THE SCHOOL CREST
The red cross of St George represents bravery and the white field, purity and truth. The scarlet aloe is a proud symbol of the Border region. The school motto; Veritas et Virtus (Truth and Courage) has inspired generations of girls since the late 19th Century. The magnificent…more »
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT
To be a principle-centred school of excellence at which teachers, learners, employees and interested stakeholders teach, learn, work and interact together in a spirit of growth and harmony. In striving towards our vision we: Encourage all at our school to develop their unique potential…more »
Rebecca Aylesbury, Hannah de Jongh, Tyla-Mae Roux and Kristin Shuman played in the Beacon Bay ‘Wimbledon’ Tennis Tournament in East London. This grass tournament was held at the Cambridge Bowls Club, on the bowling greens…more »
BIRTHDAY WEEKEND 2021
OLD GIRLS’ ASSOCIATION – MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR CAROL MILLINGTON
Miss Carol Millington – Term of service 1982 to 2015
Miss Carol Millington, who was the Deputy Principal at Queenstown Girl’s High School for many years, passed away peacefully on 26 June 2021. The Old Girl’s Association arranged a memorial service on 21 October 2021 to honour Miss Millington for her immense dedication to, and the valuable contribution she made towards education and discipline at GHS.
Mr Edkins, who was Principal of GHS at the time when Miss Millington was the Deputy Principal, paid a heartfelt and sincere tribute to her. On behalf of the Old Girl’s Association, Chairperson Karen Bassett, thanked Miss Millington’s sister, Thelma Leppert and niece, Christine Leppert for the monetary donation and the memorabilia bequeathed to the OQA. These memorabilia included an original artwork, depicting aloes in an Eastern Cape landscape, a crystal whiskey tumbler set from the schools’ 125th birthday celebration and certificates she had been awarded while she served at GHS. These will be displayed at GHS for visitors to appreciate. Miss Millington stipulated that the sum of money be used for the school’s library.
Karen shared further that one of Miss Millington’s passions was gardening. The landscaping and garden in the quad was designed by her. She loved roses in particular and the garden boasts many rose bushes. It is reassuring that her spirit lives on in this historic school which she loved with all her heart.
Miss Millington carried her duties out with perfection. She leaves a legacy of loyalty and love for the school and a passionate heart for teaching maths. She will be remembered by many for her sincere support and commitment to the Old Girl’s Association.
2022 School Calendar
Head Girl & Deputy Head 2022
All at Queenstown Girls’ High School congratulate our newly appointed Head Girl for 2022, Sena Abofra and Deputy Head Girl for 2022, Amy Styles.
GHS 2021 PRIZE GIVING
At the Queenstown Girls’ High School 2021 Prize Giving, the major prizes were handed out by Mrs Karen Bassett, Chairperson of the OQA :
THE NON NOBIS AWARD and The QUEENSWOOD TROPHY awarded in the SPIRIT OF HONOUR BEFORE HONOURS and the SHIRLEY COTTERRELL TROPHY for integrity and a true concern for others
The LESLIE TROPHY and the STAR IN THE EAST LODGE PRIZE for Academic Achievement in Grades 11 and 12 as well as the FREDA SPENCE AWARD and the COCKIN CUP for the Dux Scholar of the School
The LES TERWIN MEMORIAL TROPHY for the non-prefect who has done the most for the school
The JOAN DENT MEMORIAL TROPHY to a girl who has made a success of her school career
The POPE CUP for the BEST ALL ROUNDER
OPPERMAN TROPHY for EXCELLENCE IN HER CHOSEN SPORT
The R. HAYES AWARD for A KEEN SPIRIT OF SPORTSMANSHIP
THE HOUSE SHIELD