Highway Mail's Primary School SPAR Star (August 2021)
06 September 2021
St Mary’s DSG, Kloof’s primary school SPAR Star of the month is Grade 7 learner, Sienna Russell. Sienna is enjoying her first year at St Mary’s after immigrating back to South Africa from Australia with her family.
“In her first few months at St Mary’s, Sienna has shown enormous talent, particularly in music and mathematics. She recently won our Interhouse music competition playing the piano, something she taught herself to play from a young age with the help from her Mom and Granny,” says Ms Laubscher, Head of Senior Primary.
Sienna has studied Singapore Maths online (part of an overseas curriculum) which she thoroughly enjoyed. So when the opportunity arose in the second term, she entered the KZN Maths Olympiad and after a gruelling round, made it through to the second round. The third and final round is due to take place in September, with all the KZN top scores competing together.
“We wish Sienna all the best for her competition in September and look forward to following her talents in the years to come.” Says the school’s Marketing and Communications Administrator, Sarah Bartholomew.