I take this opportunity to greet all our readers, especially the parents of our current learners, as well as parents of the would-be learners at our prestigious School for the 2019 academic year.
We remain committed to providing a conducive learning environment and quality education where each learner will grow and thrive both spiritually and academically. Hence the school vision envisages our learners as responsible and principled Christian citizens. Religious education is offered to all learners in keeping with the school’s ethos and tradition of Catholic faith and teaching.
We acknowledge the support we receive from the parents towards the school activities, and so we would like to thank you for your prompt response and cooperation without hesitation whenever the school invites you, even at short notice.
We also acknowledge the invaluable contribution to the School by the School’s Alumni Association. In the recent past the School’s Alumni Association has been involved in various projects aimed at improving the face of the School. These include, painting of classrooms, installations of white boards, tiling of the boys’ hostel and the planting of flowers during the Mandela Day celebration. Also they organise the annual Gala Dinner as part of the fundraising drive for the school. Moreover, the association organises Annual Career Days for the school.
Through our website and the school’s newsletter, we hope to keep you abreast of school’s activities and developments.
About St. Francis College
St. Francis’ College (Mariannhill Secondary Independent School) is a Catholic school with boarding facilities situated in the scenic Mariannhill area of KwaZulu-Natal. Established in 1909 by Abbot Francis Pfanner, St. Francis’ has a rich historical background and numerous academic achievements.
Over the years, St. Francis’ has produced a wide range of successful professionals in both the public and private sectors from doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, leaders in government through to professors, teachers, priests, bishops and more. Our alumni include: Dr. B.W. Vilakazi, linguist and Zulu poet, Dr. B. Chidzero, former UN Secretary, and the late Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa.
We are proud of our alumni who were educated, trained and nurtured in an environment based on prayer, work and study, according to our founder’s motto: “Ora et Labora“ (Prayer and Work). Abbot Francis Pfanner’s motto will live on in the past, present and future educators and learners of St. Francis’.