GalleriesNewsSchoolsSchools galleries

Holy Family College celebrates 114 years with colour festival

PARKTOWN – Young and old enjoyed a day of fun at Holy Family College's 114th birthday.


Holy Family College celebrated its 114th birthday in style on 14 September by hosting a colour festival and market at their school grounds in Parktown.

The principal of the primary school Ottoline Robertson said the school began in 1905 by the Holy Family Sister as a girls-only convent. The school has since transformed into a co-ed, diverse school with learners mostly coming in from Soweto and surrounding areas.

“Children start here from age one, through our ECD [early childhood development] programme, and stay until matric. We currently have about 510 learners at the school,” said Robertson.


Sfiso Mookisi and Sibusiso Ngubo chill together at Holy Family College. Photo: Sarah Koning


Snowie Letsoalo and Kgimotso Kolobe show off their stylish clothing. Photo: Sarah Koning

She said that the birthday celebration was an opportunity for children to come to school for fun and spend time with their friends and family in a social environment.

College principal Franc Sobreira explained that the birthday celebrations also served as a fundraiser. “Children set up stalls and community members helped raise money for the school to improve resources,” said Sobreira.

Teachers Tshepo Khutsoane, Charné McDermid and Natasha Mash get colourful on 14 September. Photo: Sarah Koning

“It’s also a day to welcome in spring with family members.”

Nathan Rooy, Leandro Rooy and Cairo Douman have a fun afternoon together. Photo: Sarah Koning


Yaya Mabaso, Zowwë Phumo and Samantha Mhlongo enjoy a day out in the sunshine. Photo: Sarah Koning


Back: Thembakazi Matoti, Ntuthuko Ngwenya, Olwethy Maimane and Musa Khuzwayo. Front: Mogomotsi Lese pose together. Photo: Sarah Koning


Nosipho Mdlela, Hope Mdlela, Malik Mdlela and Zakithi Khoza socialise at the Holy Family event. Photo: Sarah Koning

The event aimed to raise R30 000 to improve the Grade 6 lockers, garden furniture and plants.

Related articles:

Video: Mbeki and Lusufi vote at Holy Family College in Parktown

Holy Family College in Parktown allegedly robbed of more than 35 computers

Holy Family College pupils surprised

Related Articles

Back to top button