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There is no ordinary within these gates.

Changes in a developing global, knowledge-based world, together with a growing understanding of how people learn, have shifted the focus of education from gaining and replicating knowledge, to developing students who can transfer and apply their knowledge both in and beyond the classroom.

Our Approach

When a child joins Sacred Heart College, he or she begins a journey that will carry them through to 18 and beyond.

Our curriculum runs seamlessly through every section and is designed to prepare your child for life in the 21st century. It teaches children and young people to think creatively and critically, to care and build flexible skills for a fast-changing world of new technologies.

Our Values

We are guided by the five Characteristics of our Founder, St Marcellin Champagnat


Relate with sincerity and openness
Avoid pretence and duplicity
Be humble and modest
Avoid elitism


Be present
Spend time with each other beyond the classroom
Listen to each other
Make an effort to understand the world

In the Mary’s Way

Reflect on the meaning of life
Be grateful for God’s love
Practise perseverance

Love of Work

Recognise work as an act of service and love
Do your work. Do it well
Appreciate the dignity of work
Balance work with rest and recreation

Family Spirit

Welcome all
Care for each other
Share responsibilities
Lookout and care for the weaker ones

The Marist History

The Marist Brother movement dates back to 1816, where Marcellin Champagnat, a young French priest, tended to a young boy on his deathbed, who had no knowledge of God and His love. He founded an order of teaching brothers near Lyon. They called themselves The Little Brothers of Mary. As the Brothers grew in number, they travelled around the world, with their mission to make God known and loved. They arrived in South Africa in 1867 and began to transform the way the education system worked.


The Marist Network

In South Africa, we have 6 schools – 4 schools in Johannesburg (Marist Brothers Linmeyer, Sacred Heart College, St David’s Marist Inanda and Dominican Convent School), 1 school in Durban (St Henry’s) and 1 school in Cape Town (St Joseph’s). There are around 3,000 Marist Brothers, 40,000 lay Marists, and 750,000 students in 600 Marist schools in over 80 countries on five continents.


Marist university hospitals

53 million

Educational books published each year


Centres of higher education

5 Marist schools in South Africa

Sacred Heart College

Marist Brothers Linmeyer
Johannesburg South

St David’s Inanda

St Henry’s Marist College

St Joseph’s Marist College
Cape Town