Service to school and community at Holy Rosary forms an integral part of our school. We believe that by making a meaningful difference to the lives of others, our girls will cultivate a social conscience and develop into young women with compassion, humility and responsibility.
The discipleship of our founder, Bishop Joseph Shanahan, and the missionary work of the Holy Rosary Sisters, has given us remarkable and worthy examples that our staff and girls strive to follow in their outreach work and in the community.
We do this in many ways – both internally at school and externally in our community.
This is a voluntary society at the school and its name honours the legacy of our founder. This society is a group of Grade 6 and 7 girls who meet once a week to extend a helping hand to those who are less fortunate than they are. Past activities and beneficiaries have included:
Collection of Easter eggs for many in our community – for example our Phumelela Outreach Programme, and Little Eden
Collection and distribution of toys, clothes, stationery and household goods
Visits to the Holy Rosary Sisters
Annual Christmas party for pre-school children, at homes such as the St Francis’ Care Centre
Making of sandwiches for soup kitchens during winter
Knitting of squares for blankets and the collection of scarves and blankets during winter.
Johannesburg Mini Council Representatives
Two Grade 6 pupils are selected to represent Holy Rosary Primary School at the Johannesburg Mini Council (JMC). The Primary School actively assists these girls in collecting items for their Outreach projects.
Every year, each grade in the school takes ownership of a specific cause. Previous beneficiaries have included:
Compass (Community Provision and Social Services)
Cotlands Baby Home
Door of Hope
Needykids Daycare in Diepsloot
Strathyre Girls’ Home
Various organisations working at protecting and saving our rhinos
Our Grade 7 girls can volunteer to join the Hospitality Team – where they assist at many school events with catering, tours, welcoming and general public relations.