St Johns DSG News February

The Wheels of the Bus at St Johns DSG

The wheels of the bus …

St John’s D.S.G. Junior School has a wonderful new addition to their playground: a wooden school bus, which the Junior Primary girls absolutely adore! The school’s Transport Manager, Mr Ross Payne, and one of their Drivers, Mr Bongamusa Sumo, recently went to “inspect” the new vehicle to make sure that it was “roadworthy”. Grade 2 pupil, Bongelihle Xaba was quite happy to take them, as well as her friend, Anna Hardman, for a ride. We hope they were ready for it – as Bongelihle says, “I like to pump up my disco music, and I never use the brakes!

St Johns DSG enjoy a Brunch with Gr R and RR’s

The management and pre-primary staff of St John’s D.S.G. were recently delighted to spend time with their Grade R and RR Eaglets and their families, who joined them for a delicious brunch. Pictured is Grade RR teacher, Mrs Alex Barry, with Grade R pupil, Aryana Raghnandan.

Grade R Eaglet, Arabella Barnard, with her mother, Nokes Barnard.

Grade RR Eaglets, Phupha Ndlazilwana and Georgia McCleary, are already the best of friends!



St Johns DSG swimmers take top spot

St John’s D.S.G. swimming captain, Leeann Masson, holding her placement card after one of her races.

The St John’s D.S.G. Senior School swimming squad has had a wonderful start to the swimming season. The school took part in both the Epworth School gala, as well as the Dimont Gala at Alex Baths, and placed first in both these events for the second year in a row!



St Johns DSG linking up with Penpals

The St John’s D.S.G. Grade 2 girls were delighted to receive letters from their pen-pals at St Charles College.

Aphelele Mzila holds up a beautiful pencil that she received from her pen-pal.









IMG 0839: An excited Roma Parau leans over to have a look at the letter that her friend, Lungelo Dlamini, received.



Lissa Sliedrecht holds up a pencil that she received from her pen-pal.







St Johns DSG celebrates LOVE

The girls at St John’s D.S.G. were very spoilt on Valentine’s Day – and not just the Senior School girls!

Grade RR Eaglets, Ava Nel and Lucy Barraclough received beautifully decorated biscuits from their friend, Noah Joubert, who is in Grade RR at St Charles College.

The Senior School girls at St John’s D.S.G. were very spoilt on Valentine’s Day. Holding some of the roses they received are Taylor Chaning-Pearce, Jamie Robinson and Kelsey Dellar.











St Johns DSG players selected for KZN Inland Action Netball

Seven St John’s D.S.G. girls were selected for KwaZulu-Natal Inland Action Netball teams for their respective age groups. They are (from left to right): Luthando Mjwara, Sarah Houghting, Eden Visser (who was selected as U17B Vice Captain), Miranda Trindad, Jennet Ojur, Meg Bateman and Nokulunga Qwabe.


Midlands Tennis Team Selection

Grade 6 St John’s D.S.G. pupil, Kate Bekker was selected for the Midlands Tennis team.












St Johns DSG enjoys a successful Gala season

Pictured are the very excited St John’s D.S.G. swimming captains, Erin Ivins and Leeann Masson.


St John’s D.S.G. has continued to achieve at the various swimming galas in which the school has recently taken part. The school won the Girls’ High gala and came joint first with St Anne’s Diocesan College at the IEB Quad Gala. St John’s also placed third at the the IEB Girls’ Schools Gala, in which the Durban girls’ schools competed and proved to be tough competition!