FOUNDED IN 1902, ST ANDREW’S IS A TOP INDEPENDENT, GIRLS-ONLY DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL AND CO-EDUCATIONAL PRESCHOOL.

Congratulations to the St Andrew’s School for Girls Matric Class of 2019!

We are thrilled to announce that for the 31st year in succession our matriculation class has achieved a 100% pass rate with all girls qualifying for tertiary studies. The girls have written the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations where candidates must write a minimum of seven subjects. No averages are reflected in these results. Some girls took on the additional challenge of Advanced Programme Mathematics and Advanced Programme English. These do not count for university points but extend the number of possible distinctions achieved.

The statistics below are based on the results of all our grade 12s:

  • The 31st year in succession that our matriculation class has achieved a 100% pass rate allowing all our girls to study at tertiary level
  • 99% of our girls received Bachelor Degree pass (University exemption)
  • A total of 222 subject A’s
  • An average of 3.17 subject A’s per student
  • 43 % of all results were above 80%
  • 75 % of subjects had averages greater than 70%
  • 91 % of all results were above 60%
  • 90 % of all students achieved a subject A
  • An average result of 74.8 % was achieved by the year group
  • 28 students completed one or more additional subjects
  • 19 out of our 20 subjects offered were above the IEB average
  • 10 student results were in the top 1 % in the relevant subjects

Our top students with 7 or more subject A’s are:

Outstanding (Level 7) achievements (80% – 100%)

9 Subject A’s

Pearl Dumbu

Subjects

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Advanced Programme English
  • Advanced Programme Mathematics

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Deputy Head Girl
  • First Aid
  • Choir
  • Marimba
  • A Capella
  • Orchestra
  • Public speaking
  • Guitar
  • School plays

Katherine Hodnett

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Advanced Programme English
  • Advanced Programme Mathematics
  • Tennis vice-captain
  • Piano
  • Book club
  • Community service

Jing Zhang

  • English, Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Advanced Programme Mathematics
  • Mandarin
  • Captain of Orchestra
  • Piano

7 Subject A’s

Sarah Adank

Subjects

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Accounting
  • Music
  • Physical Sciences

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Head of Milner House
  • Captain of Tennis
  • Choir
  • A Cappella
  • Public speaking

Ashleigh Berry

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Visual Arts
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • First Aid
  • Athletics
  • Marimba

Owethu Bukula

  • English
  • IsiZulu
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Sciences
  • Head of Selborne
  • Public speaking
  • Piano

Maaike Hersov

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Rowing
  • Book club

Myung Sung Kim

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Advanced Programme English
  • Head of Community Service
  • Choir
  • A Capella
  • Public speaking
  • Orchestra

Victoria Nel

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Dramatic Arts
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Head of MAD
  • Captain of squash
  • Drama
  • Public speaking
  • School play
  • Choreography

Zenani Radebe

  • English
  • IsiZulu
  • Life Orientation
  • Dramatic Arts
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Advanced Programme English
  • Head of Farrar
  • Public speaking
  • School play
  • Choreography

Georgina Tregoning

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Dramatic Arts
  • History
  • Life Sciences
  • Advanced Programme English
  • Deputy Head Girl
  • Captain of First Aid
  • Public speaking
  • Drama
  • Plays

Caitlin van der Berg

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Choir
  • Eco club
  • International Science Olympiad SA

Congratulations to the following girls who achieved:

6 Subject A’s:  Hannah Chappel and Sunithi Mistry 

5 Subject A’s: Yi Min Cai, Aaliyah Kolia, Clair Lombard, Sarah- Lee Surmon and Jade Teixeira

TOP 1% OF STUDENTS PER SUBJECT NATIONALLY

English (Home Language)

Pearl Dumbu, Hannah Chappel

Geography

Jing Zhang, Caitlin van der Berg

History

Victoria Nel

Life Sciences

Ashleigh Berry, Caitlin van der Berg

Mathematics

Jing Zhang

Mandarin (Second additional language)

Jing Zhang

Advanced Programme Mathematics

Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang and Pearl Dumbu are placed on the IEB Outstanding Achievement list for being ranked within the top 5% of students nationally in 6 or more subjects and achieved 80% or more in Life Orientation.

A comment from Mrs Jeffrey, Head of the Senior School: “We are proud of our girls and believe that our philosophy, Skilled for Life, has empowered them to achieve their very best. The position of the bulk of the marks are testament to the consistent depth of teaching in the Preschool, Junior School and Senior School, as well as the academic development of the girls during their schooling at St Andrew’s.”

A comment from Mrs Acquisto, Executive Head: “One of the visions of St Andrew’s is the development of the whole girl, which means that St Andrew’s not only celebrates and promotes academic rigour rooted in an excellent work ethic, but also active participation in the co-curricular programme –  the sporting, cultural and community engagement arenas. This offers our girls a broad education encompassing discipline, teamwork and community.

Our matriculants and parents of 2019 are now part of the significant community of alumni and we are looking forward to hearing their regular news going forward.

St Andrew’s is proud of you. Go well. Hamba Kahle.”


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