Iona Convent is an Independent Catholic Primary School founded in 1923, catering for girls Grades R to Grade 12 and boys Grades R to Grade 3.

About Iona Convent Primary School

The school was established by the Sisters of Mercy; we strive to maintain the spirit and ethos of the school by following the Education Policy as set out by the Sisters of Mercy.

Iona Convent School is a faith-based school which focuses on the holistic growth and development of the learners; with the support and involvement of parents/guardians, your daughters have the best opportunity of achieving their full potential at the school. Our school aims to provide for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development of all our learners.

The School’s Admission Policy stipulates that the school is open to all learners with the understanding that parents/guardians are aware that all the policies and protocols in place are based on Christian values.

Inspire others with our good deeds and actions
Open our hearts to those we encounter daily
Nurture love, kindness, respect and mercy
Appreciate all of GOD’s creation

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Iona Convent School provides the following facilities:


Our aftercare facility is available to parents that are not able to collect their children immediately after school. Learners that are enrolled into aftercare can join the homework class on a daily basis or attend extra mural activities. Our aftercare facilitators make sure that the learners are looked after, safe and kept busy until they are collected.
Aftercare operating hours:

Gr. R – 3
13:25 – 17:30

Gr. 4 – 7
13:50 – 17:30

Learner support

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists make use of therapy to assist learners with everyday activities to treat the physical, mental, developmental and emotional afflictions that impact a learner’s ability to perform day-to-day tasks.

Social worker
Our social worker assists learners with their mental wellbeing. The social worker has training in counselling, child wellbeing and family support. This means that they know how to help families and children who are having difficulties in their lives.


Religious education is an integral part of our school. We aim to instil the values of Mercy into our learners’ lives.
During Religious Education the chapel is often used as a quite place for reflection and prayers.
On celebrator days, learners attend mass at the St. Columba’s Church.

Robotics centre

Robotics equips and expose learners to the necessary skills of digital literacy.  We use the program, Scratch Coding which equips learners with skills such as critical thinking, strategic and logical problem-solving, collaboration and of course – coding, the language of the future.

We also use Computer Skills for Africa that teaches learners the basic skills of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.  This is crucial for learners as the future is technology.


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