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When six Dominican sisters left Ireland forever in the 1860’s to establish a girls’ school in Cape Town, we were decidedly blessed. Guided by faith and dedication, they purchased the spacious and beautiful Springfield estate in Wynberg. Founded in 1871, Springfield Convent School is steeped in almost 150 years of cherished history. Springfield is today a leading Independent Catholic Girls’ School which welcomes girls of all faiths and backgrounds to classes from Nursery to Grade 12.


At Springfield, we value the uniqueness and importance of each person. We look upon education as an integrated whole, preparing our pupils to reach their potential – spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially – so that they may take their place in society.



Junior School:

Arts and Culture: Arts and Crafts Club, Celtic Dancing, Chess Club, Pottery, Outreach, Speech and Drama Club, Enviro-Club, Conundrum Club, Tasty Treats, Junior School Orchestra, Living Maths, Yoga, Choir, Xhosa Culture Club.

Sports: Swimming, Synchronised Swimming Grade, Water Polo Grade, Diving, Tennis (Social), Tennis Squad, Tennis (Private Coaching), Hockey Grade, Netball Grade, Cross Country, Squash.


High School:

Culture: Art Club, Interact, Choir/Chamber Choir, Orchestra, CSCC, Culture Club, Debating Society, SMILE, Entrepreneurship Club, S.R.C, French Society, Glee Club, Pedal for Poverty, Photography Club, Philosophy Society, Project 90 (Environment), Tech Crew, Ubuntu Society, Jazz/Marimba/Guitar Groups, Think Club

Enrichment: Information Technology, Life Skills, Lifestyle & Wellness Programme, Singing, President’s Award, Toastmasters, Outreach, Inter-house Cultural & Sporting Activities

Sport: Swimming (Social & Team), Synchronized Swimming, Diving, Indoor Hockey (Team), Tennis (Social & Team), Waterpolo, Hockey (Team), Netball (Team), Cross Country (Social & Team), Squash (Social & Team)


Subjects offered in Grade 12:

English Home Language, Afrikaans or isiXhosa FAL, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, Accounting, French SAL, Geography, History, Dramatic Arts, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Visual Arts, Consumer Studies, Music, Computer Skills, Life Orientation/Religious Education

Contact Information 

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Principal: Geoff Quinn (senior)

Brandon Paulse (junior)

Phone: 021 797 6169 (senior)

021 797 9637 (junior) (senior) (junior)


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St Johns Road


Cape Town

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St Johns Road


Cape Town

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