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Easter Sports Festivals

Easter is now a very busy time for the private schools close to Abbotsford House in Johannesburg.

St Mary’s School in Waverley is holding the 17th St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival.

Thirty-six teams from around South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia will compete in four days of fast-paced hockey. This is the largest number of teams in the history of the festival:

  • Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria
  • Brescia House School
  • C & N Sekondêre Meisieskool Oranje (OMS)
  • Clarendon High School for Girls
  • Collegiate Girls’ High School
  • Die Hoërskool Menlopark
  • Durban Girls’ College
  • Eunice High School
  • Herschel Girls School
  • Hoërskool DF Malan
  • Hoërskool Garsfontein
  • Hoërskool Waterkloof
  • Kingsmead College
  • Kingswood College
  • Maris Stella School
  • Our Lady of Fatima DCS
  • Paarl Girl’s High School
  • Paarl Gimnasium
  • Pearson High School
  • Penryn College
  • Peterhouse Girls
  • Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School
  • Pretoria High School for Girls
  • Roedean School (S.A.)
  • Somerset College
  • Springfield Convent School
  • St Andrew’s School for Girls
  • St Anne’s Diocesan College
  • St John’s DSG
  • St Mary’s DSG, Pretoria
  • St Mary’s DSG, Kloof
  • St Mary’s School, Waverley 1st XI
  • St Mary’s School, Waverley Festival XI
  • St Stithians Girls’ College
  • The Wykeham Collegiate
  • Windhoek High School

The festival is hosted on various participating schools’ AstroTurfs, culminating with the final, to be held at St Mary’s,  in the late afternoon of Sunday 3 April. Entrance is free and the public are encouraged to witness some of SA’s best school hockey on offer.

St Johns College in Upper Houghton is holding the 21st annual Easter Rugby Festival. There are 12 participating teams, namely

Affies Paarl Boys
Helpmekaar Parktown
Hilton Paul Roos
Lions St John’s (Harare)
Monument St John’s College (JHB)
Nelspruit Viadana

If you are visiting Johannesburg for either the St Mary’s Investec Hockey Festival or the St Johns College Rugby Festival then Abbotsford House is an ideal place to stay.



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