In all its years of existence St Dominic's has always held its own, adapting to the challenges of an ever-changing educational, political, technological and social environment. Yet, the School has never compromised its Catholic ethos and core values. Religious and moral values are given special emphasis in the curriculum, and Christian Catholic values pervade the atmosphere and ethos of the school. The non-racial, multi-cultural education offered enables pupils to enrich, refine and broaden their education without losing their own roots.
97 Years of Excellence

97 Years ago the magnificent buildings of St Dominic’s Convent and School rose from the African dust to stand as a tribute and monument to the achievements, dedication and resolve of its foundress, Mother Rose Niland.  Mother Rose was an extraordinary woman who – despite limited resources and opposition from various parties – saw a very real need to establish a Convent School in the mining town of Boksburg. She received the Deed of Transfer encompassing 59 stands in the Township of Boksburg on the freehold farm Vogelfontein No. 5, dated 18 November 1919. East Rand Proprietary Mines (ERPM) donated the use of further stands for the use of sport and recreation. The original building, with its thirty acres of land cost one hundred thousand pounds.

Modern Day School with Traditional Values

From being a Boarding School staffed mainly by Dominican Sisters, St Dominic’s changed to a Day School in the early 1980s. The name was changed from St Dominic’s Convent to St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls to reflect these changes.

It is within these stately walls that the girls are able to grow and express themselves in a safe, loving environment, protected by a strong Catholic ethos.  Every decision made is in keeping with the school’s motto of Veritas (truth).