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St David’s Marist Inanda

St David's is about building the human fabric of our society and preparing young men to lead with courage wherever their adult lives take them.

St David’s Marist Inanda is a Johannesburg boys' school in which all members of the school family recognise the special Catholic ethos of the school and join in upholding the Christian teachings of the Gospel within a Catholic Marist tradition of: Humility, Simplicity and Modesty.

Welcome to St David's Marist Inanda

St David’s Marist Inanda is many things.

We are a Catholic boys' school located in Johannesburg, one where every member of our school family upholds the Christian teachings of the Gospel.

We are a Marist school, founded on the Catholic Marist values of humility, simplicity and modesty. We are guided by the example of St Marcellin Champagnat, who founded the Marist Brothers with the aim of educating young people, in particular those from impoverished backgrounds.

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Why choose St David’s?

St David's Marist Inanda is blessed with many things - excited and engaged boys, contributing parents, innovative and dedicated teachers, challenging and comprehensive academic programmes, diverse and inclusive sporting and cultural opportunities, a magnificent campus with facilities to support all our work, and a way of bringing faith, culture and life into harmony. The special character that these blessings bring to our school is rooted in valuing relationships between people.


As a school, St David’s places great emphasis on the personal development of our boys into well-rounded, confident young men who are well equipped to make their mark on the world. In providing our boys with the opportunities to develop their own passions and interests, and inspiring them to pursue them, there is no greater measure of success than seeing them grow into their best selves. The values based education received at St David’s, with an emphasis of service and impact, prepares and expects our boys to be leaders with compassion, driven to create a positive change in the world.


As a Catholic Marist school, spirituality is central to everything we do at St David’s. The academic, sporting, cultural and service work performed by all of our boys is framed by St David’s religious character, and founded upon our Marist values of Humility, Simplicity and Modesty. St David’s is nevertheless an inclusive school, and we welcome and embrace boys of all faiths.


St David’s old boys – many of whom go on to great things – maintain deep, meaningful connections with their alma mater. Through their continued involvement in our school’s life, they play a significant role in ensuring that St David’s continues to grow and develop, and provide successive generations of our boys with the very best educational opportunities available.

Latest News

Ash Wednesday is the Church's Day of Atonement

14 Feb 2024
Fr P Tshabalala

Ash Wednesday is the Church's Day of Atonement. The very name of the day comes from the ancient practice of mourning or doing penance wearing "sackcloth and ashes" to express penitence, not only by Christians but by pagans as well. The Old Testament shows us the pagan people of Nineveh, the pagan King Ben Haddad of Syria, and the Jewish Queen Esther, who fasted, wearing sackcloth and ashes. In the early Church, Christians who had committed serious sins did public penance wearing sackcloth and ashes. The Church instructs us to observe Ash Wednesday and Good Friday as complete fasting and abstinence days. Fasting is prescribed to reinforce our penitential prayer during the Lenten season.

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St David's Marist Inanda Foundation News

31 Jan 2024
Fiona Budd

We thank our St David’s community who gave so generously to the Foundation’s annual Christmas Giving campaign at the end of last year (a combined total of R38 500 was raised towards the main Fr Bernard Brewer SJ Bursary Fund and to the Old Boys’ Bursary Fund) and to the launch of the St David’s Memorial Pipe Organ Appeal (R335 000 donated to date - towards a total amount required of R600 000 – we are over halfway there!)

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Navigating the New School Year with Wellness at the Forefront

30 Jan 2024
Amy & The Wellness Team

The commencement of a school year is filled with anticipation, promising fresh and untapped possibilities. For our boys, it's a chance to learn, grow, and explore new horizons. Change is an inevitable part of life, and within the school environment, it manifests through new teachers, classmates, and experiences.

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