Girls' College Matric Results 2018

January 03, 2019 | Girls’ College

St Stithians Girls’ College is pleased to announce our Matric results for 2018 and highlight the top achievements. We celebrate and give thanks for the achievements of each student. The results are the fruit of individual effort and the team work of teachers, parents and peers. Our Matrics have lived out the intent of St Stithians to inspire excellence and make a world of difference. Thank you, One and All.

At the core of our philosophy of educational excellence is a multi-faceted experience in which each student takes responsibility to ‘own’ his or her personal learning. There are many outcomes, with the Matric assessments being the ultimate academic indicator. We have encouraged our students to define and set their own personal benchmarks. We embrace academic diversity, varying learning styles and skill sets, including the enrolment of some students with identified barriers to academic learning. Our teachers create an enabling and stretching environment in which each student can optimise personalised learning, a platform for living life to the full. Supportive family members and peer friendships bring additional value.

The IEB Matric assessments are a significant external benchmark, both nationally and internationally recognised. The St Stithians Matric achievements are the collective indicator of academic excellence, the intersection of personal goals and the standards of the IEB. We are proud of our cohort of top academic achievers, who shine strongly among the best in the country and whose results are documented individually. We salute, too, each of our students who has excelled against personal benchmarks – a less public achievement, but one that is highly valued and appreciated.

Matric is the destination of an unfolding process of learning. We acknowledge the contributions of the teachers at the Preparatory Schools of St Stithians College, as well as those of other Primary Schools which educated this year’s Matric cohort. We pay tribute to the impact of Kamoka Bush School on the lives of students.

We affirm our commitment as St Stithians, shaped by our Methodist Church ethos, to the education of young people of character, who we expect to make an impact as leaders and citizens in South Africa, the rest of Africa and in a global context. 

Overall summary of the Girls’ College 2018 Matric results:

  • Candidates: 96
  • Pass rate: 100% 
  • Qualified for Bachelor Degree Studies (BD): 94 (98%)
  • Qualified for Diploma Studies: 2 (2%)
  • Distinctions (Level 7 or 80% and more): 246 (average of 2.56 per candidate)
  • 29 girls achieved 4 or more distinctions
  • 2 girls achieved the College's Academic Honours Summa Cum Laude award which is an average of 90% or more
  • 77% of our girls achieved 1 or more distinctions

St Stithians Academic Honours Summa Cum Laude (average of 90% or above):

Kate Pringle 

Jennavieve Williams

Message from the Head of School

3 January 2019

To the Girls’ College Matric Class of 2018 - A Message from Dr James

Dear Matrics

You are a diverse, passionate and spirited group of young women who never shied away from a challenge nor a courageous conversation, and for this I commend you. Today we celebrate your hard work and academic achievements. Your perseverance and commitment to your studies have been well rewarded with pleasing results overall. As a College community we pay tribute to every one of you. You have made us as a school community as well as each of your families exceptionally proud. For this we congratulate you! 

 

As a group you have had your ups and downs and have weathered the many academic trials and tribulations with much tenacity; this must surely stand you in good stead for life’s challenges as you embark upon an exciting, yet very daunting future. 

You owe an enormous amount of gratitude to your teachers and your families for their unwavering support and belief in you. I would like to pay tribute to our academic staff for their guidance, support and fine mentorship of each one of you on your academic journeys. In addition, I would like to acknowledge the Independent Examinations Board [IEB] for their fine administration of the examination process and for their assistance and support in running a fair, valid and reliable high-stakes assessment.

I wish you well as you embark on a new chapter in your lives. May you strive to lead lives whereby you are actively engaged in inspiring excellence and intentional in making a world of difference. After all it is through serving people and communities around us that we truly find our own happiness and sense of fulfilment. I trust that you will remain civically minded and engaged citizens of our country and our world, our future will be shaped by women like you. May you be continually reminded of your commitment to towards unity and lifting one another through diversity. 

Go well in the knowledge that you remain integrally connected to the Saints family. Keep close to your heart the notion of Seriti, with the knowledge that your shadow will walk with you always. I trust that your footprint will continue to deepen, and your shadow remain lifelong into this journey called life. I ask for God’s richest blessings in each of your lives now and going forward.

Warm regards

 

Dr Sally James

Head of School: Girls’ College

 

National IEB Achievements:

The following student was placed on the IEB’s list for Commendable Achievement (i.e. top 5% of students in 5 or more subjects and 80% or more for Life Orientation):

Teagan Niemand 

The following students achieved a result in the top 1% of IEB Candidates in their subject:

Amanda Aitken : English Home Language, Life Sciences

Chantelle Guise-Brown : Life Sciences

Gabriella Karis : Business Studies

Kate Pringle : Life Sciences

Cameron Smith : Life Orientation, Visual Arts

Stephanie Viljoen : Afrikaans First Additional Language

Jennavieve Williams : Life Sciences

 

Distinction candidates (in order of number of distinctions achieved):

8 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 4 Girls

Caroline Mack

Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Kate Pringle

Accounting, Advanced Programme Mathematics, English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Stephanie Viljoen

Advanced Programme Mathematics, Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Jennavieve Williams

Advanced Programme Mathematics, Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

7 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 4 Girls

Amanda Aitken

Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Hayley Fawcett

Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts.

Chantelle Guise-Brown

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Teagan Niemand

Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

6 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 7 Girls

Madison Crews

Advanced Programme Mathematics, English Home Language, History, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Micaela Davids

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics.

Leila Fernandes

English Home Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences. 

Gabriella Karis

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Business Studies, English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences.

Cameron Smith

Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts.

Keisha Vythilingam

English Home Language, History, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Carli Wagner

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics.

5 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 4 Girls

Alexandra Botha

English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Tyla van Ryswyck

Business Studies, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics.

Rochelle Weimer

English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematical Literacy.

Siân Wilson

English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

4 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 10 Girls

Mariska Bester

Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, History, Life Orientation.

Kelly Campbell

Accounting, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics.

Una Donnelly

English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics.

Chanté du Preez

Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Life Sciences, Music.

Natasha Finger

Geography, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences.

Naeve Human

Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Mathematical Literacy. 

Melissa James

English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences.

Mariam Sabu 

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Dramatic Arts, Life Orientation, Life Sciences.

Kayla Strathern

English Home Language, History, Life Sciences, Mathematics.

Emma Taylor

English Home Language, Geography, Life Sciences, Mathematical Literacy.

3 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 9 Girls

Jessica Assenmacher, Claire Dieltjens, Camryn Fenthum, Jessica Groves, Taryn Lahoud, Khensani Macheke, Kamogelo Molapisi, Sanda Nyoka, Zabanguni Phakathi.

2 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 20 Girls

Nadine Acheampong, Noor Albarudi, Tayla Arnoldi, Tyla Barker, Jessica Bland, Botlhale Boikanyo, Bongiwe Dhlomo, Alexia Galatis, Savannah Grill, Cassidy Hanna, Zama Khumalo, Sisipho Makolomakwe, Jade Miller, Lerato Moshodi, René Ndambo, Kimberley Owen, Rutendo Samakande, Georgy Turner, Tatum van Heerden, Riordan Washington.

1 Distinction (subjects at Level 7): 17 Girls

Candidate*, Jodi Carr, Emma Grobler, Kate Hinrichs, Kathryn Humphrey, Diana Kantor, Andrea Lambrechts, Megan Le Roux, Tshepang Letsie, Candidate*, Luyanda Ngubane, Kutloano Phoku, Genevieve Robertson, Imaan Seedat, Kimberly Thompson, Kathryn Tyndale-Biscoe, Emma Wallis.

 

We wish all our matriculants a fulfilling new phase of their lives and we encourage them, One and All, to stay connected with St Stithians into the future. We look forward to staying in touch with our new alumni.

                                                      

Dr Sally James                                                                Dr Tim Nuttall

Head of School                                                                Rector and Executive Head

St Stithians Girls’ College                                                St Stithians College

 

 

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