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.
DIAMOND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
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