A Bit of History.
Perseverance pays off – From difficult beginnings to model school
The very oppressive race laws of apartheid South Africa during 1986 inspired the visionary idea in the mind of Ms Sharon Kriel that a non-racial school, in the formerly “white area” of King William’s Town is indeed possible. Getting this off the ground was however, more easily said than done. However, among newspaper headlines in the Sunday Times reading “All-race school blocked”, St Christopher’s Private School was founded in 1986.
From these turbulent and humble beginnings arose an institution that has grown every year, and now, 27 years later, to boast with a modern campus, that is strategically situated between King William’s Town, Zwelitsha and Bhisho, providing high quality education to about 700 learners, served by 32 educators.
Our sports fields, computer laboratory as well as the physical science and hospitality laboratories enhance the overall educational offering to provide a holistic learning experience. This has been underscored in our Grade 12 pass rate that has varied between 80% and 100%.