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 teak carving…more »

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

Congratulations to Michelle Li, a Grade 12 learner, who completed both rounds of the SAIPA Accounting Olympiad. Michelle did extremely well and was placed 2nd in the Eastern Cape at the provincial round of this olympiad.  She also received the trophy for the top-performing female participant in the Eastern Cape. Results from the National Accounting Olympiad in May for the Eastern Cape were as follows :…more »

GRADE 8 APPLICATIONS 2015

APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 ARE NOW CLOSED!!!

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 »

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND 2014

Celebrating 139 years! Birthday weekend 22, 23, 24 August 2014. Old Girls from the years 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004 are encouraged to attend.

LATEST NEWS

Head Girl Speech 2013 – Sarah Maclean…more »

2013 Matric Results: A-Aggregates…more »

SCIENCE TOUR

The top grade 11 science pupils, accompanied by Mrs Eslé Steyn and Mrs Nicole Shone, attended a Science Week in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.  Their itinerary included visits to the Net Energy site, Columbus Stainless, Twizza and Muhanga Mine.  Some of the experiments they participated in were : Parabolic Troughs, Flat Plate Solar Water Heating, Heat Pump and Evaporative Cooling.  Queen’s College and Girls’ High School started the building on a solar motor vehicle.  This vehicle will be driven from Middelburg to Queenstown in about two year time to coincide with the Queen’s Reunion.  The girls enjoyed every moment and found the excursion extremely valuable.

MICA TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Another successful MICA TENNIS TOURNAMENT was hosted by GHS tennis. The prizes were donated by MICA and lunch was donated by Mr and Mrs H van Oosten and Mr Greg Pohlmann. A great day was had by all and the section winners were as follows :

  • Section A : Colleen and Llewelyn Aylesbury
  • Section B : Inge Coetzee and Mark Breetzke
  • Section C : Megan van Oosten and Kelly Beal-Preston
  • Section D : Mikayla Boy and Tegan Roux
ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING

The annual Prize Giving will be held on Friday 24 October 2014 starting at 19:00.

V-GLEE

The Sound & Tech crew hosted the V-Glee (adapted version of the variety concert) in St George’s Hall. The programme included the Queen’s a CAPELLA group (Suicidal by Sean Kingston), Timon and Micaela (Just the Way you Are by Bruno Mars), Grettel and the hostel girls (the cup song) to mention just a few. The evening was well supported and the performers received rave reviews.

CIVVIES DAYS

The matric board hosted a Winter Civvies Day. The girls were encouraged to wear scarves, beanies, etc. The board sold coffee, hot chocolate and muffins. Then GHS celebrated Heritage Day in style. The girls came to school in traditional attire, ranging from indian sari’s to Xhosa umbhaco. The girls looked elegant and it was wonderful to see the diversity of cultures represented by our pupils.

GREEN ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY

GES, GHS and EcoWatch, Queen’s College went to the Reforest Fest in Hogsback.  On arrival they were told that they were going to plant 2 500 indigenous trees of 17 species.  There were people from all over the world eg. France, Germany, America and England participated to make this project worth while.  After a thorough demonstration of how to plant a tree, the hard labour began and although the girls found the task demanding, they were happy to see the end result.

'I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT THAT, NOW'

Xabiso Lombo, a grade 11 learner at Girls’ High School, was part of the cast of the Queen’s College Drama Society who performed the play “I’m Not Talking About That, Now” by Sindiwe Magona.  This play proceeded to the finals that was held at a prestigious Gala Performance in East London’s Guild Theatre in September where Queen’s College competed against Hudson Park High School and Selborne College.  Queen’s College were adjudged the overall winners of this competition and we congratulate Xabiso for her part in the performance.  Xabiso was also recognized for the contribution to Drama at the Queen’s College Cultural Awards Evening.

SCA WEEK

The SCA week began with an assembly in St George’s Hall, introducing the theme for the week : ‘IMPACT’. The goal was to appreciate the blessings around us and to find ways to deal with the circumstances teenagers face in this day and age. The message was carried out throughout the week during second break prayer meetings. The committee ministered treats to the matrics on Monday after their long mathematics exam. On Friday the girls enjoyed the Praise and Worship session. The SCA Cake Sale was well supported with over R500 profit made.

THE HERALD CONTINENTAL 'MATRIC OF THE YEAR 2014'
Marteli Potgieter and Michelle Li, both at Queenstown Girls’ High School, were selected as part of the top 20 finalists in The Herald Continental ‘Matric of the Year 2014′ Awards in association with NMMU. They will attend the second round of judging in Port Elizabeth during October.
SA MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD
Soumya Simon, a Grade 9 learner at Girls’ High School, is through to the final round of the S A Mathematics Olympiad.
BIRTHDAY FUN WALK
Just Over 800 participants braved the wintry conditions to participate in the 4th Birthday Fun Walk hosted by Queenstown Girls’ High. The annual event, organized by the Old Queenstonia Association, saw an enthusiastic assembly of young and old, sporting a colourful profusion of ‘fancy dress’ costumes, progressed at varying speeds around the 5km course. The crowd gathered afterwards for the prize giving and various lucky draw vouches were won.

Costume themes varied and prizes were given for the ‘Best Dressed’ to: The stick people, The Tennis Players, The Criminals and The Bush Babies.

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Prizes were also awarded to those that ran and winners in the different categories were as follows:

  • 1st Junior Boy – Dan Kabau, 1st Senior Boy – De Waal van Papendorp, 1st Adult Male – Clinton Rossouw
  • 1st Junior Girl – Lindi-Lois de Wet & Tazleigh Swartz, 1st Senior Girl – Sarah Stone & Megan Miles, 1st Adult Female – Mary-Ann de Klerk
'ADOPT-A-PENGUIN'
A highly excited group of Grade 10 learners, accompanied by Mrs Karin Brown, embarked on a tour to Port Elizabeth. The main purpose of this trip was to adopt two penguins at SAMREC, situated in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve. They raised R3000 and adopted Wanda, an one-eyed penguin, and Jay, who has been released three times already, just to make his way back to the sanctuary, injured yet again. The girls got to observe the penguins in their natural habitat, bathing, feeding and caring for each other. They also took a drive through the Kragga Kamma Game Reserve, where they saw many wild animals and had a great time.

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NAB'UBOMI FILM COMPETITION
Girls’ High School is very proud of matric pupil Jessica Edwards who has won the coveted Best Screenplay award in the annual Nab’Ubomi Inter-School Short Film Competition and Festival. This province-wide competition, which has been running since 2007, requires Grade 11 pupils to write a screenplay for a short film on a given topic. Then, if the screenplay is one selected by the Nab’Ubomi panel, it is made into a film directed by the screenwriter. After much pre-production planning, organising and rehearsing on the part of the director and her cast and the crew, the film is shot in one day, and then it enters the post-production (editing) stage. It is as a result of this rather lengthy final phase that the awards are only made the following year when the pupils are in Grade 12. Jessica’s screenplay “Tables” is a striking interpretation of the 2013 topic ‘Say it like it is’. The film was also recognised for Best Art Department. Jessica’s success comes in the wake of previous Girls’ High School achievers in this competition : Nandipha Tyaliti (2012) and Khanyisa Nondabula (2011).

Jessica Edwards

2014 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Girls’ High School hosted the 67th Annual Edith Glover Shakespeare Festival. As always, productions were staged both in the St George’s Hall and on the very beautiful campus where they were much enhanced by the picturesque surroundings. Productions were :

  • Grade 12 “Othello”
  • Grade 11 “Twelfth Night”
  • Grade 10 “Romeo and Juliet”
  • Grade 9 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Each grade was responsible for the production of its current setwork study, which is extremely helpful in bringing the plays to life for the learners. It is certainly what Shakespeare intended! The adjudicator was Mrs Gerda Cloete. She was impressed by the girls’ acting prowess, and she thoroughly enjoyed the day with us. The main awards went to :

Best Junior Production Grade 10 L for ‘The Tragedy in the Tomb’ (extract from ‘Romeo and Juliet)
Best Senior Production Grade 12 B for ‘The Tragedy Unfolds’ (extract from ‘Othello’)
Best Junior Actress Thulisiwe Ndoda
Junior Runner-Up Yanga Malotana
Best Senior Actress Marteli Potgieter
Senior Runner-Up Ezam Majokweni
Best Programme Gabriela Martinengo in 12 M
Best Poster (2-way tie) Sihle Xasa in 12 S & Jessica Edwards in 12 B
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