Co-Curricular Programme

Senior school:   

The co-curricular programme is sponsored by the Parents’ Association.

The Co-Curricular programme is an essential part of how St Mary’s DSG prepares our young ladies for their futures. Every Wednesday morning students are learning from real-world experiences, formal talks and grade workshops to prepare themselves for the pressures of the greater world outside of school. The unique objective for each grade level moves students through a gradual progression of learning about their identity, community, leadership, and purpose.

The Identity year: Grade 9


The grade 9 year is focused on many different facets which are valuable in helping to form a St Mary’s DSG girl’s identity. 

  • Finesse/Etiquette
  • Looking from the outside in
  • Image polishing
  • Bullying and Social media
  • Resilience
  • Setting boundaries
  • Relationship politics
  • Discipline
  • Deportment
  • Bullying
  • Public speaking
  • Brain profile neorolink
  • Study skills


    The service year: Grade 10

      The service year is shaped around one of the traditions of St Mary’s DSG of giving and serving to the outer community.

  • Creating community
  • Financial literacy
  • Group dynamics
  • The Ball
  • Dress code for the Ball
  • Finesse/Etiquette
  • How to run a meeting
  • Communication
  • Servant leadership


    The leadership year: Grade 11


    The leadership year is putting the growth of leadership first to ensure that the St Mary’s DSG girl is equipped for her senior years. 

  • Finding a purpose
  • Defining your role in the St Mary’s DSG community
  • Health and wellness
  • Public speaking
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Leadership
  • Effective academic planning
  • How to handle adversity
  • Planning for my Matric dance
  • Studying skills


    The purpose year: Grade 12


    The purpose year is about planning, finalizing for girls’ futures.

  • Building your personal blog
  • What next year?
  • Marketing myself
  • Testimonial
  • Tertiary institution requirements
  • The interview process
  • Career selection