Academic Assembly – Honouring the achievements of our Learners

History was made at Wynberg Girls’ High on 27 January in the academic assembly held to honour those who had excelled in their examinations at the end of 2014. Special guests at this assembly were those who had obtained 7 distinctions in their NSC. While all of the 2014 Matric girls who had achieved this were invited, because University has already started for some of the girls, not all were able to make it. However, the school was delighted to welcome Azrah Ismail, Elsa Nel, Anjali Kooverjee, Rachel Suttle, Siddeeqah Marlie and Lauren Goliath who apart from receiving a tribute from the school, were asked to hand the achievers’ and merit badges to deserving candidates in Grades 9-12 for their achievements in the 2014 final examinations.

Full and half academic colours were given to girls who had met the criteria for these awards by Mrs Harding. In Grade 10, to qualify for full colours a minimum of 46 points are required, and 44 for half colours. (For a full explanation of how these points are obtained, the academic colours policy is published on our website.) In Grades 11 and 12, a minimum of 45 points are needed for Colours and 42 for Half Colours.

The highest academic award the school can give is the Protea award – an award given to learners who attain seven code 7s (for their four compulsory and three elective subjects) or, at the discretion of the Colours committee, for those who have sustained academic achievement at an exceptionally high level. This award was introduced into our colours policy last year, and we were delighted that for the first time, Protea awards were given to Nicole Wentzel and Ashleigh Thompson.

We commend all of these girls on their exceptional achievements.