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Grounds and Facilities

Grounds and Facilities

Grade 0 Block

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Our Grade 0 and Grade 00 block provides a secure, friendly supportive environment for the “mini marists” of the school – here they are well prepared for the move into the Junior Grades block 4 to 7 in the main Prep School buildings.


Music and Drama Centre
The Music and Drama Centre is a hive of activity, with class lessons supplemented by a full programme of individual tuition during the morning and the afternoon in the various practice rooms.


Chief Executive's House
Overlooking the McGregor Oval with views of the Magaliesberg the original Sandown farmhouse, Syferfontein must be one of the finest principals' residences in South Africa.


Auditorium
The Auditorium can seat 120 people. The magnificent stained glass windows depicting famous philosophers and thinkers are a special feature. The Auditorium has its own data projector and I.T. capability.


Champagnat Hall
The Champagnat hall was built as part of Phase II of the Development Plan 2000 with the beamed ceiling a special feature.  It was opened in 2000, the year of the canonization of St Marcellin Champagnat. The hall can seat the combined school of approximately 1200 boys for masses and assemblies comfortably.


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Our Chapel of Mary

Our beautiful Chapel was blessed by the Papal Nuncio in 2007 and is the boys' spiritual home. The Chapel of Mary has state of the art sound and projection equipment with the high arched ceilings and marbled floors lending grace and tranquility to this place of worship. However, it is the magnificent stained glass windows that give it its special air of spirituality. The Chapel is used for weekly Masses and prayer services and boys are encouraged to spend time there in personal prayer and meditation. It would be true to say that Our Chapel of Mary has, indeed, become the soul of St David’s.

 


Art and Technology Centre

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The Art and Technology Centre provides excellent facilities for Art upstairs while the Ground floor effectively serves the needs of Design and Technology for the Prep and the High School.

 



 

 

 


Quadrangle

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Visitors to the school will probably admire the luscious, green quadrangle. The main ablution block was situated in the middle of a bleak, dusty open area, and there were no gardens to speak of. With the development of the new classroom block and the Champagnat Hall, it was decided to move the ablution block down next to the hall, and to landscape a new garden crossed by pathways between buildings. All the trees in the quad are indigenous white stinkwoods.