Achievers and Weekly Good News

April 10, 2019 | Girls’ College

Performing Arts Champion

Congratulations to Anastasia Schröder who was awarded 1 gold, 2 silvers and a bronze award for Singing; 1 gold and 1 bronze for Acting and was chosen as Overall Best Actress.  She represented Gauteng at the Nationals recently and has been selected as a member of Team South Africa for the World Championships.

Anastasia Schröder

Wings for Life Runner

We would be delighted if you would get behind our runner, Kamryn Norton who has set up a donation method on the Wings for Life Website.  

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"Last year I participated in the Wings For Life Run, to raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research, and it inspired me to use this year to make more of a difference! My goal is to raise $200 (USD) through the support of family and friends to contribute to the cause. I am so passionate about my running and I cannot imagine not being able to run because of a spinal cord injury, and so I want to contribute to helping those who can't run possibly being able to in the future."

Kamryn will race against a car where she and the other runners have a head start of 30 min.  At various intervals along the route, the car increases its speed, as it catches up to the runners they are required to stop running.  She aims to run as far as she can before the car catches her.  Last year she got stopped just before the 21km, her aim this year is to get further in this amazing cause in aid of Spinal Cord Injury research.  Let us get behind our own student in this amazing race of hers and help her reach her dream of $200 dollars!

Kamryn Norton

Visiting Head from Ghana

We welcomed Mr Samuel Appiah-Krofah, Head of the High School  from the Kumasi Campus in Ghana.  He is on a visitorship to South Africa to attend the Round Square conference in Grahamstown.  Mr Appiah-Krofa is a board member of the Sun Shade foundation, an experienced physical sciences teacher and a West African Examination Council Examiner. He also supervises the only SAT centre of the northern sector of Ghana. 

Mrs Ashton, Mr Appiah-Krofah, Dr James

 

Spiritual Growth Week

Spiritual Growth Week is taking place right now and we are so proud of our girls for their beautiful chapel service that they organised this Tuesday. Head of Spirituality Jessie Olivier delivered a very important message on self-love and understanding that God made us and we are perfect in His eyes. Our very brave, Olivia Hunkin gave an amazing testimony on her life struggles to receive a standing ovation from the school. The choir and soloist Emma Schipholdt delivered incredible performances with their talents. It was such a great chapel we really think that they need to arrange this again and also share it with our Prep. 

Chapel is so beautifully enhanced by our chapel ensemble who perform each week.

The Chapel Ensemble

L-R: Hestertjie Oelofse (Cello), Jennifer Everett (Flute), Amelia Johnson (Vocals), Alexia Mechanicos (Drums), Rhea Gill (Vocals), Rebekah Bennett (Violin), Danella Oelofse (Violin), Amira Sithole (Cello). 
Not present for photo: Annette Greyling (Violin), Gabriela McKinon (Voice), Nothando Magadla (Violin)

 

Recognition as Programme Director for SA Teacher Awards

Jessica James was recognised in assembly by Mr Phillip Dikgomo Director: Teacher Development from the Department of Basic Education and Mr Lindani Mbense Project Manager at Blackvoice Media Group. They attended our assembly to award Jess with her blazer that she used when she was asked to be the programme director and hand over the awards at a very prestigious Education Department function, the 2019 National Teaching Awards, recently, recognising teachers who had won awards in South Africa.

Dr James, Mr Dikgomo, Jessica James, Mr Mbense