Danville Diamond Shines in the Water

Ally competed in the Level 3 Swimming Championship in Port Elizabeth in the holidays and did exceptionally well. Her results were as follows: 2nd place in the 14yrs 50m Freestyle, 3rd place in the 14yrs 100m Freestyle and 3rd place in the 14yrs 200m Individual Medley. Last weekend she competed in the Inter- Provincial Lifesaving Championships. Ally won the Surf Swim and the Iron Nipper in the Girls U14 age category. Ally also competed in the Inter-Club Champs in the U14 age group and her results were as follows: • 1st place in the Surf Swim • 1st place in the Run Swim Run • 1st place in the Iron Nipper • 2nd place in the Beach Sprint • 3rd place in the Board Race • 4th place in the Long Run • 4th place in the Flags Ally won the Girls U14 SA Competitor of the Competition. Ally was also announced as the highest scoring nipper in the competition scoring 47 points (out of a potential 56). Congratulations Ally on all your exceptional achievements.

Sustained Excellence Places Danville First in South Africa

Mrs Maddams was invited to attend the National Education Excellence Awards Ceremony at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on 1 April 2016. This ceremony recognises excellence in education at a national level and is hosted by the Minister of Education, Angie Motsheka. It is a prestigious event attended by top dignitaries from around the country.

The pinnacle award is the trophy awarded to the top performing school in South Africa and we are very proud that Danville Park was named South Africa’s Top Performing Public School, together with Eunice High School (in Bloemfontein) who tied with us in first place.

Danville’s 132 pupils in the Class of 2015 achieved a 100% pass rate and a 100% Bachelors pass rate, the highest in South Africa. What makes this such a remarkable achievement is that every girl in Matric at Danville excelled and earned the opportunity to study at a university. This achievement tops the 4 times our girls have achieved a 99% Bachelors pass rate since 2008. This level of excellence is not unusual at Danville with a sustained 100% pass rate for 22 years and an average of 98% pass rate for admission to a Bachelor’s Degree.

We were delighted to receive recognition for these results which are the consummation of the efforts of our motivated and receptive pupils and their supportive parents. Our inspirational staff, visionary management team and supportive Governing Body are united in their vision to provide Danville girls with the very best in educational practice, igniting intellectual curiosity in their girls every day and inspiring them to reach their full potential.

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