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Encyclopedia > St. Mary's Diocesan School for Girls, Kloof
St. Mary's DSG
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Service Before Self; God Before All
Established 1906
School type Private, Boarding
Locale Suburban
Grades 0 - 12
Head Mrs Tyna Charter
Exam board IEB
Location Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Students 945 girls
Colors Blue and white
Fees R 72 548 p.a. (boarding)
R 35 320 p.a. (tuition)
Website www.stmarys.kzn.school.za

St. Mary's Diocesan School for Girls is a private boarding and day school for girls situated in the leafy suburb of Kloof, near Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Image File history File links Smdsg_badge. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A boarding school is a school where some or all students not only study but also live, amongst their peers but away from their home and family. ... The Independent Examinations Board or IEB is responsible for the exams that most private high schools in South Africa write. ... Kloof, meaning a small canyon in Afrikaans is a small, middle- to upper-income town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is now a suburb of the greater Durban area known as eThekwini. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A boarding school is a school where some or all students not only study but also live, amongst their peers but away from their home and family. ... Kloof, meaning a small canyon in Afrikaans is a small, middle- to upper-income town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is now a suburb of the greater Durban area known as eThekwini. ... City motto: Debile Principium Melion Fortuna Sequetu (Latin: Better Fortune Follows A Difficult Beginning) Province KwaZulu-Natal Mayor Obed Mlaba Area  - % water 2,292 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 3,346,799 1,460/km² Established 1835 Time zone SAST (UTC+2) Calling code 031 edit... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...

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History

The school was founded in 1906 on its original site on Field's Hill in Kloof and was called St. Elizabeth's. It relocated to its present site in 1909 and was renamed St. Mary's in 1919 at the stipulation of a benefactor. 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Kloof, meaning a small canyon in Afrikaans is a small, middle- to upper-income town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is now a suburb of the greater Durban area known as eThekwini. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The school has an Anglican foundation and Archbishop Desmond Tutu delivered an address and attended the annual prizegiving in 1994. The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Most Reverend Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Heads of School

1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Present may mean: present (time): time that is neither past nor future a gift: thing given free of charge, gratis This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

St. Mary's Today

It has over 9 hectares of grounds; 660 metres above sea level overlooking Durban and the Indian Ocean. City motto: Debile Principium Melion Fortuna Sequetu (Latin: Better Fortune Follows A Difficult Beginning) Province KwaZulu-Natal Mayor Obed Mlaba Area  - % water 2,292 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Not ranked 3,346,799 1,460/km² Established 1835 Time zone SAST (UTC+2) Calling code 031 edit...


It is recognised as both a top-performing and highly prestigious girls' school with excellent facilities, offering a wide range of choices in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres to students from the pre-primary level to matriculation.


Day scholars are accommodated throughout the school, with boarding available from the high school. The school celebrates its centenary in 2006. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Academics

St. Mary's is one of the top schools that write the Independent Examinations Board exams and its leavers achieve consistently high results. The Independent Examinations Board or IEB is responsible for the exams that most private high schools in South Africa write. ...

IEB Results 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Number of candidates 79 72 79 82 88 81
Number of failures 0 0 0 0 0 0
University endorsement (%) 100 99 100 99 100 100
A aggregates (%) 33 54 60 49 48 43
A-B-C aggregates (%) 100 97.2 100 99 100 99
Subject distinctions 116 177 194 195 212 160
Number in top 50 4 1 0

Notable alumni

  • Carla la Reserve√© (1997), international model and winner of FHM 100 Sexiest 2006
  • Sarah-Kate Seaward (2001), model, actress, Miss SA 2005 finalist and Revlon Supermodel Reality Show contestant

1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The cover of an issue of FHM China, featuring Britney Spears The cover of the first issue of FHM in the United States, featuring Rachael Leigh Cook FHM, an abbreviation for For Him Magazine, is a monthly mens magazine. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

External links

  • St. Mary's official site
  • St. Mary's centenary site

 
 

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