues.

Craft Club

The High School Craft Club was started in Term Three of 2015 for Grade 8 and 9 learners. This is a small group that has lots of fun just being arty. They have enjoyed upcycling waste products, such as old coffee jars, and creating user-friendly crafts from them. Many of these were put on display at the Sustainable Living Expo at the Exhibition Centre in August and the girls have enjoyed doing their bit for the environment in a creative way.