Springfield Convent School

About our School


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 


Senior School Principal: Penny Mullan

Junior School Principal: Alison Dunn

Pre-Primary: Diane Viljoen



021 797 6169 (senior)

021 797 9637 (junior)


021 762 7930 (senior)

021 797 8200 (junior)



snrpost@sfc.wcape.school.za (senior)

jnrpost@sfc.wcape.school.za (junior)


Website: www.springfieldconvent.co.za


Physical address:

St Johns Road


Cape Town


Grades: Pre-school to 12

Enrolment: Girls only

Aftercare facilities: Yes - Preschool

Boarding: No


Postal and Street Address

4 Clare Road



Telephone:  +27 (0)21 761 6541

Contact Us

Fax: +27 (0)86730 4954 

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The Cape Town Catholic Schools’ Office serves 38 schools in the Archdiocese of Cape Town as well as the Diocese of Oudtshoorn. Our network is comprised of a variety of different types of schools.  The vast majority of our schools are primary public schools on private property (PSPP’s).  We also have six secondary schools, a number of independent schools and schools that cater for children with disabilities. 

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