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St Teresa's High School are proud to announce that we once again achieved an outstanding set of Matric results for the Class of 2021!

We are so proud of our Matric Class of 2021, who overcame the challenges presented to them during the last two years of their High School career. This group will not only be remembered for their results, but also for the positivity and resilience they have shown during the disruptions caused by the pandemic.

We are very proud of their 100% pass rate. The class obtained 104 distinctions from 45 candidates and averaged 2,3 distinctions per candidate – this is cause for great celebration. Furthermore, they achieved a Grade average of 73%, which is remarkable.

Here is the summary of the distinctions attained:

7 Distinctions Teesta Bhattacharjee Jenna Epstein Gugulethu Nhlapo Relebogile Selokela

6 Distinctions Tyler Bennett Camryn Ellefsen

5 Distinctions Amber Heidtmann Elena Nunes 4 Distinctions Pia Eklund Leeyah Essa 3 Distinctions Katleho Sechabela Caitlin Steyn Brigid Taylor Bellevoie Temgoua 2 Distinctions Radia Ameen Leago Baloyi Maya Brooks Holly Clare Estrella De Ujfalussy Mmongi Dube Ayanda Ravele Hannah Thorpe Jessica van Staden

1 Distinction Janae Darko Danielle De Sarigny Yolo Mazwai Onthatile Motloung

Outstanding achievers: The following girls were ranked in the Top 1% of IEB learners in the following subjects:

Teesta Bhattacharjee

English Home Language

French Second Additional Language

Danielle De Sarigny

Mathematical Literacy

IEB Commendable Achievement: For learners who achieved within the top 5% in 5 Subjects and achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation.

Teesta Bhattacharjee

Elsa de Bod, Principal of St Teresa's High School commented, "While we wish to commend all our top achievers for their outstanding results, we also acknowledge the success of the Matric Class of 2021 as a whole. They experienced a year filled with new and unimaginable challenges, but each and every girl overcame the difficulties of 2021 in her own way, and every one of these remarkable young ladies deserves praise for that feat alone. Moreover, the girls who achieved their personal best results, even if these were not distinctions, deserve to be highly commended for their commitment, hard work and the successes they achieved.

As usual, the teachers deserve sincere congratulations too. Their role in teaching and nurturing the girls, from the Foundation Phase to Grade 12, cannot be overlooked. In addition, I extend my special commendations to the teachers for their relentless efforts to support and teach the girls despite the new challenges of online learning and attending school during the pandemic."

The distinctions achieved per subject are as follows:

Accounting 1

Advanced Programme Mathematics 1

Afrikaans First Additional Language 13

Business Studies 4

Dramatic Arts 8

English Home Language 13

French 3

Geography 2

History 2

Information Technology 2

IsiZulu 3

Life Orientation 22

Life Sciences 6

Mathematical Literacy 10

Mathematics 7

Physical Sciences 5

Visual Arts 3

Congratulations once again on these excellent results and on the hard work and resilience you have shown throughout a remarkably challenging year.


Some names of pupils that received distinctions have not been made public, at their request.


St Teresa's School is a top private school located in the heart of Rosebank, Johannesburg. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1930, we offer an education of the highest standard.

Rooted in Christ's teaching of love for God, self and others, the family of St Teresa's School is committed to developing the values of compassion, service, love and respect in our girls. We aim to nurture and inspire responsible, enquiring young women who strive for excellence in all facets of life.

As an independent Catholic school, we aim to provide a safe environment for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, creative, physical and social development of girls of all religions. We strive to enable our girls to value their own uniqueness in order to develop a healthy self-image. We encourage the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing world and to live at peace within it. We support and supplement the efforts of parents in challenging each girl to achieve the best of which she is capable while fostering qualities of courtesy, initiative and cooperation. Our leadership style is designed to develop confidence, initiative and critical thinking in our girls so that they can become capable, independent and responsible young women, with a strong sense of service to their wider community.

Academics at St Teresa's High School

Our academic program is challenging and imaginative, designed to instil intellectual curiosity and a life-long love of learning. Our experienced educators incorporate the best approaches from a variety of educational systems and our teaching methodologies ensure that high standards are always maintained. All girls are encouraged to work collaboratively as well as individually and to cultivate a Growth Mindset by following the Habits of Mind in their approach to learning. Our Grade 12s write the National Senior Certificate, under the auspices of the Independent Examination Board (IEB) and our academic reputation is maintained at a high level of excellence by consistently achieving a 100% Matriculation Pass Rate, a high percentage of Bachelor Degree Pass Rate and numerous distinctions.

Cultural Activities and Sports at St Teresa's High School

Sports and cultural activities are viewed as an integral part of school life. We encourage our girls to participate in a variety of cultural and sporting extramural activities to explore their range of talents and interests. Research has shown that girls who participate in extramurals show higher academic results, have stronger interpersonal relationships and are more likely to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Our sports programme caters for both competitive and social sport by providing many opportunities for participation within the Independent Girls' Schools League, the , festivals and tournaments. We offer a wide and diverse range of sports and cultural activities.

St Teresa's High School Ethos and Values

Our enduring ethos and values ensure that our girls are well-positioned to meet the challenges of life after High School. We focus on laying an excellent foundation so that they are equipped with all the skills and knowledge required to excel in all areas of school life and beyond.

We have a proud history of producing outstanding young women with a reputation for their strength of character, a sense of leadership and service, an inner beauty, joyful spirit and self-confidence, which positions them to succeed in the world.

Join the St Teresa's School family and watch your daughter learn, grow and thrive.


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