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U13A POLO TEAM WINS GOLD AGAIN!
Posted March 12, 2019

Our U13A Water Polo team completed a phenomenal season by winning the annual Reddam U13 Girls Water Polo tournament. 12 teams from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Grahamstown and Pietermaritzburg took part. The team finished 1st in their pool winning all their matches and then beat Springfield in the Quarter Finals and Sun Valley in the Semi-Finals.

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GRANDPARENTS / SPECIAL PERSONS DAY
Posted March 8, 2019

The Pre-Prep had such fun with their grandparents and special people on Grandparents Day! They sang songs and recited poems, and the guests were asked to join in. Fun art activities were done together with their special guests and it all ended in a wonderful picnic enjoyed by all.

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PREP U13 WATER POLO 1ST IN PROVINCE!
Posted March 7, 2019

Our Herschel Prep U13A Water Polo team won the WP U13 Water Polo Knock-Out Final to claim 1st place in the Western Province! The team finished top of the U13 Girls league and cemented their number 1 spot with a 5 – 1 win over Reddam to win the Serfontein Cup. Another first for Herschel

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HERSCHEL TRANSFORMATION AND DIVERSITY POLICY AND PRESENTATIONS
Posted March 5, 2019

In 2018, our Prep and Senior school parents, Old Herschelians and invited guests had the honour of hearing an address from Professor Johnathan Jansen, former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Free State & currently in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University. Professor Jansen spoke on the topic “How do we educate and enable our

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INTERSCHOOLS SWIMMING
Posted February 28, 2019

Our Prep School swimmers had a brilliant day in the pool at the Interschool Swimming competition, beating 7 other girls’ schools to win the Interschool Trophy. Our U10s and U12s came 1st in their age group, the U11s came 2nd and our Open girls came 3rd.

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JUST FOR FUN! PREP GALA
Posted February 27, 2019

Our Grade 1 – 3 students had a ball taking part in the Fun Gala, held at the Prep Pool!

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GRADE 4-7S MAKING A SPLASH!
Posted February 21, 2019

Our Grade 4-7 Interhouse Gala was held yesterday, and what a fantastically fun morning it was! The students in the pool swam their hearts out whilst their friends, families and our staff on the stands cheered them on with zeal! After some VERY closely contested races, Rolt came out the overall winners, with Jagger taking

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CAROLINE HERSCHEL AWARD 2019
Posted February 18, 2019

The annual Caroline Herschel Award was launched in 2017 by the Old Herschelian Association to celebrate the extraordinary impact that Old Herschelians have made in South Africa and the world beyond. The award seeks to recognise and celebrate the valued, lasting contributions of Herschel alumni in making a significant difference in a community, industry, arena

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FOUNDER’S DAY 2019
Posted February 18, 2019

Past and present students and staff came together last Friday to celebrate Herschel’s 97th birthday! At the Senior School, a special assembly was held with the theme “Remembering the past…..Celebrating the future”. Our special guest speaker was Old Herschelian Brendalyn Stempel, who was awarded the 2019 Caroline Herschel Award – an award that was launched

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HERSCHEL U13A WINS GOLD AT ACTION POLO TOURNAMENT
Posted February 1, 2019

Our Herschel U13A Water Polo team were outstanding at the annual Reddam Action Water Polo tournament! They dominated their 4 pool matches, quarter-finals and semis scoring 65 goals with only 5 against them. They met Reddam U13A in the Final and beat them 3 – 1 to finish 1st. We are so #proudlypink of the team’s sportsmanship,

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WORLD READ ALOUD DAY
Posted February 1, 2019

World Read Aloud Day was embraced and celebrated by both young and old(er) at the Prep School today. We were reminded of our responsibility to spread the importance and power of reading aloud and sharing stories with children. Ms Moritz also surprised the staff by sharing a special story with them in the staffroom during

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NEW PUPIL WELCOME TEA
Posted January 18, 2019

All new girls who started at the Prep School this year were invited to tea in our Prep Head Mrs Heidmann’s office, and as always it was delightful getting to know them a little better! WELCOME TO HERSCHEL!

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HERSCHEL GIRLS SCHOOL (OFFICIAL SCHOOL PAGE) JANUARY 18 AT 1:38 PM · FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Posted January 18, 2019

The Pre-Prep welcomed all our new Pre-Nursery Herschelians on both Wednesday and Thursday this week. They had so much fun at their new school and are settling in to the swing of things! WELCOME TO THE HERSCHEL FAMILY!

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NUMBER ONE IN THE PROVINCE!
Posted January 10, 2019

We are ELATED to announce that, for the second year running, Herschel has officially been listed as the top school in the Western Cape, at this morning’s Western Cape NSC Awards Ceremony held at Leeuwenhof! Furthermore, four of our 2018 Matrics have been awarded with the following: – Charlotte Louw: Top in Subject: English, Top

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GRADE 8 – 2020 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
Posted January 8, 2019

  Our Grade 8 – 2020 admissions process has officially kicked off and we are so looking forward to walking this exciting journey with all our applicants and their families as they consider their options for their senior school careers! To complete an online application, or to download our Application and Scholarship Forms, simply visit http://www.herschel.org.za/senior/admissions/ or

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THE 2018 MATRIC RESULTS ARE IN!
Posted January 4, 2019

We salute the Matric Class of 2018 on their truly outstanding results in the 2018 National Senior Certificate and IEB examinations. Congratulations to all the girls, you have made us super proud as we celebrate another year of academic excellence. Here is a summary of the results: • The Class of 2018 achieved a 100%

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THAT’S A WRAP!
Posted December 6, 2018

School’s out for the 2018 academic year! We wish all our Herschel families and friends a restful, relaxing and recharging holiday spent with your loved ones. Herschel reopens on 16 January 2019.  

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SUPPORT STAFF CHRISTMAS HAMPERS
Posted November 27, 2018

The special Carol Service which is held for our Support Staff is always a festive occasion in the Herschel calendar. Each member of the support staff who, after consultation, have indicated this to be their preferred thank you gift, receives a gift hamper filled with goods. Traditionally, the contents of the hampers are donated by

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HEADS’ THANK YOU EVENING
Posted November 15, 2018

At a special function held in the Atrium last night, Heads of the Senior and Preparatory Schools, Stuart West and Lin Heidmann, thanked Council members, parents on various committees, neighbours and invited guests for all their support and commitment this year. Thank you again to everyone who supports, invests in and commits to Herschel in

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HAPPY DIWALI
Posted November 7, 2018
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KINGSWOOD U13 GIRLS WATER POLO TOUR
Posted November 6, 2018

Our U12 (& 3 U11) Water Polo players had an incredible tour to Grahamstown for the Kingswood U13 Girls Water Polo Festival! They started off with a warm up match against Kingswood U13A and won 9 – 3. The official matches were played on Friday and Saturday and the girls showed incredible grit and team

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BED DEGREES IN THE BAG!
Posted November 2, 2018

Congratulations to Ms Miranda Ncombo, Assistant Teacher in the Pre-Prep and Ms Deidre Smith, Learnership in the Prep on completing their degrees! Ms Ncombo has attained her BEd Foundation Phase Degree and Ms Smith her BEd Intermediate Phase Degree. All of their hard work has paid off – well done, ladies!

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PREP SWIMMING
Posted October 30, 2018

Last week our Herschel Prep A squad swimmers were invited to swim in a Gala at the opening of the Reddam House Somerset West Aquatic Centre. It was an exciting event as the winners of the events were presented with certificates from Ryk Neethling! The girls competed in Freestyle and Medley Relays from U7 –

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OLD HERSCHELIAN JULIA HAMPTON NOMINATED AS THE DIOCESAN COLLEGE RHODES SCHOLAR ELECT FOR 2018.
Posted October 29, 2018

We are delighted – and immensely proud – at the announcement that Julia Hampton has been nominated as the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholar elect for 2018. Julia was a student at Herschel for all of her schooling and matriculated in 2014. She was the Preparatory Dux Scholar in her Grade 7 year, matriculated with nine

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2019 TERM DATES

Term 1:
14 January - 20 March (Staff)
16 January - 20 March (Pupils)

Term 2:
8 April - 14 June (Staff and Pupils)

Term 3:
8 July - 20 September (Staff)
9 July - 20 September (Pupils)

Term 4:
1 October - 4 December (Pupils)
1 October - 5 December (Staff)

2020 TERM DATES

Term 1:
13 January - 20 March (Staff)
15 January - 20 March (Pupils)

Term 2:
6 April - 11 June (Staff and Pupils)

Term 3:
6 July - 18 September (Staff)
7 July - 18 September (Pupils)

Term 4:
29 September - 2 December (Pupils)
29 September - 3 December (Staff)