Our Approach

At St Ursula’s High School all learners receive individual attention based on their needs and learning speed. Your child can choose from a variety of subjects to fulfill their lifelong career dreams. With the IEB we always obtain a 100% Matric pass rate and a 100% university entrance.

Academics

In the High School we follow the CAPS curriculum as a baseline. Our small class sizes and individualized approach to each teaching situation creates a wonderfully conducive learning environment. 

SENIOR PHASE: GRADE 8 & 9

The subjects in the Senior Phase:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Life Orientation
  • Arts & Culture
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Computer Literacy
  • Religious Education

Our Religious Education lessons educate the learners not only about the Catholic ethos which we ascribe to, but also knowledge, respect and tolerance for other religions and cultures. 

FET PHASE: GRADE 10, 11, 12

The subjects in the FET Phase:

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation
  • Religious Education
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Consumer Studies
  • Economics
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Visual Arts

Arts and Culture

The High School boasts a fantastic choir. We participate in the RACA Eisteddfod and the Catholic Schools’ Festival each year. Our confident learners are encouraged to enter RACA in the various categories that may interest them. 

Other art and cultural activities on offer at the high school are:

  • Debating
  • Drama Club
  • RACA eisteddfod
  • Choir 

Every second year, the school puts on a play or concert in which all of our learners participate.

Sport

St Ursula’s School believes in enriching and developing young people’s lives through exposure to valuable life experiences. We believe that sporting activities play an important role in the self-development of a child. Exposure to sport gives the learner the opportunity to showcase their talent, create friendships and learn valuable lessons when winning isn’t always possible. Our sport and cultural activities walk hand in hand with the Christian ethos of our school. 

St Ursula’s High School offers the following sporting and cultural codes:

  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Hockey (boys and girls)
  • Netball (and mini-netball)
  • Soccer
  • Pilates 

Learners are encouraged to participate in at least ONE extra-mural activity per term. 

St Ursula’s School also encourages, supports and recognises individual participation in sporting codes not offered at the school to allow for personal talent identification.

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Aftercare

Aftercare is offered for our learners at a cost of R1000 per month.  Children are required to bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks.

Aftercare hours are until 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Aftercare staff are only on duty until 5:30 pm. Children that are left at school until after 5.30 pm will be supervised by the school security guard and parents will be charged a rate of R100 per hour or part thereof, which will be added to their school account.