Class of 2016 awards

Hout Bay International School celebrated the Class of 2016’s final examination results last week.

The school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the academically rigorous Diploma Programme (DP) to 17 to 18 year olds.

PrincipalGrant Ruskovich said the school was “ incredibly proud of our cohort of 2016”.

In order to be awarded the IB Diploma, a pupil must achieve a minimum of 24 DP points where each of their six subjects is graded from 1 to 7 with an additional three bonus points awarded for their Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and Extended Essay (EE).

This year the international school’s top student was Nina Janse van Rensberg who achieved a remarkable 39/45 DP points. She was followed by Haralambos Dafas with 33/45 DP points, Johannes Henkel with 32/45 DP points and Nina Goetz and Georgina Bartlett with 30/45 DP points each. Overall the class average was 31 DP points.

“Not only do students who complete the IB Diploma obtain the necessary skills of excellent time management, organisational skills and the ability to handle and balance incredible workloads, they emerge as well rounded individuals who are committed to serving their community and those around them,” Mr Ruskovich said.

“An added benefit is the fact that numerous doors are opened to students awarded the IB Diploma. This includes study at local and international tertiary institutions around the world. Congratulations to the Class of 2016.”