Learning to make a difference

Newsroom

IMG_20171113_220111
SINGING HER WAY TO FAME
Posted November 16, 2017

From 12 to 23 December, the Masque Theatre presents Fame! The Musical. This high energy show follows Carmen and the gang as they live through the joys and struggles of four years at PA, the high school for the performing arts. Our very own and incredibly talented Anna Grieve (Grade 10) is included in the

View
IMG_1313
HERSCHEL GIRLS SCHOOL AWARDED CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
Posted November 16, 2017

We are proud to announce that, based on the results of the Grade 12 final examinations of 2016, Herschel has been ranked among the 16 top-performing schools in South Africa in Mathematics and Physical Science. In recognition of this achievement and the dedicated work done by our staff and girls, Herschel was awarded a Certificate

View
20171115_141700
HERSCHEL GIRLS GIVE BACK
Posted November 16, 2017

In their technology class this year, our girls have been busy making clothing and toys for babies which get donated to The Zoe Project. In collaboration with this, the Grade 9E class decided to run a collection where they collected toiletries for mom and baby, nappies, sanitary pads, etc. Nina Lewis, using her own initiative,

View
Carol service invite parents
HERSCHEL SENIOR SCHOOL CAROL SERVICE
Posted November 13, 2017

Please join us at the Herschel Senior School Carol Service at St Saviour’s Church on Tuesday, 28 November at 19:30.

View
Herschel Carnival 2017 - Final Logo-page-001 (1)
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

View
Herschel Carnival 2017 - Final Logo-page-001 (1)
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.

View
farewell
A WEEK OF FAREWELLS FOR THE CLASS OF 2017!
Posted October 13, 2017

On Tuesday, 25 of our Matric girls, who have shared a 12-year Herschel journey from Grade 1, attended a special assembly at our Prep School. They received beautiful roses and cards from our Grade 1 girls, with Prep Head, Mrs Heidmann, speaking fondly of her memories of these girls and praising them for the confident

View
leaders
INDUCTION OF 2018 LEADERS
Posted October 10, 2017

The Senior School shared a very special ceremony this morning, as our 2018 Leaders were officially inducted in the presence of our staff, girls and their families. Our 2017 Leaders have officially passed the torch and we look forward to an exciting year ahead. Congratulations to the Herschel Leaders of 2018!

View
cupcake
SWEET DONATIONS FOR A WORTHY CAUSE
Posted September 29, 2017

Our girls donated 200 cupcakes to be sold tomorrow, on National Cupcake Day, in various malls, in aid of Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer. Great initiative for a very worthy cause!

View
heritage
HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS
Posted September 29, 2017

  Our Senior School campus saw a colourful celebration this week, as our girls and staff dressed up (and DISHED up!) according to their heritage. Our girls sold delicious treats from various cultures, showcasing our country’s incredible diversity.

View
tennis
ON TOUR
Posted September 25, 2017

Our Senior School tennis girls are on tour at the St Anne’s/Hilton mixed doubles tournament. Our girls came 4th in the girls doubles and, along with the Westville boys, beat hosts St Anne’s/Hilton in the mixed doubles 3/4 place playoff to secure 3rd place.

View
matric l 2
MEMORABLE MATRIC LUNCHEON
Posted September 24, 2017

Our Mary Jagger Hall was transformed into a vibrant and colourful Spring garden for the annual Matric Mothers’ Luncheon held on Friday. The girls and their special guests enjoyed a lovely luncheon. Head Girl Nandipa Mponda and her mom, Mrs Ntombi Mponda, addressed the girls and guests, reflecting on the wonderful years spent at Herschel

View
chorale
CHORALE CONCERT
Posted September 18, 2017

This year our annual Senior School Chorale Concert took the form of a most memorable Farewell Matric concert, where all staff and parents were invited to come and enjoy an evening of beautiful vocal talent. Both our Chorale and Fusion groups performed, with special solo performances by this year’s Matrics.

View
sunflower day 2
CELEBRATING NATIONAL SUNFLOWER DAY
Posted September 15, 2017

Our Senior School girls and staff proudly showed their support of the Sunflower Fund by wearing their Topes (Tubes of Hope) to school today in celebration of Sunflower Day. The girls were invited to, in their tutor groups, share their messages of hope on colourful sunflower #iamhope posters.

View
cooking 3
BAKING UP A STORM
Posted September 15, 2017

THERE’S NOTHING SWEETER THAN THE WEEKEND…WELL, ALMOST! Our Consumer Studies Matrics dished up a delectable range of sweet eats for their Final Pracs! They had two hours to prepare an unseen combination of two dishes to show off a variety of culinary skills, and they most definitely exceeded expectations.

View
st m library
“TODAY A READER, TOMORROW A LEADER.” – M. FULLER
Posted September 14, 2017

Earlier this week, we had the GREAT pleasure of attending the official opening of St Michaels Primary in Khayelitsha’s brand new library. Our Senior School Library Team and Grade 9 girls and staff transformed this space from an existing storeroom to a beautiful reading and learning space during Enrichment Week. Our Grade 9s painted up

View
Eid Al Adha mubarak hand drawn poster. Hanging colorful lantern. Vector illustration. All elements are separate. Easily modifying. No mesh. EPS10
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.

View
DSC_0644[1]
HERSCHEL 1ST TEAM HOCKEY RANKED NUMBER 2 IN SA
Posted August 15, 2017

Herschel is so proud of our Hockey 1st Team and their coach Miss Cindy Brown! This past weekend they participated in the toughest school tournament in the country, held at Oranje Meisiesskool in Bloemfontein. The FNB Super 12 Tournament is widely acknowledged as the premier hockey tournament in the country as it consists of the

View
fusion poster-page-001
BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THE FUSION SUPPER SHOW! FRIDAY 18 AUGUST
Posted August 14, 2017
View
20170808_182944 (1)
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

View
Womens Day
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

View
image3
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   

View
DSC_0179 (2)
OUR SQUASH AND HOCKEY GIRLS MAKE US PROUD
Posted August 2, 2017

Our girls continue to make us proud! Below is a roundup of more fantastic sports achievements from our squash and hockey girls. SQUASH: Reese Bain played for Western Province in the Jarvis Cup. Jarvis is the senior version of the Schools’ Interprovincial Tournament. At the end of the tournament she was awarded the most promising

View
IMG-20170722-WA0005
HANIM ABRAHAMS PROUDLY CARRIES THE SA FLAG AT COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES
Posted July 26, 2017

Hanim Abrahams (Grade 9) participated in the Commonwealth Youth Games held in the Bahamas from the 19 – 22 July 2017. These games are held every two years with various sporting codes represented. SASCOC announced that Hanim would be the flag bearer for the SA team at a ceremony prior to their departure. At the games, Hanim won gold

View

.
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)