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FAMILY GROUP FUN
Posted May 2, 2019

At our Prep School, ‘Family Groups’ have been set up from Grade 1 – 7. Each Family Group is comprised of 2 girls from each grade with an assigned staff member who facilitates group sessions every alternate Wednesday. The aim of these Family Groups is to create a connection and a shared ‘sisterhood’ across the

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GRADE 7 FAIR
Posted May 2, 2019

Oodles of fun was had by all at the Grade 7 Fair this week. The Grade 7 girls spent weeks doing product and market research, and making goods in Technology and at home to sell in aid of our many Outreach initiatives.

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MR STUART WEST APPOINTED NEW EXECUTIVE HEADMASTER AT ST JOHN’S COLLEGE
Posted April 9, 2019

We offer our sincere congratulations to our Head, Stuart West, who has been offered and has accepted the position of Executive Head at St John’s College in Johannesburg with effect from 1 January 2020. Stuart has made an enormous contribution to Herschel since he took over the reins in 2013 and has played an important

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SHOP TILL YOU DROP…ALL FOR AN AMAZING CAUSE!
Posted April 1, 2019

The Bursary Dinner Dance Auction website is live!! Head on over to www.herschelbursarydance.co.za and place your bids on amazing getaways, spoils, artwork, decor, experiences and many more enticing offers to spice up your holiday shopping. All proceeds go directly to the Bursary Fund so shop with a purpose of changing lives. #bedazzledforbursaries    

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GRADE 4 – 7 ENRICHMENT
Posted March 20, 2019

The Grade 4 -7 girls engaged in two days of enrichment this week to end off the term on a high note. They engaged in a variety of activities including study skills, thinking skills, self-reflection and exploring diversity, mindfulness practice, coding, STEM activities with Young Engineers, marimba lessons, a rhythm workshop with Julie Blundell, and

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GRADE 8 CAMP
Posted March 19, 2019

The Grade 8s had a wonderful time at Waterval, hiking, navigating obstacle courses, performing in their own talent shows, and cooling off in the pool! Learning, laughing, and loving life!

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PREP EXCHANGE: TAKING THE UK BY STORM!
Posted March 13, 2019

A few of our Grade 6 girls are currently in the United Kingdom as part of our St John’s on the Hill exchange programme! They are having the most amazing time visiting the school and touring around the UK.

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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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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)