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THE St Andrew’s School for Girls Senior School annual Speech Night was held on October 11.
Dave Morris, chairperson of the Board, opened the evening with his year’s speech. His focus was on the strategy sessions held early this year and the work that has been covered up to this point.
This strategy and envisioning will culminate in a document which covers six main themes. All members of community will receive a copy of this document and work will be continued around these themes going forward.
The executive head, Ivanka Acquisto, spoke about the importance and benefits of an all-girls education.
She reflected on a few of the many successful alumni we have had the pleasure of teaching. She ended her talk by reminding us that it is the teachers who create opportunities for other professions.
Gill Jeffrey, head of the Senior School, spoke about the importance of being able to reinvent oneself in the uncertain modern world of work, the importance of good communication and empathy.
She used the analogy of the rejuvenation of a river to illustrate these concepts.
Our girls’ talents were then celebrated in the presentation of the awards, handed out by Mrs Jeffrey.
The head and deputy head girls reflected on all of the year’s experiences based on their theme for the year, “The Future is Ours,” looking particularly at the empowerment of women.
The evening ended with a message from the head girl, Ncumiso Madolo. Ncumiso shared with us her senior school journey.
Speech Night remains a highlight on our calendar as we have an opportunity to reflect on the hard work done throughout the year. We are so proud of all of our girls and what they have achieved in 2018. Nel (rowing), Emily Pollock (rowing) and Bupe Ruele (swimming)
– Kelly Baker (dancing), Kerryn Herbst (national youth swimming squad), Jenna Pearse (national youth swimming squad), Hannah Robertson (national youth swimming squad), Hannah-grace Mcbride (U16 SA squash team), Emma Paget (U16 SA hockey team)
Louise Basson (Sasru rowing), Kyla da Costa (Sasru rowing), Mbali Musundwa (Sasru rowing)
– Hannah-grace Mcbride (squash), Rachel Shannon (squash), Tanika Panaino (tennis – mixed doubles)
Cara Nel (SA rowing) and Emily Pollock (SA rowing)
St Andrew’s Pupils recognised for Out