Clean slate for St Dominic’s Academy

The Singh family were overjoyed at Shohini's matric results.

PARADISE – The St Dominic’s Academy Class of 2016 has achieved a 100 per cent pass rate.

Of the school’s learners who wrote their IEB Matric examinations at the end of last year, 31 achieved university passes, while two qualified with diploma passes.

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This means St Dominic’s has maintained its perfect score for the 31st consecutive year.

According to staff of St Dominic’s, four learners achieved A aggregates while the balance of its top 10 achieved B aggregates.

The top achiever was Hannah Dhoda with a fantastic seven A symbols.

She had the distinction of being in the top one per cent of all IEB candidates in Afrikaans (91 per cent) and Life Orientation (92 per cent).

Wynand Esterhuizen achieved a stellar six As and one B.

Naseera Goga and Shohini Singh also passed with A aggregates, with Naseera ending in the top percentage of IEB learners for Life Orientation (92 per cent).

B symbol passes went to Luvuno Muthivi, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Siyamthanda Mndebele, Vidjuta Samlal, Michaela Lubbe and Tristan Wade.

Siyamthanda was listed in the top IEB results for isiZulu (96 per cent).

“Another notable achievement was the pleasing subject averages, with 11 of the 15 subjects on offer achieving averages of 60 per cent and higher,” said school representatives.

In total, 25 per cent of St Dominic’s learners achieved averages of 60 per cent and above.

At a gala ceremony held at Emperors Palace on January 7, St Dominic’s was one of six Curro high schools recognised for academic excellence, based on overall pass rate, the number of learners who achieved bachelor passes, the number of A symbols per matric learner, the number of learners taking Mathematics, and the Mathematics subject average.

Hannah and Wynand received mention for being seventh and ninth respectively of Curro’s top 10 IEB learners.

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“The school wishes to congratulate all the learners and parents on these excellent achievements, and expresses sincere thanks to the staff for their sterling efforts in assisting the learners in achieving their goals.”

Most of St Dominic’s outgoing matriculants will enrol at universities across South Africa.

“We wish them well with their further studies.”

Bruce Douglas

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