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|
|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|
|Junior School Liason||Jana Malan|
|Reach In||Aimée Thomson|
|Reach Out||Tholithemba Mazibuko|
|Special Events||Priscilla Lau|
|PR Committee||Khanya Papu|
|Junior Student Laison||Khensani Ngobeni|
|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|
|Basketball||Karabo Nahampe||Tarryn Foot|
|Hockey||Lauren Fat||Jenita Jardim|
|Netball||Bongiwe Khoza||Elizabeth du Preez|
|Squash||Amy Mentz||Priscilla Lau|
|Swimming||Jana Malan||Amy Mentz|
|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.