It has been a great start to the term and wonderful to see so many of the girls happy to be back at school with friends and new programmes to begin. We have been really delighted to see so many parents at our beginning of the year functions to meet key staff and to welcome new teachers.
Hot on the heels of the fantastic NCEA and IB results are the 2015 Scholarship examination results. There were many very happy teachers here on Tuesday when the results were released; they were delighted that so many girls had met with success and had their extra efforts and perseverance recognised.
Our students gained 83 Scholarship passes and 13 Outstanding Scholarships. Three students gained National Outstanding Scholarships They were Ella Brownlie (3 Outstanding Scholarships and 2 Scholarships), Victoria Lowe (3 Outstanding Scholarships and 1 Scholarship) and Gabrielle Maffey (1 Outstanding Scholarship and 5 Scholarships). There were 59 National Outstanding Scholarships awarded and our girls gained 5% of that total; 22% of the awards nationally went to girls and 13.6% of awards to girls were won by students from the College. Of the 59 National Outstanding scholars, eight were also Top Scholars in a subject and two of those students were from St Cuthbert’s.
Warmest congratulations to Ella Brownlie who was Top Scholar in History and to Gabrielle Maffey who was top of Art History and to all our scholarship winners. It is worth noting that the Scholarship examinations are sat by students taking NCEA, Cambridge and International Baccalaureate qualifications. These awards will be recognised at the Top Scholars’ ceremony at Government House in Wellington in the near future. The IB Top Scholars’ Awards Ceremony will be at the Auckland War Museum next week.
Mrs Lynda Reid