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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 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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ALL SPOTLIGHTS ARE ON OUR ANNUAL PRODUCTION!
Posted March 7, 2018

Anticipation and excitement took over our Atrium last night, as the proverbial curtain rose on the final dress rehearsal for the annual Senior School production, Eve Ensler’s “Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World.” Guests were treated to stellar and heartfelt performances by our girls in this phenomenal and thought-provoking production. Tickets

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FIRST INDOOR HOCKEY TEAM CELEBRATES ANOTHER LEAGUE TITLE!
Posted March 7, 2018

Our First Indoor Hockey Team played their final league game of the season this week against St Cyprians. They won the match, and a 5th straight league title after winning ALL their matches this season; this makes it 10 league titles in the last 13 years! The achievement this season was hard earned considering the

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PARALYMPIAN INSPIRES SENIOR SCHOOL GIRLS
Posted March 6, 2018

Our Senior School staff and girls were privileged to have one of Holland’s most celebrated sportswomen, the inspirational Monique Kalkman, address us during assembly yesterday! Monique won a gold and a bronze medal in Women’s Table Tennis events at the 1984 Summer Paralympics. She then decided to concentrate on wheelchair tennis at the 1988, 1992

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HERSCHEL WINS INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS’ TENNIS TOURNAMENT!
Posted February 27, 2018

Our top seven Senior School tennis players took part in the Independent Schools’ Tennis Tournament hosted by Springfield at Rhenish this past weekend. We finished top of our pool, beating DSG 9-0, Rodean 6-3 and Springfield 8-1! We faced St Anne’s in the final and, with a final score of 5-3, won the tournament for

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NINE HERSCHEL GIRLS COMPETE AT SOUTH AFRICAN SENIOR GRAND PRIX GALA
Posted February 20, 2018

This past weekend nine Herschel swimmers competed at the South African Senior Grand Prix in Stellenbosch. The gala was an open age group gala and all the girls swam against the very best of the country. The South African Commonwealth team participated in the gala as well, so competition was tough amongst all the swimmers!

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LIONS HEAD SUNSET FOR SENIOR SCHOOL HIKERS
Posted February 20, 2018

Our Senior School Hiking Club ended off their weekend in the most spectacular way, by watching the sunset from Lions Head on Sunday evening.

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INTERACT CLUB HAVING A FRENZY OF FUN!
Posted February 20, 2018

Our Senior School Interact Club had a fantastic time at the annual Claremont Rotary Fun Frenzy yesterday with children from schools and children’s homes in the area. They played games, painted faces, and simply shared an afternoon of love, joy and making a difference!

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BUY YOUR TICKETS TO THE SCHOOL PRODUCTION!
Posted February 20, 2018

The girls are hard at work practicing for the annual school production. This year the play, entitled “Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World” is a contemporary and electric play which celebrates the emotional creature in us all. This is a story about all of us and the girls cant wait to

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HAPPY 96TH BIRTHDAY HERSCHEL!
Posted February 16, 2018

Past and present girls and teachers joined in the celebrations today as Herschel celebrated its 96th birthday! At the Senior School, a special assembly was held where we celebrated the theme “The Herschel Family”. Special guest speaker was Old Herschelian  Nicky Newton-King, who was awarded the Caroline Herschel Award, an award which was launched to

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GRADE 8 – 2019 OPEN DAY FUN!
Posted February 14, 2018

It was wonderful to welcome prospective Grade 8 – 2019 families to our Open Evening on Monday! With all Herschel’s happenings and offerings on display, the campus was buzzing with excitement as families interacted with Herschel girls and staff during academic, cultural and sporting activities. Our very own Matrics acted as our tour guides, enthusiastically

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WATER POLO GIRLS MAKE SA TEAMS!
Posted February 12, 2018

Alexia Charles, Bethany Passmore and Jamie Hollick (all Grade 11) have been selected for the SA U17 National Water Polo team to participate at the EU Nations Junior Women’s Water Polo Cup Tournament to be held in Czech Republic in March! Out of six Western Province girls in the National U17 side, three are Herschel

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HERSCHEL GIRLS SHINE AT BUFFALO REGATTA
Posted February 12, 2018

Kate Halle, Fiona Murphy and Tahlia Roussouw (all Grade 10) have done Herschel proud at the Buffalo Regatta this past weekend in East London. Peninsula Girls Rowing Club was the only representation by girls from the Western Cape. It was a seriously tough competition with heats on Thursday, sprints on Friday and finals on Saturday.

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OUR BLOOD IS PINK!
Posted February 8, 2018

This week our Herschel Sports Centre played host to the ‘Herschfield Indoor Hockey Derby’. Six teams from Springfield came to take on the top six teams of Herschel and Herschel were victorious in five of the six matches. The spirit in the venue was phenomenal, as evident in the photographs below. It most certainly is

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GRADE 8 – 2019: APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN
Posted February 7, 2018

GRADE 8 – 2019: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! We look forward to walking this journey with you and your daughter! Download the Application for Admission forms from our website: http://www.herschel.org.za/senior/admissions/ or swing by Herschel Girls Senior School to collect an Application Pack! APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2018! Contact our Senior School Admissions office for

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SENIOR SCHOOL SUMMER SPORTS CAPTAINS ANNOUNCED
Posted January 30, 2018

Congratulations to our Summer Sports Captains for 2018: Basketball: Jade Lanfear (Vice Captain: Helena Comitis)  Indoor Hockey: Angela Welham Swimming: Jeanri Buys Tennis: Candice Borain Water polo: Kari Steyn    

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HERSCHEL REPRESENTED IN SOUTH AFRICAN U16 GIRLS WATER POLO SQUAD
Posted January 30, 2018

Following the highly successful Inter Provincial Tournament that was held in PE in December, Astrid Faustmann (Grade 10) and Lucy Miszewksi (Grade 10) have been selected for the South African U16 Girls Water Polo Squad to attend Regional and National Training Camps in preparation for the PAN PACS games in New Zealand in July! Well

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GOOD BYE TO A DEAR FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE
Posted January 26, 2018

It is with a devastated heart that we inform the Herschel family and community that Mrs Bronwen Parker-Muzzell, valued long-standing staff member and the Head of Geography and Merriman House, passed away in the early hours of this morning. Bronwen was surrounded by the love of her family and close friends in the hospital and

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NUMBER 1 IN THE PROVINCE!
Posted January 11, 2018

Herschel has officially been announced as the top school in the Western Cape at the Western Cape 2017 National Senior Certificate Awards Ceremony hosted by the Premier at Leeuwenhof this morning! In addition, Kiran Abbas received the Excellence in Accounting Award, and both Kiran and Anna Midgley made the Western Cape Merit List for Achievement

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INFORMATION EVENING AND OPEN DAY
Posted January 11, 2018
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OLIVIA NEL, GRADE 10, QUALIFIES FOR THE SENIOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Posted January 9, 2018

Five of our girls, Olivia Nel (Grade 10), Georgia Nel (Grade 10), Hanim Abrahams (Grade 10), Jeanre Buys (Grade 12) and Hannah Pearce (Grade 9), competed in the Senior Commonwealth Games trials held in Durban just before Christmas. Olivia was rewarded with a 3rd place finish in the Women’s 50m Freestyle event, and was the

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HERSCHEL CELEBRATES REMARKABLE RESULTS!
Posted January 5, 2018

A delighted Stuart West, Herschel Senior School Head, today announced that the Matric Class of 2017 achieved truly OUTSTANDING results in the 2017 NSC and IEB examinations! Their remarkable achievements demonstrate the proud Herschel legacy of academic excellence and these results, once again, position Herschel as one of the top academic schools in the country.

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MATRIC RESULTS 2017
Posted January 5, 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Matric Class of 2017 achieved truly outstanding results in the 2017 National Senior Certificate and IEB examinations. Their remarkable achievements demonstrate the proud Herschel legacy of academic excellence and these results, once again, position us as one of the top academic schools in the country. These results align

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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)