St Martin de Porres High School

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Description

Orlando West has its origins in the “Orlando Shanty Town” that grew up during the Second World War when the black population of Johannesburg grew in leaps and bounds. The parish and school were established in 1946 by the Oblates of Mary. The original school building, one of the oldest in Orlando West, served as a school during the week and a church on Sunday. Shortly after the school was built a school hall and church followed. By the mid-1950s, the school went up to standard six. One thousand children were taught in two shifts – the first ending at 1pm, and the second around 5.30pm. These children were fed too. In the 1960s the Sisters cooked each day in an enormous cauldron over an open fire. From 1947 the school had catered for primary school children, but in 2003 it was decided that Soweto needed another Catholic high school, and St. Martin’s was the chosen site. In 2006 St. Martin de Porres High School saw its first Matric Class which achieved a 100% pass rate in the final exams. The school continues to perform well, consistently recognised by the school district for its excellence in education.

 

Available subjects

  • Accounting
  • Afrikaans
  • African Languages
  • Agricultural Management Practices
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agricultural technology
  • Business Studies
  • Civil Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology (CAT)
  • Consumer Studies
  • Dance Studies
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Economics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Religion studies
  • Tourism
  • Visual Arts

Curriculum

  • CAPS

Organisations

  • Gauteng Department of Education

Gender

  • Co-Ed (Mixed)

Religious Affiliation

  • Christian

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

Send us an email, and we'll respond with all the necessary information required.

What are the school fees?

Because it differs from grade to grade, it is best to inquire to get the most accurate information.

First Language

  • English

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Business Hours
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  • Monday
    07:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Tuesday
    07:00 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    07:00 pm - 03:30 pm
  • Thursday
    07:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Friday
    07:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

Listing FAQs

How do I apply?

Send us an email, and we'll respond with all the necessary information required.

What are the school fees?

Because it differs from grade to grade, it is best to inquire to get the most accurate information.

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