In 1954 the Sisters of St. Paul were invited by Archbishop Garner of Pretoria to work in the Rustenburg Diocese in the North West Province of South Africa.
In the same year the Sisters opened a convent at “Modimong”, which means “God’s own place”.
An important development at Modimong was the founding of a new Congregation of African Sisters, the Sisters of St. Brigid. Their Mother House is still at Modimong.
On 1 August 1950, the Dominican Sisters opened the first Catholic School in Rustenburg.
Ten years later they were replaced by the Sisters of St Paul. By 1966 the more spacious Selly Park Convent School was built and named after the Mother House of the Sisters of St. Paul in Birmingham, England. [https://sellypark.co.za/]
Due to public demand, the present day Selly Park Secondary School was built. The aim of the school is to offer children the experience of being in a caring Christian community where each can develop their abilities and talents to the full. The education provided is based on the Gospel message: “In Faith, hope and love, we strive for excellence”. [http://spss.org.za/]
Counselling, HIV support and parish work are among the main ministries.
Emphasis here is on parish and families but there is also involvement in education.