ST CONRAD'S COLLEGE - BROTHERS OF CHARITY
is a leading independent Catholic co-educational day and boarding school educating learners from RRR(3 years old) to matric.
Ours is a school of high ideals, where we live out our motto "Deus Caritas Est" - God is Love. We endeavour to educate our learners to be alert to opportunity, determined to succeed and be helpful to humanity with the understanding that talents and personal strengths are gifts from God to be cherished.
The mission of the College is to mobilize the community, parents, staff and learners with a common vision to serve God and humanity by developing learners’ talents holistically so that the learner may become a worthy member of society…
The vision of St Conrad's college is to be a leading Catholic school in pursuit of excellence
We at Saint Conrad’s College, founded by the Brothers of Charity,endeavour to live out our motto – “Deus Caritas Est” – God is love.
We believe that by creating a Christian environment whereby the principles of love, truth and justice become the criteria for life’s decisions, the dignity and rights of all are respected at St Conrad’s. We challenge our children to grow and learn in mutual understanding and respect.
ABOUT ST. CONRAD'S COLLEGE
St. Conrad’s College - Brothers of Charity is a Private Catholic School that is situated in Klerksdorp, the mining, industrial and agricultural centre of the North West Province. The school is situated adjacent to the national road to Johannesburg and within easy reach of the Railway Station, Bus Services, Airport and Civic Centre.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE
Saint Conrad’s College - Brothers of Charity was founded in 1963 by the very Reverend Brother Conrad, Superior-General of the Brothers of Charity, at the request of the Very Reverend Father Michael Vanduyfhuis, OMI, Regional Superior for the Far West District of the Transvaal.
In 1965 the school was officially opened under the competent leadership of Brother Patrick van Gool, who was Principal from 1965 up to the end of 1988. In 1978 the Convent of the Sacred Heart and St. Conrad’s College amalgamated to form the co-educational school it is at present. We cater for approximately 700 learners of which 40 are boarders.
There is two boarding houses, St Vincent and St Theresa. Boarding parents are appointed who take care of all the needs of the learners.
Learners who wish to attend St Conrad’s College have to write placement exams
and on acceptance attend an interview. These are held throughout the year.
"DEUS CARITAS EST" - GOD IS LOVE
The Congregation of the Brothers of Charity, founded by Canon Peter Joseph Triest in 1807,is a Society whose members endeavour to imitate Christ in His love for all mankind, through the education of youth and the care of suffering man. The talents and energies of a Brother of Charity are constantly focused on these objectives.
The particular aim of the Congregation is the extension of God's Kingdom through the practice of charity. Deur Caritas Est - God is Love - is the motto and the mainspring of all the activities of a Brother of Charity.
DESCRIPTION OF OUR SCHOOL BADGE
Anchor = Hope
Deus Caritas Est’ – God is Love
OUR EDUCATIONAL PROJECT
The Brothers of Charity would like to instill the following values;
- to accept one another
- to be accountable for your actions
- to forgive one another
- to persevere and never give up
- to apply self-control and be disciplined
- to speak the truth
- to show compassion towards one another
- to show unconditional love towards one another
We all claim to uphold positive values – this year we will live out and invest in these values. Values can hold families together, they can connect communities, they are the ties that bind you and they have the power to bring meaning to your life.
We will endeavour …
- To be friendly …..
- To live and work in a decent way …
- To live with God …
- To be focused….
- To think before we do or say …
- To carry ourselves with dignity ….
- To respect the ways in which we communicate …
- To be honest …
- To grow towards being an independent individual.
OUR SCHOOL SONG
Dear St Conrad’s Alma Mater
Of our learners’ tenderest days
May we cherish thee forever
Ever faithful in thy ways
May thy training and example
Through the years that lie ahead
Guide our paths, inspire our conduct
Every step of life we tread
Give us peace o Lord we pray
In our work and in our day
And inside our hearts and mind
Lord give us peace
And God bless our school
God bless our school
Guard her children
Guide her leaders
God bless Africa
God bless Africa
God bless Africa
And give her peace
ST CONRAD’S COLLEGE LEARNERS’ PRAYER
Lord, hear my solemn Prayer:
‘Make me an honour to my school, family and country”
To be respectful in my behaviour and treat all I meet with dignity.
To give attention to sound knowledge that brings success.
To walk in truth, be unselfish and sincere in all my efforts.
To be healthy in mind and body and humane in all my actions.
In activities, victory comes in having courage and sportsmanship
which makes me a winner.
Teach me loyalty, discipline and caring.
Above all, grant me a strong, persevering spirit which enables me
to meet the daily challenges of life”.