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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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SENIOR SCHOOL GALA 2019
Posted February 19, 2019

The weather was hot…as was the action in the pool and on the stands at the Senior School Interhouse Gala held this afternoon! The spectators cheered and sang as records tumbled! After some fantastic swimming from all the students who participated, the winning trophy went to Rolt, with Carter winning the Spirit Award! Well done

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DAVE PITCAIRN CUP IN THE BAG
Posted February 19, 2019

This weekend saw the Herschel U14A waterpolo team take part in the prestigious Dave Pitcairn Cup for U14 boys and girls. The event, hosted by Reddam House in Constantia, attracts the top water polo schools in the country on an annual basis. After defeating St Stithians 8-2 in the semi-final, Herschel won the Tournament after

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CAROLINE HERSCHEL AWARD 2019
Posted February 18, 2019

The annual Caroline Herschel Award was launched in 2017 by the Old Herschelian Association to celebrate the extraordinary impact that Old Herschelians have made in South Africa and the world beyond. The award seeks to recognise and celebrate the valued, lasting contributions of Herschel alumni in making a significant difference in a community, industry, arena

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FOUNDER’S DAY 2019
Posted February 18, 2019

Past and present students and staff came together last Friday to celebrate Herschel’s 97th birthday! At the Senior School, a special assembly was held with the theme “Remembering the past…..Celebrating the future”. Our special guest speaker was Old Herschelian Brendalyn Stempel, who was awarded the 2019 Caroline Herschel Award – an award that was launched

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MATRIC DANCE INVITATION CEREMONY
Posted February 12, 2019

There was GREAT excitement on the Herschel Senior School campus this afternoon as the Matric Class of 2019 were presented with their official invitations to the Matric Dance! On hand to hand out the invitations were last year’s Head Girl, Helena Comitis, and none other than Sherlin Barends and Sibongile Mafu (Sibs) from Kfm 94.5.

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FUN FRENZY: HERSCHEL INTERACT
Posted February 12, 2019

Herschel Interact, along with the Bishops, SACS, and Claremont High Interact Clubs, participated in the annual Claremont Rotary Clubs Fun Frenzy last weekend. About 100 little people (all under the age of 10) were invited to join in a day of fun and games! There were also plenty of treats and a delicious lunch. Our

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DAZZLING DEBATERS
Posted February 11, 2019

The Senior School Debating team is proud to announce that both Team Green and Team Gold got to the final eight teams in the 2019 Eurasian International Schools Debating Competition held in Istanbul! Team Gold made it to the semi-finals, but were beaten by Pakistan. Furthermore, all of our individual speakers placed in the top

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MAKING A SPLASH!
Posted February 8, 2019

Our Senior School waterpolo players made us #proudlypink against Rustenburg Girls in the pool this afternoon! – U14A won 7-2 – U14B won 13-1 – U15A won 8-1 vs Rustenburg 2nd – 1st team won 15-0 vs Rustenburg 1st Well done to everyone on a fantastic afternoon of waterpolo!

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A FANTASTIC AFTERNOON OF SPORT
Posted February 8, 2019

A FANTASTIC AFTERNOON OF SPORT……on both the indoor hockey pitch and the basketball courts yesterday! Our 1st indoor hockey team defeated Springfield 2-1 in a tense and well-fought derby, our 1st basketball team defeated the Western Cape Sports School 15-11 and our U16 Herschel basketball team narrowly lost 14-15 to Western Cape Sports School. Well

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DIALOGUE DAY
Posted February 7, 2019

Last week our Senior school community engaged in our first ever Dialogue Day. Dialogue Day provided a crucial, safe and empowering opportunity for all students to explore issues of identity, belonging and bias, to hear each other’s experiences, and to explore ways of creating a greater sense of belonging for all at the school. Twenty-five

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HERSCHEL WATERPOLO SHINES AT KINGSWOOD
Posted February 4, 2019

Our first waterpolo team dominated at the Brian Baker 1st Team Girls Waterpolo Tournament hosted by Kingswood College in Grahamstown, beating Reddam 10-6 in the semis, and beating Pearson High 13-9 in the final. A stunning tournament by the pink army!  

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BASKETBALL BRILLIANCE!
Posted January 28, 2019

Congratulations to our U16 Basketball team who came second at the American International School Tournament held in Johannesburg this past weekend!

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INTERNATIONAL DEBATING TEAM
Posted January 17, 2019

We are incredibly #proudlypink of our Senior School debating team who landed in Turkey yesterday to take part in the Eurasian Schools Debating Championship held in Istanbul from the 21st to the 25th of January. The team members are Amaarah Ebrahim, Sumin Lee, Michaela Todd, Rebecca Sparg, Saadiyah Mayet (Team Coach), Anathi Mngxekeza (Matric 2018), Semane Reddy-Mbewu,

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ORIENTATION DAY
Posted January 16, 2019

Our new Herschel Senior School families excitedly came together at school yesterday for our New Pupil Orientation Programme! The parents mixed and mingled, and the girls got to meet their new class mates and tutor teachers! It was lovely to see our new Herschelians don the uniform for the first time as Herschel Girls Senior

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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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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)