Matric Results 2019

Emma Koch - 7 Distinctions
Esperance Mwepu - 5 Distinctions
Mihle Gadu - 4 Distinctions

Some of the individual performances from our pupils were impressive, particularly those of Emma Koch, Mihle Gadu and Espérance Mwepu. Emma’s seven distinctions is a particular highlight. We are, of course, deeply disappointed that our matric class of 2019 did not maintain the long-standing tradition of achieving a 100% pass rate (we achieved 97%) but remain pleased with the overall quality of the passes achieved. I hope that the 2020 and even the 2021 matric classes use this drop in pass rate as a motivator to push themselves. It is important that our pupils and their parents realise that teachers are experts when offering advice on a subject choice that best suits their abilities. We hope that parents will work with the school and encourage their children to work hard, because just believing in them or telling them to dream big does not result in excellence without a tremendous amount of consistent effort.

We are very proud of our top learner, Emma Koch, who achieved 7 distinctions in her final exams. Emma has worked consistently hard throughout her school career and was awarded Honours for academics in her Grade 11 year. She will be taking a gap year for 2020 and plans to take up full time studies at either Stellenbosch University or the University of Pretoria from 2021.

Congratulations to Espérance Mwepu, who will study Law at Rhodes University this year, on achieving 5 distinctions. Our 2019 Deputy head girl, Mihle Gadu, achieved 4 distinctions and has been accepted to study Medicine at UCT this year.

Well done to the following girls on achieving 3 distinctions: Luhlumelo Benya, Mila-Jo Davies, Kate Jackson-Moss and Sinoyolo Kwetane.

We wish the class of 2019 well in their future endeavours and hope to welcome you back to your alma mater for a visit soon!

Sinoyolo Kwetane - 3 Distinctions
Mila-Jo Davies - 3 Distinctions
Luhlumelo Benya - 3 Distinctions
Kate Jackson-Moss - 3 Distinctions
The happy class of 2019 receiving their results in January 2020!

Victoria Girls' High School is...


~       Sunday Times’ Top 100 schools in South Africa  ~

~       Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Circle of Excellence School  ~

~       Proudly SA School of the Year 2007  ~

~       Proudly SA School of the Year 2011  ~

~       Top Eastern Cape school 2013  ~

~ Destiny Magazine Top 100 SA school 2017 

Fairlady Magazine - VG Top School in the Eastern Cape 2013

 The June 2013 edition of Fairlady Magazine contained a thorough look at public schooling in South Africa.  In particular, the article considered the Top 25 public schools in South Africa.  A number of criteria were used to determine the Top 25, including academic, sporting and cultural achievements, as well as community outreach, facilities and fees.  VGHS was one of only two Eastern Province schools selected and was subsequently chosen as the top school by Fairlady Magazine in the final analysis.

Proudly South African Homegrown Award 2011

In September 2011, at a gala dinner and exhibition in Johannesburg, VGHS was the overall winner in the Proudly South African / CFG Schools Governance Category.  The judging of this award was based on different aspects of school managements, eg. codes of conduct, staff management and leadership opportunities afforded to the Grade 12s.  Following VG’s initial placement in the top 4, the judges and a camera crew paid us a visit where they interviewed various staff and took a tour of our facilities.

Ms Nadia Czeredreski-Schmidt collected on the award on behalf of VGHS and said “I felt very proud to stand up and collect the award on behalf of VGHS, knowing that it truly is a school of passion, integrity and excellence”. 

Top Education Institution in South Africa

In 2007 VGHS was accorded the double honour of being selected as one of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Top 70 schools in the country, and being chosen as the top educational institution in the country in the Petro-SA Proudly South African Homegrown Awards.  These awards attest not only to VGHS’s consistent academic excellence, but also to our celebration of cultural diversity and youth empowerment.

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