Girls’ College Matric Results 2021

January 19, 2022 | Girls’ College

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We are delighted to announce that our 2021 Matrics have excelled in the IEB’s matriculation examinations. The Independent Examinations Board (IEB) offers a rigorous assessment of the National Senior Certificate curriculum, preparing our students well for tertiary study. We will be highlighting the achievements of our top performers below. We also wish to stress our pride in each matriculant who has done their best. We thank our teachers, parents and community for pulling together with our students to enable them to achieve excellence and make a world of difference.

Our philosophy of learning and teaching promotes an academic culture which seeks to meet and extend the needs and styles of each student, enabling personalised and meaningful learning to take place. We pride ourselves on this approach, which seeks to optimise individual learning across the academic spectrum and includes enrolling a number of students with identified barriers to learning. We are proud of the top academic achievers, among the best in the country and whose results are documented individually, as well as of each student who has excelled against personal benchmarks.

Matric is the destination of a long journey 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 the 2021 Matric cohort. We pay tribute to the impact of Kamoka Bush School on the lives of our students on their Saints journey.

At this time of focus on the academic gateway of Matric, we affirm our commitment to the education of young people of character, who make an impact as leaders and citizens, shaped by a Methodist ethos. Academic learning is complemented with a diverse and highly successful sporting, cultural, outdoor education and community engagement curriculum.

Summary of the Girls’ College 2021 Matric results:

  • Candidates: 101
  • Pass rate: 100%
  • Qualified for Bachelor Degree Studies (BD): 99%
  • Qualified for Diploma Studies: 1%
  • Distinctions (Level 7 or 80% and more): 302 (average of 2.99 distinctions per candidate)
  • Students who achieved four or more distinctions: 39 students (38.6%)
  • Students who achieved the College’s Academic Honours Summa Cum Laude award, which is an average of 90% or more: 1
  • Students who achieved one or more distinctions: 87 students (86.1%)

 

Message from the Head of School

To the Girls’ College Matric Class of 2021 - A Message from Dr James about the Matric Results

Dear Matrics

DR_JAMES

At the start of 2021, as a year group, we lit the candles of Hope and Light that signified your journey as the Class of 2021. Light is one of the most universal and fundamental symbols common to humanity. It signifies many things often associated with the spiritual and the divine. It is a source of illumination and intelligence and is frequently connected with a sense goodness and peace. Light is a spiritual symbol of hope. In every way as a year group, you have encapsulated the essence of Hope and Light.

As Matrics, you led the Girls’ College with conviction and purpose, offering support, wisdom and a sense of genuine interest in the wellbeing of each individual in our College. You have forged healthy and authentic relationships with your teachers and peers, offering significant opportunity to bring hope, happiness and much light into our lives. Today we celebrate the light that your fine results offer not only to you as individuals, but to your families and our school as a whole. Congratulations on your outstanding academic achievements! These fine Matric results reflect your hard work, commitment and academic determination. As a College community, we pay tribute to each individual who has achieved in their own unique way.

In celebrating your achievements today, we pay tribute to One and All who have journeyed alongside you in support, care and encouragement, ensuring your individual growth and success. We can express collective gratitude to your teachers for their care, genuine interest and top quality tuition, together with your families for their unwavering support and hope in you. This gratitude is extended to the teachers in both the Junior Prep and Girls’ Prep, as well as our feeder primary schools, who nurtured you in your formative years and provided important foundational skills and strengths, which too have played a role in your success and achievements today.

I extend congratulations to our brothers across the field, who have played a role in crafting the unique and holistic learning experience that is synonymous with St Stithians College. I also acknowledge the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) for their fine administration of the examination process during very challenging times and for their assistance and efficiency in running a fair, valid and reliable high- stakes assessment.

Keep close to your heart our Honour Code. As a community, let us remain faithful in the knowledge that God’s guiding light offers us a sense of hope and strengthens us to do His work each day. May you continue to keep your Girls’ College light of hope burning as you navigate your exciting futures ahead.

Warm wishes

Dr Sally James
Head of School: Girls' College 

 

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

Cassidy Arendse

Cassidy Arendse

Honours Summa Cum Laude

 

National IEB Achievements:

The following students have achieved a result in the top 1% of their subject(s):

  • Ashleigh Jackson – Dramatic Arts
  • Isabella Keogh – Life Sciences
  • Isabella Knibbs – Life Sciences
  • Jenna Kohler – Accounting
  • Thando Zwane – Dramatic Arts & isiZulu First Additional Language

 

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

8 Distinctions (Subjects at Level 7): 1 Student

Folasade Peleowo

Folasade Peleowo

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

7 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 11 students

Cassidy Arendse

Cassidy Arendse

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

Isabella Keogh

Isabella Keogh

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

Jenna Kohler

Jenna Kohler

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

Matholoana Boitumelo Lamola

Matholoana Boitumelo Lamola

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

Nokukhanya Lefatshe

Nokukhanya Lefatshe

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

Naledi Majake

Naledi Majake

Accounting, French Second Additional Language, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Sesotho First Additional Language.

Dayna McCarthy

Dayna McCarthy

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

Daisy Ndebele

Daisy Ndebele

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

Claire Newman

Claire Newman

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

Nyakallo Peete

Nyakallo Peete

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

Vartika Pillay

Vartika Pillay

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

6 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 7 students

Erin Brammer

Erin Brammer

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Business Studies, Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics.

Cayla Crew

Cayla Crew

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

Emma Duffield

Emma Duffield

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

Leyah Haripersad

Leyah Haripersad

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

Ashleigh Jackson

Ashleigh Jackson

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

Isabella Knibbs

Isabella Knibbs

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

Ashton van Heerden

Ashton van Heerden

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

5 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 10 students

Veronica Keys

Veronica Keys

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

Imaan Khan

Imaan Khan

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

Victoria Lanham-Love

Victoria Lanham-Love

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

Tasmin Lee

Tasmin Lee

English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, TCL Practical 7.

Aaliyah Linkov

Aaliyah Linkov

Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, French Second Additional Language, History, Mathematical Literacy.

Jenna Loughor-Clarke

Jenna Loughor-Clarke

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

Liza Nemuhuyuni

Liza Nemuhuyuni

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

Skye Tucker

Skye Tucker

Accounting, English Home Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics.

Isabella Vorster

Isabella Vorster

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

Aimee-Lee Webster

Aimee-Lee Webster

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

4 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 9 students

Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen

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

Cristina Holme

Cristina Holme

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

Veneka M’Kombe

Veneka M’Kombe

English Home Language, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Visual Arts.

Nkazimlo Matyolo

Nkazimlo Matyolo

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

Nandi Mthabela

Nandi Mthabela

Business Studies, English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Life Orientation.

Wantekenesha Mucharambeyi

Wantekenesha Mucharambeyi

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

Khanyisile Nkuhlu

Khanyisile Nkuhlu

Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, isiZulu First Additional Language, Life Orientation.

Nikola O’Brien

Nikola O’Brien

Afrikaans First Additional Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences.

Catherine Schlebusch

Catherine Schlebusch

Geography, History, Life Orientation, Visual Arts.

Thando Zwane

Thando Zwane

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

3 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 10 students

Emma Aitken, Isabella Andrighetto, Olivia Davies, Alexa Godden, Remofilwe Morwe, Niike Neervoort, Cecilia Luyanda Nkosi, Gisela Sittmann, Erin Stockigt, Jenna White, Trinity Wilken.

2 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 15 students

Caprice Arthurs, Paris Arthurs, Cayleigh Badrick, Bailey Davenport, Amy Fitzsimons, Kaileen Govender, Mbalenhle Gumbi, Bianca Kennerley, Yi (Shirley) Li, Gabriella Moll, Andrea Naidoo, Lilitha Ngcwembe, Shannon Reid, Shelby Schoeman, Tessa Van Heerden.

1 Distinction (subjects at Level 7): 23 students

Precious Awe, Erin Bastion, Bryson, Alexandra Eaton, Shannon Elsey, Bailey Heydra, Amelia Johnson, Matelile Adanna Matsoso, Amy McCarthy, Kekgethegile Mohasoa, Lerato Mongaula, Andiswa Mthwa, Bupe Mucheka, Tegwen Oates, Kamanika Soobramoney, Roxanne Steenkamp, Nonhlanhla Tshabalala, Lily Van Huyssteen, Samantha Varrie, Ané Winterboer, Candidate*, Candidate*.

 

Thank you and well done, One and All. We look forward to our latest generation of Old Stithians remaining connected as valued alumni to the College and our Old Stithian Association, and telling the tales of 2021 as we meet them again in the years to come. Once a Saint, Always a Saint.

Dr Sally James
Head of School
St Stithians Girls’ College
Mrs Celeste Gilardi
Rector 
St Stithians College

 

Candidate*: The candidate has formally indicated that they do not want personal information publicised.