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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
SA MATHEMATICS OLYMPIAD
BIRTHDAY FUN WALK
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
NAB'UBOMI FILM COMPETITION
2014 SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
- 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|