Service forms an important part of our ethos at St Mary’s. While a number of compulsory hours are required of the girls, they are also encouraged to serve their community freely through giving of their time at NGO’s and NPO’s, baking or cooking for various organisations, knitting or croqueting for Mandela Day or making donations for collections.

Girls can earn colours in the service arena by participating in any of the following clubs or portfolios: community service, environmental service, resources, first aid, marketing, technical service, photography service, cinematography service and choir.

Charity begins at home and as a result we are proud that our girls can serve at school by giving time to the Ikusasa Lethu Programme which is a Saturday morning school that runs on our campus. The school has been running for over 30 years and provides extension to learners from Alexandra. Our girls are able to assist by baking muffins, making and serving food as well as assisting with any essential administration needed.

Our attitude is best described through a verse from Micah 6:8 - O: People, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.