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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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HERSCHEL HOST SUCCESSFUL CAREER EXPO
Posted August 2, 2018

Herschel, in collaboration with Bishops, hosted a very successful Career Expo in the Sports Centre last night. Over 50 tertiary institutions exhibited and shared information with interested learners and parents, and career panel discussions with professionals from a broad spectrum of careers took place in the Atrium.

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REACH FOR A DREAM CLUB SPREADS JOY
Posted July 30, 2018

Our Reach for a Dream club spread some joy on Saturday when they took 8 boys from Beautiful Gate for a fun-filled morning to the Science Centre in Observatory and ensured they had a memorable experience.

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OLIVIA NEL NOMINATED AT CAPE TOWN SPORTS AWARDS!
Posted July 27, 2018

Congratulations to Olivia Nel in Grade 10 who was nominated as a finalist in three categories for the Cape Town Sports Awards (hosted by the Western Cape Government): 1. Schools Sportswoman of the Year 2018 2. Newcomer of the Year 2018 3. Junior Sportswoman of the Year 2018 Whilst she narrowly missed out on winning

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HERSCHEL HOCKEY GIRLS HELP WIN GOLD AT YOUTH OLYMPICS QUALIFIERS
Posted July 27, 2018

Congratulations to our field hockey players Angie Welham, India Hardie, Kayla De Waal (all Grade 12) and past pupil Ammaarah Hendricks (2017) who were part of the South African 5-a-side girls hockey team who won gold at the African Youth Games in Algeria as part of  the Youth Olympics Qualifiers. They beat Namibia in the

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WELCOME REVEREND LORNA LAVARELLO-SMITH!
Posted July 18, 2018

Today we officially welcomed Lorna Lavarello-Smith as our new Reverend during her Licensing Ceremony, held in the Theatre! Lorna was joined by her husband, Drew, as well as family and friends for the service. The service was led by Archdeacon Keith de Vos, the Rector of St Thomas’, who was accompanied by Reverend Jerome Francis

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INTERHOUSE SINGING
Posted June 22, 2018

The Interhouse Singing competition, held in a packed Sports Centre, was closely contested, with each house contributing beautiful music. In the end, it was Carter who clinched the competition, much to the delight of the Carter girls!

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SENIOR SCHOOL EISTEDDFOD DAY!
Posted June 18, 2018

The Senior School’s annual Eisteddfod Day took place today, and whilst the weather outside may have been gloomy, the abundance of cultural activities certainly weren’t! The Senior School campus came alive in a festival of music, dance, drama and art; congratulations to all who shared their talents! Our Grade 10 Business Studies and Consumer Studies

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INTERACT CLUB CELEBRATORY DINNER
Posted May 16, 2018

Last night our Interact Club attended a wonderful dinner hosted by Claremont Rotary to celebrate the contribution of the interact clubs to the community. We are incredibly proud of these girls and their dedication to making a difference!

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SENIOR SCHOOL CULTURAL ASSEMBLY
Posted May 14, 2018

Girls and staff were entertained by the winning pieces from the Inter-House Dance competition, extracts from the Shakespeare Revue, songs from our production ‘Emotional Creature’, our guitar ensemble Herschel Unplugged, as well as offerings from music girls and staff at our Cultural Assembly this morning! A vibrant and inspiring way to start the week!

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AFRICA WEEK
Posted May 9, 2018

Our Senior School girls are celebrating the spirit of Africa this week! Africa Week serves as a reminder of our achievements and opportunities, and as an inspiration to treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of our country of origin or race. As part of the celebrations, the Library department created a beautiful display

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CHRISTIAN FOCUS WEEK
Posted May 7, 2018

As part of our Christian Focus Week celebrations, a number of Prayer Stations have been set up in the Chapel, offering a variety of interactive reflection and meditation activities. The Prayer Stations are accessible to all girls, wherever they may be in their life and faith journey, and the girls are encouraged to take the

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INTERVIEW WITH BUTHELEZI!
Posted April 27, 2018

These photos capture an incredibly special interview that two of our Grade 12 History students, Jessica Austin and Nabiha Ebrahim, had the good fortune of conducting yesterday; of their own initiative they secured a rare opportunity to interview Mangosuthu Buthelezi as part of their research essays on resistance figures in Apartheid. A truly humbling once-in-a-lifetime

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JAGGER DOMINATES AT INTERHOUSE DANCE COMP!
Posted April 26, 2018

  Our Senior School Interhouse Dance competition took place this week, and it was a true celebration of dance! Along with offering a creative platform for some healthy competition, it was a chance for the girls to share their incredible talents and to support and appreciate one another’s work! The girls choreographed, rehearsed and lit

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JOIN US AT THE ANNUAL SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
Posted April 25, 2018

A highlight of the Herschel cultural calendar is the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival, which is performed by the Grade 10 Drama students. The girls are invited to perform on the Baxter Theatre stage and to work under professional conditions. This year, Herschel’s newly founded Grade 10 Herschel Drama Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to

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SENIOR SCHOOL CELEBRATES WORLD BOOK DAY!
Posted April 24, 2018

In celebration of World Book Day yesterday, staff and girls had fun dressing up as their favourite literary characters, bringing some colour and fun to the rainy day!

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SENIOR SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT DELIVERS JAM-PACKED LINE-UP FOR TERM 2!
Posted April 23, 2018

The Senior School has a number of exciting music events lined up for Term 2! Diarise the dates below and join us for some music magic! MUSIC STAFF CONCERT: Wednesday 25 April, 19:00 in the Mary Jagger Hall. The Herschel music staff will take a break from teaching, take to the stage and perform music

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HOCKEY HOLIDAY SUCCESS!
Posted April 9, 2018

We are so proud of our U14 and U16A hockey teams who participated in various hockey tournaments this holiday. Our U14A girls took part in their first Roedean Festival and came a well-deserved second. Our U16A girls participated in the Bloemhof Tournament and won the title! Congratulations to the coaches and girls on these outstanding

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HERSCHEL SAILING TEAM MAKING WAVES
Posted March 26, 2018

Herschel’s first official Sailing team took to the waters of Zandvlei this past weekend in the annual Southern Charter Interschools Regatta! Emily Low and Amber de Decker finished first in the Dabchick class, Isabella Wright claimed third place in the Laser Radial class, and our girls finally finished in 3rd place overall, out of 20

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ROEDEAN SPORTS FESTIVAL: WELL DONE TO OUR U14A OUTDOOR HOCKEY TEAM!
Posted March 26, 2018

The U14A Outdoor Hockey team have just returned from the Roedean Sports Festival, where they competed against 23 schools from around the country! They did extremely well, winning all 5 pool matches and then beating Affies 1 nil in the quarter finals. They then took on an incredibly talented St Mary’s Waverley team in the

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INTERACT CLUB LENDS A HELPING HAND AT CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR!
Posted March 12, 2018

Yesterday, 28 of our Senior School Interact Club girls rose at the crack of dawn to volunteer at the Cape Town Cycle Tour! They assisted the Claremont Rotary Club with the administration and organisation of the cyclists at the start of the event. The girls were amazing, and assisted the Rotarians in their characteristically enthusiastic

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INTERHOUSE SOCCER DERBY!
Posted March 12, 2018

The inaugural Herschel Senior School Interhouse Soccer Derby took place this afternoon at The Field! This event replaced our annual Interhouse Gala, which, in light of the current drought and the severe restrictions on water usage, has been postponed indefinitely. The school spirit was amazing, with both girls and staff cheering on their houses! In

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TENNIS TEAMS TAKE HOME THE TROPHY!
Posted March 10, 2018

Our Senior School tennis teams played superb tennis today, and it thus came as no surprise that they won the Senior and Junior PGSGU Tennis Tournament! Well done, ladies!

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PGSGU INDOOR TOURNAMENT – 1ST TEAM TAKES HOME THE TROPHY – AGAIN!
Posted March 9, 2018

It’s been quite a week for our First Indoor Hockey team. After winning the league for the fifth season in succession, they backed it up yesterday by adding the double in the form of winning the PGSGU Inter schools Tournament! We are so proud of these girls and this phenomenal achievement!

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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)