St. Anthony’s Catholic Mission has been an historic provider of education in Palapye since
the establishment of its first Adult Primary and Junior Secondary School in 1978. For the
next 23 years the Mission was the only source of education for many youth and adults who
had been excluded from the formal state system and the School fulfilled that function
faithfully and nobly. During those years, the school had become an integral part of the
Mission’s ethos and, despite is closure after the 2001 school year, offering quality
education to the community at large has remained an inseparable part of the vision and life
of St. Anthony’s Catholic Mission.
Mission leadership now have a strong desire to carry on with that vision and establish St.
Anthony’s Primary School in the same mould of historic Catholic education in Botswana and
worldwide: available, affordable, high values, high standards. To achieve this vision, the
Mission has retained a team of highly experienced, like-minded educationists, who in
partnership with Mission leadership, will establish and manage a new primary school based
upon the foundations of the old, bringing a new option for private education to the
community and revitalising the vision of St. Anthony’s Catholic Mission.