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VALEDICTORY: CLASS OF 2018
Posted October 11, 2018

Today was an extra special day for the Matric Class of 2018, their parents, special guests and our staff, as all came together for the Class of 2018 Valedictory Ceremony this morning. Head Stuart West extended a warm welcome to all, after which Grade 8 Head and Physical Science teacher Mrs Candice Lacerda gave a

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A 12-YEAR JOURNEY COMES TO AN END
Posted October 10, 2018

Yesterday, our Prep School held a very special assembly to bid farewell to those Matric girls who have shared a 12-year Herschel journey from Grade 1! The Matrics received a special gift and rose from our Grade 1 girls, with Deputy Head Linda Martin speaking fondly of her memories of these young women as little

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INDUCTION OF 2019 MATRIC LEADERS
Posted September 28, 2018

The Senior School held a special ceremony in our Theatre this morning to induct our Matric Leaders for 2019.The outgoing leaders handed over a blank Herschel journal and a candle to their successors. The blank journal symbolises the new chapter ahead and the chance to make their mark, and the candle symbolises the sacredness of

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HERSCHEL MATHS WHIZZ PLACED 2ND IN COUNTRY!
Posted September 26, 2018

The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) has honoured outstanding learners and teachers for their performance in the 2018 South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). 106,000 Juniors (Grade 8 & 9) from 1303 schools wrote Round 1 of the National Maths Olympiad. Those who achieved 50% or more wrote Round 2 and of those, the top 100

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MOST MEMORABLE MATRIC MORNING TEA
Posted September 25, 2018

This morning our Matrics experienced a most fabulous throwback to their Matric Dance, as the Mary Jagger Hall was once again transformed into a scene from the film ‘La La Land’ for the annual Matric Morning Tea. The girls and their special guests enjoyed a lovely morning tea together. Mrs Sally Comitis, mom of 2018

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CELEBRATING OUR DIVERSE CULTURES!
Posted September 21, 2018

Herschel was a kaleidoscope of colour today as girls and staff celebrated Heritage Day (Monday 24 September) The girls came to school dressed to celebrate a culture that is close to their heart and showcased the unique and diverse cultures, traditions and beliefs of our school.

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2019 LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ANNOUNCED
Posted September 18, 2018

2019 LEADERSHIP HEAD GIRL: Amaarah Ebrahim DEPUTY HEAD GIRL: Rebekah De Kock DEPUTY HEAD GIRL: Traci Hurling ARDERNE HOUSE Head: Cameron Joubert Deputy: Aphiwe Matiso ACADEMIC: Kitty Fisher CULTURE Head: Anna Grieve Art: Isabella Probert Drama: Cassie Ewan Music: Anna Angeliniadis, Kitty Fisher, Anna Grieve DIVERSITY: Mbali Williams ENVIRONMENT: Caitlin Moyle FORUM: Jemma Morris PUBLIC

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CLEAN SWEEP OF THE PGSGU INTERSCHOOLS HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS!
Posted September 17, 2018

We made a clean sweep of the PGSGU Interschools Hockey tournaments by winning the U14, U16 and U18 age groups. Congratulations to all three teams on outstanding seasons and especially the 1st Team and U14As who won both their respective leagues as well as the Interschools!

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HERSCHEL GIRLS CREATING WAVES!
Posted September 15, 2018

Some sporting success stories; we congratulate the following girls: Savannah Voigt (Grade 8) who, whilst representing WP, received two awards at the annual Clifton Surf Lifesaving Awards: 2018 Top U13 Girls Points Scorer and Nipper of the Year. Sarah Ingram (Grade 12) who has been selected to represent Cape Winelands Province in the upcoming South

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HANNAH COMPETES IN WORLD JUNIOR OPEN WATER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Posted September 14, 2018

Congratulations to Hannah Pearse (Grade 9) who competed in the World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships held in Eliat, Israel from 6-8th September. Hannah placed 20th (first South African swimmer) in the 5km Girls 14/15 years category, and, in the Mixed 14-16 years 4 x 1.25km relay, her team placed 6th.

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U14B AND U18C FIELD HOCKEY TEAMS REMAIN UNBEATEN
Posted September 13, 2018

We are so proud of both our U14B and U18C Field Hockey teams who were both unbeaten in their respective seasons.

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PGSGU CROSS COUNTRY AND NETBALL CHAMPIONS!
Posted September 10, 2018

Congratulations to our Cross Country girls who won the PGSGU Cross Country tournament. In addition, our U16 Netball team were worthy winners of the PGSGU Netball Tournament.

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KARI STEYN REPRESENTS SOUTH AFRICA IN WATER POLO
Posted September 10, 2018

Congratulations to Kari Steyn (Grade 12) who recently travelled to Belgrade, Serbia, where she represented South Africa at the Fina World Woman’s Youth Water Polo Championships.

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ENDING FIELD HOCKEY SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE!
Posted September 10, 2018

What a way to finish off the Field Hockey season! We made a clean sweep of the PGSGU Interschools tournaments by winning the U14, U16 and U18 age groups. Congratulations to all three teams on outstanding seasons and especially the 1st Team and U14As who won both their respective leagues as well as the Interschools.

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SENIOR SQUASH TEAM WIN INTERSCHOOLS TOURNAMENT
Posted September 3, 2018

Our Herschel Squash team, consisting of Sarah Longworth (Grade 11), Jamie Turpin (Grade 10), Hannah Glanville (Grade 11), Rebecca Glanville (Grade 9) and Jessica Brown (Grade 8) won the Interschool Tournament.

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MUSICALLY TALENTED
Posted September 2, 2018

Special congratulations to the following three girls on their recent musical accolades: Anna Grieve (Grade11) was one of 13 young soloists who had the opportunity to perform with the prestigious Hugo Lambrecht Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Liam Burden. Anna performed the 1st movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, K414. Anita Mira

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2018 HOUSE PLAYS A CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY!
Posted August 20, 2018

Our girls, parents, staff and friends were treated to a celebration of the creativity and hard work of our Grade 11 Drama girls and their casts with the 2018 House Plays. The Best Actress was Delaine Prout-Jones, Best Supporting Actress was shared by Shannon Pitman & Emma Hayes, Best Script was awarded to Carter, and

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT ONE TO ONE DAY
Posted August 20, 2018

Our Interact Club had a wonderful and rewarding time at the annual “One to One Day” where the girls hosted a colourful stall. We are so grateful to these girls for giving up their weekend to help make a difference in the lives of others.

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DANCING THEIR WAY TO HOLLYWOOD
Posted August 19, 2018

Two of our star dancers, Jessica Dore (Grade 8) and Anastasia Mondry (Grade 9) travelled to the USA in the June/July holidays as part of a LA dance tour with the Theatre Dance Association, where they fulfilled a lifelong dream of dancing in Hollywood and performing on stage before an International audience at the Disneyland Resort

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SA SENIOR SHORTCOURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Posted August 17, 2018

Olivia Nel (Grade 10) recently attended the SA Senior Shortcourse Swimming Championships, where she posted many personal best times, and made the ‘B’ qualifying time for senior World Shortcourse Championships (which take place in China in December). The qualifying times are based on Olympic and World Championship senior times, and they are extremely tough –

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SENIOR DEBATING TEAM WIN WESTERN CAPE SCHOOLS DEBATING COMPETITION
Posted August 15, 2018

The Senior Debating team, consisting of Anna von Willingh, Anathi Mngxekeza, Amaarah Ebrahim, Michaela Todd and Semane Reddy-Mbewu, won the Western Cape Schools Debating competition over the long weekend. Trials to progress through to this tournament occurred fortnightly throughout the year and the outcome was determined by nine debates over two consecutive weekends. The Senior

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HERSCHEL GIRLS NEVER SEIZE TO AMAZE!
Posted August 14, 2018

Grade 10 learner Ciara van Niekerk is making headlines in a slightly different sport: stock car and circuit racing! Ciara is a racing driver for the Western Province Motorclub at Killarney International Raceway. She started racing when she was 11 years old and has just completed her 3rd season of stock car racing, winning the

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HOCKEY TEAMS IN ACTION!
Posted August 13, 2018

Our U16 and 1st hockey teams were in action this long weekend. Our U16 hockey girls took part in the tough Paarl Top Schools Tournament, and came away having learnt a lot from this worthwhile experience. In Bloemfontein, our 1st team was in action at the FNB Private Wealth Super 12 Hockey Tournament, hosted by

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AMAZING SPIRIT AT HERSCHFIELD DERBY
Posted August 7, 2018

The annual Herschfield Hockey and Netball Derby was held on a perfect winters evening on Friday night at Springfield. This is always a highlight in the sporting calendar, and this year was no exception! Well done to all the girls who participated, and a big thank you to the supporters and staff who cheered on

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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)

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