Current Status


Selly Park Convent Primary School is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO Registration No. 18/11/13/2057). This means that, as we are registered with the South African Revenue Service, all donations to the school are tax deductible in the hands of donors. The school is registered with the Department of Education (EMIS No. 600101952). Selly Park Primary has received full accreditation from UMALUSI, the Council appointed by government to maintain quality assurance in education. Selly Park is also registered with the IEB (Independent Examinations Board) as part of their Primary School Initiative.

Bishop Kevin Dowling is the representative of the Catholic School’s Trust on the Board of Governors. Mr. Richard Pilkington, a Trust appointee, is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors. The Board is comprised of Catholic Schools Trust, parent, teacher and community representatives. Mrs. Louise Connellan was appointed Principal of Selly Park Convent Primary School in January 2021 after serving as Deputy Principal for thirteen years.

The school accepts students from the Catholic faith, as well as the wider community. Students participate in all aspects of school life : academic, cultural, religious, social and sport. Acceptance pre-supposes having received and signed the School Rules, Contract of Payment and Parent/Guardian Declaration. A detailed Policy for Admission of Learners is available upon request. Emphasis is placed on the holistic education of the child, and the relationship between school and home is a vital one.

Selly Park Convent Primary is an English medium school and all students and staff are expected to communicate in English whilst at school. The school follows the National Curriculum and also offers additional subjects such as Religious Education, Technology, Robotics and Coding / Computer Application Technology, Physical Education and Swimming. The school strives to maintain a cutting-edge approach to both curriculum and content, and ensures the various IEB benchmarking tests are carried out each year. (Grade 3 International Benchmarking Tests for Mathematics, English and Science – Grade 6 Core Skills Test – Grade 7 MATCH Test). The school also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Information on current school fees is available in the application form which provides the Financial Policy for the School.

We look forward to welcoming your child into our School Community and trust that our relationship will be a long and happy one.