Highlights of October Week 1
CELEBRATE ACADEMIC WINNERS
Congratulations to Samantha Ball who is the Dux Scholar for 2017. Samantha received her Academic Honours, 9 distinction certificates, the subject prize for 8 of her subjects and a special prize for being the Dux Scholar for the past 5 years. Her aggregate this year was an incredible 96.4%. Well done!
The following 15 exceptional girls were awarded their Academic Honours:
Cailin Doyle, Olivia Levieux, Amy Malan, Bianca Breytenbach, Jessica Rogers, Tamaryn Adendorff, Leigh-Anne Behrens, Kayla Campbell, Anja Kruger, Suanrie Nothnagel, Kathryn Davies, Cassandra Posthumus, Rachel Swallow, Grace Zhao, Samantha Ball.
CELEBRATE CULTURAL AWARDS
Congratulations to Sabrina Potter and Nomalanga Luthuli, these two girls shared the a prestigious Cultural Mask this year.
Julianne Scott was awarded the Drama Prize
Keabetswe Tainton was awarded the Debating Prize
Kaitlin Groves won the Music Prize
CELEBRATE SPORT AWARDS
Congratulations to Tayla van Eck who walked off with the Sportsmanship and Sports Woman of the Year Trophy this year.
Also to Leigh-Anne Behrens for the Service to Sport Trophy.
Julie-ann Wagner won the All Round Sports Trophy.
Cambourne house won the House Shield.
CELEBRATE ROUND SQUARE AWARDS
Congratulations to Kristen Acheampong who won the coveted Lindsay Bennett award for Altruistic service to the community. She also won the King Constantine Medal.
Congratulations to Danielle Knight one of our Saints dancers who competed in the DanceStar World Masters Qualifier and made it through to the finals which will be held in Croatia in May 2017.
Congratulations to Alexandra Mundell who attended the World Freestyle Dance Championships in Blackpool, England and was placed 3rd in the youth Slowdance section. She then went on to attend a local dance competition in Newcastle where she won the solo event and placed 2nd in the Slowdance section. Alexandra is the current SA U18 Slowdance Champion.
Veronica and Michaela Louw danced at the East Rand Festival and Championship and Veronica won the Best Duet for U19. Veronica and Michaela placed 1st in all of their groups and won the choreographic section. Veronica was announced as the Most Promising Amateur dancer. Both girls were awarded A+ for all of their solos. Veronica was the U19 overall championship winner.
Both girls are performing alongside the Johannesburg Ballet company in the performance of Cinderella at the Joburg Theatre!
Congratulations to all of our teams on beating Pretoria GHS in the league matches. The u15 team then went on to participate in the Collegiate Water Polo Tournament in Port Elizabeth in freezing conditions. This young side made it through to the quarter-finals where they unfortunately lost against Herschel and ended up 6th overall, but the top school from Gauteng!
At the recent rowing regatta we obtained the following results:
- Gold - Junior Womens B quad consisting of Jessica Endenburg, Caitlin Macfarlane, Vuyo Mashinini, Khanyi Ntozini & Dominique Dos Reis.
- Gold - Junior Womens B double consisting of Jessica Endenburg and Dominique Dos Reis.
- 5th places - JW Scull - Moshoe Khwinana; JW A double - Mia Rogers & Moshoe Khwinana
- 6th - JW A double - Caitlin Macfarlane & Mariana Katsoulis
St Stithians Girls' College are proud of the 49 participants who entered this competition. Of these, 34 were in Gr 11 and 15 in Gr 12. We received 7 silver certificates and the 2 gold certificates were won by Samantha Ball and Estelle Mody. Congratulations
Congratulations to Caitlin Readhead who has been selected to represent the Gauteng Gryphons Indoor Hockey team at the PSI Gauteng All Star Indoor Tournament in October.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IT SHOWCASE
A group of Gr 10 girls and their teacher, Mrs Finzel Martin attended the Roedean IT Showcase recently. The girls were very interested in the many matric projects on show. Most of the projects had very impressive graphics and most were done by boys, who showed great enthusiasm and an impressive depth of knowledge. There were only two girls presenting at the showcase. The showcase gave our girls an idea of what is in store for them for their matric project and how much time they need to devout to this project. To quote Mrs Martin, "It has made us all fired up to learn graphic coding more and to make our projects more exciting and interactive for the user. It was also a useful opportunity for me to network with the other IT teachers. Our girls played the games with enthusiasm and showed interest. They made me very proud."
TRINITY MUSIC RESULTS
- Taryn Lahoud Grade 6 Violin MERIT
- Danella Oelofse Grade 6 Violin DISTINCTION
- Riordan Washington Grade 3 Violin MERIT
- Melissa Springett Grade 4 Guitar MERIT
STAFF DEVELOPMENT FUND - REPORT BY MRS PETA HANLY
Click here to read Mrs Hanly's report from her fantastic opportunity to present at Cambridge University, UK during the August Holidays.
INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS' DAY
Surprise from our Matrics for the staff today!