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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet

The MySchool fundraising programme is one of South Africa’s biggest community programmes. We raise funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations through a card system that allows supporters to raise funds for their beneficiary (school or charity) every time they shop at our partner stores. Partners contribute on behalf of the supporter/cardholder, towards the beneficiary they have selected.

All funds donated towards Herschel Girls School go directly to funding learnership staff annually. These staff members receive a small monthly salary, university tuition and prescribed textbooks all paid for out of the MySchool proceeds. Once qualified, they can take up permanent teaching posts and have the benefit of teaching experience.

How it Works

Supporters apply for a free MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card and select up to three (3) schools and/or charities as their beneficiary/ies.

When they purchase items from participating retailers, they swipe the card with the purchase.

A percentage of their transaction is then allocated to their beneficiary.

The partner stores pay the contribution on behalf of the cardholder. All these transactions are recorded, and a statement is sent to individual supporters monthly. The supporter card is not a credit or debit card but simply tracks transactions and funds raised.

Swiping Your Card

The success of the programme depends on the number of times you swipe your card. Supporters can use their cards at a range of national, regional, and local retail partners on the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet system. Some of the national partners include Engen, Flight Centre, Loot, Netstar,, Waltons, Woolworths, Woolworths Rewards, WorksheetCloud and many more.

To apply for your free card, please complete this online form.

For more information visit MySchool.

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.

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