Saints Achievers September & October
The following students were selected for the Gauteng League team to attend the SANESA National Championships:
Erin Bastion, Piper Crow, Stephanie Court, Tshedza Matiwaza, Kristin Leeming, Teagan Ralph, Kristi Fourie.
Congratulations to the following girls who were awarded a Special Service Award for their contribution towards the success of the College at the World Choir Games:
Jodi Carr, Bongi Dhlomo, Hannah Ellwood, Michelle Gray, Sindi Pitikoe, Rutendo Samakande, Amira Sithole, Alexia Mechanicos.
MUSIC EXAM RESULTS
Melissa Springett passed her Trinity Grade 5 Guitar examination with merit.
Amanda Aitken passed her Royal Schools Grade 8 Singing examination.
The following students passed their Grade 1 Theory examination: Neo Monkhe and Nicola Watt passed with merit and Christine Driver, Ndala Kalisilira, Moipone Molobi, Tanaka Muguto, Christen Roux and Anastasia Schroder passed with distinction.
SENIOR CONCERTO FESTIVAL
Anastasia Schroder has been invited to sing with the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra in the Senior Concerto Festival. This is a great honour to receive this invitation as soloists up the the age of 25 are considered.
Michaela Louw was the only South African to make the finals of the 2018 Genee International Ballet Competition held in Hong Kong.
Roxy Steenkamp placed 1st in the 15-16 modern/lyrical solo at the Pretoria Eisteddfod. Roxy and Jenna White placed 1st in the 15-16 contemporary duo and both these students were part of the trio that placed 1st in the >16 small group. They also went on to perform in the Jazz Duo section of "The Stars of Tomorrow Performing Arts" at the Linder Auditorium and were placed 1st in the 15 -16 year section. Roxy has been invited to join the SA team dancing at ADA (American Dance Awards 2019 National Championship) in New York from 7th – 13th July 2019.
Erin Brammer participated in a number of events this term. At the American Dance Awards she was the Ultimate Challenge Winner - Age 15. Her Contemporary solo won the highest accolade given to a soloist . She also received the Ultimate Challenge Winner. This is awarded to the highest scoring solo across all dance styles - age 15. At the Teen Dancer of the Year, Erin qualified to represent South Africa at the American Teen Dancer of the Year Competition to be held in New York next year. She also received a special award, "Magnificent Leap", in the Contemporary solo. In the Modern Solos she obtained an Ultimate Gold for three pieces and trophy for 1st place. In the Duet she obtained an Ultimate Gold and 3rd place, in the groups she obtained Ultimate Gold for three pieces.
Erin also competed at the Eisteddfod of the Performing arts and received the following awards: Modern Solos Champs Section - Contemporary 1st place; Ballet Solos Champs Section - 2nd place for one piece, 3rd place for one piece and 4th place for two pieces. In the groups she was awarded 1st place for two pieces and 2nd place for two pieces.
Nkazimlo Matyolo competed in the Central Gauteng Gymnastics competition and as a qualifier for the Nationals. She came 2nd overall attaining silver for floor work and bars, bronze for beam and gold for the vaulting section. She has been selected by the South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) to represent South Africa at the Top Gym Gymnastics Competition in Belgium. Only two gymnasts in the country are selected to this prestigious event.
Bailey Heydra and Bailey Davenport dived superbly at the Junior World Diving Championships making the top 20 in the world.
Kamohelo Jili, Rachel Mutambara, Bailey Heydra, Bailey Davenport and Rae Atteridge all qualified for the SA Schools Diving Championships. Kamohelo and Rachel and Bailey and Bailey obtained 1st and 2nd placings and Rae came 3rd in the U18 section.
Jessica James came 5th in the 3rd round of the Spur Mountain Bike League.
KIDS WITH TALENT (SA)
Victoria Lanham-Love won 3rd place in the finals of the "Kids with Talent SA" (guitar category).
Claudia Dobson was graded to her Senior Black Belt at the ISMAA's Hombu Dojo.
Emma O'Gorman has been selected to represent SA in the Commonwealth Championships in Durban in November. In the National Championships she achieved a bronze for Kata and a gold medal for Kumite. She has also been selected to represent SA in the Goju Ryu Karate World Championships to be held in Malaysia in September next year.
Emma O' Gorman
TANG SOO DO
Katherine Hollingworth obtained 3 gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the National Tang Soo Do championships, receiving her provincial colours for her age group.
Kirsten Nolan was selected to trial for the U20 National Women's soccer team in preparation for the 2018 African Union Sports Council Region 5 Games in Gaborone.
Jessica Assenmacher was awarded a full tennis scholarship to attend Towson University in Maryland, USA in January 2019.
Chloe Nel placed 11th at the Marks Park TSA Tennis Tournament and this result has improved her current Gauteng Tennis ranking to #18.
The junior interhigh team finished 7th out of 22 schools this year.
The 1st water polo team played in the Reddam Tournament and received bronze medals. They went on to play in the Clarendon tournament in East London and returned with the trophy and gold medals and have retained their number 1 position in South Africa. The 2nd team placed 9th at the St Anne's tournament and the U15s placed 9th at the Collegiate tournament. The U14 team played in the Roedean Tournament and were placed 7th out of 24 schools in SA. Madi Haworth was announced as the player of the match in 4 of her games.
The following students have been selected as part of the Gauteng Provincial Teams for the Inter provincial in December:
- U19 Girls: Jennifer Everett, Leila Fernandes, Kate Hinrichs, Zanne Smit.
- U16 Girls: Nicolle Cronje, Katherine du Plessis, Tatum Lomax, Olivia Sim, Natasja Troskie, Jordan Wedderburn (Reserves: Franki Gush, Tamsin Hirst, Emma van Dongen)
- U15 Girls: Amy Fitzsimons, Ashleigh Jackson, Bianca Kennerley, Jenna Lougher-Clark, Samantha Varrie.
- U14 Girls: Lou Aimone, Nina Asch, Jordan Brown, Madison Haworth, Hanna Loughor-Clark, Tatum Milns, Emma O'Gorman.
At the Saints Invitational National Tournament the 1st water polo team lost by one goal to Pearson in the final 9-10 with their winning goal being scored in the last 10 seconds of the game. At the end of the tournament they announce an All Stars Team with special awards. Congratulations to Jordan Wedderburn - Best Attacker of the Invitational, Zanne Smit, Best Goal Keeper of the Invitational, and Jennifer Everett, Natasja Trotskie for also being a part of the All Stars Team. St Stithians Girls' College end the year as the No. 1 Water Polo School in the country.
The SACEE Senior team capped off their season this weekend at the Gauteng Provincial Break Rounds. Congratulations to Edith Mugadza, Georgina Stanley, Jemma Jenkins Ferret and Zanele Nzau. They broke to the Plate Quarter Finals. In this debate about AI (Artificial Intelligence) they beat the top-ranked Plate team and progressed to the semi-finals. In a very philosophical debate about the human desire to live on after death they put up a valiant fight but lost out to an on-form Jan de Klerk Secondary. Our debaters were thanked for their absolute commitment and professionalism throughout a very long and tough season. Congratulations also go to Jemma Jenkins-Ferrett who made the Gauteng Senior Debating Squad.
The 1st team competed in the Super 12 National Tournament in Bloemfontain and tied 9th with St Mary's.
Cameron Smith was awarded 3rd place for the artwork she entered into the Gauteng School Art and Design Exhibition.
At the Saints regatta, the rowing squad accummulated a total of 10 gold medals, 7 silvers and 7 bronze medals across all age groups. Gold medallists were: U16A quad (Shelby Schoeman, Skye Tucker, Lilitha Ngcwembe, Shannon Reid, and Kaileen Govender), the U16A double (Shelby Schoeman, Skye Tucker), 2nd quad (Dominique Dos Reis, Lilitha Ngcwembe, Kiera Gouws, Jessica Endenburg & cox Vuyo Mashinini), U15A double (Jenna Markgraaf and Jemma Antoncich), U15A Oct (Grace Leech, Brigitte Kappler, Electra Teichman, Malaika Sibanda, Kelley Judelsohn, Catherine McConnell, Zoe Mpofu, Alexia Luizinho and cox Amelia Raath), U16A Scull (Shelby Schoeman), U16A double (Shelby Schoeman & Skye Tucker), U16B Quad (Folosade Peleowo, Emma Aitken, Ane Winterboer, Nwabisa Mguda and cox Kaileen Govender), U16C double (Katie Gouws and Amy McNally), 2nd Quad (Moshoeu Khwinana, Folosade Peleowo, Kiera Gouws, Jessica Endenburg and cox Julia Deverell). A separate article on the Gauteng Rowing Championships is on the website.
Tegwen Oates receives her Gauteng colours for Rock Climbing.