St. Martin's School (Rosettenville)
|Saint Martin's School|
I do not shirk work
|Headmaster||J. B. Welsh|
|Grades||000 - 12|
|School color(s)||Blue and Grey|
|Fees||R 109 260 p.a. (boarding)
R 67 335 p.a. (tuition)
St. Martin’s School traces its origins back to the foundation of St. Agnes School for the training of domestic helpers in 1908. A few years later in 1911, St. Peter’s Priory and College were added, offering a boarding-based high school education to the young men who came from all over South Africa.
The apartheid policies of the National Party regime, specifically the Bantu Education Act put pressure on the school and it was closed in 1956. However, the Anglican Church ensured that education continued and the school reopened in 1958 as St. Martin's School.
Notes and references
- Hinchliff, Peter Bingham (1963). The Anglican Church in South Africa: An Account of the History and Development of the Church of the Province of South Africa. Darton, Longman & Todd.
- Worsnip, Michael E. (1991). Between the two fires: the Anglican Church and apartheid : 1948-1957. University of Natal Press. ISBN 978-0-86980-795-8.