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The Stepout is a ‘rite of passage’ adventure that is a highlight of our students’ senior school experience. It takes place in Grade 10 and promotes active learning with direct personal experiences while hiking, cycling, and canoeing in the beautiful Overberg region.

If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, “the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.

David Sobel, Beyond Ecophobia

The Herschel Stepout is a chance to learn in new and exciting ways. It is intended to challenge the participants to extend their boundaries and to build their strength and resourcefulness. It provides them with opportunities to discover more about themselves, to test themselves in a variety of situations, to learn new skills and to develop as individuals.

Through the variety of experiences, all on the Herschel Stepout are able to contribute, to learn and to teach. Emotional, organisational, and practical intelligence are as important as physical prowess or intellectual ability. Plus, teamwork is a key factor: relationships will be tested, and new ones formed.

This unique experience is challenging, enjoyable and memorable in ways which, though hard to predict, will be unmistakable and lasting.

Image credit: Andrew Kellett – Gravity Adventures

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