Sacred Heart College is an independent, co-educational Catholic Marist school, offering innovative, values-based education from Playgroup to Matric. In a dynamic and stimulating environment, we provide an education of body, mind and spirit.
We educate for life. We help young people to become happy, confident and competent people of hope and personal integrity, with a deep sense of justice and compassion and, with this, a sense of social responsibility to transform the world around them. At the College, we are united around values that shape our vision and practice of education.
Johannesburg, also known as Jo'burg, is the largest city in South Africa by population and a gateway for many travelers on safari. Named the ""City of Gold"" for its rich deposits of the precious metal, it's also the economic engine and vibrant heart of the country. Top historical attractions include the Apartheid Museum, a poignant look at the oppression of apartheid to the birth of democracy; Constitution Hill; and Gold Reef City, which traces the region's history through mining-themed attractions. If Johannesburg is the heart of South Africa, the shanty towns of Soweto, are its soul. An abbreviation for ""southwestern townships,"" Soweto birthed the freedom movement, which created South Africa's new democratic constitution. Guided tours of the townships often include a visit to the Mandela House, now a national monument. Close in distance, but a world away in feel, Pretoria is the administrative capital of the country. It's a city of parks and gardens, and home to the Voortrekker Monument and Heritage Site and the highly-lauded Freedom Park.
The Cradle of Humankind, one of eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng, is renowned as the place where humankind originated. It is here that the first hominid, Australopithecus, was found in 1924 at Taung in the North West Province by Professor Raymond Dart of the University of the Witwatersrand. And is one of the major tourist attractions in South Africa.
The Cradle of Humankind area boasts 13 excavation sites that are recognised as national heritage sites, both internationally and by the South African Heritage Resources Agency. For those wanting to experience the birthplace of humankind firsthand, the official visitor centres for the Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves, are within an easy hour’s drive from Johannesburg.
Air Travel and Transportation
- Houghton Estate - 10, 2nd Avenue,
- Garden Court, Eastgate - Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue, Bruma
- Courtyard Hotel Eastgate - Zulberg Close, Bruma
- Sunnyside Park Hotel - Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown
- Mercure Hotel - Bradford Road, Bedfordview
- Munro Boutique Hotel - 63 St Patrick Road, Houghton Estate
- GL Cottages, Gill Street, Observatory
- The Nicol Hotel - Nicol Road, Bedfordview