Grades R – 12 (Grades 00 and 000 opening January 2024)
Serviam – I will serve
Brescia House School is an independent Catholic day school for girls, situated in the heart of Bryanston.
The school was started in 1966 by the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union, and we are proud to be a part of a worldwide Ursuline network of schools that educates thousands of learners annually. The Ursuline schools network includes schools on all continents, and these schools collaborate in a Global Education Programme through which pupils of Ursuline schools can travel and meet with their Ursuline counterparts, exchange ideas, form networks and develop the confidence that will stand them in good stead in the future. A global connection is also facilitated online through collaboration projects with schools across the world.
The motto of the school, ‘Serviam’ means ‘I will serve’, and a spirit of service to the community is encouraged in the pupils and the staff. While remaining true to the vision of our founders, we welcome pupils of all denominations, encouraging them to explore many aspects of religion and spirituality.
A wide range of academic subjects is on offer, and pupils also participate in a variety of extramural sporting and cultural activities. Facilities include an aquatics complex with heated swimming pools, two hockey fields, a mini astro and eight tennis/netball courts. Sporting activities include swimming, diving, artistic swimming, hockey, netball, soccer, athletics, tennis, cross country, and orienteering. Off-campus, students can participate in the school equestrian team, and a CrossFit programme is offered to the Brescia House School students at CrossFit Proform, next door to the school. Cultural activities include public speaking, TED Talks, debating, global affairs, photography, cooking club, drama, chess, choir, and music.
The recent launch of the Brescia House School Music Institute will enable students to be exposed to music production and technology. Students can take music production, and complete Rockschool production examinations. They also learn to record music and songs in the school’s recording booth.
Students are taught coding from Grade R, all the way through Primary School. They continue to attend ICT lessons in the High School, and use a variety of applications to assist with coding and robotics. From Grade 10, Java is the programming language taught during Information Technology.
The introduction of laptops to all students in grades 4 to 12 ensures that the students receive a first-class education and are well-equipped for the future. In addition to this, Brescia House School has been identified as a Microsoft Showcase School since 2013.
In this day and age, it is important to mix tradition with innovation, but never letting the one over-shadow the other. The school has achieved a balance by combining a values-based education, with innovative and meaningful educational practices. This allows the girls to become the best version of themselves, and leave school at the end of matric as confident young women with the skills needed to be successful global citizens.
Brescia House School opened their Early Learning Centre (Grades 00 and 000) in January, 2024. Welcoming boys and girls aged 3 to 5 years, Brescia Bears is more than just an early learning centre; it is an immersive experience inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and the ethos and values of an Ursuline school. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org