Boys' College Matric Results 2018

January 03, 2019 | Boys’ College

St Stithians Boys’ 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 Boys’ College 2018 Matric results:

  • Candidates: 150
  • Pass rate: 100%
  • Qualified for Bachelor Degree Studies (BD): 144 Candidates (96%)
  • Qualified for Diploma Studies: 6 Candidates (4%)
  • Distinctions (Level 7 or 80% and more): 326 (average of 2.17 per candidate)
  • 39 boys achieved 4 or more distinctions
  • 5 boys achieved the school's Academic Honours Summa Cum Laude award which is an average of 90% or above
  • 71% of our boys achieved 1 or more distinctions 

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

Jason Brown

Kylen Govender 

Ijaz  Mohamed

Nicholas Rogers

Lukas van der Merwe

Message from the Head of School

3 January 2019 

To the Boys’ College Matric Class of 2018 - A Message from Mr du Toit 

Dear Matrics

It is a pleasure to write to you all and congratulate you on these very pleasing results. In January last year we set out to ensure that you would not end your school career with regrets, and that 3 January 2019 would be a moment of celebration for you. Through your determined efforts and ability to produce your best when under the greatest pressure you have collectively produced your best academic achievements. Today I commend each of you for your contributions to the Boys’ College over the past 5 years, and on completing your schooling journey. You have made the Saints community, your families and your Class of 2018 peers very proud. 

What has been a privilege for me to observe in this year, with you as my first Matric class as Headmaster of the Boys’ College, has been your deep passion for your school and how the vast majority of you young men have been involved beyond the classroom through your love for the arts, sport and community engagement. Throughout the year we have emphasised that you are a sum of many parts and that through your multiple involvements in school life are developing your character, your social and emotional skills and your academic competence such that you are prepared for your role as a leading global citizen. These matric results are the final piece in the mosaic that is you as a school student. You are prepared. 

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”(Roy T Bennett)

I do hope that you have chosen wisely and that you have achieved the results you deserve and that you have worked hard for. Success is measured in what you achieve and what kind of person you are. I love the above quote because it emphasises that which will make you a leading human being. Congratulations to each one of you who has reached your goals and who has found a way to be your best.  

At this time of celebration, it is also important to thank all those who have supported you through your Matric year and through your examinations. Firstly, to your parents and family - you will remember at "Road Ahead" that I said that families go through Matric together. As such, if you have not done so already, please thank your parents now. 

And to your teachers, many of whom have been as stressed about your results as you have been! I am sure that you have thanked them already, but if you have achieved something extra, perhaps it would be appropriate to thank them again now. If need be, thank them by email or SMS. I would also urge you to remember all those who have mentored you, coached you and advised you, especially, but not only in your Matric year. Your good work ethic and positive attitude are important ingredients but none of us stand alone when we have achieved something, and the input of others are also part of the recipe for your success. 

On your behalf I also thank the Independent Examination Board, who dealt with queries and issues timeously and efficiently, and ran an examination system of the highest standard. 

As I bid you the very best for your future I trust that you will remember the lessons and values you have learnt at the Boys’ College, and that these will stand you in good stead as you go forward with your lives. Continue to Honour God, Honour Others and Honour Self.

I look forward to hearing of your success in life, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. 

Warm regards

 

Mr David du Toit 

Head of School: Boys' College 

 

National IEB achievements:

The following student was placed on the IEB’s list for Outstanding Achievement (i.e. achieved within the top 5% of students in 6 or more subjects and 80% or more for Life Orientation): 

Jason Brown

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

Matthew Galatis

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

Jason Brown : English Home Language, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Information Technology, Life Orientation

Kylen Govender : Life Sciences, Life Orientation

Joshua Hoffman : Geography

Brett Liebenberg : Physical Sciences

Ijaz Mohamed : Mathematics, Physical Sciences

Conor Murray : Mathematical Literacy

Nicholas Rogers : English Home Language, Life Orientation

Justin van Tubbergh : History

Lukas van der Merwe : Afrikaans First Additional Language, Physical Sciences

 

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

 

9 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 1 boy

Jason Brown

English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Music, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

8 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 3 boys

Kylen Govender

English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, French Second Additional Language, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Ijaz Mohamed

English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, History, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Lukas van der Merwe

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

7 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 6 Boys

Taine De Buys

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

Matthew Galatis

English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, History, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Connor Hyde

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

Nicholas Manas

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

Nicholas Rogers

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

Thomas Stevens

English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, History, Information Technology, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

6 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7):  6 Boys

Bradley Cooper

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

Joshua Hoffman

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Accounting, Geography,  Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Matthew Kamps

English Home Language, Mathematics, Accounting; History; Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Brett Liebenberg

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Accounting, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

James van Heerden

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

Justin van Tubbergh

English Home Language, Mathematics, Accounting, History, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

5 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 11 Boys

Michael Altshuler

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

Ryan Bertschinger

Mathematics, Accounting, History, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Jonathan Crow

Mathematics, Business Studies, Geography, Life Sciences and Life Orientation.

Nicholas Fraser

English Home Language, Business Studies, History, Life Sciences and Life Orientation.

Tafara M’Kombe

English Home Language; isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, Dramatic Arts and Life Orientation.

Michael Millard

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

Keaton Murray

Mathematics, Geography, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Harry Saner

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

Dario Testaferrata

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

Erich van Beek

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, TCL Practical 7 (Music), Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Liam Wales

Mathematics, AP Mathematics,  Accounting, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.

4 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 12 Boys

Matthew Beresford

Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Joshua Harvey

Mathematics, Accounting, History and Life Sciences.

Tim Kamore

isiZulu First Additional Language, French Second Additional Language, Life Sciences and Life Orientation.

Alexander Katsoulis

Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Visual Arts.

Benjamin Lawrenz

Mathematical Literacy, Geography, History and Life Orientation.

Njabulo Mabena

Sesotho First Additional Language, History; French Second Additional Language and Life Orientation.

Andrew Miltiadou

English Home Language; Dramatic Arts; History and Life Orientation.

Cameron Painting

Mathematics, Information Technology, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Matthew Shehab 

English Home Language, Business Studies, History and Life Orientation.

Thandolwethu Socikwa

isiZulu First Additional Language, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Michael Swart

Mathematics, Accounting, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Jonathan van Vuuren

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

3 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 16 boys

Seyuran Arran; Joshua Casey; Dylan Copeland; Taine Elliott; Deon Fourie; Noah Kirby; Brett Kruger; Ryan MacFarlane; Nicholas McNally; Robert–Reece North; Paemo Nyembe; Kristan O’Brien; Dawid Oosthuizen; Thabang Royds; Menzi Simelane; Michael Trant.

2 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 13 boys

Michael Aiken; Sandil Bhikha; Caleb Chilvers; Joram Hinds; Michael Kropp; Johan Mulder; Sashin Pillay; Thomas Richard;  Kago Saul; Reabetswe Sebudi; Cameron Shekleton; Michael Stark; Michael Turnbull.

1 Distinction (subjects at Level 7): 38 boys

Kamran Akaloo; Grant Algeo; Mkhuseli Anyere; Dylan Arnold; Tristin Berry; Jason Bewsey; Jean-Pierre Bloem; Gregory Bruynse; Jared De La Harpe; Simon Duckham; Samuel Elliott; Luca Garcez; Joshua Harty; Christopher Henkel; Andrew Hill; Thomas Keogh;  Justin Liebenberg; Hlamalani Malungani; Dimitri Manganadelis; Lucretius Masanga; Okhela Mbadamana; Langa Mhlungu; Matthew Mitchley; Daiki Miyairi; Zizwe Mqedlana; Conor Murray; Gregory Pienaar; Julian Pienaar; Philani Rapoo; Joshua Schmidt; Kabelo Seaketso; Cameron Sim; Luke Smith; Matthew Stransky; Matthew Tam; Selaki Tladi; Mpumelelo Vilakazi; Oliver Young.

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. 

 

Mr David du Toit                                                              Dr Tim Nuttall

Head of School                                                                Rector and Executive Head

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