Achievers of the Week

June 05, 2019 | Girls’ College

Karate

Congratulations to Claudia Dobson who won Gold for Kata at the International African Union Sports Council Region 5 Championships 2019 in Namibia from 22 to 25 May and received her 5th Official National (Protea) colours. Seven countries were represented at the championships: Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola and Zambia. 

Claudia Dobson

Visual Arts

Last term, Grade 11 students Lindokuhle Maseko, Marianna Katsoulis, Kiera Gouws and Amber Beresford entered their artwork to the SA Art Times Magazine's New Blood platform - a platform for high school art students to show their work on a national level with many schools across Sourh Africa uploading artwork daily. All 4 of these girls were recognised for their efforts on the SA Art Times Magazine's Facebook page which is an achievement in itself. Special congratulations go to Amber Beresford however, who had her work published in the actual magazine which is available nationwide! We congratulate her on this phenomenal achievement and encourage all of our art students to keep entering their work! 

Amber Beresford

Squash

Congratulations to Anastasia Gabriel on her selection to the U14A Central Gauteng Squash team.

Anastasia Gabriel

(new photo pending)

Water Polo

Congratulations to Jordan Wedderburn in Grade 11 who has been selected to represent the South African Womens' Water Polo team at the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea from the 14-26 July.  This is a phenomenal achievement.
We also congratulate Mr Etienne Le Roux who has been selected for the South African Mens' team at the same event.

We are also very proud of Mr Pierre le Roux MIC of water polo at the Girls' College, who has been selected as the Assistant Coach of the SA Womens' team, this is a huge honour and we wish him the greatest success.

Mr P Le Roux, Jordan Wedderburn & Mr E Le Roux

Dance

Jade Kerwin was part of the team representing South Africa for Urban Dance (hip hop) at the DanceStar World Championships held in Porec, Croatia from 22-26th May. The South African's did particularly well with Jade's duo placing 5th and her small group and formation teams finishing on the podium (3rd and 2nd respectively). 

Jade Kerwin

Music

Congratulations to Victoria Lanham-Love, who won a golden ticket for guitar into the finals for Kids with Talent SA! She also won the self accompaniment category.  We wish her all the best for the finals.

Victoria Lanham-Love