Holy Cross Convent School

Holy Cross Convent School

The Holy Cross Convent School is a school in Windhoek, Namibia.

It was established in 1906 by the Holy Cross Sisters.The school was brought to Namibia by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate as a result of educational initiatives in the "German Protectorate of South West Africa", now the Republic of Namibia.

History

Bishop Koppmann informed the Director of Education that as from the beginning of the 1977 school year, the Catholic Church would open their educational institutions to all population groups. The result of this move was the Education Department's withdrawal of the subsidy to the school. The German Catholics made up for the loss of subsidy by donating R15,000 annually to the school.

In 1979, CDM (Namdeb), donated R10,000 towards sports facilities which was used for new tennis courts.

The school was registered with the Department of National Education in 1982. From that time a quarterly subsidy was received. In 1985, the Holy Cross High School was closed.

In 2005 the school appointed its first lay principal Mrs Yasmin Agnew.

Enrolment and activity

On the staff there are 23 teachers; including five Sisters. The school follows Curriculum legislated by the Namibian Ministry of EducationFact|date=November 2007.

Classes and Activities are:
Mathematics, English, Afrikaans (2nd Language), German (foreign language, Physical/Natural Science, physical education, social studies (History and Geography), Singing (gr. Pre-4) Musical Appreciation (gr. 5-7), Library and Computer Studies in the morning hours.

Afternoon classes are optional and include: Choir, drama, library, swimming (summer), fitness (winter), percussion band (on an auditioning process), grade 7 computer club, soccer, tennis, and girls' netball.

ee also

* List of schools in Namibia

External links

* [http://www.rcchurch.na/windhoek/schools/HolyCross.htm Holy Cross Official site]


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