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What a milestone – school celebrates 148th-year

With 148 year history, Holy Family College is one of the oldest established educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal.

GLENMORE school Holy Family College celebrated their 148th-year anniversary on Saturday, March 18.

The milestone was commemorated with a Mass on Friday, March 17, and learners and staff marked the occasion by assembling on their school field in rows to form the number 148.

“The main celebrant for the Mass was Archbishop Siegfried Mandla Jwara, concelebrated by Father Callistus, chaplain and counsellor, alongside staff, learners, invited guests, parents and past learners,” said school principal Ursula Collings.

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She added that the school is one of the oldest established educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal.

“It is a privilege and honour to be associated with a school that is unified through diversity. Historically, our school was an all-girls school called Convent Girls’ High, and we were the first school in Southern Africa to open our doors to people of colour during the apartheid era. Living our mission, we are a community serving humanity. Some of our outreach programmes include Mandela 67 Blankets, Mandela Day, Clothes to Good, the Denis Hurley Centre Feeding Scheme, Blood Drive, visiting orphanages and old age homes, and community cleaning-up drives, to name a few,” said Collings.

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The principal said Holy Family College aims to provide holistic education centred on traditional values.

“The values that underpin the character of Holy Family College Durban are family, faith, spirituality, integrity, compassion, commitment, creative and critical thinking, personal growth and excellence. At the heart of the education offered by Holy Family College Durban is the acknowledgement that each person is unique. We see Holy Family College as a beacon of hope in today’s ever-changing society. We have a co-responsibility to promote harmonious unity in our communities and help to build a better future for all in our country and the world,” concluded Collings.

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