At Danville we are justifiably proud of each and every one of our matric girls as year after year they produce their individual best results in the final examinations. Over the years, individual Danville girls have been placed among the top ten in the Province and in some cases have even achieved top place; they have been top in the district in a variety of subjects and girls have achieved 100% in some of those subjects. Over and above the consistently excellent achievements of each year, we have cause to celebrate the achievements of our academic superstars.


In 1982, Danville’s second Principal, Miss Hogg, introduced the White Honours Blazer in recognition of reaching a level of excellence in two disciplines of school life. The first recipient was Gwynne Meijer, and to date 15 white blazers have been awarded to girls who excelled in leadership, academics, academic extension, gymnastics, tennis, chess and debating, so far.


MaryLou Thompson set the bar high in 1971 when she was placed first in KwaZulu Natal. Then in 2003 Olga Kerimova repeated this triumph and shortly afterwards, in 2012, Sarisha Chetty made history for Danville when she was placed first in South Africa among quintile 5 schools. To recognise Sarisha’s achievement we created a new award, the Diamond Award for Excellence in recognition of exceptional achievement. This new honour will from now on be awarded to past pupils in recognition of exceptional achievement.

Romal Naidoo and Christie Kent

2016 White Blazer Recipients: Romal Naidoo obtained Honours for Academics in 2014 and then was a finalist in the South African National Science Olympiad in 2015 and for this she received Honours for Academic Extension. In 2016 she was re-awarded Honours for Academics.

Christie Kent was awarded Honours for leadership as Head Girl of 2016 and was awarded Honours for Academics in 2016

Yuvna Balgobind and Divina Govender

2014 White Blazer Recipients: Yuvna received Academic Extension Honours being the only finalist from South Africa in the 2013 International Schools Essay Competition and Divina for being selected for the U16 girls section of the South African squad for the African Youth Chess Championship.

In 2013 the prestigious White Honours Blazer was awarded to three grade 12 girls