The SMOGS teaching bursary opportunity policy

  • The St Mary’s Old Girls’ Association offers a teaching bursary for a post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE) and simultaneous internship at St Mary’s School
  • The bursary will cover the costs of tuition for one year of post-graduate study at a recognised tertiary institution
  • The choice of field of study and the institution will be determined through consultation between the chairperson of the Old Girls’ Association, a committee member and the recipient
  • The recipient will be required to present her/his results for each semester to the chairperson of the Old Girls’ Association. If these results do not meet the standard required, the bursary may be withheld or cancelled
  • The recipient of the bursary will be expected to intern as a student teacher at St Mary’s School
  • The recipient will be required to conduct herself/himself in a manner that is in keeping with the ethos and academic standards of the School
  • Once qualified, the recipient will have to teach within the Republic of South Africa for a duration equal to that of the bursary period. If the recipient does not meet this requirement, the recipient will be obligated to reimburse the Old Girls’ Association the full amount of the bursary

Old Girls’ Teaching Bursary recipients: Kendra Smith, Tinhiko Nkuna, Olivia King, Kayleigh Nielson, Emily Dingle