Admission and Entrance Assessments for 2016
31 December 2014
To all in the St Mary's Community
I am sure you will join me in congratulating the Matric class of 2014 on their outstanding results. As a year group they have achieved much for the school and for themselves as individuals. Their results place us as the top IEB School in the country as we have more students in the Top 5% category than any other. It is an outstanding achievement.
St Mary's has again achieved a 100% Bachelor's Degree result with an average of 3,88 distinctions per student. The ninety-two girls who wrote matric achieved 357 distinctions between them – this includes four from AP Maths and one from AP English. That means 54,6% of our subject results were distinctions. This is remarkable and speaks to the commitment of our girls and their teachers.
Special congratulations go to the ten students who, on a national scale, have placed in the top 5% of students who wrote the IEB Matric.
Achieving this in five subjects are: Kyla Fry; Thalia Pillay; Carrie-Anne Rubidge and Jess Scott. Achieving this in six subjects are: Jess Lund; Julia Conradie; Megan Payne; Rachel Piggott; Rubina Valodia and Erin-Lee Watkinson.
We are also very proud that we have forty six instances of our students achieving in the top 1% nationally. The full list of these is included at the end of this document.
I would like to thank every teacher who played a part in the Matric class of 2014's success. It does not start in their final FET phase, it starts in pre-school and each teacher nurtures them and builds on the work of their colleagues until this final year. The whole team at St Mary's should be very proud of their work.
Our parents deserve thanks too, for their vital role that they have played in educating their daughters. This milestone is a significant one and once reached successfully, enables their daughter to have choices concerning her future. I am confident that they are prepared and ready for the opportunities beyond school.
Whilst much of the attention will naturally go to our top achievers, I want to point out that every single girl achieved a fine set of results; being able to enter a Bachelor's Degree at university should she want to. One doesn't usually look at the tail end of the results, but it is worth noting that only 1% of our subject results were under 50% and none were below 40%.
Well done girls, all ninety-two of you have inspired us!
|8||Rubina Valodia; Julia Conradie; Megan Payne; Erin-Lee Watkinson|
|7||Leah Fairclough; Kyla Fry; Jessica Hazell; Kylie Kühl; Jess Lund; Rachel Piggott; Madison Quayle; Carrie-Anne Rubidge; Jessica Scott; Sabrina Strauss|
|6||Ashleigh Basel; Lauren Beesley; Lisa Ebbeling; Julia Foord; Eraine Parry; Jessica van Schalkwyk; Stephanie Weiss; Caitlin Wilson; Rhonda Hyde|
|5||Kristin Boffa; Gina Christy; Brittany Foss; Rebecca Meltzer; Lauren Montile; Tayla Ross; Courtney-Lea Smith; Ariel Suarez; Taelin Wilford; Gina Wright|
|4||Jenna Barrow; Georgina Charlton; Sarah Cluver; Iris de Villiers; Gil Doron; Kerry-Ann Hastings; Elsje Koetsier; Kethiwe Mnganga; Nosipho Mpisane; S'thabile Mthembu; Aphiwe Nzuza; Megan O'Connor; Kayleigh Robertson; Emma Stead; Lindsay Swanepoel; Kristen White|
|3||Victoria Coppin; Courtney Geyle; Katherine Gooden; Sarah Heron; Precious Hlatshwayo; Bianca Jansen van Rensburg; Amy Lewis; Jesse Malton; Catherine Metcalf; Siphokazi Mlambo; Kelsey Nightingale; Louise Opitz; Jenna Scruse; Claire van Zyl; Saskia Williams|
Danielle Cairns; Tayla Davies; Megan Dowdall; Claire Gibbings; Minenhle Hadebe; Giorgia Hannan; Noxolo Khowa; Kealan Lahner; Jessica McLean; Tarryn Powell; Jenna Stone; Matshidiso Thula; Chesney Wolhuter
|1||Kirsten Acutt; Lauren du Toit; Claire Franklin; Klara Hartmann; Neo Madime; Amy Miles; Angela Walker|
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Since 1906 our girls have graduated to see, and seize, every opportunity. Their achievements begin with the motivation we build, within these historic walls. At St Mary's we aim not only to teach - but to inspire. Come and see where tomorrow's top women are beginning their journey.
We are constantly looking for ways to educate beyond the boundaries of our classroom and 'official curriculum' walls. The Journey in Grade 9 is such a wonderful learning opportunity for the girls because it is an authentic challenge.
21 days hiking in the Winterton and Berg area with only a backpack and their journey 'family' consisting of 2 adults and 18 pupils. No contact with home via cellphone and only handwritten letters delivered to loved ones. What an amazing life-changing experience. Leaving on the journey and returning 21 days later as inspired, independent, incredible young women.
St Mary's DSG, Kloof, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is a prestigious private girls' school with exceptional facilities, offering a wide range of choices in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres to students from Grade R to Grade 12.
Day scholars are accommodated throughout the school, with boarding available from Grade 8. The school is situated in over 9 hectares of beautiful grounds, 660 metres above sea level overlooking Durban and the Indian Ocean, 24 kilometres away.
At St Mary's we strive to help each pupil to gain in confidence whilst gaining in skills, and to develop as a person whilst developing academically, physically, culturally and spiritually. Each student has opportunities to excel - leading to higher self esteem and all-round achievement.
We offer a balance in many facets - between the mind and body; the temporal and spiritual; between discipline and freedom; tolerance and understanding; between tradition and innovation; leadership and service - and even in climate.