St. Martin's School (Rosettenville)

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Saint Martin's School
St martin's Badge
I do not shirk work
Location
Rosettenville, Gauteng
South Africa
Information
Type Private
Established 1908
Locale Suburban
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)
Website

St Martin's School is an Anglican private co-educational school in Rosettenville, Johannesburg, South Africa.

History[edit]

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.

St. Peter's College soon became known as the "Black Eton" where academic achievements were espoused. The list of the early includes Oliver Tambo, Fikile Bam and Hugh Masekela.

The apartheid policies of the National Party regime, specifically the Bantu Education Act put pressure on the school and it was closed in 1956.[1][2] However, the Anglican Church ensured that education continued and the school reopened in 1958 as St. Martin's School.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Hinchliff 1963, p. 236.
  2. ^ Worsnip 1991, p. 132.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°15′01″S 28°03′38″E / 26.25028°S 28.06056°E / -26.25028; 28.06056