Operational ​

schools

  • Abbotts College Matric Results:  19 Students achieved six or more distinctions, 66% of all passes were Bachelor passes, 99.83% pass rate was achieved.

  • CrawfordSchools™ Matric Results:  128 Students achieved six or more distinctions, an average of 3.2 As was achieved per student, 98% of all passes were Bachelor passes, 100% pass rate for the 19th consecutive year.

  • Trinityhouse Matric Results:  12 Students achieved six or more distinctions, 98% of all passes were Bachelor passes, 100% pass rate was achieved.

  • Junior Colleges is presently introducing some of the Reggio Emilia methodology into their schools to teach children to think, reason, explore and be creative. 

 

CrawfordCollege™  

  • Crawford College Sandton was named the Top Independent School in the NSC by the Gauteng Department of Education;

  • Crawford College Lonehill was placed second and Crawford College Pretoria third. Pretoria's Stephen Slabbert achieved 11 distinctions. 

  • Crawford College Pretoria won the national debating competition.

  • Crawford Preparatory Pretoria won the National Chess championship for Juniors and Seniors.

  • Lonehill College had numerous wins in water polo and hockey events;

  • Pretoria College was placed 2nd in the A-League interschool swimming gala in Tshwane;

  • Sandton College placed first and Lonehill College fourth in the A- League interschool swimming gala in Johannesburg;

  • La Lucia College was placed first in the A-League interschool swimming gala in Durban.

  • Lonehill Preparatory won the Gauteng mountain climbing trophy. North Coast College was placed 1st in the National Surfing competition for schools.

 

Junior Colleges 

  • All the schools within the Junior Colleges Group hosted successful Science Days – an exciting and stimulating event.

  • Junior Colleges has introduced the concept of "financial savvy" into its curriculum, the goal is for all youngsters to understand essential matters such as saving and spending, the joy of giving, and knowing the difference between needs and wants. 

 

Trinityhouse

  • Pupils Melissa Purdon and Siphelele Msibi received ambassador awards at the 2013 Eisteddfod Academy Young Performers Awards for achieving over 98%. 

  • Our much admired choir, the Trinity Singers, performed jointly with the Drakensburg Boys Choir.

  • In rugby, our first team beat KES at the KES Rugby Festival and the Golden Lions selected Jesse Pretorius (Grade 11) to play for them. 

  • At the inter-coed schools prestige athletics event, Trinityhouse runners came home with 13 medals as well as the Best Junior Short Distance Athlete of the day, awarded to the effervescent Shane Lindsay.

  • The swimming team gained promotion to the A-League this year. Two exceptional performers were Damian Mullen and Justine MacFarlane.

  • Simone van Staden, our top Matriculant with eight distinctions, made it onto the IEB Outstanding Achievement list (one of only 64 pupils nationwide) and Sarah Lowther (also with eight distinctions) onto the IEB Commendable Achievement list (only 63 pupils nationwide made this list).

 

tertiary 

  • Final year accounting class at Varsity College obtained six of the top 20 positions in the UNISA level 1 CTA examinations and six of the top ten in the level 2 CTA examinations as well as the top student.

The Independent Institute of Education

  • During 2013 a successful pilot distance offering of two programmes (the undergraduate BBA and the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education) 

  • Varsity College established The IIE Business School @ Varsity College (TBS) which is due to open for enrolments in 2014.

  • In 2013, Vega saw the first cohort of students registered for the Master of Arts in Creative Brand Leadership.

Design School of Southern Africa

  • A highlight was the opening of the Durban campus to add to our existing campuses in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

  • Of note is that a DSSA student was one of the ten finalists in the prestigious 2013 PG Bison Competition.

  • Sarahlee Haywood, was the second runner up in the Wedding Expo design competition.

Vega

  • In 2013 Vega saw the first cohort of students registered for the Master of Arts in Creative Brand Leadership.

  • 2013 was another successful year for Vega staff and students alike with a number of prestigious awards being received. Among the recipients was Navigator (lecturer) Cara Marx who won a D&AD Best in Year award. This is an international award for brilliance in commercial creativity.

  • Vega students took home two Bronze Loeries and a Craft Certificate at the 2013 Loerie Awards.

  • Dr Carla Enslin, co-founder of the Vega School of Brand Leadership, was appointed Deputy Chair of the Board of the Brand Council of South Africa.

  • Vega Johannesburg which won the student category at the Roger Garlick Media Awards;

  • Navigator Anthea Moys, the 2013 winner of the Standard Bank Young Artists Award for Performance Art;

  • Reginald Sedibe, a Vega Pretoria student, who won the Ford photographic competition; and

  • Marthinus van Loggerenberg, Navigator at Vega Cape Town, who was the recipient of The Independent Institute of Education's Dr Freysen Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognises lecturers who demonstrate creative and innovative teaching approaches to promote proactive learning.

Rosebank College

  • Rosebank College placed more than 858 graduates in jobs which resulted in a 59% increase in placements.

Varsity College

  • Varsity College established The IIE Business School @ Varsity College (TBS) which is due to open for enrolments in 2014.

  • A highlight is the success of our partnership with the University of the Free State (UFS). The first group of LLB students registered with us at the beginning of 2013.

  • In 2013 FLB Randburg Campus relocated to Varsity College Sandton.

  • Sebastian Crawford, a first-year Diploma in Sport Development and Management student. He competed at the 2013 SA Short Course Swimming Championships in the physically disabled events.  Sebastian won six out of his seven events, setting four new SA records and one African record in the process.

  • Calven Clack represented South Africa in the 200m canoeing sprints at the Universiade Student World Games in Kazan, Russia, in July. He reached the final stage and set the 9th fastest time in 36.88 seconds, his personal best. 

  • South Africa's U23 Paddler of the Year was Varsity College's Jenna Ward. She came first in the Berg River Canoe marathon overall and in the U23 category. She also raced in Denmark in the U23 ladies category where she came 16th, finishing only six minutes behind the leader. Jenna also came third in the Fish River Canoe marathon, the SA K2 Championships and finished seventh in the Duzi.  

  • The Varsity College Rugby Club won three of the four trophies on offer to the U20 age group.

  • Varsity College's surfing team competed in the 2013 USSA surfing competition with Kane Bennewith and Jessica Wilson making the USSA male and female teams.

  • Estiaan de Lange (Sports Life Club Captain Triathlon) from Varsity College Pretoria participated in the 4th Warrior race at Hartbeespoort in the Black Ops Category (21km run and 31 obstacles). Estiaan finished second in his group.