Old Girls’ Association teacher bursary policy

  • The St Mary’s Old Girls’ Association (alumni) will offer a bursary to girls to study for a degree with a “critical skills” teaching major, followed by a post-graduate teaching diploma
  • The bursary will cover the costs of tuition, books and residence (where necessary) for a maximum period of four years of study at a recognised tertiary institution
  • The choice of field of study and the institution will be determined through consultation between the chairperson of the Old Girls’ Association, a committee and the student, but must fall into a “scarce skills” teaching subject area, i.e. a subject in which the school has difficulty in securing qualified teaching staff
  • The Old Girls’ Association will give preference to girls who attended St Mary’s Senior School, and who are deemed to be of a suitable calibre
  • The student will be required to present her results for each semester to the chairperson of the Old Girls’ Association. If these results do not meet the standard required, the bursary may be withheld or cancelled
  • The recipient of the bursary will be expected to spend time during her studies as a student teacher at St Mary’s School
  • The school may offer the candidate employment at the school on completion of her studies. If such offer is made, the candidate will be expected to teach at the school. To this end, a successful candidate will be obliged to sign a bursary contract
  • The candidate will be required to conduct herself in a manner that is in keeping with the ethos and academic standards of the school

Old Girls’ Teaching Bursary recipient: Kendra Smith