Sr Francis Mision School

Simon's Town Historical Society

Sr Francis Mision School

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


St Francis Mission School, built as St Frances English Church Mission School in 1943 opposite the Mast House in St George's St., by the Church of St Francis on the site of the The Girls' School of Industry. It was a new two-storeyed building to accommodate 130 boys and girls of all races. It was extended in 1959 when the school had 300 pupils. As most were from poor homes, a feeding scheme provided pupils with bread and jam or soup. The school was closed in 1969 after the proclamation of the Group Areas Act. Funds obtained from the sale of the property were used to establish the Church of St Clare in Ocean View. The building was taken over by the Dept. of Public Works and occupied as offices for the SA Navy and Ministry of Defence.


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