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Saturday Star - - S C H O O L S P O R T -

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

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