St Johns DSG News February 2017
St John’s DSG Swimming records
St John’s D.S.G. recently made swimming history by winning the first swimming gala of the season, hosted by Epworth School – a gala they had never won before.
Mrs Cara Schirge, Sports Co-ordinator at St John’s D.S.G. says, “The girls swam their hearts out. I knew we were going to be competitive, but I was blown away and bursting with pride when it was announced that they won.” The following week, St John’s D.S.G. won the prestigious annual Dimont Gala, held at the Alexandra Baths in Pietermaritzburg, making it their second swimming victory in two weeks! The Dimont Gala attracts many great “swimming schools” from around the Midlands and upper highway regions, including St Mary’s D.S.G., Kloof, Our Lady of Fatima Dominican Convent School, The Wykeham Collegiate and Epworth School. St John’s D.S.G. drew Kearsney College A Squad as their male swimming team mates and together, both schools dominated the rest of the field, winning in fine form. It has been many, many years since St John’s D.S.G. has won the Dimont Gala trophy. “I am unbelievably proud of our swimming girls; not just for winning, but because of their passion and determination to do their best.” Mrs Schirge says.
St John’s DSG selections for KZN Midlands Action Netball
Seven St John’s D.S.G. girls were recently selected for the KZN Midlands Action Netball Teams.
St John’s DSG Trashion Show
The St John’s D.S.G. Junior School girls, who have been learning all about recycling and caring about the environment, recently took part in a “Trashion” Show.
Pictured, from left to right, are: Dani Stockley, Storm Hawkins, Madison Boswell and Gugulethu Dube.
St John’s DSG Valentine’s Treats
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at St John’s D.S.G.!
St John’s Musicians to perform at Carnegie Hall NYC
St John’s D.S.G. pupil, Emma de Wet (Grade 12) and Mr Joshua Boudan (one of the St John’s D.S.G. Music teachers) will be performing with the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Wind Band at Carnegie Hall in New York next month.
The KZN Youth Wind Band will be the first African band to premiere a piece of music in Carnegie Hall. Mr Boudan says, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’m very proud of Emma, and I think it will be a fantastic experience for both of us, performing in one of the world’s most iconic venues steeped in musical history.