HIGH SCHOOL

Grade 8, 2022 Open Day

This is your place! We look forward to welcoming you to Open Day on Friday 12 March, 2021 between 09h00 and 12h00.
Admission information and requirements here.

In line with our Covid-19 protocols, we can only accept visitors who have confirmed attendance to our Open Day through the online Open Day registration form. Please complete the registration form to secure your spot on 12 March. Please note that it is imperative that you complete an Application form before completing the Open Day registration form. Before your registration can be approved, complete the Application process for Grade 8 2022. This form is available here. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered for Open Day attendance. Two completed forms – one around Covid-19 protocols and the other, a completed Application form - will ensure a successful application to the school and attendance of Open Day.

MATRIC RESULTS 2020

100% Bachelor's Pass. 245 Distinctions.

91% of the Grade achieved an aggregate of 70% or higher

9 subjects achieved subject averages of 80% or higher

Coronavirus Mission

Our commitment

“We commit to ensuring the safety of students, staff, parents and visitors on the St Cyprian’s School campus by taking every reasonable precaution, making use of the best available scientific knowledge, and complying with government guidelines and legislation. We commit to providing clear and regular communication. We commit to ensuring that no member of the St Cyprian’s community is stigmatised in any way. We commit to providing a real-world educational experience, both online and face-to-face, that inspires intellectual curiosity, nurtures freedom of thought, builds character and cultivates courage.”

Your commitment

“You commit to taking every reasonable precaution to minimise the potential of contracting or spreading the Coronavirus. You commit to providing the school with honest and transparent communication. You commit to ensuring that no member of the St Cyprian’s community is stigmatised in any way. You commit to ensure that your daughter engages in academic activities through online or face-to-face lessons.”

Welcome to the St Cyprian’s School’s website. My hope is that it will successfully showcase the dynamic, exciting, creative and busy microcosm of educational life that unfolds daily upon our campus.

St Cyprian’s Diocesan School for Girls is a values-driven, family school with a strong sense of identity and an expanded community that includes supportive, engaged parents and strong links with the Anglican Church, and a loyal and involved alumnae body.

Our historic Nooitgedacht campus houses three schools in one, with shared facilities that include a beautiful heritage chapel, the hall and specialist sports facilities. Thus, our girls, aged from 3-18 (Grade 000 to Matric) cross paths and interact daily.

A shared educational vision, devised to shape character, build knowledge, develop skills and prepare our students to face the challenges of a fast changing world is what distinguishes St Cyprian’s School from the norm. This vision informs our educational approach that supports both the pursuit of excellence and the exploration of possibility.

In order to deliver the vision of a 21st century campus that will support and enhance our unique approach, St Cyprian’s School is undertaking an extensive Capital Development Project known as the “SCS150 Campaign.” The completion of the 1st phase is due to coincide with our 150th birthday celebrations in 2021. Re-imagined, re-designed, dynamic learning spaces in the Preparatory School will match the facilities of the High School and the School-in-the-Woods. Improved and enhanced competition-level sporting facilities for the development of both soft and ‘edgy’ skills will serve the whole school.

Our campus, nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, reflects our heritage roots as well as the excitement of the present and the promise of an extraordinary future. Our students and staff embody the vibrancy of an engaged and happy learning community, and one is able to see promise fulfilled as three-year old school beginners cross paths with 18-year old school leavers. I look forward to an opportunity to meet you and tell you more!

Shelley Frayne Principal

What our girls have been up to

Our Media Hub

February 19, 2021

Principal’s Perspective – 19 February 2021

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Woods’ Wonders Newsletter 19 February 2021

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February 5, 2021

Particularly Preparatory Newsletter 5 February 2021

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High School Happenings 5 February 2021

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Woods’ Wonders Newsletter 5 February 2021

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January 22, 2021

Particularly Preparatory Newsletter – 22 January 2021

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December 4, 2020

Katherine House End of Year Newsletter

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Woods’ Wonders Newsletter – 4 December 2020

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Ashley Pople

Matric 2010
PhD Student Oxford University

My learning experience was by no means conventional throughout my five years at St Cyprian’s School. Being taught by strong, independently minded teachers encouraged me to think differently about the world. In addition to being inspired by teachers, I was nurtured by warm and loving friendships throughout my schooling at St Cyp's. These women continue to ground me to this day.

Nadine Moodie

Matric 2004
Communications Specialist

It's not a fallacy that St Cyprian’s School teaches not for school but for life; not for time but for eternity. The holistic approach to education did not only focus on academics, but also on the soft skills which exposed us to various people and situations, and in turn equipped me to seamlessly navigate spaces and situations post-high school. My time at St Cyp's was a truly global experience, something I'd liken to a junior United Nations, as I sat in classes with friends who came from around the continent and the world, and who had various perspectives on ideology and practices which we often shared, embraced, disagreed with, and were encouraged to form our own opinions of.

Dr Elizabeth Kelly

Matric 2006
Commercial Law, PhD

The five years I spent in St Cyprian’s were the best of times. For me, it was a love at first sight that did not disappoint. It lived up to its vision of “teaching not for school but for life; training not for time but for eternity”. During my stay, I was privileged to meet, learn from, interact and live with brilliant minds. It instilled in me a sense of respect, responsibility, tolerance and a spirit of excellence that continues to guide all my pursuits. I cannot imagine a situation when the St Cyprian’s ethos will not be applicable in my life and work.

Thabi Leoka

Matric 1996
PhD, Economist

There is no doubt that St Cyp’s has made me who I am today. Beyond the school curriculum, St Cyp’s exposed me to people from different parts of the world. It taught me tolerance and acceptance. I am a self-assured and confident woman today because St Cyp’s never put limitations on us because we were young girls.

Rabia Parker

Matric 2013
UCT student

As a young, coloured, Muslim girl, St Cyprian’s School was a whole new environment to me. However, I never needed to change who I was to fit in because the school prided itself on creating strong, independent, unique women. It gave me the tools to understand the world outside of the classroom and I have continued to use these skills in all my endeavors. This school allowed me to think more openly, accept more widely and understand more deeply and it is something I am constantly grateful for.
I matriculated in 2013 and I am currently in my final year at UCT studying a Bachelor of Business Science in Finance.

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