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St Mary's DSG, Kloof, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is a prestigious independent 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.
30 December 2015
To all in the St Mary’s Community
I am sure you will want to join me in congratulating the Matric class of 2015 on their outstanding results. Their results are a testimony to the many hours of hard work put in by them and their teachers. St Mary’s has again achieved a 100% Bachelor’s Degree result with an average of 3,48 distinctions per student. The eighty-five girls who wrote matric achieved 296 distinctions between them – this includes two from AP Maths and two from AP English.
Special congratulations go to the six students who, on a national scale, have placed in the top 5% of students who wrote the IEB Examinations.
Achieving this in five subjects are: Carla Johnson; Savannah Verhage and Jessica Wilson.
Achieving this in six subjects are: Laura Bosman; Kayla Jordaan and Nina Kolev.
We are also very proud that we have twenty six instances of our students achieving in the top 1% nationally. These were:
Nina Kolev: Afrikaans; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Music; Physical Sciences
Carla Johnson: Drama; English; History; Life Orientation
Laura Bosman: Life Sciences; Life Orientation; Physical Sciences
Kayla Jordaan: Visual Art; Life Orientation
Nicola Vermonti: Geography
Michaela Williamson: Geography
Jessica Wilson: History
Zine Ntuli: isiZulu
Asanda Nhlumayo: isiZulu
Kelsi Greenwood: Life Sciences
Katelin Coetzee: English
Tegan Haselau: Geography
Christine Gregory: Life Orientation
Ziphizinhle Sithole: Life Orientation
Caylynn Mardon: Life Orientation
Natasha Walker: History
The subject departments’ distinctions were:
1. Accounting – 5
2. Afrikaans – 14
3. AP English - 2
4. AP Maths – 2
5. Consumer Studies – 1
6. Computer Applications Technology - 2
7. Dramatic Arts – 20
8. English – 24
9. Geography – 30
10. German – 1
11. History – 19
12. isiZulu – 6
13. Life Orientation- 68
14. Life Sciences - 32
15. Mathematics – 19
16. Maths Literacy - 23
17. Music – 3
18. Physical Sciences – 18
19. Visual Arts – 7
I would like to thank every teacher who played a part in the Matric class of 2015’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 the final matric 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 3 out of more than 600 subject results were under 50% and none were below 40%.
NUMBER OF A's PER CANDIDATE
8 Nina Kolev
7 Laura Bosman; Tegan Haselau; Carla Johnson; Kayla Jordaan; Jayden Kennedy; Louisa Stokes; Savannah Verhage; Michaela Williamson
6 Katelin Coetzee; Ruby Ebbeling; Nondumiso Goba; Kelsi Greenwood; Casey Koorsten; Caylynn Mardon; Olivia Southey; Catherine Stead; Nicola Vermonti; Natasha Walker; Jessica Wilson;
5 Kelly Fahn; Megan Forsyth; Amber Moon; Hyacinth Nhlumayo; Robyn Palmer; Jordan Roake; Hannah Roberts;Kelsey Hills
4 Amy Andrews; Ceara Cosgrove; Lauren D`Offay; Simone Griffiths;Caitlin Irwin; Olivia Mitchell; Hannah Newbold; Karabo Qhautse; Ziphezinhle Sithole;
3 Megan Bronstring; Cinzia Cioffi; Alexis Formato; Georgina Garraway; Christine Gregory; Chloé Harvett; Jordan Heathcote; Shannon Krouse; Tamia Martin; Lindelwa Ngcobo; Zine Ntuli; Erin Seals; Sophie Setton; Katherine Shuttleworth; Nicola Woodgate;
2 Lynsey Allan; Brittney Barnard; Caitlin Brammage; Stephanie Drake Kelly Fourie; Khyathi Kalyan; Caitlyn Longhurst; Kathryne Mathie; Liane Mc Caul; Aquelle Naicker; Sarah Stoner; Jenna-Lee Tocknell; Emma-Leigh Torry; Lauren Varty;
1 Jessica Bennett; Athanasia Christodoulou; Jade Dicks; Andrea Dixon; Tayla Hoar; Lauren Kalil; Nokwazi Khupe; Kayleigh Lock; Inenceba Madangatye; Zikhona Mhlongo; Hannah Pohl; Cindy Schoeman; Fallon Setzkorn; Savannah Tones
Well done girls, all eighty five of you can be justifiably proud of your achievements this year!