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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.

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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

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BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR THE FUSION SUPPER SHOW! FRIDAY 18 AUGUST
Posted August 14, 2017
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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

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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

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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   

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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

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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

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SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS
Posted July 26, 2017

A number of our girls achieved amazing results in their chosen sports during the holidays and did themselves, and Herschel, proud! Congratulations to the following girls: Gabi Cotchebos and Amy Goodwin (both Grade 10) who won gold at the IPT (U16) held in Bloemfontein. Kayla De Waal (Grade 11) who participated in the SA biathle

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WORLD CHALLENGE EXPEDITION
Posted June 30, 2017

A group of our Senior School girls, ranging from Grade 9 – 11, depart for Madagascar tomorrow on their World Challenge expedition which will see them trekking through Madagascar and engage in projects with local communities. We wish them and their chaperones, Miss Tracy Rousseau and Mrs Sandy Rule, safe travels and all the best

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CARTER SINGS THEIR WAY TO THE TOP!
Posted June 30, 2017

Congratulations to all the Senior girls who took part in the Interhouse singing competition last night! A joyful evening, parents and guests were treated to an impressive display of songs and ensembles. After a tightly contested competition, with the adjudicators taking a long time to make their final decision, Carter walked away with the honours,

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EISTEDDFOD FEVER HITS HERSCHEL!
Posted June 26, 2017

Our Senior School campus was buzzing with creative energy today as our girls took part in a variety of Eisteddfod activities across campus, from classical and contemporary music, to dance, drama, public speaking, art and photography! Well done to all the participants for sharing your talents and for supporting each other with such enthusiasm!  

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EID MUBARAK TO ALL OUR MUSLIM FAMILIES
Posted June 23, 2017

We wish our Muslim families and friends all of the very best as they end the holy month of fasting. Eid al Fitr (25 or 26 June – dependent on the sighting of the moon) brings Ramadan to a close and we say “Eid Mubarak”  and  hope that this special day brings peace, happiness and prosperity.

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BISHOPS SCHOOL SHOP HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS
Posted June 21, 2017

Please take note of the Bishops School Shop trading hours during the July school holidays: Monday to Thursday:  07:30 to 16:30 Fridays: 07:30 to 16:00 Saturday: 08:00 to 12:00

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
Posted June 15, 2017

To all our dads, step-dads, grandads…enjoy a very happy Father’s Day!

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HANIM ABRAHAMS SELECTED TO SWIM FOR TEAM SA!
Posted June 15, 2017

Hanim Abrahams (Grade 9) has been selected to swim for Team SA at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games taking place in the Bahamas from 19-23 July. What a phenomenal achievement; well done, Hanim!

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INTERHOUSE SINGING COMPETITION
Posted June 8, 2017

All parents are warmly invited to the annual Interhouse Singing Competition which takes place on 29 June in the Sports Centre. Come and enjoy and support the girls.

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HERSCHEL CLOSED TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE
Posted June 6, 2017

Due to storm warning Herschel will be closed on Wednesday and will re-open on Thursday. Please note, all examinations that would have been written on Wednesday 7 June, are postponed and will be written on Monday, 19 June 2017. This is the only change to the examination timetable. All other examinations will be written as

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SOPHIE MISZEWSKI SELECTED FOR THE WC OPEN PONY RIDER EVENTING TEAM
Posted May 22, 2017

Congratulations to Sophie Miszewski (Grade 9) who has been selected for the Western Cape Open Pony Rider Eventing team. She will represent the Western Cape in Port Elizabeth at the SA Eventing Champs at the end of June.

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NATIONAL HONOURS FOR TWO HERSCHEL GIRLS
Posted May 22, 2017

We are very proud to announce that Olivia Nel and Hanim Abrahams (both Grade 9) have been selected to represent South Africa at the Junior World Swimming Championships which take place in Indianapolis in August. This is an amazing achievement, and we are very proud of Olivia and Hanim!

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DROUGHT UNIFORM CONCESSION
Posted May 11, 2017

We join our brother schools, WPPS and Bishops, in their fantastic initiative to highlight the seriousness of the water situation in the Western Cape.  In order to save water, girls may come to school in their sports kit if they are playing sport that afternoon, have a Physical Education lesson or a Life Orientation Day, so

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IT’S ALMOST SHOWTIME!
Posted May 8, 2017

The cast of Seussical Jr. the musical are hard at work putting the finishing touches to the show, which opens on Thursday evening! Tickets are available online at www.quicket.co.za…hurry and book your tickets now and come support our Prep girls and staff.

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HERSCHEL PREP PROUDLY PRESENTS SEUSSICAL JR. THE MUSICAL
Posted May 3, 2017

Our Prep School girls are hard at work rehearsing for “Seussical Jr. the Musical.” Tickets are R90 per ticket and are available online through Quicket www.quicket.co.za Dates and times of the shows are: Thursday, 11 May 19:30, Friday 12 May 19:30, Saturday 13 May 15:00 and 19:30. The show is in the Senior School Theatre. Don’t

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HERSCHEL HOSTS FRENCH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
Posted May 3, 2017

Herschel yesterday proudly hosted over 350 French students and teachers from various Cape based high schools for the 2017 French Literature Project – Meet the Author. The Grade 10-12 French students met one of the three authors of their prescribed literary works, Agnes Ledig. It was the very first time students and teachers of a foreign language had the

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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)