Achievements in March
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
Congratulations to Chloe Nel and Kamohelo Jili on their election as Gr 8 SRC representatives for this year.
BEST JUNIOR VOCALIST
Anastasia Schroder in Grade 8 won the title of Best Junior Vocalist in the Kyknet ‘Sing for Christ’ finals. This is a national competition that spans 17 weeks and numerous rounds. On Saturday 24 March Anastasia competed against 21 semi-finalists in a show that will be televised within the next several days. She won prizes worth R50 000 including a collaborative song with a songwriter for her CD and a music video and photo shoot, Anastasia will perform to over 150 000 viewers over the next year and perform in two live concerts for 4000 - 8000 spectators within the next few months. She will also appear as guest singer at a number of prestigious events during 2018. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement.
JOHANNESBURG THEATRE ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL
Congratulations to the following girls on their awards for drama. Georgina Stanley and Emma Schipholt received a Distinction Plus, Zoe-Blu Mottram,Thobile Mthimkhulu and Emma Kruger with Edith Mugadza received Distinctions, with Rae Attridge and Robyn Edwards received a merit.
Congratulations too to Shaylin Durkan, Noor Albarudi, Shirley Li, Andrea Lambrechts, Anouk Oosthuizen, Michaela Thorns, Theo Kama, and Hayley Fawcett for their art awards at this festival.
A+ for Acrylic Drawing
A+ for Oil Painting
A+ for Digital Drawing
A for Charcoal Drawing
A for Sculpture
A+ for Acrylic Paiing
A for Acrylic Painting
B+ Pencil Drawing
Claire Newman and Jordan Korevaar were placed in the Top Ten of the Faber Castell South Africa Art competition where they produced a 3cm by 3cm drawing in relation to the theme of "love".
Well done to Sarah Walker played in the Future Champions Ladies Final for SAFA Johannesburg vs SAFA Tshwane. She captained the SAFA Johannesburg team that beat their opponents in a penalty shootout to win the final!
Congratulations to Kirsten Nolan, our first team soccer captain, who has joined the Mamelodi Sundowns first ladies team in the Sasol League. She has been on two national camps this year where she played Nigeria at home and in Benin City for the U20 World Cup qualifiers.
Congratulations to Amara Agbai who played netball in the District Team and has been invited to attend the GSS.
The U14 Netball Team were placed 3rd at the Roedean Festival.
Congratulations to Leila Fernandes, Kate Hinrichs, Jennifer Everett, Una-Kelly Donnelly and Zanne Smit on their selection to the U18A Currie Cup side to play at the SA Nationals in April. Leila is the captain of this Gauteng 18A team. Zanne and Jennifer are also off to play in the U17 SA side in Prague this month. Kate and Leila are in the team to play at the Junior World Championships in September.
Jordan Wedderburn, Abigail Sooku, Natasja Troskie, Nicolle Cronje, Olivia Sim, Tatum Lomax are all in the U16 Currie Cup team (playing in the U18 tournament).
At the Old Petrian National Tournament over half term our team were placed 2nd to Pearson by 2 goals in the final. Congratulations to Zanne Smit, Leila Fernandes, Kate Hinrichs and Jennifer Everett on their selection to the prestigious tournament team. Leila was Best Defender and Zanne was recognised as the Best Goalkeeper.
St Stithians College Club side - Water Warriors won the Gauteng Water Polo league this month too, beating the very experienced Wits Ladies side. This winning team consisted of Saints current players and two previous captains from Saints.
Well done to the following riders who competed in the SANESA 2nd qualifier.
Top results were as follows:
- Dressage - Beginner - Kiara Simpson 1st & 2nd place
- Performance Riding - Beginner - Kiara Simpson 1st place; Level 3 - Erin Bastion 3rd place, Level 5 - Piper Crow 3rd place.
- Working Riding - Level 3 - Erin Bastion 3rd place
- Working Hunter - Level 1 - India Kruger 3rd place, Level 3 - Piper Crow 1st place
- Show Jumping - Level 6 - Kristi Fourie 2nd place
- Handy Hunter - Level 3 - Tshedza Matiwaza 3rd place, Kristin Leeming 1st place.
- In-Hand Utility - Level 2 - Erin Bastion 1st place
Saints take 2nd place in the Diving Inter High Competition. Bailey Davenport won the U15 section and Bailey Heydra won the Open section. Both girls have qualified for Youth and Senior Nationals for Diving which is an incredible achievement.
Saints won the Prestige Interhigh Gala and a number of girls have qualified for the various National Level galas.
- Elite Youth Qualifiers: Emma Tarr, Emma Wallis & Rebecca Wallis
- Youth Qualifiers: Gina Miller, Jade Miller, Kerri-Lee Hitge, Grace Hudson, Dakota Tucker, Danica van Jaarsveldt, Cayleigh de Sousa, Nina Madden, Leigh Hudson, Raquel Correia.
- SA National Juniors: Gina Miller, Jade Miller, Dakota Tucker, Emma Wallis, Danica van Jaarsveld, Grace Hudson, Kerri-lee Hitget, Gabriella Moll, Nina Madden, Jayme van Wyk, Rebecca Wallis, Cayleigh de Sousa, Raquel Correia, Leigh Hudson, Emma Tarr, Tatum Lomax.
- Level 3 - Regionals: Tyla Panzera, Joelle Lamprecht, Georgy Turner, Laura Gilardi
- Level 2 - Regionals: Samantha Kirk, Madeleine Clifton
Cambourne House won the Interhouse trophy for Swimming this year.
SOCRATIC CLUB MEMBERS
We are delighted to announce that the following students have been invited to join the Socratic Club at St Stithians College. This is a club of the Top 13 Grade 12 Academic Achievers from the Boys' and Girls' College who meet termly and enjoy extension opportunities provided by the two Colleges.
(Back L-R) Chantelle Guise-Brown, Kate Pringle, Jennavieve Williams, Tyla van Ryswyck.
(Middle L-R) Cameron Smith, Caroline Mack, Amanda Aitken, Leila Fernandes, Teagan Niemand.
(Front L-R) Hayley Fawcett, Stephanie Viljoen, Keisha Vythilingham, Gabriella Karis.
At the SA schools rowing championships we achieved some top results and as a result of all the efforts of the girls, the rowing club came 3rd in the overall girls points trophy, we also won two gold medals at this regatta.
Stratton won the interhouse oratory competition that was held on the same day as the gala this year.
Our Junior debaters start the season off with a win.
We were thrilled to provide a sendoff for the South African Hockey Team in our assembly recently. They have been training at Saints as a squad for the Commonwealth Games. In this photograph they are sporting their "Green and Gold" Stripes that they received from our Jabulani Committee, mimicing the earning of stripes that are awarded to our sports students in preparation for big tournaments.