Welcome to the Saints Among Us

Exceptional Education

We lead young minds through dedicated holistic learning and teaching practices that prioritise the success of each student’s unique aspirations.

Strong Gospel Values

Our goal is to shape tomorrow by encouraging transformational leadership and service in every phase of each child’s journey.

Personal Development

Our space encourages the personal growth of our students by supporting their creative and innovative abilities.

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CBC St John’s is home to the Saints Among Us, a family-orientated Senior School that offers high-quality education and care for students from Grade 7 to Matric. We provide a value-based academic education supported by a diverse extra-curricular programme at our Parklands high school.

We embrace a policy that prioritises treating each one of our family members (children, parents, and staff) with kindness, compassion, and respect. This ensures that our students matriculate as well-rounded individuals who are well-prepared to live up to their full potential and contribute positively to society. We hope to mould individuals who will not only make a difference in our country but in the African continent and world!

We are a proud Catholic school, and Catholic traditions are followed throughout our campuses. Masses are held regularly, and we come together as a family every morning for devotions while prayers are said in class. Our school’s ethos helps us to create pride and build true school spirit. It urges us all to become the best we can be and teaches our students how to behave in victory and defeat.

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Shaping Our
Future Leaders


We pride ourselves on creating a sense of family in our Senior School and becoming a “home away from home”. This is achieved through the intrinsic sense of warmth and care everyone is exposed to when meandering down our walkways.

By creating an environment where individuals feel truly comfortable, we hope to support our students in reaching their full potential at our high school, based in Parklands, Table View. We believe that each individual’s dignity is precious and must be protected at all times. Our students are loved unconditionally, and mistakes are never held against them. While our students are well-disciplined, we ensure that they have the freedom to grow in a nurturing environment.

This is why we have built our disciplinary system on the principles of restorative justice. We believe that students should be learning to take responsibility for their actions and understand the effect of their behaviour. As a result, offending students and victims are guided in a pastoral environment to restore their relationships and learn from their experiences – rather than simply be punished for them.

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As a member of a global Edmund Rice Network, we have the unique opportunity to connect with CBC schools around the globe. We have recently participated in the “Connecting Classrooms” initiative, whereby our students partnered with CBC students in Australia, Ireland, Uruguay, and England to develop initiatives that focus on achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

Additionally, the mission of the Catholic church and the Constitution is brought into all parts of our school to encourage our pupils to help those less fortunate in our community. This is done by organising charity drives throughout the year.


Holistic Education
Leading young minds through inspired and dedicated learning and teaching.


Servant Leadership
Shaping tomorrow through compassionate and transformational leadership and service.


Innovation and Creativity
Enhancing personal growth and encouraging responsible creation and innovation.


Guiding tomorrow
Guiding the unique potential of our students to become meaningful contributors.


The GET Phase

Grade 7 to Grade 9

The first year of school for our senior students starts with an informative and fun Orientation Day. Here, students get to know their teachers, their new campus, the code of conduct, academic expectations, and various sports and cultural activities. In addition, school camps happen early in the first term and serve as a way to establish group identity and build confidence.

Subject Choices

  • English Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Afrikaans Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Mathematics
  • Life Orientation
  • Religious Education
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
  • History and Geography
  • Computer Literacy and Coding
  • Creative Arts
The FET Phase

Grade 10 to Grade 12

When our senior students enter this phase, they can choose subjects over and above their core subjects. During the Grade 9 year, a special Subject Choice evening is held, and you, as parents, are invited to participate. Throughout this phase, students are guided to successfully prepare for their Grade 12 NSC examinations, which we prove through the high academic standards our past matriculants have achieved.

Fundamental Subject Choices

  • English Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Afrikaans Home Language/First Additional Language
  • Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation
  • Religious Education

Elective Subject Choices

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Design
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • Tourism
  • Visual Arts
Our Extra-murals

Various sports and culture extra-murals are offered to our senior students in the afternoons once the school day has ended. Our children are motivated and competitive, and are encouraged to participate in summer and winter extra murals. During each season, we successfully participate in various leagues and festivals held at other Table View high schools.

As a top Parklands high school, we host a college annual in ERD Winter or Summer Sports, which takes place throughout South Africa. With teams from all the other CBC schools, students gather and can truly experience the ethos of an Edmund Rice-inspired school.

To enhance the learning experience, our students participate in at least one curriculum enrichment activity per term. It is compulsory for all students to do at least one sport and one cultural activity per term. Senior students are strongly encouraged to participate in sports and cultural activities.

Summer sports codes

  • Athletics
  • Tennis softball
  • Cricket
  • Body boarding
  • Summer league hockey

Winter sports codes

  • Chess
  • Soccer
  • Body boarding
  • Hockey
  • Netball

Culture and services

  • Choir
  • Debating
  • Eisteddfods
  • Liturgy band
  • Interact and SERV
  • Photography club
  • Writing club