CBC St John’s: the saints among us

The CBC St Johns Parklands opening ceremony in 2003.

CBC Green Point closed in December 2001, having served the Green Point Community for 67 years. Plans were drawn up and the construction of the Parklands campus began in February 2002.

CBC St John’s Parklands officially opened its doors in January 2003 with 236 students and 23 staff — an independent school for boys and girls in the Edmund Rice tradition. While being proudly Catholic, CBC welcomes children from all denominations and faiths.

In 2007, the school’s first Grade 12 class, “The Pioneers”, matriculated with a total of 21 pupils.

In 2016, the school reached an important milestone with its matric group of 2016 – “The Anomalies”, who had been with the school from Grade 00 and had gone from the pre-school (Little Saints) onto the junior school (Saints in Training) and had finished their journey in the senior school (Saints Among us) with a 100% matric pass rate – an achievement CBC St John’s has maintained since the first matric class of 2007.

Every year in February, the school celebrates, together with the worldwide network of Christian Brothers Schools. The first Christian Brothers school was opened by its founder, Edmund Rice, in 1802.

The underlying philosophy of holistic education and giving back to the community continues to be the foundation of all CBC schools.