The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) of the Archdioceses of Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, serves the 53 Catholic schools. These schools educate approximately 32 000 learners and employ over 1 700 teachers and around 820 non-teaching staff.
Our website provides information on all our schools and on the services of the Catholic Schools Office to these schools. It also provides information on the Catholic Schools Councils in Pretoria and Johannesburg. Coming events are listed, there is a page of news and updates and another of Religious Education resources, and also a page of useful links to other sites. You can read our Mission Statement and reports on our recent activities. Also available on this web site is information on the different bodies which together make up the Catholic Education network in South Africa, and the Vision and Direction Statements of the Second National Catholic Schools Congress.
Show Private Schools. We show private schools detail from all over South Africa because you need to find the best school for your child. We include the telephone number as well as when available the website link.
The South African Schools Act (SASA) of 1996 established a national schooling system and recognised two categories of schools: public and independent. Public schools are state controlled and independent schools are privately governed. All private schools were included into the independent school category.