Welcome To The Family!

We offer a wide range of high quality teaching and extra-curricular activities.

Quid Retribuam is our motto and means What shall I render? This is the essence of what we instil in our learners. At Holy Family College, we believe we are growing confident leaders, and an essential part of this is teaching our learners to give back to each other and to society as a whole. We prepare them to embrace the world and what it has to offer. This, combined with a strong foundation of moralism, prepares them for any situation they encounter.

Holy Family College is situated on top of the Ridge in the leafy suburb of Glenmore, across from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. We are easily accessible and situated on a bus route. We are on a prime site with panoramic views of Durban Harbour and the Indian Ocean, that can be enjoyed from our campus.

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At Holy Family College, we pride ourselves in producing well-rounded young people, with a keen understanding of the world at large. Our learners are not just academically prepared, but also spiritually, emotionally and physically.

As a Catholic school, we believe in grounding our learners in a value-based ethos and providing them with the tools to embrace their own individuality, as well as that of others.

Our teachers are passionate about ensuring that each child learns and grows at his/her own pace.

Principal’s Message

As we continue the legacy of the Holy Family Sisters, I am humbled by the opportunity to serve and play a leading role in shaping each child holistically, so that they become confident, productive and prosperous individuals, who will contribute positively as global citizens, impacting on the lives of others.

Our school has provided an exceptional education to many wonderful girls and boys over the past 143 years and we continue to strive in ensuring best practice in classroom instruction, as well as in innovative and creative ways of ensuring our children’s overall preparation for life. We have a supportive environment where children are encouraged to explore their potential and achieve their personal best in all aspects of school life.

The ethos of our school enables all our children to receive an education that is rooted in faith and the anchor to which they can turn. At Holy Family College we are committed to nurturing the spiritual growth of each child in order that they always have a faith and spirituality to guide their lives.

As a family-orientated school, I feel honoured and proud to serve as principal of Holy Family College, where our children are being cared for spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically, as they prepare for the complex challenges of being successful adults in our modern world.

I extend a warm welcome and an open invitation for you to visit us at any time and I

look forward to meeting you.

God bless.

Mrs Ursula Collings

Our Values

Holy Family College is an Independent, co-educational Catholic school, centred on Jesus Christ. Setting high educational and moral standards, we aim to develop confident leaders who render service to humanity and strive for personal excellence.

Holy Family College embodies a distinct ethos. Our ethos is grounded in the vision of our founder Father Pierre Bienvenu Noailles. He believed that we need to live in a world as a family, with God as father/mother. Holy Family College therefore strives to create and live this vision in the following way:

  • The search for excellence. We are called to utilize our talents to the fullest.
  • The uniqueness of the individual. We are created in the image of God. All learners are respected as individuals to fulfil their role in the world.
  • The education of the whole person. At Holy Family College, we prepare our learners for life by educating and growing our learners in all areas: academics, spirituality, pastoral work and prayer and worship.
  • The education of all ensures that the physically and emotionally disadvantaged are also embraced to grow in this rich environment.
  • Moral principles. We offer our learners via religious education and in the general life of the school, the opportunity to grow and nurture their values and morality based on Gospel values.

To make Holy Family College a school that equips every learner in such a way, that he or she is able to take up a meaningful place in society as a confident, competent and committed individual.

While the school sees its primary function as being one of equipping the learner for the present, the future is regarded as being most important as well. As a school, it is our intention to be progressive in our thinking yet at the same time realistic and conservative enough to know that we live in the now, and how we deal with the now, in many ways, determines where we will be tomorrow.

Holy Family Trust

The Board of Governors is responsible for the policy and overall efficient functioning of Holy Family College.  The Sister Provincial is ex-officio and is entitled to attend board meetings.  By custom, the board members are generally drawn from the parents of current or past learners.

The board consists of a maximum of 12 elected and co-opted members.  Each is responsible for a portfolio of activities suitable to his or her ability.  The board also includes the principal.

The Board of Governors is presided over by a chairman and in it is vested full executive power.  Matters concerning the daily administration of the school and the academic prowess of the learners are dealt with by the principal.

It is the policy of the board to be accessible to parents in order to preserve the excellent relations, which already exist.

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