Brothers of Christian Schools
The Lwanga District of Africa
 
 

In January 1958, Brother Alpheus was welcomed to Victory Park where he was faced with the task of establishing a new boys’ school. During that first year the Holy  Cross Sisters, whose school had opened in 1954, lent a classroom for a Standard 4 class of 24 boys.

Grades 1 and 2 boys shared classes with the girls at the Convent School.

Meanwhile building moved on apace and the sloping ground destined for sports fields was leveled with the help of the Municipal Cleansing Department who dumped garbage there.  De La Salle College, Victory Park, was officially opened by Bishop Hugh Boyle on October 31, 1959. 
Over the years, the school has gone from strength to strength:  further buildings were added, including a classroom  block and later a school hall. Trees were planted to stop erosion on the banks of the new fields.

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De La Salle College and Holy Cross Convent, standing on each side of St. Charles Church, the newly built church of  Victory Park, always worked closely together and it was perhaps a natural step that on January 1, 1986, the two should reopen as the coeducational De La Salle Holy Cross College.

Mission Statement

“As a school community with Christ as its centre we, staff, Board, and Church, humbly and wholeheartedly embrace the mission of providing a holistic education for the pupils entrusted to us.

This is done in the belief that through this commitment, they too will accept the need to share the responsibility we have to the world.

“We undertake to nurture their spiritual, intellectual, social, and

emotional needs in a positive, vibrant and caring, yet challenging environment. In the process we will embrace the best innovative and tested learning experiences to enhance their education and development, to ensure ongoing relevance to the society in which we live.

“We shall always endeavour, through example and invitation, to promote independent thinking while living out our values which are consistent with the Gospel and our school motto.

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“Each child will be encouraged to be the best person he or she can be and to develop a
 commitment of service to others.  We shall always strive to ensure that the rights of all are held sacred.

Commitment

In keeping with the spirit of the Mission Statement and the traditions of the Lasallian and Holy Cross Education Communities, De La Salle Holy Cross College endeavours  to uphold standards of behavior by parents, teachers, and pupils which are acceptable to the majority.  Its success in this regard depends largely on its insistence on implementation of sound disciplinary policies, flexible enough to be adaptable to changing times.

The principal, vice principals, and members of staff are all responsible for fostering good behavior and for encouraging disciplined conduct on the part of all concerned with the school. They all share the responsibility of ensuring that pupils in particular conduct themselves in any school situation according to accepted norms of courteous and correct behavior.

Curriculum

De La Salle Holy Cross Junior School has three classes per grade from

Grade R to Grade 7.  A full academic program is offered in the following subjects:

Mathematics, Religion, English, Life Orientation, Afrikaans, Computers& Technology, Zulu Art, Social Science, Music, Natural Science

The Junior School has a full-time occupational therapist on the staff who assesses and follows up with children when needed.There is also a part-time speech therapist on the staff who works closely with the other staff members and consults where necessary. In addition, the school offers a full extraordinary program of learner support and scholastic enrichment for all children who would benefit from these programs.

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Extracurricular

The school offers a full extracurricular program, both cultural and sporting, that includes:

Choir                           Softball                                                      Tennis
Chess                          Soccer                                                        Athletics 
Debating                      Netball                                                       Cricket
Drama                         Hockey   (both boys and girls)                      Cross Country
Rugby                         Swimming

Contact De La Salle Holy Cross college

De La Salle Holy yCross College
(Junior School)
Road No. 3
Victory Park 2195, South Africa
Tel: 27 (11) 782 5217
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Ms. Debbie Harris(Principal)