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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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SANTA’S HELPERS!
Posted December 5, 2018

Our girls hold our motto “Learning to make a Difference” close to their hearts. Yesterday, they took to making Santa Shoeboxes for Victoria Hospital; a small act of giving back that makes a big difference in the lives of so many children.

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JAWAAHIER PETERSEN: BOUNDARIES, CONSENT AND YOU
Posted December 4, 2018

Our Grade 8 – 11s were treated to a powerful and engaging address on “Boundaries, Consent and You” by renowned singer, television presenter and actress Jawaahier Petersen yesterday. Jawaahier has a Clinical Masters Degree in Social Work and has a passion for social change and human empowerment! A big thank you to Jawaahier for taking

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MEET YOUR MENTOR!
Posted December 4, 2018

Our Grade 8 – 2019 Herschelians came fully kitted out in their colourful house gear to meet their Matric mentors yesterday. The afternoon was spent mixing, mingling, playing games and getting to know their new classmates as well as bonding with their 2019 Matric big sisters who will be there to help them settle in

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SCHOOL’S OUT FOR THE CLASS OF 2018!
Posted November 27, 2018

A massive congrats to our Matrics for wrapping up their final exams today. With the end of these exams comes the end of a life chapter, and with that is was time to kick off those school shoes…literally! The Matrics proudly placed their school shoes on their examination desks as a last farewell. The shoes

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SUPPORT STAFF CHRISTMAS HAMPERS
Posted November 27, 2018

The special Carol Service which is held for our Support Staff is always a festive occasion in the Herschel calendar. Each member of the support staff who, after consultation, have indicated this to be their preferred thank you gift, receives a gift hamper filled with goods. Traditionally, the contents of the hampers are donated by

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HEADS’ THANK YOU EVENING
Posted November 15, 2018

At a special function held in the Atrium last night, Heads of the Senior and Preparatory Schools, Stuart West and Lin Heidmann, thanked Council members, parents on various committees, neighbours and invited guests for all their support and commitment this year. Thank you again to everyone who supports, invests in and commits to Herschel in

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2019 HOUSE MANAGEMENT: THE DREAM TEAM!
Posted November 15, 2018

Congratulations to Hanneke de Bruijn who has been appointed as the Assistant House Director of Jagger for 2019! Hanneke takes over from Janice Cameron, who leaves us at the end of this year. Here’s to our fantastic 2019 House Team! Back Row: Louise van Wyk (Rolt Asst. House Dir.); Hanneke Basson (Merriman House Dir.); Tracy

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HAPPY DIWALI
Posted November 7, 2018
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ANNUAL SBF MIXER
Posted November 3, 2018

Our annual Students for a Better Future Mixer went down a treat on Wednesday evening, where current Grade 11 and Grade 8 – 2019 SBF scholars and parents had a chance to mix and mingle. Mr West (Head) and Courtney Julie (Grade 11) addressed the guest on what to expect on their Herschel journey, and

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OLD HERSCHELIAN JULIA HAMPTON NOMINATED AS THE DIOCESAN COLLEGE RHODES SCHOLAR ELECT FOR 2018.
Posted October 29, 2018

We are delighted – and immensely proud – at the announcement that Julia Hampton has been nominated as the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholar elect for 2018. Julia was a student at Herschel for all of her schooling and matriculated in 2014. She was the Preparatory Dux Scholar in her Grade 7 year, matriculated with nine

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BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION
Posted October 26, 2018

Last night 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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CARNIVAL COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!
Posted October 26, 2018

Our annual Herschel Carnival is less than a month away and we are bursting with excitement to share this colourful, exciting and fun-tastic evening with all of you! Want to stand in line to with some fantastic prizes? Head over to https://herschel.nutickets.co.za/ to buy your raffle tickets, on sale now! (Please Note: Raffle tickets do not need to

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KIT DAVIES
Posted October 24, 2018

Last week, the Herschel family lost a remarkable woman and Ballet teacher, who leaves a legacy of treasured memories. Kit Davies taught ballet at Herschel for over 15 years, and was a phenomenal role model. We send our deepest condolences to her son Kian, her partner Richard, Peter, family and friends. Over the past few

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BOOSTING OUR ECO-FOCUS
Posted October 16, 2018

This week at our Senior School Assembly we welcomed Hayley McLellan, Environmental Campaign Manager for the Two Oceans Aquarium, who addressed the girls and staff about the consequences of plastic destroying our environment. She challenged us to make Herschel a “plastic bag FREE zone” and to no longer bring any plastic bags to school. Furthermore,

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MATRIC ART EXHIBITION
Posted October 12, 2018

The Mary Jagger Hall was buzzing with keen interest in and appreciation for the stunning artwork on display at the 2018 Matric Art Exhibition The following artists received awards for their work: – Joelle Joubert was awarded the prestigious Mary Muller Award – Georgia Edwards was the winner of the Portfolio Award – Charlotte Louw

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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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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)