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From the headmistress’s desk: 15 November 2019

November 18, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Dear parents November is a busy month, made even busier at schools with year-end rites of passage, including academic assessments and…
St Mary's School

From the head's desk: 8 November 2019

November 11, 2019 | Head of school's messages
The final weeks of the school year are focused on examinations and the assessment that they offer us about how each girl has progressed.…

From the headmistress’s desk: 1 November 2019

November 01, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Dear parents On Tuesday, 22 October St Mary’s hosted an open day for the parents of Grade 0 2021 or, as these girls will be known to us on…

From the headmistress’s desk: 21 October 2019

October 28, 2019 | Head of school's messages
During the past week, I have experienced such unexpected joy while witnessing the spirit of children at our school. Given the daily news…

From the headmistress’s desk: 18 October 2019

October 21, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Dear parents Last week in assembly an enterprising group of Grade 4 girls gave a presentation on chess and the intellectual and social…

From the head's desk: 11 October 2019

October 15, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Daily Maverick’s, Burn after Reading newsletter in association with The Reading List caught my attention last week with the following…

From the headmistress’s desk: 4 October 2019

October 15, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Dear parents Among the more thought-provoking presentations Deanne King and I attended at the recent ISASA SAHISA conference held in the…
St Mary's School

From the head's desk: 20 September 2019

September 20, 2019 | Head of school's messages
The staff and pupils of St Mary’s returned to school with thoughts of the enormous challenges facing South Africa uppermost in our minds.…

From the headmistress’s desk: 13 September 2019

September 17, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Dear parents Welcome back to all our families, and a particularly warm welcome to Nandi Xaba who joins us this term in Grade 2P. When we…
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From the head's desk: 8 August 2019

August 08, 2019 | Head of school's messages
The work of a school is influential and lasting in the lives of those who attend it and begin their educational journey in its classrooms. An…

From the headmistress’ desk: 2 August 2019

August 05, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Dear parents Last Thursday, Lauren Howden, our head of curriculum development, and I hosted an evening of directed conversation on diversity…
St Mary's School

From the head's desk: 26 July 2019

July 30, 2019 | Head of school's messages
At an assembly last week, I read an extract from Life’s Greatest Lessons by Hal Urban (2003) to the girls. The passage was about…

From the headmistress’ desk: 19 July 2019

July 23, 2019 | Head of school's messages
Dear parents By the time you read this, the Junior School will have hosted its first Grades 4 and 5 storytelling evening, we will have…
St Mary's School

From the head’s desk: 15 July 2019

July 15, 2019 | Head of school's messages
The winter half-term provides a much-needed rest after mid-year examinations and a break in routine during the winter months. The girls…

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