St. Mary’s Primary School Cape Town


About our School


St. Mary’s High School was originally an exclusive private school for girls up to matric which catered for many girls of immigrant parents - Portuguese, Italian, German, etc. The Dominican schools went against the government and opened to all races in the late 1970’s. St. Mary’s High School closed in the early eighties and St. Brigid’s became St. Mary’s Primary. St. Mary’s Primary School became a co-educational state-aided primary school serving the needs of the wider community and catering for all, thus upholding the Catholic ethos. Dominican schools aim to provide forward looking education of the highest quality based on a tradition that goes back over seven hundred years of commitment to education.


Today, St Mary’s commits itself to upholding the values of love, respect and reconciliation, thereby creating a prayerful and Catholic atmosphere and developing the school community and the whole individual. This includes nurturing self-discipline and self-esteem, thus helping the children to achieve a level of maturity which will enable them to take up their rightful place in society.



Speech and Drama, Choir, Athletics, Netball, Swimming



Contact Information


Principal: Fiona Sellar

Phone: 021 465 1115

Fax: 021 461 2983


Face Book: St. Mary's Primary School


Physical address:

Tuinplein Street


Cape Town



Postal address:

12 Tuinplein


Cape Town


Western Cape


Grades: Primary (Grade R, Grades 1-7)

Enrolment: ± 300 (Co-ed)


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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