Honours is the highest award that St Andrew’s School for Girls can bestow upon a grade 11 or 12 girl. A girl must achieve the equivalent of national representation in her selected activity.
In Music this level is regarded as grade 8. Honours are awarded to Courtney Jeffery for music. Courtney Jeffery started piano lessons at the age of 6 years old. At the age of 8 she was the runner up at the Phillip H Moore music competition. By the age of 14 years old, she had received 5 Unisa Rolls of Honour for her outstanding results in piano examinations. It is also at this age that Courtney started voice examinations. She achieved distinctions in both piano and voice.
Courtney received the Hennie Joubert Prize in 2014 from UNISA for her grade 5 piano practical. She then did her grade 6 piano practical in 2014 and received 90% and was once again placed in the Roll of Honour. The latest of Courtney’s achievements include her ABRSM grade 8 – where she attained 92%, and the UNISA grade 8 – where she attained 88%. She will again be placed in the Roll of Honour.
Courtney is an outstanding pianist in many genres, as well as an excellent singer. She has been a significant asset to the music department and to St Andrew’s School for Girls in her service of performing at every event when asked to, and by playing for choir practices. Courtney has more than met the requirements for this award. It is therefore, without a doubt that we award Courtney Jeffery her honours in music