Awesome Achievements by our students and staff
GIRL FLY PROGRAMME
Congratulations to Nicole Brink who has been selected to be part of the Girls Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) Aviation and Aerospace camp.
At the Senior National Swimming Championships we had 7 students representing their province at the highest level for swimming in South Africa. They were Emma and Becky Wallis, Emma Tarr, Grace Hudson, Jade and Gina Miller and Raquel Correia.
- Emma Wallis was placed 4th in the 200m IM, 4th in the 400m IM, 12th in the 200m Breastroke, 13th in the 100m Breastroke.
- Becky Wallis was placed 7th in the 400m IM, 12th in the 200m Freestyle, 12th in the 400m Freestyle and 16th in the 200m IM.
- Emma Tarr was placed 11th in the 200m Backstroke
- Grace Hudson was placed 13th in the 100m Backstroke
At the South African National Junior Championships we had 4 medal winners: Dakota Tucker, Grace Hudson, Gina Miller and Emma Wallis. At the Level 3 Gala, the medal winners were Tyla Panzera and Georgy Turner.
Dakota Tucker has been selected by the Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation to represent her province at the Tri Colour Games in Reggio Emelia in Italy in July.
Gina Miller was selected for the SA Junior Youth Swimming Squad. Congratulations to all our amazing swimmers.
Congratulations to Claudia Dobson and Emma O'Gorman who competed in the KSA Bloemfontein League Championships where both girls won bronze medals in their classes, with Claudia winning a double bronze for Kata and Kumite. They competed in the AUSC Region 5 Karate Championship in Botswana at the end of May and Claudia won a Bronze medal for Kumite and Emma a silver medal.
Claudia Dobson has been selected for the South African National Karate Team that will participate at the World Karate Federation World Youth Cup and WKF Youth Training Camp in Umag Croatia.
Congratulations to Amara Agbai on her selection for the GSS Netball Squad and to Bianca Kennerley who played for the Central Gauteng Action Netball Team as was vice-captain of the side.
Well done to Nkazimlo Matyolo who represented the South African Gymnastics Team (Junior SA Team) at the 14th Continental African Championships in Swakopmund, Namibia. The team was placed 2nd overall and Nkazi came 4th. the competition was also a qualifier for the Youth Olympiad which will be held in Argentina later this year. Nkazi qualified 3rd for the Youth Olympics and is thus the official reserve for the competition. A remarkable achievement, congratulations!
Well done to Leila Fernandes, Kate Hinrichs, Una Donnelly, Jennifer Everett and Zanne Smit for being part of the Gauteng U18 team that won the U18 section of the Currie Cup Water Polo Tournament in the holidays. Also to Mr le Roux on his team's 14th win of the Senior Section of the Currie Cup for men, playing for OJ Eagles. Kate and Leila will be representing SA U18 at the Junior World Championships in Serbia in September, with Una as the official reserve.
Pierre Le Roux
Congratulations to Mosh Khwinana and Rutendo Kawelenga who were selected for the SASRU development team and competed in England during the holidays.
Our divers are in the news again, this time diving in Dresden, Germany in the International Youth Meet against 21 other countries. They dived very well and continue to excel on the International and National circuit. The Youth Nationals Saints Divers Bailey Heydra, Bailey Davenport and Grace Brammer (Gr 7) all competed in the B group and made the national youth squad on 1 or more boards.
- On the 1m board: 1st - Bailey Heydra, 2nd - Bailey Davenport, 4th - Grace Brammer
- 3m: 1st - Bailey Davenport, 2nd - Bailey Heydra, 4th - Grace Brammer
- Platform: 1st - Bailey Heydra, 2nd - Grace Brammer
- 3m synchro: 1st - Bailey Heydra and Olivia Van Vollenhoven, 4th - Bailey Davenport and Sarah Benning
At the Senior Nationals Results where just the two Baileys competed the results were as follows:
- Womans 1m: 2nd - Bailey Heydra, 5th - Bailey Davenport
- Womans 3m: 2nd - Bailey Heydra, 7th - Bailey Davenport
- Womans Platform: 2nd - Bailey Heydra
- Womans synchro: 1st - Bailey Heydra and Kerry-Leigh Morrison
Dresden International Youth Meet:
As this meet involves the best junior divers in the world, we knew it would be exceptionally tough, the girls had to trial for this team in December,as only the top 2 in each country can go. As the European divers are well known and have lots of experience at this level we didn't know what to expect. The girls coped exceptionally well and had to compete in large competitions where you do a dive every 15 minutes and sit and wait, this is a very new experience for them and as a result they battled a bit on 1m while they found their feet, however on 3m they found themselves again, our aim was hopefully to make a final (top 12) which is a big achievement at this level. There is very little separating our girls from the best in the world, just a bit of fine tuning that needs to take place in the next two months in winter no less.
- 3m: 12th - Bailey Heydra (Prelim and Final), 18th - Bailey Davenport (Prelim)
- 1m: 20th - Bailey Heydra, 21st - Bailey Davenport
- 3m Synchro: 7th - Bailey Heydra and Kerry-Leigh Morrison
Michaela Louw has been awarded the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund Bursary for the Genee International Ballet Competition to be held in Hong Kong in August.
Roxanne Steenkamp was awarded a merit certificate for her Rock School Drumming Exam recently.
Victoria Lanham-Love took part in the regional competition of SA Kids with Talent held at Dainfern College. She won the guitar category, the self accompaniment category and won the sought after Golden Ticket straight into the finals in September.
Gemma Porrill won an award from the International Children's Exhibition of Fine Art in Lidice, Czech Republic.
The following girls have been selected for District Hockey Teams:
- U14 A: Jordyn Rakow, Madeleine Clifton, Samantha Kirk, Brooke Lewis, Sarah Varghese, India Kruger, Veneke M'Kombe.
- U16 A: Julia Letcher, Laura Gilardi, Bailey Heydra, Amy McCarthy.
- U16 B: Gina Breetzke, Erin Batchelor.
- U18 A: Cloe de Souza, Taryn Rauff, Kimberley Owen, Caitlin Readhead.
- U18 B: Zanne Smit, Daniela Martini
The following girls have been selected from the District Hockey sides for the Southern Gauteng Provincial sides:
- U14B Veneka M'Kombe
- U14C Jordan Rakow, Brooke Lewis, Sarah Varghese
- U16A Julia Letcher
- U16B Erin Batchelor
- U18B Kimberley Owen
- U18A Taryn Rauff, Cloe de Souza, Caitlin Readhead
Cloe de Souza
Our debaters have been placed 7th and are through to the quarter finals of the SACEE Senior Debating Championships out of 54 finalists.
(Festival of Excellence in Dramatic Arts)
We entered 3 plays this year. The Truth I need to Tell by Sisipho Makolomakwe in the Original Works category had 4 nominations.
Best Original Script & Best Director - Sisipho Makolomakwe, Best Actress - Sanda Nyoka & Best Audio-Visuals.
Illusion of the Rainbow reworked by Chantelle Guise-Brown in the Original Works category received 5 nominations.
Best Original Script - Chantelle Guise-Brown, Best Clown - Alicia Shelembe, Best Costume Taryn Lahoud, Best Satire & Best Ensemble.
Uhm... directed by Botlhale Boikanyo was chosen for the finals and had 13 nominations and two wins for Best Choice of Script and Best Published Work.
Best Actress - Bongi Dlomo, Best Director - Botlhale Boikanyo, Best Production Design, Best Satire, Best Comedy, Best Accent Work, Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress - Naeve Human, Best Supporting Actor - Tafara M'Combe and Christopher O'Connell. The director, cast and crew of this play have been invited to attend the Naledi Awards Ceremony.
Congratulations to the cast, crews and directors of all of these plays, we are very proud of you.
We are delighted to announce that we had an amazing total of seven girls receive Gold Medals for the English Olympiad. This is a magnificent achievement. To win a gold medal in Gr 10 for the English Olympiad is especially noteworthy.
Tayla Orsmond (Grade 10), Jemma Jenkins-Ferrett, Edith Mugadza, Georgina Stanley (Grade 11), Kate Pringle, Rochelle Weimer, Jennavieve Williams (Grade 12).
Huge congratulations to Georgina Stanley who has been placed in the top 15 for the Olympiad for 2018 and has won a trip to the National Schools Festival in Grahamstown.
APPLICATIONS OLYMPIAD (Computers)
Congratulations to Molly Adeniji who obtained 75% in the olympiad and has been invited to proceed through to the 2nd round.
Congratulations to our poet, Ms Ruth Everson. Her work has been longlisted for the Sol Plaatje European Union poetry award. The anthology will be published in September. Her work for Auschwitz poems was created after her visit in December last year.
Top results from the Equestrian SANESA Qualifier
- Beginners: Zoe Norton - 1st Performance Riding
- Level 2: Erin Bastion - 1st in Equitation, 1st In-Hand Utility; Piper Crow - 2nd Show Jumping; Stephanie Court - 3rd Show Jumping
- Level 3: Piper Crow - 1st Working Rider, 3rd Equitation, 1st Working Hunter, 3rd Prix Caprilli; Teagan Ralph - 2nd Working Hunter; Tshedza Matiwaza - 1st Handy Hunter; Kristen Leeming - 3rd Handy Hunter.
- Level 6: Kristi Fourie - 2nd Show Jumping.
Well done to Kamryn Norton, Katerina Gabriel, Hannah Schutte, Skye Tucker and Jenna-Lee Markgraaff who were all selected for the Northern District Cross Country team that competed in the District Championships in Pretoria. They all performed superbly with Kamryn making a top 10 finish and Katerina and Skye making a top 15 finish.
Well done to Lexi Galatis, Kath Humphrey, Dayna Hood, Tyla Barker, Hayley Fawcett and Megan Swallow who played in the Gauteng Top Schools Squash Tournament. Our team finished 3rd overall.
Congratulations to Mr Pierre le Roux for completing his first Comrades Marathon!