We are delighted to introduce Buyisiwe Makhoba-Dlamini and Tsakane Mthenjane, who have joined our Committee from January 2021 to work on projects that entail being involved in marketing and communication activities, and other initiatives to strengthen relations with our old girls. We are excited to embrace their exceptional skill sets, fresh ideas and strong desire to contribute as Old Girls to St Anne’s. We will also play a crucial role supporting the Board and College’s broader strategic goals of ensuring the School provides relevant, inclusive top education for a 21st Century girl in South Africa with transformation high on the agenda.
We are delighted to announce that Debbie Martin (née Dunton) has been appointed as Head of St Anne’s from 2021. Debbie is the first female Head since Mrs Sheila Morgan, who left at the end of 1974, and our first Old Girl to hold the position of College Head.
Debbie attended St Anne’s as a pupil and was Deputy Head Girl in 1981. She has maintained close ties with her alma mater, many of whom are still dear friends today. She and her husband, Alan, married in the St Anne’s chapel, and their daughter, Frances, matriculated from the College in 2019.
Prior to joining the St Anne’s staff as Deputy Head: Pastoral Care in 2017, Debbie served as Deputy Head: Academics at Maritzburg College.
We are so proud to have Debbie as one of our alumnae and know that she holds the College and its values close to her heart. We wish her well in her journey as Head of St Anne’s. Congratulations, Debbie!
Old Girls’ Day is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old school friends and enjoy a day at St Anne’s. This event traditionally takes place on the first Saturday of June.
Old Girls’ Day 2020 had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 Lockdown that was instituted in South Africa.
We look forward to welcoming our Old Girls reunion years of 2020 and 2021 together in June 2021.
Jane Douglas (née Buchel, 1979) attended our Midlands Old Girls’ Guild Wine and Curry evening on the 12th of March and declared it an enormous success. Dinky Johnson (née Geyser, 1992) very kindly offered to host us at her home in Gowrie. Dinky provided a fabulous spread accompanied by delicious wine and sweet treats afterwards. It was a great evening with about 35 Old Girls from across the ages attending. Kari Greene welcomed everyone and thanked Dinky for hosting the evening. Kari spoke about what an amazing school St Anne’s is with fantastic leadership and as a result St Anne’s is in huge demand. The spirit and sisterhood that St Anne’s has is truly very special.