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School Leadership

The underpinning framework for the leadership structures of the school are unashamedly based on the concept of Servant Leadership where service comes before leadership. Apart from a select number of leadership portfolios which must be filled by the aspirant matrics, well over 200 formal leadership positions must be filled in the school.

These include representative positions on the School Council, membership of House Committees, Captains and vice captains of sport teams and responsibilities in tutor groups and the Debutante programme. Leadership training is given to all pupils of the school in the belief that every person at one point or another will be or is a leader. This training may be formal, or as part of the schools co-curricular programme.

 LEADERSHIP POSITIONS 2015

Head Girl: Mellisa Skosana
Vice-Head Girl: Tarryn Foot
Head of Boarding: Botlhale Kganakga
Vice-Head of Boarding: Tegan Schutte

BOARDER LEADERS  
Botlhale Kganakga Boarder Head
Tegan Schutte            Boarder Vice-Head
Helen Athanasiadis Boarder Leader
Mati Bingudza Boarder Leader
Zandile Makombe Boarder Leader
Siphelele Mamba Boarder Leader
Tholithemba Mazibuko Boarder Leader
Lucy Morphy-Morris Boarder Leader
Harriet Morphy-Morris              Boarder Leader 
Mara Mukaddam  Boarder Leader
Khensani Ngobeni  Boarder Leader

OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

St Mary’s Singers Alexia Katranas Catherine Uys
Orchestra Ye Ram Im Claudia Hannweg
Chapel Choir Khensani Ngobeni Zandile Makombe
Library Sinéad Harrison  

PORFOLIO LEADERS

Chapel  Naledi Etsane
Junior School Liason Jana Malan
Reach In Aimée Thomson
Reach Out Tholithemba Mazibuko
Sport Lauren Fat
Cultural Claudia Hannweg
Spirit Tiisetso Sepeng
Special Events Priscilla Lau
PR Committee Khanya Papu
Junior Student Laison Khensani Ngobeni 

HOUSE CAPTAINS 
 
St Andrew Elizabeth du Preez
St David Chanel Maas
St George Alexia Katranas
St Patrick Catherine Uys


HOUSE VICE-CAPTAINS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 House St Andrew  St David  St George  St Patrick 
Vice-caption Mignon Kriel Karabo Nahampe Kgalelelo Ndebele  Siphelele Mamba
Committee Jessica Mabalane Nobuhle Langa Kendra Sinovich  Lebohang Mosia 
  Pati Kwakwa  Akwande Nene  Mara Mukaddam  Thebe Tabane 
  Juju da Silva  Rati Lekalakala Amy Mentz  Anné van Straaten


SPORTS CAPTIANS

Sport Captain  Vice-Captain 
Basketball  Karabo Nahampe Tarryn Foot
Equestrian  Danielle Lifschitz  -
Hockey Lauren Fat Jenita Jardim
Netball  Bongiwe Khoza Elizabeth du Preez
Squash  Amy Mentz Priscilla Lau
Swimming  Jana Malan Amy Mentz
Tennis  Mignon Kriel  -



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Traditions

The traditional side of the school is found in the way students work, the compassion they show and the way in which they behave.

The Anglo-Catholic nature of our chapel worship stems from the CSMV nuns who ran the school for over 70 years. The ringing of the Angelus bell at midday, when the whole school pauses in prayer is another signal from our past. The House system is also a deep tradition which still inspires loyalty from Old Girls.

Every second year the school performs a Nativity Play written by Sister Janet CSMV in the 1930s, with a Carol service alternating. The school hymn Prasie my Soul the King of Heaven also has a specially constructed descant which is the precious preserve of St Mary’s DSG.

The school motto “Filae Regis” must be one of the very best around, immediately describing the nature of the school “Daughters of the King.”

Remembrance of the CSMV nuns is a precious one for many of the older Old Girls, but the younger ones will remember the way in which this “beloved communities” influence has been retained.



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