CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MATRICS!
Dux Scholar, Motlailana Mathaba, lived up to expectations in the recent Independent Examinations Board (I.E.B) Senior Certificate examinations when she achieved no fewer than six distinctions in the following subjects: Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Science, Accounting, isiZulu and Life Orientation. She was closely followed by Justine Teixeira who gained 3 distinctions in English, Afrikaans and Life Orientation and Banele Sibeko who also achieved 3 distinctions for Business Studies, isiZulu and Life Orientation. Three pupils, Danielle Schmitz, Mbali Themba and Keagan Wright, were each awarded two distinctions and a further 16 pupils each gained a single distinction. This means that of the 27 pupils who were entered to write the final examinations, 22 gained one or more distinction. This translates to more than 80% of candidates who were rewarded with at least one distinction for their hard work.
A further pleasing outcome of the examinations was that 25 candidates, or 93% of those entered, achieved a degree pass which allows them to continue their studies at a university of their choice. This is the highest percentage of university exemption passes ever achieved by a Grade 12 class who have matriculated from St. Catherine’s. A singular honour, indeed! It is also important to note that the school has also continued with the time-honoured tradition of achieving a 100% pass rate.
Speaking after the release of the results, Head of School Dennis Maritz, congratulated the Senior School Principal, Joanne Crosby, and her team of teachers on a job well done. Their effort, together with the dedication of the pupils and the support of the parents have paid handsome dividends and have ensured that the school’s alumni will now be able to pursue their studies in whichever field they choose. Mr Maritz further believes that these results have set a standard which will inspire future matriculants to excel even further.