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HERSCHEL VS BLOEMHOF HOCKEY
Posted April 29, 2019

Our U16 C and D hockey teams played against Bloemhof at Rhenish Girls’ High School on Saturday. On an unusually hot day for this time of year, the U16Cs triumphed 2-0, with the Ds narrowly losing 1-0.

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UP LION’S HEAD WE GO!
Posted April 29, 2019

Our Senior School Hiking Club took on Lion’s Head this weekend, enjoying the beautiful weather. We also had five keen parents join the hikers, which made for some fantastic family-fun.

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EASTER EUCHARIST SERVICE
Posted April 26, 2019

Our annual Senior School Easter Eucharist Service was held yesterday at St Saviour’s Church. The Service included the lighting of the Easter Candle, a moving sermon from Revd. Jaques Pretorius, a Bible reading from Head Stuart West, and ended with the sharing of Christs meal and the receiving of a blessing.  

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WOMEN’S PROFESSIONS IN THE ARMY
Posted April 25, 2019

As part of Life Orientation Day that took place at the Senior School, we had a very exciting visit from a group of French marine officers to discuss women’s professions in the army. Our girls thoroughly enjoyed and engaged in this rare opportunity, and gained incredible insight.  

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WORLD BOOK DAY
Posted April 23, 2019

April 23 is World Book Day and tradition continues as the Senior School girls transform themselves into wild, wacky and creative characters from their favourite books. We are sure that Shakespeare would approve of this colourful celebration of his birthday. This year saw our boarding family of Ardene House become “The Diary of an Arderne

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FAME THE MUSICAL!
Posted April 17, 2019

Herschel Girls School is incredibly excited to bring you our 2019 musical production of ‘Fame The Musical’ which will run from the 23-26 April in the Herschel Theatre! The cast of this iconic musical features the talents of Herschel senior students, as well as the 2018/2019 TDA Move National Dance Competition Senior Battle Champion, and

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HERSCHEL PLACED IN TOP FEEDER SCHOOLS: STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
Posted April 10, 2019

Janicke Dill, our student advisor from the Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice at the University of Stellenbosch, visited the Senior School campus this morning to hand over a certificate for the “Top 100 Schools” to our Career Counselor, Monique Nyback. The award acknowledges that Herschel placed 31 out of 100 Top Feeder Schools

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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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PAN AFRICAN MATHS OLYMPIAD
Posted April 8, 2019

Congratulations to Juliette Roux (Grade 9) who was part of the SA team who placed second overall at the Pan African Maths Olympiad in Cape Town, behind Morocco! Juliette won a silver medal in the PAMO Girls Olympiad (and was in the top 5 of all girl contestants) as well as a bronze medal in

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U14 HOCKEY TRIUMPHANT!
Posted April 2, 2019

The Herschel U14A hockey team attended the Roedean Autumn Sports Festival from 29 to 31 March with Mr Scott (coach) and Mrs Botha (Manager). They had a MOST successful tour and played eight matches against teams from around the country. The results included: Beat St Andrew’s Johannesburg: 3 – 0 Beat Helpmekaar: 2 – 1

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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 8 CAMP
Posted March 20, 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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COLOURFUL CHAOS: LIFE SCIENCES EXPO
Posted March 18, 2019

Our Senior School Atrium was taken over in the most exciting way by our Grade 9 girls as they collated their scientific research and constructed their presentations for our Life Sciences Expo! The topics chosen are impressively varied and creative, and the girls have delivered some remarkable projects this year! These will remain up in

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SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Posted March 15, 2019

Our Senior School girls arrived in droves outside the Houses of Parliament today to show their support for the Climate Change Strike! We applaud their passion for making and being the difference!

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THE VINEYARD OR THE WINE MAKER?
Posted March 14, 2019

Our Grade 12 geographers visited Beau Constantia on Monday this week. The outing is linked to their research project where they have to answer the following question: “What is more important in the making of a good bottle of wine: the physical factors of the vineyard or the skills of the wine maker?” The girls

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CUTTING EDGE, MOVING: UN-MUTE DANCE PROJECT
Posted March 14, 2019

Our Senior School hosted the Un-mute Dance Project for this term’s Cultural Pop Up Performance. They are an integrated company of artists with mixed abilities or ‘disabilities’ whose vision is to inspire the inclusion of differently-abled persons into main stream society through cutting edge and original performances and workshops. The company has been creating work

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CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR HELPERS
Posted March 10, 2019

27 Herschel girls, accompanied by Mrs Van Der Merwe, the head of the Senior School Interact initiative, headed over to the starting line of the Cape Town Cycle Tour at 4am yesterday, where they assisted the Rotary Club of Claremont with the administration and organisation of the 32 000 cyclists! As always the girls went

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JOURNEY OF WOMEN’S LIBERATION
Posted March 8, 2019

Our Gr 9 elective group, “Girl power – where is the glass ceiling?” presented some innovative presentations with live interactive role play on the 1920s . Working together with the History Department, the group is currently investigating the journey of women’s liberation in the twentieth century through to current issues. Issues they have investigated include

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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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PGSGU TENNIS
Posted March 2, 2019

Major congrats goes out to our Senior School tennis players for providing us with some fantastic action on the courts! Both the Juniors and Seniors came 2nd in their respective categories.

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IST INDOOR HOCKEY TEAM SENSATIONAL
Posted February 28, 2019

Congratulations to our 1st Indoor Hockey Team on winning all three trophies on offer this season. They won the inaugural PSI Schools Indoor Cup, the PGSGU Interschools Trophy and finally the League Title. All in all they won all 18 of their matches this season!

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PGSGU SWIMMING SENSATIONS
Posted February 26, 2019

The Senior School open swimmers had a victorious afternoon at the PGSGU swimming gala at Springfield yesterday. Herschel dominated and won all age groups (u14/u16 and u19) as well as the overall trophy!

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1ST WATER POLO TEAM
Posted February 25, 2019

Our 1st Water Polo team came third at the Old Petrian’s Waterpolo Tournament, defeating Reddam Constantia 8-5 in the playoff match. Congratulations to Astrid Faustmann and Luzy Miszewski (both Grade 10) for making the Tournament Team. Furthermore, Astrid has been chosen as part of the South African Ladies Water Polo Team participating in the FINA

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HERSCHEL HIKING CLUB
Posted February 20, 2019

The Herschel Hiking Club enjoyed the lovely route from the East Fort on Chapman’s Peak to Blackburn Ravine. 33 Herschelians and members of their families enjoyed a beautiful morning hiking through fynbos, past spectacular cliffs and through indigenous forest.

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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)