"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle."

                                                                                                       Christian D. Larson


Our girls write the Independent Examinations Board’s (IEB) National Senior Certificate Examinations, which are of a consistently high academic standard and which prepare students very effectively to cope with the demands of tertiary education. We implement the prescribed academic curriculum from the Department of Education.

Grade 8 and 9 - the following subjects are included in the curriculum:

  • English Home Language

  • Afrikaans (First Additional Language)

  • isiZulu (Second Additional Language)

  • Mathematics

  • Life Orientation (Religious Education, Physical Education and Career Guidance)

  • Arts and Culture (Art and Music)

  • Accounting

  • Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences and Life Sciences)

  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)

  • Technology ( Design and Technology, Food Technology and Computer Technology)

Grade 10 to 12 subjects:



  • English Home Language

  • Life Orientation  


A choice of one of the following       

First Additional Languages:    


  • Afrikaans

  • isiZulu  

A choice of one of the following: 

  • Mathematics

  • Mathematical Literacy

A choice of three of the following:

  • Accounting

  • Consumer Studies           

  • Geography

  • History

  • Computer Applications Technology

  • Information Technology

  • Life Sciences

  • Physical Sciences

  • Visual Arts

  • Music

*Advanced Programme subjects are also available

Advanced Programme subjects are also available

The matric curriculum is designed to give our girls the best all-round education to prepare them for tertiary education and for any career they may decide to follow.



Accounting equips our pupils with valuable skills based on everyday life situations. Accounting is more and more important as we move into an increasingly market-orientated and financially fluctuating world. Pastel Accounting, a computerized course, is an additional skill to be gained by doing this subject. We offer this course in Grades 10, 11 and 12. 


Afrikaans plays a vital role in our country’s history and tradition. It is a growing and dynamic language which is evident in the music and film industry. Sections that are focused on in all grades are: reading, writing, speaking and listening. In the Afrikaans Department at Holy Rosary School, the communicative approach is used to ensure that Afrikaans can be used as an effective communication tool in the modern South Africa.


IsiZulu is about communication, history, culture and the application of the language. Writing, grammar, literature, creative and communicative skills are taught and practised. Effective communication is paramount to a successful personal and working life and isiZulu will equip our girls with essential skills.


Consumer Studies focuses on developing knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in our pupils to enable them to become responsible and informed consumers. They are encouraged to analyse, interpret and reflect on various aspects of consumerism and related topics. Our girls focus on cooking and baking as their practical application of this subject.


Music contributes to the holistic development of learners. It develops creative, interpretative and analytical skills. The study of music encompasses performance techniques, style, listening, form, theory, interpretation and history. This subject creates opportunities for students to explore musical knowledge and its application.


At Holy Rosary we encourage and develop excellence in all aspects of spoken and written English, in order to prepare our girls to participate in a world where communicative proficiency is a necessity. English is the language of instruction and communication for all subjects at Holy Rosary School (apart from additional languages). An extensive range of both the ‘classics’ and modern works of English Literature is studied to enrich and develop our pupils academically, culturally and emotionally.


These are extra-curricular subjects only and will NOT be included in the normal timetable. They are done in a private capacity, where payment of these lessons needs to be arranged directly between the teacher and the student. The lessons follow the necessary requirements as laid out by the IEB.  Read more


Geography is everywhere, and the study of this subject broadens one’s outlook in so many ways. There is a strong link between Geography and other subjects. We study both the human and the physical aspects of the Earth, supplemented by Environmental Studies.


Life Sciences aims to provide an understanding of the nature of living things and their interaction with the environment. It is concerned with the study of the phenomenon of life and all of its manifestations. It includes studies of the origin, development, functioning and evolution of living systems and the consequences of intervention in those systems.


History at school today is not what it used to be! It is no longer the learning of dates and names and irrelevant subject matter. It is relevant, and involves the study of sources, different opinions, and the use of Information Technology.


Information Technology (IT) focuses on activities that deal with the solution of problems through logical thinking, information management and communication. It also focuses on the development of computer applications through a programming language (Delphi). The subject develops awareness and an understanding of computer systems and networking as well as the social, economic and other implications of using computers.


Life Orientation is a broad learning area designed to equip pupils with life skills appropriate to various contexts. The subject includes Catholic Doctrine and religion (both Christianity and other world religions), career guidance and discussions on worldly issues and psychological and physical wellbeing.


The new Mathematics curriculum is based on enabling critical and logical thinking about problems in the physical and social world. It is an intellectual discipline, symbolic in nature, challenging and training the mind to think in abstract forms. Mathematical problem-solving enables one to understand the world and make use of that understanding to model situations within our daily lives.


Mathematical Literacy is aimed at providing each pupil with the skills required to function adequately in a rapidly changing world. The skills learned should enable each student to make informed financial decisions, develop the ability to draw up a budget, read and interpret graphs and diagrams, understand certain commonly used statistical concepts, and be able to use available technology wherever possible.


Computer Applications Technology (CAT) involves the effective use of information and communication technologies in an end-user computer applications environment. CAT equips pupils with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to create, design and communicate information in different formats. It further makes it possible for students to collect, analyse and edit data and to manipulate, process, present and communicate information. (Please note that girls must choose between CAT and IT).


In Grades 10, 11 and 12 Physical Science is split into Chemistry and Physics. There are very few areas in life on which Science does not have an impact, and even if students do not use the subject ever again, their general knowledge and cognitive skills will have improved dramatically by the time they leave school.


Painting, Drawing, Photography (digital manipulation and black & white darkroom techniques), Sculpture (clay and papier-mâché) and Mixed Media are explored in Visual Art Classes. The theoretical component of the subject is History of Art (Visual Culture Studies), which teaches students about great artists and how they saw the world around them.

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Pathways Pre-Primary School


Pathways Pre-Primary tel: +27 11 457 0900

2 Adjutant Road , Elma Park
Edenvale, Gauteng, 1610


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113 Horwood Street, Edenvale

Johannesburg, 1609

+27 11 457 0900