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HAPPY 96TH BIRTHDAY HERSCHEL!
Posted February 16, 2018

Past and present girls and teachers joined in the celebrations today as Herschel celebrated its 96th birthday! At the Senior School, a special assembly was held where we celebrated the theme “The Herschel Family”. Special guest speaker was Old Herschelian  Nicky Newton-King, who was awarded the Caroline Herschel Award, an award which was launched to

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GOOD BYE TO A DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE
Posted January 26, 2018

It is with a devastated heart that we inform the Herschel family and community that Mrs Bronwen Parker-Muzzell, valued long-standing staff member and the Head of Geography and Merriman House, passed away in the early hours of this morning. Bronwen was surrounded by the love of her family and close friends in the hospital and

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A FANTASTIC FIRST DAY!
Posted January 17, 2018

What a cheerful start we had to 2018 at our Pre-Prep and Prep today! Our new girls were super excited to start their new adventure, where others were ready and eager to meet their new class teachers and see their friends.    

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NUMBER 1 IN THE PROVINCE!
Posted January 11, 2018

Herschel has officially been announced as the top school in the Western Cape at the Western Cape 2017 National Senior Certificate Awards Ceremony hosted by the Premier at Leeuwenhof this morning! In addition, Kiran Abbas received the Excellence in Accounting Award, and both Kiran and Anna Midgley made the Western Cape Merit List for Achievement

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INFORMATION EVENING AND OPEN DAY
Posted January 11, 2018
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Posted December 7, 2017
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PREP CAROL SERVICE
Posted November 28, 2017

The annual Prep School Christmas Carol Service was held last week, where both the Prep Junior and Senior choirs, accompanied by the orchestra, led all in a beautiful evening of song and celebration. Rev Sue Taylor led the service in the Sport Centre, which was beautifully decorated by artwork from the Prep girls. A highlight

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PREP SCHOOL CAROL SERVICE
Posted November 20, 2017

Please join us for the Prep School Carol Service on Thursday, 23 November, at 19:30 in the Sports Centre.

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ONE DAY TO GO UNTIL CARNIVAL!
Posted November 16, 2017

The Douglas Murray Field is being transformed for Carnival 2017! The rides are being erected, the tents are up…all in preparation for tomorrow’s big day! Gates open at 14:30, bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun. .  

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CALLING ALL GRADE 6S AND 7S
Posted November 8, 2017

The Carnival Disco, taking place in the Prep Hall on Friday, 17 November is open to all Grade 6s and 7s and is a fun way to celebrate the end of the year. Live DJ, with cool drinks and snacks available. Tickets are R60, and can be bought on the day at the Carnival from

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CARNIVAL 2017
Posted October 25, 2017

Have you diarised the date…Friday 17th November 2017? Starting at 14:30. – Exciting New Rides & Entertainment – Amazing New Christmas Stall – Delicious New Food Stalls – Raffle for kids and adults – Awesome Prizes Carnival 2017 is proudly sponsored by

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CARNIVAL 2017 – DIARISE 17 NOVEMBER
Posted October 19, 2017

Carnival 2017 was launched this week amongst much hype, vibrant colours, excitement…and pink flamingos! Bigger, better and brighter than before, this year you can look forward to a brand new Christmas stall, an abundance of entertainment, carnival rides, delicious food stores and so much more. Tell your friends and family, and diarise Friday 17 November.

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
Posted September 1, 2017

Our Prep School was a kaleidoscope of colour this morning in celebration of Spring Day! The girls brought an abundance of beautiful flowers to school, as well as a large collection of pre-loved fluffy toys, which our Grade 7 Community Service girls organised to be distributed at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital; what a wonderful

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HAPPY EID AL-ADHA
Posted September 1, 2017

We extend best wishes to all of our Muslim families and friends who are marking the holy days of Eid al-adha this weekend.

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U13A HOCKEY GIRLS WIN GOLD!
Posted August 15, 2017

Our U13A hockey girls played exceptionally well, winning gold at the Kenridge U13 tournament held this past weekend! They played Somerset House in the finals; after the game ended in a draw, it went to show downs and then sudden death, where our girls held their nerve, winning the tournament. We are so proud of

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DIYARA REPRESENTS SOUTH AFRICA AT THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS COMPETITION
Posted August 15, 2017

We are so proud of Diyara Govender who participated in the 2017 International Mathematics Competition held in India recently. She was part of the Cape Town team, representing South Africa in both individual and team competitions. The team did incredibly well, winning 2 trophies for most impressive team and best cultural act. Diyara and the

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JUSTICE ALBIE SACHS GIVES TALK AT HERSCHEL
Posted August 10, 2017

We were very privileged to have Justice Albie Sachs come and address us at Herschel on Tuesday evening.  We are immensely grateful that he made the time to be here to share his wisdom, insight and ‘story’ with us. His perspectives on democracy in SA were empowering and inspiring. What a remarkable man and passionate

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HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY
Posted August 8, 2017

STRONG WOMEN: MAY WE KNOW THEM, MAY WE BE THEM, MAY WE RAISE THEM! Tomorrow, National Women’s Day, we celebrate ALL the women in our lives; thank you for serving as an unfailing source of strength, encouragement and inspiration, moving young women to push the envelope, believe in their dreams and realize their vision. Happy Women’s

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HERSFIELD DERBY DAY
Posted August 3, 2017

The excitement is mounting for the annual Hersfield Derby, taking place at Herschel tomorrow afternoon (Friday 4 August) Please join us for a great afternoon of school sport, and support our girls! Hockey  (Astro) 14h30    U/14B                        15h15    U/16B 16h00    3rd team                    16h50    U/14A 17h40    U/16A                        18h30    2nd team 19h30    1st team Netball at Prep courts: 14h45   

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THE RURAL CHILD / ST LUKES CLOTHING COLLECTION: PRE-PREP TO GRADE 7
Posted July 19, 2017

The Pre-Prep and Prep School are doing a clothing collection drive, so now is a great time to clear out those unwanted clothes from your cupboard! The Pre-Prep – Grade 2 classes will be collecting for Rural Child, and the Grade 3 – 7 classes will be collecting for St Luke’s Hospice. These charity organisations rely heavily

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GRADE 5 KNIT-ATHON FOR CHARITY
Posted July 19, 2017

At the end of last Term, the annual Grade 5 Knit-athon was held in the Technology Classroom. The Grade 5s came to class with thirty stitches cast onto their needles, and loads of enthusiasm and excitement! For many of the girls, this was there first attempt at knitting, and moms, grans and au pairs were

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BLUE CROSS VET HOSPITAL VISITS HERSCHEL
Posted June 28, 2017

Our Grade R girls enjoyed a lovely visit from #BlueCrossVetHospital on Tuesday. The girls learnt about what it means to be a vet, and how to care for your animals to keep them healthy and happy. A highlight of the outing was meeting Bonnie the Pony,  Echo the Retriever and Jack the Collie.  

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EID MUBARAK TO ALL OUR MUSLIM FAMILIES
Posted June 23, 2017

We wish our Muslim families and friends all of the very best as they end the holy month of fasting. Eid al Fitr (25 or 26 June – dependent on the sighting of the moon) brings Ramadan to a close and we say “Eid Mubarak”  and  hope that this special day brings peace, happiness and prosperity.

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BISHOPS SCHOOL SHOP HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS
Posted June 21, 2017

Please take note of the Bishops School Shop trading hours during the July school holidays: Monday to Thursday:  07:30 to 16:30 Fridays: 07:30 to 16:00 Saturday: 08:00 to 12:00

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2017 TERM DATES

 
Term 1:
10 January - 31 March (Staff)
11 January - 31 March (Pupils)

Term 2:
18 April - 30 June (Staff and Pupils)

Term 3:
24 July - 29 September (Staff)
25 July - 29 September (Pupils)

Term 4:
9 October - 1 December (Pupils and Staff)

2018 TERM DATES


Term 1:
15 January - 28 March (Staff)
16 January - 28 March (Pupils)

Term 2:
16 April - 22 June (Staff and Pupils)

Term 3:
16 July - 28 September (Staff)
17 July - 28 September (Pupils)

Term 4:
9 October - 6 December (Pupils)
9 October - 7 December (Staff)