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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...more »
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Girls' High School hosted Kingsridge to celebrate the school's 139th birthday. Netball results were as follows : u/19 A lost 12 - 25, u/19 B lost 6 - 17, u/19 C lost 8 - 21, u/16 A lost 11 - 13, u/16 B lost 4 - 10, u/15 A lost 9 - 13, u/15 B drew 5 - 5, u/14 A lost 8 10, u/14 B lost 7 -17...more »
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.
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APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 ARE NOW CLOSED!!!.
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.
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
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.
Matric Certificates 2013
Matric Certificates for 2013 Matrics are available at the school office.
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).
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|