Herschel’s Centenary Celebrations

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. – African Proverb
This is an incredibly exciting year for the Herschel community as we celebrate our centenary!
Let’s go far and let’s go together! It is 2022 and our centenary year.
We have come far, but we have a long way to go still … we are looking ahead with excitement and with a clear focus on our tagline: #100 years of learning to make a difference!
Schools play a significant role in the life of a community, and Herschel has seen thousands of students passing through its gates since its inception in 1922. Herschel has built a reputation as a school that prides itself on its academic success, holistic educational offering and the phenomenal work ethic instilled in staff and students.
For the Centenary year, we are updating our tagline to read: #100 years of learning to make a difference. We want to focus on making a difference both within Herschel and outside of the school. We will be celebrating Founders’ Day on Friday 18 February in a special way, including the OHA and the current student and staff body in the birthday rites of passage. On the weekend of the 25 / 26 February, we will host a Carnival which will include the Senior School as a special Centenary initiative. The Carnival is intended to unite the Herschel family in a weekend of fun, camaraderie, music, socialising, delicious food and refreshments, and the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new friends! More information will be shared soon. In August – Women’s month – we will focus on awareness campaigns, actively engaging in issues that challenge women in our communities and globally.
Strategically we are looking ahead to ensure that we position Herschel to be a relevant, innovative and holistic school environment which engages across all intelligence quotients to produce happy, balanced students who learn to make a difference and who continue to make a difference on leaving the school.
There will be communication shortly regarding opportunities for parents who may want a stall at the Centenary market on the weekend of 25/26 February. Please look out for this! We would love your support!

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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

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