Herschel Transformation and Diversity Policy and Presentations

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 daughters to be successful in a diverse society?”

The aim of the talk was to start the conversation of diversity and inclusivity at Herschel, and to bring the parents along on our journey. It was an awesome and inspiring evening. For those of you who were unable to attend, please see below the links to the presentations. There is an Introduction by the Head of our Diversity and Transformation Committee, Mr Logan Govender, two short talks by recent Old Herschelians who reflect on their time at Herschel, and Professor Jansen’s speech and Q&A afterwards. We have also included links to the 2017 and 2018 Transformation Reports, as well as the Herschel Diversity and Transformation Policy.

Diversity and Transformation Policy Final August 2017

Herschel Transformation Report 2017 Final

Herschel Transformation Report 2018 Final

1_Logan Govender

2_Ruby

3_Stephanie

4_Prof Jansen Speech

5_Q&A

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School Song

We are assembled here in love,
We are united, we care for one another.
The greatest lesson of all is the one
That teaches us to live together, together.

Refrain:
Everyone’s a spark and in the night
Together we make a light, a fire burning bright
Ad Dei Gloriam; Inkosi mayibongwe:
To the glory of our God: this is what we believe.

In times of trouble we support
Our fellows; we are taught to be there for our friends.
And all around us, there will be
That special unity, that binds us all together.

If we come back after many years,
We will think fondly of the things that we remember,
And the friends that we made then,
These will be friends forever, forever.

By Thandi Siebert, Head Girl 1993